No girl's wardrobe is complete without a black cocktail dress, and this edit features some of our favourite picks for unleashing the diva-like elegance inside.
Ok, we admit it. We love nothing more than lounging in our oldest and comfiest pjs, but when the time comes to get our glam on, black cocktail dresses are our top choice. From seductive off the shoulder dresses to tailored shifts, billowing maxis and flirty minis, black cocktail dresses encapsulate a wide range of trends. Not only are black cocktail dresses innately flattering, we love their ability to showcase bold accessories like detailed costume jewellery and embellished clutches.
For a formal event, go for black cocktail dresses in a maxi style. Look for plunging necklines, draping and quality fabrics and complete with chandelier earrings and a pair of metallic stilettos. Features like beading, sheer panels, cut-outs, texture and embellishment are a great way to add more interest to your choice of black cocktail dresses. When it comes to weekend parties and nights out, choose short black cocktail dresses in a loose-fit and complete with a pair of colourful pointed-toe heels for a leg-lengthening finish.