Never underestimate the subtle, classic elegance of the little black dress (LBD).
A cocktail dress speaks novels about you and the classic LBD oozes mystery, exclusivity and most importantly femininity. Sipping down cosmopolitans and having a cheeky taste of some delightful canapés, the ladies in black will be noticed. Spice up your cocktail dress with some daring fabrics or show stopping accessories. A small dress with big jewellery makes a statement.
When you think cocktail parties, successful women and killer fashion our guilty pleasure has to be Sex in the City and our cocktail dress style guru; Carrie Bradshaw. Well Carrie’s alter ego Sarah Jessica Parker attended the Empire State Pride Agenda dinner this year leading this trend wearing a classic one shoulder LBD with a rather dazzling diamond necklace and polka dot tights. Don’t be afraid of a little patterned hosiery with your simple cocktail dress this season, if it’s good enough for the style queen it’s good enough for us.
Amanda Siyfreid has also been keen follower of this statement accessory trend, spotted at many events in simple, elegant frocks with chunky beaded jewellery. Don’t forget a splash of deep or pillar box red lipstick will also always compliment the classic cocktail LBD.