Top 5 On Trend Cocktail Dresses for Summer 2017
Say hello to summer parties! The warm weather is on its way, and a season of summer events is rolling towards us.
That means being prepared for an array of engagement parties, bachelorette nights, weddings and baby showers. An on-trend cocktail dress will see you through just about any event. If you’ve been flooded with invitations, look no further than our top 5 on-trend pieces for Summer 2017.
These short and versatile designs will take you from garden party, to the club with a quick styling adjustment. They also display some of the season’s hottest fashion trends, meaning you’ll look effortlessly stylish. For any event that calls for a semi-formal dress code, you’ll be glad to have one of these ready to wear.
These designs also do so much to flatter the wearer and that’s even more important than looking fashion-forward. Choosing a design that suits your body type is key. A figure-skimming design or fit-and-flare piece will highlight your curves in jaw-dropping style.
Subtly sexy and red carpet inspired too, these short dresses will have you looking your best.
On-Trend Summer Cocktail Dresses:
This strapless little white dress is a versatile design that will fit in at almost any event or occasion. Covered in intricate white lace and with a sweetheart neckline, it’s so feminine and pretty. With a belted waist, this dress highlights your slimmest point and creates an hourglass look.
You can style this up or down – wear with flat sandals and a floral clutch to a garden party. Dress it up with nude heels and a formal hairstyle for a wedding or cocktail party. You can easily throw a jacket over this for when the weather shifts, or to give it a casual twist for day-wear.
This is a wardrobe staple and you’ll find endless opportunities to wear it.
Eggplant and rich shades of burgundy are currently trending. This ’90s inspired halterneck with sexy cutouts makes the most of this fashion-forward shade. Featuring zip-detail and a back cut-out, there are so many unique design elements that make this short dress so hot.
It’s beautifully structured to create a figure-enhancing silhouette. The neckline is on-trend and very sophisticated, making it appropriate for an array of events. You’ll be able to wear this to a bachelorette party or engagement celebration with ease.
Depending on the style of the event, you can choose to accessorize this casually or with a formal twist. This will team up with a classic black biker jacket for a night out. Wear with vintage curls and heels for a dinner date.
Sparkling and sexy, this red carpet inspired dress is a no-fail party look. The narrow straps and sweetheart neckline lend this design a classic aplomb that is virtually unbeatable! This dress is covered in glittering embellishments and highlights your curves with a sophisticated subtly.
With a more dressed-up vibe, this party look is just right for night time events such as cocktail parties or a girls night out. Give this a fashion-forward finishing touch with minimal nude heels, a statement clutch and a smoky eye. Paired up with loose wavy hair and a choker necklace to add fashion-forward styling that will instantly turn heads.
If you’re having doubts about what kind of dress style suits your body type, try out a fit and flare design. This dress in particular is flattering with a plunging sweetheart neckline and a floaty flared skirt. The bodice is embellished with great detail, creating an opulent party look that will fit even a wedding dress code with the right styling.
Belted at the waist, this highlights your narrowest point. The sheer chiffon layer of the skirt creates a delicate look. We love the on-trend grey color that will suit most skin tones too.
Style this with blush sandals and a clutch for a low key party, or dress it up with high heel gladiator shoes and a braided hairstyle. This skater inspired style can be given a casual makeover with the addition of a denim jacket or on-trend bomber. Keep jewels minimal to place all of the focus on the shimmering embellishment detail.
Blush is undoubtedly one of the biggest color trends for the summer season. This minimal blush design gets bonus points for keeping it simple and placing the focus on silhouette. With a plunging neckline and belted waist, this figure-skimming pretty pink look is all about gorgeous fit.
The pretty light hue of pink makes it romantic and girly, which means it’ll fit in at any engagement party or baby shower. Team up with tan sandals and a box clutch for instant party chic. A fishtail braid and peach-hued makeup will continue the vibe of the dress.
Add skyscraper heels and a statement lip to take this into night. Team with a pendant necklace to highlight the plunging neckline. Alternatively, go classic with a pearl bracelet or gold chandelier earrings.
Summer 2017 Trends & Best Dresses
This is not the end of your choices for summer 2017. There are many more beautiful dresses to choose from, including a vast array of pretty party looks to cover you for the season. We previously looked at the best summer party dresses that included strapless prints, florals and more.
There’s also no beating the Little Black Dress. Don’t miss the top 5 timeless LBDs that are wardrobe must-haves. These will also see you through any events you have lined up for this season and beyond.
Not sure how to style your final look? Get started by checking out our formal footwear guide. This breaks down the most fashion-forward shoes to wear with any dress type. No matter what you choose to wear for your summer event, let your confidence and personal style shine through.