As an adult, there are many events you have to start attending. Some might be for work while others are for your personal life. These range from casual lunches with your best friends to formal weddings. There are also some in between like cocktail or dinner parties that require a certain level of dressing. When it comes to cocktail dress code, this refers to the length. The hem can fall either right above the knee or right below. So, it is in between a mini dress and a gown. It’s a step above casual but not quite formal yet. If you prefer to wear dresses to these events, know that you don’t have to spend a lot on them. Don’t believe me? Keep reading to see some options.
Yves Camingue Metallic Lurex Ruches Pull-Up dress
If you’re into metallics, add this to your collection of dresses. It has an asymmetrical hemline, ruching detail along the front, and a mock neckline. Go full-on metallic with the accessories or keep it toned down with a black clutch, pumps, and earrings. Available on Miz + Moxie.
Forme Lace Fit & Flare Dress
Going to a garden cocktail party? Opt for something lacey in a pastel color. This also has a mock neckline and cap sleeves. Complete the look with a french braid, woven bag, and comfortable shoes. Keep everything in theme with muted colors. Available at UP Town Center.
Zara Satin Draped Camisole Dress
A little black dress should already be a staple in your wardrobe but here’s an option in case you don’t have one. It has two side slits so you can walk easily. These are also adjustable so you can fix it according to your comfort. Because this piece is plain, you can dress it up with embellished kitten heels or a bold-colored bag. Available at Power Plant Mall.
Mango Asymmetric Neckline Dress
Be the life of the party with a purple dress. It has an asymmetrical neckline and hemline, and a loose fit. You’ll be able to walk, eat, dance, and sit without fabric sticking to your body too much. Put your hair up in a bun or with some clips if you want to show off your shoulders. Go monochromatic with your accessories to put the outfit together. Available at Greenbelt 5.
H&M V-neck Dress
Get the illusion of a wrap dress without actually tying one around your waist. This one has long sleeves and a V neckline. If burgundy isn’t your color of choice, it also comes in mustard yellow. To complement the shiny woven fabric, go for minimal accessories like dangling earrings and a simple necklace. Available at SM Makati.
Art by Marian Hukom
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