How to Dress for a Cocktail Party

When it comes to dressing for a cocktail party, no one should have to break out into a mad scientist raid-the-closet frenzy. (We know the feeling well–staring at our closet full of anxiety. The kind of anxiety that’s on par with Kathryn having bad dreams about walking into a store only to discover they got rid of the shoe department—forever. THAT kind of anxiety. Heavy stuff).

Seriously, we think the biggest problem, if you want to call it that, should be between a Cosmo or a raspberry mojito, not tearing our hair out over what to wear.

So, here’s how to look gorgeous and party on.

See everyone at 8?

How to Dress for Cocktail Parties

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Loveappella Asymmetrical Faux Wrap Jersey Dress, $58 from Nordstrom

Writing about a cocktail party and not mentioning the LBD is like going to a pizza joint and being served grits and bacon. Not a chance in the world I could leave out the LBD, but this time, I’m not talking about any ol’ number. We don’t think “little” has to mean teeny-tiny; we love to rock a high-low side style that shows our bodies without getting all taut and bothered in skin-tight craziness.