Cocktail Dress trends for 2011


‘Tis the season for end-of-the-year office parties and summer night soirées, and that means the search is on for the perfect cocktail dress and heels to match.

This summer, formal dress trends point to flowing fabrics and glamorous add-ons.

Flowy Fabrics

Sheer fabrics like chiffon and shiny fabrics like silk make beautiful liquid-looking dresses that are not only visually appealing but easy to dance in too.

Animal Print

Animal print, particularly leopard and snake prints are making formal dresses fabulous this season.


Ruffles continue to be a popular way to add dimension and femininity to dresses.


Sequins, which are spectacular on cocktail dresses, whether the sparkling embellishments cover the dress entirely or accent a particular part of it.