Monday, 7 November 2011

Cocktail time

Cocktail dresses
Is it just me, or are there more parties in general during the autumn and winter? While the summer is all about casual bbq get-togethers in the garden or in the parks, autumn and winter is more about the glamorous and dressy cocktail parties.

The secret behind dressing right for a cocktail party is to think "elegant and sophisticated".
Think classic beauties like the 1950's actresses Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.
Go for a dress that is classic, timeless and versatile. You can of course choose one with a modern twist or an unusual detail. The thing about cocktail dresses is that you should be able to wear the same dress to more than one party but still pull it off as different styles, as you match it with different accessories. Therefore, choose very carefully when buying a cocktail dress. It should be flattering, confident-boosting and easy to match. Patterns can be tricky, so go for a safe choice and buy a one coloured dress. Dark ones are always a safe choice as they go with pretty much everything. Black, royal blue, dark purple, grey... But lighter ones can be great if you want to lighten up your surroundings. Why not choose a creamy or a beige goldy satin dress to look a bit goddess-like, or a bright red if you are daring enough and want to stand out from the crowd. After all, everyone should have tried the "the lady in red" style at least once in their life.

Designer shoes
The perfect match with a classic cocktail dress is a pair of stylish designer shoes. If you've decided to go for a very neutral dress, match it with a pair of sparkly or bold coloured shoes. Every girl should own at least one pair of designer shoes - shoes that she can cherish and treat with great respect. Designer shoes are so well designed that they feel feather light on your feet, and you feel like you're walking on clouds - but only the top designer shoes can make you feel like this, so decide carefully before you invest. Some of the greatest shoe designers there are, are of course Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo.
Classic Beauty
Here is the recipe to becoming a classic beauty:
  • 1*cocktail dress
  • 1*pair of designer shoes
  • A handful of glamorous jewellery
  • Dramatic makeup
  • 1*elegant hairstyle


  1. Hi there! Fabulous blog!
    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for accessories worth $100 right now, so I'd really hope you'd give it a look right here!!



  2. LOVE these sets!Amazing choices!