Bridal cocktail parties are on the rise this season, with Covid-19 outbreaks becoming less frequent. My heart went out to the couples that had to postpone their bridal events and pre-wedding affairs. Now that restrictions are creeping back to something like normal, cocktail parties and summer events are in full swing. I’m sure that we all appreciate going out and dressing up so much more. With a renewed excitement of being able to safely socialize among others, I’m overwhelmed with ideas for bridal cocktail hour fashion.

Cocktail parties and evening soirees are some of my favorite after hours events.

The important thing to remember about cocktail hour style is that its mainly a mix of formalwear and semi-formalwear, so don’t be afraid to dress things up or dress things down a bit depending on the setting. I like to view  fashion as more of a range and not so much a definite thing that’s restricted to formality. Cocktail fashion is only a segment of formalwear and comes in a variety of flexible styles.

Cocktail Dresses & Jam’n Jumpsuits

By definition the cocktail outfit is formal or semi-formal piece worn to afternoon and evening events. In my opinion formality, is more of a range and not one singular kind of style. Jumpsuits are versatile and are great alternatives to dresses.

Chunky Cocktail Jewels

I’m a bit of a classicist when it comes to cocktail party jewelry. The chunkier, the shinier the piece all the better. David Webb is my favorite example of the pieces to go for. For cocktail pieces, bold and artistic rings and cuffs make great conversation pieces.

Cocktail fashion
Casadei Blade Sandal $850

The Rule of Heels

Key pieces come into play in cocktail fashion. Blazers, skirts, flare-leg pants, combined with the right heel make all the difference. There are a variety of heels and each has its own sex-appeal. Its important to remember that the va-voom factor is determined by the arch and then the spike of the heel. The more pronounced the arch, the sexier the heel.

(L) Iziie Pump Ted Baker London $195

(R) Danna Pointed Toe Pump Sam Edelman $140


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