Cocktail Dresses 2012

From runway shows to movies, cocktail dresses are often on display. With colorful fabrics and artistic designs, it has been the clothing staple for a night out with friends or even dinner with parents. It has now become a piece of clothing that every young woman must own and collect. Cocktail dresses have a long history dating back to the 1920s and continues on today, with new designers creating and reinventing modern looks. Cocktail dresses 2012 are more about color, shine and shimmer and it is a must-have in any fashionista’s wardrobe!


This year do not be shy of shine and shimmer. Shimmery cocktail dresses in gold and bronze sequins are scorching the ramp. If you are bold, you can go for a full sequin dress in materials like silk and organza. But if you are unsure about wearing sequins all over your dress, then go for a more subtle effect by opting for a dress that has sequins placed sporadically over it. You also have the choice of wearing cocktail dresses that comes in a more muted shimmer like dull gold and dusty bronze. These colors are very flattering and does not make you look like a disco ball. Sequin details done in the bust area and just across the shoulder are great styles in cocktail dresses. Another cocktail dresses 2012 is of printed cocktail dress. Prints were considered a strict no-no last year. But this year they have made a big comeback. Animal prints are all the rage this season and they look elegant and gorgeous when worn the right way. Instead of choosing a cocktail dress with an all over animal print, opt for a dress that mixes print with solid colors. Short cocktail dresses in a flattering animal print is all you need for rocking the party. You can also choose painterly prints in soft pastel colors. These prints are reminiscent of old world glamor and makes you look instantly polished and classy. A knee length painterly print dress with waterfall sleeves is a great choice this party season.

If you want to stand out from the crowd this party season, then opt for a foxy red dress. Although the little black dress is still a good bet for any cocktail party, a bit of color can make you look stylish and chic. A red dress is stunning, sexy and a little different. A good option is to choose a mid-thigh length red dress with an unusual neckline. A red dress is best paired with pink peep toe shoes and a pendant necklace. Well, these were just a few dresses that already became a huge trends of cocktail dresses 2012 besides the strapless, the origami, one shoulder dress etc… (you can see the examples pictures above for these dresses).  Remember, cocktail dresses this year are all about color and shine. Also, the best way to bring out the beauty of a cocktail dress is by choosing the right accessories. So, pair these beautiful dresses with chandelier earring or statement necklace for maximum impact. Cheers!