Cocktail Dresses Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2016

The invitation to a cocktail party will not put you in a deadlock, if you have at least a couple of beautiful cocktal dresses in your wardrobe. One of them should be neutral, with an eye-catching design. Other dress can be with an interesting cut or décor. However, to go to a party, you don’t need a luxurious dress. You can verify this  looking at these pictures of cocktail dresses spring-summer 2016. Here are the top trends in cocktail dresses that you can adapt to your image, choosing an outfit.

Lace cocktail dresses

Cocktail dress by Ermanno Scervino looks like a beautiful lace nightgown. The Zimmerman dress has a flared skirt and sleeves. Bora Aksu was included in a collection of luxury dress knee length peplum in the front. Burberry Prorsum gave the preference to short dress with a high waist with different types of lace.

Oscar de la Renta demonstrates the different possibilities of lace decoration for cocktail dresses, two-tone or monochromatic. Pale yellow Burberry Prorsum dress combines lace with little ruffles. Green Gucci dress looks incredibly feminine due to the form-fitting silhouette and a deep V-neck.

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Ermanno Scervino, Zimmerman, Bora Aksu, Burberry Prorsum

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Oscar de la Renta (1,2), Burberry Prorsum, Gucci

Knitted cocktail dresses

Is it possible that knitted dress became a hit of spring and summer? Is it possible to wear a knitted dress to a cocktail party? The answer is Yes. You can easily verify this if we look at knitted cocktail dresses spring-summer 2016. Among them you will find lace dresses, crochet knit dresses, dense knit ones, dresses with fringe.

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Alice+Olivia, Veronique Leroy, Oscar de la Renta, Ulla Johnson

Short straight dresses

Short dresses have a simple plain silhouette in which the waist isn’t designated. Such cocktail dresses suit young girls with a good figure who deny the bright forms and intricate silhouettes distracting on themselves a lot of attention.

Unconditional advantages of this cut is that it can be of any color, assume any print and other details. This cut is an excellent base for other emphasis, color or pattern.

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Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso, Dolce&Gabbana, Tracey Reese

20s style cocktail dresses

Moving fringe, golden shine, sequins, the adjoining, but not closely fitting cut on a fragile female figure are features for what we love the 20s fashion. The designers don’t hurry to strew it with naphthalene. If evening gowns of 20s style look less authentic, cocktail dresses are much more approached to image of the dresses worn in this era at the noisy parties of the Great Gatsby style.

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Rachel Zoe, Marchesa, Libertine, Christian Siriano

Cocktail dresses with short flared skirts

The fitted silhouette of a top from which the skirt literally blows up.  You want to shine at a party? Then give preference to this design of a dress if your figure allows to open legs and to emphasize the waist.

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Dennis Basso, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Marchesa

Off-shoulder cocktail dresses

The Off-shoulder cut and the open neckline became the trends of the season, as for cocktail dresses it’s very significant trend. When else if not in summer, bare shoulders, exposing them to the sun’s rays?

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Cushnie et Ochs, Milly, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano

Bondage style cocktail dresses

If you want to buy a trendy cocktail dress, made in eloquent design, consider the so-called bondage style. This style can be easily recognized by the crossed strips of cloth mostly on the bodice, and this type of cut has been honored by many fashion designers this year.

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Balmain, Christian Siriano, Cushnie et Ochs, Emanuel Ungaro

50s style fitted dresses

These are dresses with a bell-skirt, short or going down just below the knee. Even midi length dresses don’t lose their affiliation to the range of cocktail gowns. This year, the flared skirt is particularly eccentric with its overly rigid forms and bold pleating.

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Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli

Short mini-dresses

Super short mini cocktail dresses are in vogue. They open legs, making you look sexy, on the other hand, their cut is close to the famous babydoll designs. Most designers preferred mini-dresses and supplied them with asymmetrical cut, ruffles and appliqués.

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Diane von Furstenberg, Les Copains, Emilia Wickstead, Fausto Puglisi

Trapeze cut short dresses

The trapezoid cut on long evening and casual dresses risks to make you shapeless, and it isn’t always welcomed. For a short cocktail dress which, besides, is sewed from dense fabric, this silhouette is more preferable. It looks traditional and excentric, depending on the design and color. Besides, the trapeze-dress can hide figure shortcomings to which you don’t want to fix other’s eyes.

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Amanda Wakeley, Alice McCall, Brandon Maxwell, Chloé

Floral print cocktail dresses

Spring-summer 2016 as well as any warm season is time for wearing dresses with flower patterns. And if in everyday life the biggest that it is possible to afford within a dresscode and comfort are dresses with flower prints, cocktail dresses, as well as any other dresses, can be decorated by flower appliqués and floral laces.

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Dolce&Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Monique Lhuillier, Tracey Reese

Avant-garde design cocktail dresses

The cocktail dress always differed from evening gowns by smaller formality, so, for its creation designers have more freedom in giving them intricate forms, asymmetric design and even freakish elements. If you are one of these girls who choose not triviality for your formal looks, then choose a cocktail dress of an original avant-garde cut, with large decor elements, draperies, asymmetry and so on.

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Céline, Damir Doma, Osman, Oscar de la Renta

Peplum cocktail dresses

The peplum for fashion dresses has returned, revealing its hidden possibilities. The peplum dresses emphasize your waistline, making the hip area wider or hiding your «muffins». To make it properly, opt for the right model of peplum dress.

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Marchesa, Saloni, Johanna Ortiz, Banana Republic

Leather cocktail dresses

Cocktail dresses from faux leather look stylish, bold and even aggressive. A distinctive feature of leather dresses is that they can look quite self-sufficient with the simple cut. This is the case of this season, but there are alternatives. For example, in the collections of spring-summer 2016 appeared leather dresses of asymmetric design, the pieces, combining the faux leather with other fabrics. This season, the leather dress is not only the bodycon dress as we used to see it, but also a beautiful feminine fitted dress with flared skirt.

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Cushnie et Ochs, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace

Shiny silver cocktail dresses

There were times when the dazzling radiance was peculiar mostly for cocktail dresses. This year there are many dresses in silver metallic and patterns with small sequins in spring/summer collections. There are pieces with dazzling mirror or subtle shine, which became one of the major accessories of modern cocktail dress.

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Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Costume National, Balmain

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