(Closed) Winter cocktail attire

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I stick with my little black dress and just wear my wool dress coat over it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I generally wear a longer dress when it’s cold, maybe you could do a cute sweater dress? I also wear thick tights and boots, so that the only part that’s really exposed is between the boots and the top of the dress.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree, a nice dress with cute boots and/or tights if necessary and a heavy peacoat. If it’s inside, you’ll be fine in just the dress…maybe a cute little bolero or shawl if you feel too naked in a strapless

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

If they have heels I think so.  I don’t think Uggs would be appropriate, but something that is a little classier.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Cocktail attire basically means just wearing a dress for girls.  Make sure you have a warm coat over it!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I think cocktail, I think of something I would wear for new years. You can really get away with wearing a dressy dress (strapless, short sleeved, whatever) and tights. Just take your coat with you, but 9 times out of 10 it will be warm enough inside for you to wear your dress comfortably.  

I would also wear heels vs. boots too 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ bvig: I think the line between cocktail & formal really has merged. Back in the day formal usually meant long dress/ ball gown, but now short cocktail dresses are also considered formal when you dress them up. I think a lil sparkly dress would be super cute for a cocktail party 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

If you are shopping, I’m sure you could find a dress with sleeves, otherwise I just add tights and a bolero/cardi to an LBD I already own to winterize it. Since it is cocktail I would stay away from more casual dresses and materials (i.e. cotton). Also, a nice pair of heels can help to dress up a less formal dress.

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