Cocktail Party

One of the most challenging things about invitations is the ever murky ‘dress code’ debate. What to wear to a cocktail party? So what to wear when the dress code states cocktail attire? No longer does this simply refer to an elegant soiree where summer cocktails are the drink of choice. Cocktail is the most common dress code and can mean anything from short flirty fun dresses to more formal midi hemlines. So what is suitable for the cocktail circuit, strictly speaking?

This is pretty much what the little black dress was invented for. Think of that as a starting point – an LBD with some great jewellry and a summery sandal. That is always, always en pointe. Think Audrey Hepburn if you want an elegant look but it is also an opportunity to try some of the fun and more out there styles that might not be appropriate for more formal affairs. A knee-length, or mid-calf dress in any colour or print is perfect for cocktails. Should it be long? No, not really, unless it’s more of a dressy caftan and you are by a pool or the sea. The floaty, seventies-style romantic dresses that are all in at the moment are also lovely for cocktails. Silky wide leg pants are perfect too with a jeweled sandal. And the ever-safe midi length will ensure you are always dressed to impress.

Nowadays the savvy and eco-conscious fashionista’s spend their money wisely when cocktail attire is the name of the game. Far better to invest in statement pieces you wear everyday and instead of buying – hire designer dresses to impress at your next cocktail event. The Volte allows you to access the latest designer fashion rental markets Australia wide. So next time the dress code calls for cocktail head to The Volte and get the dress to really make you stand out – and remember to compete the look by hiring a designer bag and some killer earrings.