Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Perfect Cocktail Ensemble This Spring

Spring is coming and everyone is talking trends...but, how does that translate to occasions like cocktail parties?  Well, here are a couple of options that ladies can use this spring for those special soiree's.  On the Fashion Police they kept talking about how people didn't have to go so gown-ish for the  awards...they preferred the cocktail dress for a range of ages from late teens to mid twenties and I totally agree.  Have fun with the look and go a little shorter.  For black tie affair cocktail parties where it might be a little more conservative I would go with a tier ruffle dress (going a little beyond the LBD with unique details) with the one shoulder strap which is a new take on the asymmetric neckline.  So it's still fun and yet charming.  I would add a broach to where the sleeve hits the front of the bodice to make it more unique.
I was reading the India edition of VOGUE and found that a reader wanted to know how to wear the bubble style dresses.  The fashion director,  Anaita Shroff Adajania, stated that, "not only does this style hemline help hide your second helping of food for the evening", but the style is fabulous paired with "pumps making it more of a dressed up look, or flats making it more casual."  In the end you gain two looks with this bubble dress.  Since this dress has beading on the neckline, you really don't need a necklace.  I would pair the dress with a fabulous cuff and some snazzy diamond earrings.  
To complete any look, you need a pair of fabulous shoes.  This spring it is all about details in the shoes...they are what tell the story.  So, look for a focus in the way the straps go over your feet (try all shoes on) and the way the color blends with the ensemble.  These particular shoes have a kind of cracked effect which is unique and the strap looks as though it will go over the outside of the foot which will look sexy.  

No matter what you do for cocktails, I would go with a dress and a fabulous pair of strappy sandals.  Cheers! 

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