Shop from our curated selection of fabulous cocktail dresses, elegant special occasion dresses and eye-catching party dresses in sequin, lace, metallics, silk and mesh. Glamour is all about the attitude and we have the perfect dress to make a lasting impression. From striking silhouettes infused with glittering embellishments, to stunning little black dresses – and from sleeveless to long sleeve, off the shoulder, fit n flare and eye-catching mini cocktail dresses. Stand out in in a trendy, fashion forward option or an elegant dress for black tie events. Our dress selection a wide range of cocktail dresses in both traditional and modern design.
Browse through a stunning collection of cocktail dresses from top designers. Buyer Select features the most current and daring styles from brands such as Herve Leger, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Zimmerman, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Catherine Mandrino, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Marchesa, J Brand Ready-to-Wear, Ella Moss, Pencey, Robert Rodriguez, alice +olivia, Chris Benz, Black Halo, Sheri Bodell, Tory Burch and more.
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BUYER SELECT COCKTAIL DRESSES
What’s a cocktail party without a fabulous dress? Whether your style is feminine and ethereal, trendy, or classic and elegant we have curated a stunning selection of cocktail dresses in daring and up-to-date styles. From bare backs to sumptuous fabrics, you are sure to find the perfect dress for sparkling at special occasions and celebrations.
In the 1920’s, the introduction of Chanel’s LBD (Little Black Dress) created one of the most important fashion trends of all time: The cocktail dress. The cocktail dress is feminine, flirty, sexy, and perfectly created for a night out. Christian Dior was the first to give title to the “cocktail dress”, which resulted in department stores and magazines promoting fashion using this new terminology. Cocktail dresses became fashionable during prohibition. Cocktail parties were usually held between the evening hours of 6:00 and 8:00 and developed a reputation as being chic and sophisticated events. Attending these parties meant wearing an appropriate outfit. Women wore ankle length dresses with small hats, gloves, and fashionable handbags.
Today, the length of a cocktail dress is often long. When it falls about 2 inches above the ankle, it is referred to as ‘tea length.’ When it is almost touching the ankle, it is referred to as ‘ballerina length’. For less formal occasions, a shorter length cocktail dress is acceptable. The cocktail dresses available on Buyer Select work well for holiday parties, weddings, a fun night out, or a semi-formal event.