The cocktail dress – a
fashion classic since the 1920’s.
In the mid-1920’s the
cocktail dress was invented by – wonder of wonders – Coco Chanel. In the olden
days, the little black dress and the cocktail dress were considered to
be equal, but today in the 21st century, this elegant piece of
fabric turns out to be much more versatile. The heyday of the classic cocktail dress was definitely in the 50’s,
when “cocktail hour” belonged to American middle class like cigarettes and
horn-rimmed glasses. In this jolly time of the day, mostly between six and
eight o’clock in the evening, sophisticated people would gather, the men coming
directly from the office in their suits, the ladies straight from the
hairdresser’s in elegant cocktail dresses. A touch of cultured conversation in
the room, a Martini Sour in the hand. The well-known TV-series Mad Men
brilliantly revives those days and also brings the classic bell-shaped cocktail
dress (without sleeves combined with a thin waist belt) back to life. The
cocktail dress has never really vanished from the world of fashion, as elegant
dresses are always en vogue.
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In contrast to fine
evening robes that mostly come in floor-length, cocktail dresses are much
more versatile. They come in mid-length (reaching the middle of the thighs or
only just covering the knees); hence you
can wear them at a wider range of occasions than a classic evening dress.
Sure, a long evening dress is the right choice for a dance at a ball, but a
chic cocktail dress makes a great impression at more laid-back events like company-
or family parties. When it comes to shapes, your possibilities are seemingly
limitless: how about wearing a cocktail dress with a flared skirt like in the
50’s or maybe a tight-fit cocktail dress with a trendy pencil look? – No matter
what you’ll choose: wearing this fine all-time piece of clothing, every woman
is perfectly dressed. If you wear a black cocktail dress, you will make a
luxurious and elegant impression, whereas red dresses are the feminine
and breath-taking choice for the cocktail hour.
dresses for festive occasions.
Of course, this fashion
classic is also a part of the collections by Ana Alcazar. The designers of this
label often combine classic cuts with extraordinary fabrics or seduce their
customers with extravagant details and applications. If you are looking for a very special dress, you will definitely find
what you are looking for in the Black Label line by Ana Alcazar. Here,
extravagant lace dresses or pieces with sequins and feathers or baroque ornaments
are just waiting to find their way into your wardrobe. And if you are more into
more playful clothing, you should take a look at our wonderful silk dresses
– just the right thing to wear at an elegant reception in summer. Our new
approach to the black cocktail dress is also definitely worth a closer look:
with peplums, leather applications or mesh inserts, the classic little black
dress gets a whole new look.