I love cocktail parties, as much for the clothes as the actual cocktails. I'm a sucker for pretty drinks made of top shelf mixers that I've never even heard of. But I will always make up for what I lack in knowledge of spirits with great style.
Here are some lovely little cocktail dresses from our last shoot with bloggers Idee Geniale, Showgirl Godzilla, and Wild as a Mink.
A party dress for every occasion!!
For a more young and hip event, Idee Geniale wears a 1960s black and gray STRIPED cocktail dress
A versatile LBD that can be worn many ways, Showgirl Godzilla wears a DOLCE AND GABANA black bandage dress
For a black tie formal affair, Wild as a Mink wears a Black 1970s sexy MAXI evening dress with empire waist
Yet another look from our photo shoot with Idee Geniale, Wild as a Mink and Showgirl Godzilla.
This futuristic dress is perfect for a spacey, sci fi prom queen. The shoulders remind us of the structural 80s Theirry Mugler pieces that make us swoon.
Idee Geniale wears 1980s VAMP SHOULDER peekaboo back body con prom dress
This dress screams Madonna: Like a Virgin. Just add some crimped hair and black lace gloves and you’re good to go! Then again, maybe you're more in the mood for a little Billy Idol: White Wedding. Either way...
Wild as a Mink wears White 80s sleeveless LACE OVERLAY tiered ruffle prom dress
Victor Costa was famous for the quality of his copycat work. We’re not sure who he’s imitating with this design, but it’s spot on. The form-fitting, rouche-pleated top tapers down to a flattering pencil skirt. And the oversized bow in the back is the perfect embellishment. The metallic silver polka dots add some interest without being over the top. You can be the most glamorous one at the party without wearing a dress that screams for attention.
Showgirl Godzilla wears 1980s STRAPLESS silver polka dot VICTOR COSTA party dress
My day to day wear is pretty casual, so I love absolutely any excuse to get dolled up. But I have to admit that I'm partial to spring or summer events like weddings or prom (and these can extend WAY beyond high school - just slap any ol' noun or adjective before the word prom, get your friends to participate, dress accordingly and you're sorted!). Winter holiday parties are grand, but I'm a weather wuss so I'm always FREEZING.
All these dresses could be worn in the winter with appropriate accessories, but they are so much more fun when they can shine on their own. This is another formal look from our shoot with fashion bloggers Wild As a Mink, Showgirl Godzilla and Idee Geniale. I'm so glad they love playing dress up as much as I love dressing them up!
Wild As a Mink wearing 1980s black OFF THE SHOULDER dress with OVERSIZED BOW and rhinestone buttons
Showgirl Godzilla wearing 1980s teal and black prom dress with PEPLUM and rhinestone accent bow
Idee Geniale wearing 1980s Black and Gold METALLIC shelf top prom dress