Every woman should wear cocktail dresses. Look at our Stylish Eve collection. Each outfit in this collection is based on a cocktail dress that will take you to a party, concert, dinner, or other afternoon or evening social engagement for which it’s important to dress. (Depending upon your personality and peer group, you might wear one of these for a more ordinary purpose, with a pair of flat shoes and a casual bag; perhaps the red-and-grey striped jersey knit or one of the LBDs would dress down nicely, but cocktail dresses are intended for dressing up.) Look at the variety of necklines and silhouettes! If the ones that best flatter you aren’t there, it’s only because we ran out of space.
You can see that a cocktail dress will be its own justification, but it’s also justified by the opportunity it creates for your coats and boots to show to advantage. Wouldn’t it be a shame to have the bottom of an evening gown trailing below that Burberry-patterned trench with the black bands? Or the military-styled white coat with the floral frogs? And boots? Why, boots would be worse than inappropriate, they would be wasted with an evening gown! Just think of hiding several hundred dollars worth of gorgeous knee-high suede under a full-length skirt. Who does that? You can see too that the cocktail dress is intended for year-round wear, with designs in fabrics and styles for all seasons and some that can singlehandedly go from New Year’s Eve to Christmas Day, with “seasonally adjusted” accessories. Our collection demonstrates that a cocktail dress can be more or less festive, giving you feathers, sequins, or glitter, polka dots, ruffles, or lace, satin, silk, or wool, according to your need and taste. With dresses like these in your own collection, you’ll find yourself receiving (and accepting) more and more invitations!