Did you get an invitation to a summer function? Did you look in your closet and start to panic because you found no summer dresses, nor any cocktail dresses? If you do not have much time to shop for a cocktail dress, hopefully this article will give you some suggestions.
Summer dresses, or cocktail dresses come in various styles and prices to fit your particular budget. The following cocktail dress, or party dress suggestions are listed from low to high price.
1. “Floral Charmeuse Party Dress”
Fashionbug.com offers this summer cocktail dress with a floral design on a black background with a black sash tied in a bow at its empire waist. This summer dress is made of polyester with a back zipper. It comes in three sizes: 8, 10, and 12 at a sales price of $21.98 from an original price of $69.99. A dressy open-toe sandal with heel would look nice with this cocktail or summer dress. A simple necklace would also compliment the neckline of this cocktail dress.
2. “Scarlett Charmeuse Belted Dress”
Another suggestion is this elegant black polyester summer cocktail dress with a white charmeuse sash tied at the waist, which is offered by Sears. Its V neckline is also featured at the back, where the zipper is also located. This cocktail dress currently sells for $49.99, which is discounted from $100.00, and it is available in sizes 6 to 14. The neckline of this cocktail dress would be suitable for a simple necklace. You may also chose a pair of dressy open-toe sandals with heel.
3. “Sleeveless Pinstriped Cocktail Dress”
This cocktail dress, which is sold by JC Penny, is black with thin white stripes. It features a thin black waist belt that ties with a bow in the front. This cocktail dress is made of polyester and spandex. Now it sells for $69.99 from an original price of $90.00, in sizes from 4 to 14. An appropriate shoe to wear would be an open sandal with heel.
4. “Rose-print Cotton Sateen Dress”
This cocktail dress, sold at Talbots, is a cheerful rose-print design with side zipper and a dropped waist, accented with a narrow ribbon black belt. This cocktail dress is made of cotton sateen and spandex and sells for $138.00 in sizes 4 to 20. For shoe and accessory suggestions for this cocktail dress, the Talbots website at the link for this summer dress, shows attractive leather strap sandals, and plain colored handbags.
5. “AK Anne Klein Sleeveless Empire-Waist Pleated Dress”
This Anne Klein “sand dune” colored cocktail dress, sold at Macy’s, is made with beautiful pleats and gathers in a machine washable polyester and cotton blend. This nice summer dress has a square shaped neckline with side zipper. This is available in sizes ranging from 6 to 14, and sells for $139.00. A nice pair of open toes black pumps as worn by the model would be a nice addition to this cocktail dress together with a necklace and possibly a bracelet.
6. “JS Boutique Beaded Chiffon Dress”
This cocktail dress sold by Nordstrom features a dramatic collar with sequins and beads. This polyester summer dress has a zipper on the back aided with three hook-and-eye fasteners. It is available in sizes of 8, 12, and 14 for a price of $178.00. A nice bracelet would complement this nice pale pink cocktail dress.
7. “Stretch Lace Party Dress”
This is a very attractive stretch lace summer dress offered by Talbots. The fabric for this cocktail dress includes a rayon, spandex, and nylon blend with a nice ribbon waistband with a zipper in the back. This cocktail dress is available in black and bright pink, in sizes from 4 to 20 for a price of $178.00. The Talbots website at the above link, suggests a nice selection of leather slingback pumps to wear with this attractive summer dress.
8. “Floral Chiffon Party Dress”
Another very pretty summer dress offered by Talbots is this floral chiffon cocktail dress in pink. It features a side zipper and it is available in sizes 6, 8, 14, 16, and 18 for $178.00. At the bottom of the Talbots webpage you can see appropriate suggestions of accessories to complement this nice cocktail dress featuring necklace, earrings and a satin clutch. An appropriate shoe to wear would be a nice matching color open-toe sandal with heel.
9. “Silk Twill Floral Sheath and Wrap”
Another cocktail dress sold by Talbots, has prominent contrasting black floral designs on a white background and comes with a black wrap. This cocktail dress has a zipper in the back and is available in sizes 4 to 20 for $228.00. A pair of simple black pumps would be appropriate for this sophisticated cocktail or summer dress.
10. “ABS by Allen Schwartz Short Lace Top Party Dress”
This sleeveless, polyester, ivory cocktail/party dress, sold by Bloomingdale’s, comes with side pockets with faux pearls on the waist. It is available in sizes 2, 6, 8, 10, and 12, for $365.00. A nice pearl bracelet with a nice pair of pumps would also complement this outfit.
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