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Womens Cocktail Dress  Blue
Womens Cocktail Dress Blue
womens cocktail dress blue
AED122.-
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3.1 Phillip Lim knife pleated crossover dress - Black
3.1 Phillip Lim knife pleated crossover dress - Black
You don't need a good reason to buy this dress because it will be impossible to resist to it... This knife pleated crossover dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim proves that love at first sight is still a go. Fall hard. Featuring a v-neck, a sleeveless design, crossover straps to the front, a pleated design and a long length.
AED1,375.-
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Brognano tulle tiered midi dress - Black
Brognano tulle tiered midi dress - Black
Black tulle tiered midi dress from Brognano featuring an a-line shape, a V-neck, a back zip fastening, spaghetti straps and a mid-length.
AED622.-
Farfetch
Romance Was Born Blue Belle smock dress
Romance Was Born Blue Belle smock dress
Multicolour Blue Belle smock dress from Romance Was Born featuring a v-neck, an oversized fit, half sleeves, gathering details, a tie waist, a short length and an asymmetric hem.
AED316.-
Farfetch
Magda Butrym Siena polka dot dress - Black
Magda Butrym Siena polka dot dress - Black
Black silk Siena polka dot dress from Magda Butrym featuring a polka dot print, ruffled details, a round neck, a rear zip fastening, ruffled sleeves and a mid-length.
AED1,122.-
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Rick Owens Lilies one shoulder dress - ORANGE
Rick Owens Lilies one shoulder dress - ORANGE
Orange one shoulder dress from Rick Owens Lilies featuring a sleeveless design, a metallic sheen, a ruched detail, an exposed seam detail, a stretch fit and a straight hem.
AED287.-
Farfetch
Isabel Marant Vetrae dress - Black
Isabel Marant Vetrae dress - Black
Black silk and cotton Vetrae dress from Isabel Marant featuring one shoulder, full jacquard, pleat detailing, concealed rear fastening, asymmetric hem and fitted waist.
AED736.-
Farfetch
Brock Collection A-line midi dress - Blue
Brock Collection A-line midi dress - Blue
Pastel blue cotton-silk blend A-line midi dress from BROCK COLLECTION featuring round neck, rear zip fastening, sleeveless, A-line skirt, elasticated hem and knee-length.
AED708.-
Farfetch
MM6 Maison Margiela zipped midi dress - Black
MM6 Maison Margiela zipped midi dress - Black
Exercising the same eccentric aesthetic as its sister line Maison Margiela, MM6 continues to reinvent everyday wear and give it that iconic, statement-inducing edge. Refined and elegantly feminine, this black zipped midi dress from MM6 Maison Margiela will surely make a sophisticated addition to your SS19 wardrobe. Featuring a round neck, a sleeveless design, a rear zip fastening, a lining, a zipped waist, a slim fit and a mid-length.
AED788.-
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La Doublej Long Fancy dress - Green
La Doublej Long Fancy dress - Green
Green crepe de chine Long Fancy dress from La Doublej featuring a collar style, layers of frills, a pussy bow fastening, Windy Flowers print, pleated cuffs, a pleated hem and accordion trumpet sleeves.
AED1,407.-
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Georgia Alice Blazing Cami dress - Metallic
Georgia Alice Blazing Cami dress - Metallic
Silver-tone cotton blend Blazing Cami dress from GEORGIA ALICE.
AED338.-
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Womens Slitted 3/4 Sleeve V Neck Full-Length Shift Cocktail Dress  Black
Womens Slitted 3/4 Sleeve V Neck Full-Length Shift Cocktail Dress Black
womens slitted 3/4 sleeve v neck full-length shift cocktail dress black
AED173.-
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Sequin Cocktail Dress  Rose Gold
Sequin Cocktail Dress Rose Gold
sequin cocktail dress rose gold
AED79.-
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Womens Floral Applique Cocktail Dress  Black
Womens Floral Applique Cocktail Dress Black
womens floral applique cocktail dress black
AED104.-
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Womens Bell Sleeve Chiffon Cocktail Dress  Black
Womens Bell Sleeve Chiffon Cocktail Dress Black
womens bell sleeve chiffon cocktail dress black
AED109.-
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Womens Spaghetti Strap Square Neck Cocktail Dress  Black/silver
Womens Spaghetti Strap Square Neck Cocktail Dress Black/silver
womens spaghetti strap square neck cocktail dress black/silver
AED72.-
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Womens Cocktail Dress  Blush
Womens Cocktail Dress Blush
womens cocktail dress blush
AED119.-
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Joseph sleeveless flared midi dress - ORANGE
Joseph sleeveless flared midi dress - ORANGE
Orange sleeveless flared midi dress from Joseph featuring a v-neck, a sleeveless design, a flared style and a mid-length.
AED208.-
Farfetch
Womens Metallic Embroidered Cocktail Dress  Black/Green
Womens Metallic Embroidered Cocktail Dress Black/Green
womens metallic embroidered cocktail dress black/green
AED153.-
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Jay Godfrey Justine slip dress - Black
Jay Godfrey Justine slip dress - Black
Orange Justine slip dress from Jay Godfrey featuring spaghetti straps, a cowl neck, a shift silhouette, decorative buttons, a concealed side zip fastening, a front slit, draped details and a long length.
AED261.-
Farfetch
Halpern off the shoulder dress - Black
Halpern off the shoulder dress - Black
Black off the shoulder dress from Halpern featuring an oversized fit, a leopard print strap across the chest, a knee length and a puffball hem.
AED3,287.-
Farfetch
Balmain sheer-panel fitted mini-dress - Black
Balmain sheer-panel fitted mini-dress - Black
Black sheer-panel fitted mini-dress from BALMAIN featuring fitted silhouette, sheer panelling, high neck, long sleeves, back zip fastening and shoulder pads.
AED2,704.-
Farfetch
Sacai pleated drape midi dress - Green
Sacai pleated drape midi dress - Green
Turquoise blue pleated drape midi dress from SACAI featuring high neck, sleeveless, chest patch pocket, asymmetric design, side buckle fastening, side slash pocket and rear flap pocket.
AED1,002.-
Farfetch
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A-Line Reformation Amante Minimalist Cocktail Party Prom Dress Strapless Sleeveless Knee Length Satin with Sleek 2021 Lightinthebox
A-Line Reformation Amante Minimalist Cocktail Party Prom Dress Strapless Sleeveless Knee Length Satin with Sleek 2021 Lightinthebox
Silhouette:A-Line; Hemline / Train:Knee Length; Closure:Zipper UP; Built-In Bra:Yes; Embellishment:Sleek; Fabric:Satin; Sleeve Length:Sleeveless; Tips:Professional dry cleaner only,Colors may vary slightly due to different monitor settings; Boning:Yes; Style:Reformation Amante,Minimalist; Occasion:Cocktail Party,Prom; Neckline:Strapless; Front page:Cocktail Dresses; Listing Date:09/13/2021; Bust:; Hips:; Hollow to Floor:; Waist:
AED606.75
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About Cocktail Dresses

Sophistication,  fun, cuts, embellishments and accessories - A cocktail dress is all about tastefully dressing for a semi-formal occasion in late afternoons. Cocktail attire is a recommended dress code for evening parties and function. For women, standard cocktail attire is a flared dress that ends just above the knees and is preferably paired with high heels.  

At the time when special events are always exciting, deciding your look can be stressful, particularly when the dress codes are involved. So, when you get an invitation with words “Cocktail attire” on it, it’s natural to feel a bit overwhelmed. After all, choosing a dress that is appropriate, yet fabulous can be a challenge. This is the reason why today’s discussion is about helping you define your style in these dresses.  To turn heads on you, we have created a handy yet easy to understand guide to cocktail attire for women. This guide will help you understand the different styles, cuts and lengths of cocktail dresses and their appropriacy with occasions.   

A beginner’s style guide for cocktail dresses for women  

Since the inception of the phenomenon, fashion trends have always been of high importance among girls. No women want to miss a chance to look elegant and beautiful. Which is the reason why women spend a large part of their lives, energy and money in looking awesome? Among all, cocktail parties have remained one of the core concerns for females when it comes to dressing distinctively. An elegant and sleek cocktail dress is suitable for all formal and semi-formal occasions. With knee-length, the dress varies in length, style, print, fabric and cuts. Today, we will help you understand the different styles of cocktail dresses for evening wear to know the dos and don’ts of wearing it like a pro.  

Elegant cocktail dresses for any party 

Ladies, when it comes to cocktail dresses, never wear anything too revealing. Keeping your neckline and hemline appropriate is a rule of thumb for wearing a cocktail dress. Styling a cocktail dress on an office party must be different than a night out with your girl gang. Additionally, always choose fabric carefully as cocktail dresses come in various materials including satin, silk or layered chiffon. For a vibrant look on events other than a work party, you can go for multi-coloured dresses with fabric like crepe, brocade, silk or velvet etc. Moreover, always pair your dress with nude colour hosiery, high heels and statement jewellery to complete the look and feel. 

Cocktail dresses for plus-size  

Are you willing to dress for a special occasion? Afraid you are not going to find one that compliments the heavy body shape? Don’t worry; you are not alone in a mess. Many women get stressed when it comes to buying a perfect party wear because of a little extra weight. With online shopping, it is not as tough as it seems. However, while going for evening dresses online shoppinghave faith in the fact that fashion clothes come in all shapes and stylish. All you need to do is to pick the right cut and accurate size as per your measurements. Layering your cocktail dress with shapewear can help you offer support to your tummy can help you enjoy the dress. 

The sophisticated midi cocktail dresses  

Being a little daring with your cocktail dress can add a unique spice in your personality. Showing off legs with the high neckline of a mini cocktail dress with sleeves is perfect party wear – both sexy and sophisticated. For a hot look pick an off-shoulder high-low cocktail party dress in dark hues like burgundy, or black. Pairing such dresses with designer high heels and metallic statement jewellery can give you a classy chic style for the night. Otherwise, you can dress in bright brassy shades with unique cuts to grab eyes from all over. If you don’t like being flashy, try a dress with softer hues and subtle designs to showcase your style sense. 

Cocktail dresses with sleeves and unique cuts  

Not a dress girl but the evening calls for a cocktail dress code? The cocktail pants must be your pick. It is the right time to ditch your skinny jeans and opt for chic wide-leg pants. To make it relevant to the cocktail dress code and enhance required polish, add a blazer with right jewellery to dress your pants up. For a non-dress girl, the sky is the limit to style a cocktail dress pant style. Those who have attractive arms must not hesitate to accentuate them. In such a case, viable options include; cap sleeves to show skin or fitted sleeves for the better shape of the arm. However, if your arms are bit lankier, offer them an oomph with Dolman, Bishop or Gibson sleeves. 

Cocktail dresses for weddings  

From the entire list of occasions where you can wear a cocktail dress, weddings are high up on the list. When it comes to choosing a cocktail dress for a wedding, a few things needed to be kept in mind. If you have a white cocktail dress forget about it, only brides get to wear white.  Likewise, black is sombre. This is why among all wedding dress codes to adhere, the cocktail falls into a golden realm of price and style. This is where you do not have to drain your savings. Moreover, you don’t need to wobble around in those long skill maxi dresses. Just pick the right print, colours and cut from semi-formal summer dress and style it with your existing wardrobe.

Tips on how to buy elegant Cocktail Dresses for any party online  

Among all styling options for females, the cocktail comes with the most verity of colours and style. All these styles are readily available at a major clothing retailer, dress shops and boutiques. However, in the online market, you can find most of the colour, fabric, style and price variation.  With many others, cocktail dresses are one of the top sold items in the online market. With online shopping, you can explore larger catalogues containing quality images of these dresses. Online shops help to get an idea of how they will look so that you can make a wise buying decision before placing any order. Here are tips to consider while buying the next cocktail dress in Dubai.  

  • Do your homework Being unclear with your needs while shopping will inevitably lead to the decision that you will regret later. Before you head for shopping, spend some time brainstorming and knowing what are current trends in the fashion world.  You can visit social media, fashion shows and look into style magazines to know trending styles. 
  • Know the occasion – As discussed earlier, considering the event is of core importance when it comes to wearing a cocktail dress. Likewise, to check if there is any dress code for the evening. Even without any dress code, you must keep the event attendees and overall atmosphere in mind. Always choose the cut, colour and length of the dress accordingly.   
  • Know your body – A style that fits well on petite lady might not suit a plus-size lady the same way. It is thus important to choose a dress according to your body shape. Moreover, consider your height as it contributes to the length of the dress. Also, consider tones, prints and patterns, always chose a dress that can complement your skin tone and size. 
  • Go Online- Once you have a clear idea of what is trending, what the occasion calls for, and what will suit your body, pick up your credit card and go online. For smart shopping, look for cheap cocktail dresses from designer brands that you can mostly find in sales or discount deals online. 
  • Read product description – Online shopping gives you the facility to dig every product in detail and take as much time as you want before you pay for anything. The product description section helps you know about the size, style specifications, the material used, and caring instructions. It gives a better idea of each product. 
  • Check shopping policies- There is a time when a dress that looks fabulous on a mannequin or model doesn’t suit you the same way. For such issues, many suppliers and brands online are offering their products with easy return and exchange policies. It is important to read the product exchange terms and conditions before placing an order online.   

Shops.ae is known for offering all the perks of online shopping one can consider off. With more than 500 brands on our panel, we offer a wide range of dresses ranging from long maxi to Bebe cocktail dresses online in the UAE. Visit us to review trending products from brands like Debenhams, Zara, Calvin Klein, Versace, Forever 21, H&M, Armani, Victoria Secret, Dolce and Gabbana, Alex Evenings, Nordstrom and many more. 

Question & Answer

Is the cocktail dress formal?

No, it is not a formal dress code for women. However, it can confidently be placed under the category of semi-formal dresses. These dresses are made of subdued colours, which make them different than formal dresses that come with commanding and bright tones. Another significant difference between formal and cocktail attire is the material used. The cocktails are made of soft, sleek fabric. While formal is generally made of heavy components like velvet and taffeta. Thus the fabric is another differentiating element for both styles of dresses.  

Can the cocktail dress be long?

The appropriate length of a cocktail dress varies from one fashion designer to another. Typically, these dresses fall somewhere from just-above to just-below the knee for long dresses on a formal event. For semi-formal events, the cocktail tops are even shorter. However, if we speak of the cocktail pantsuits, we can see them in full length below or around the ankle. The pants of cocktail are wider and much formal in feel and look. 

How to wear a cocktail dress in winter?

For those who are looking to nail winter cocktail attire, recommended is to select a dress in dark colours like navy, black or burgundy. The dress should be knee-length with a sophisticated, yet appealing outlook paired with high heeled sandals or pumps. It is also important to stay warm while baring the legs. You can keep warm by adding a tailored style of dress and sleeves in thick material. Moreover, for the icy situation, you must consider pairing it with a stylish coat. 

Where to buy a cocktail dress online?

With more than 500 brands including Zara, H&M, and Armani,  Shops.ae is trusted for offering the trendiest and wide range of cocktail dresses online in Dubai. You can visit the website and explore stores including Berrylook, Lacoste, GAP, Centre Point Stores, NamshiNewchicOunass, and Yoinsto get hands-on a cheap cocktail dress in high quality and services. Here you can also compare prices of products from different brands to enjoy the most economical option within your budget. 

Now that you have a clear idea of how to style these attire and pair them to create new looks, step up to shop, dress and impress others. Click here to start checking the dresses matching the style you wished for. Now is the right time to leave an impression on peers in an office party, a friend’s wedding or a casual Saturday night. Whatever the eve is about, with just a few clicks, Shops.ae will bring forth the right dress for you to order.