Making a statement is simple with these blue cocktail dresses. From prim pastels to sultry deep shades, there’s a hue to suit your look this season. In contemporary designs - with a few classics thrown in - and structured or floaty cuts, you can try the latest trends or pick a fail-safe option.
Dance-floor ready by nature, these blue party dresses are where the fun starts. Look for figure-hugging bodycons in luxe fabrics as sleek options for after-work events. When opting for such a streamlined design there's no need to go heavy on the embellishment: just add mid-height heels and a simple envelope clutch. Or, if you feel like experimenting, choose a dress with a metallic gleam to light up the night. Go maximalist with crystal-studded courts and chandelier earrings to match. Cold-shoulder cuts are super in right now and are endlessly versatile. For romantic evenings out, just slip one on with kitten heels, a surprise shoe comeback this season. Then, for salsa-ing through to dawn, add block heels and a dash of fiery red lipstick.
Tying the knot? Gather your best girls and adorn them in bridesmaid-appropriate blue party dresses. Maxi-length designs are classic options for walking down the aisle. Choose full skirts for added swish or pick gently ruffled styles for a traditional aesthetic (without a meringue in sight). A blue cocktail dress with beaded or sequin embellishment brings a hint of vintage glamour to the proceedings. For subtle shimmer, opt for a dress with a sequinned collar or waist and keep your ladies' look demure with peep-toe court shoes and a silky smooth satin clutch.