cocktail dress


: a usually short dress that is suitable for formal occasions

Examples of cocktail dress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This classic cocktail dress has elegant lines and flowy details. Elle Murphy, Rolling Stone, 26 Oct. 2023 While Hailey looked glamorous in a red cocktail dress and heels, Justin looked drastically underdressed in a grey sweatshirt, yellow Crocs and pink baseball hat. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 24 Oct. 2023 Mark was a fan of the pairing of a sparkly cocktail dress with a T-shirt at Miu Miu, and of the ephemeral Prada collection, with all its flowing chiffon. Alex Jhamb Burns, Vogue, 5 Oct. 2023 For the occasion, the tennis champ chose a pink satin cocktail dress with embellishments creating an image of poppies and with extra rhinestones on the bust. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 19 Sep. 2023 This cocktail dress is only available in sizes 0 to 16 in black, which is the perfect color for it, in my opinion. Carly Totten, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 Lean into the hot pink trend with a fit and flare cocktail dress. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 22 June 2023 Shiv, for example, commands the screen in tailored suits, knit frocks, turtlenecks and the occasional cocktail dress, all in her color codes of gray, black, brown and beige (with a pinstripe print, houndstooth pattern or pastel shade sometimes thrown into the mix). Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 16 May 2023 Hailey looked sleek and elegant in a strapless black cocktail dress from the Row. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Cocktail dress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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