Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: This Year’s Latest Styles
We are certain you will fall in love with this collection of chic and elegant cocktail dresses. The latest trends and most adorable ensembles!! 😉
Are you dreading that upcoming event because you have nothing to wear? Never fear, ladies! You do not have to dust off that same old dress you wear year after year. We have your rundown of 2017 trends for chic and elegant cocktail dresses.
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Long and Short Cocktail Dresses: 2017 Trends
Let’s take a look at what this year has brought to the runway and – hopefully – into our closets!
Long live geometric patterns! They re-define a confident look with exaggerated lines, pleats, drapes and volume. Crop top dresses were all over the runway this year, look for this cutting edge trend in bold prints and vibrant colors.
Metallics like deep blue with iridescent tones and bright colors like pink, bubble gum pink, deep cherry and soft pastel pink!
No matter long or short, the shimmery rose gold continues to dominate the market. Perfect for a variety of skin tones rose golds and blushes can easily balance out boxy geometric patterns.
The ball gown skirt is making a comeback! Many of these full skirt styles are paired with lace or sequined crop tops. The Illusion style is growing more popular by the day. These elegant cocktail dresses feature skin-toned material peeking out of lace or mesh. The backs of these evening dresses feature sheer materials and embellishments such as buttons or jewels.
The sparkle remains prominent as a 2017 trend, so let’s shine ladies! Short evening dresses in geometric patterns have all over beading that creates a shimmer. Long and sheer is popular with sequins tucked under the lace to give the wearer a soft glow. Minis are out. Those feeling a little more daring and futuristic can opt for sheath dresses covered in sequins or satiny metallic material.
Plus Sized Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: Les Chic Evening Gowns
Designers are getting it right for the plus sized cocktail dress in 2017. Full skirts are knee length or shorter and have waistlines that flatter your curves. Many evening dresses feature belts or draping in the “right” places.
We absolutely adore geometric patterns as they help draw attention to them and disguise a few problem areas. The illusion lace and mesh styles meet flowy features such as ruffles, bustiers, and empire waists allowing you to play with lines where you need them most.
Remember to leverage the little black dress. It will never go out of fashion and every woman must own at least one LBD dress. Ideally you should have several of these elegant cocktail dresses with different cuts and details. This season, the little black dress is recommended to us by many designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Marchesa, and Osman.
Elegant Cocktail Dresses with Sleeves: Our Favorites!
This year’s statement sleeves and oversized shoulders definitely stole our hearts. Look ultra chic in elegant cocktail dresses with sleeves. This year’s trends are showing long sleeves for both long and short cocktail dresses and crop top dresses with sleeves are all over the runway.
Other popular options for dresses with sleeves are peasant style sleeves, shoulder cut-outs or three-quarter length sleeves. Choose yours from the many dresses with illusion designs have sheer lace or mesh sleeves.
Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Wedding Inspiration Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoyed our picks of chic and elegant cocktail dresses for weddings and that this adorable collection has helped you choose your next evening dress!
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Oh my! These cocktail dresses are stunning!!! Thank you for sharing!! I may look into one from Zac Posen! Swoon!!