13 cool celebrity-inspired cocktail dresses
From Iggy Azaelea to Julianne Moore, these celebs of all ages show us how it's done...

Nov 12, 2013 02:25
by Caitlin Reid

It’s party season! That means it's time to frock up. But what to wear? Look to the stars! No, not up there, the stars of the red carpet! The A Listers know how to wear cocktail wear perfectly. 

These ladies know beautiful dresses with innovative features and cuts keep their look fresh. Take notes from Iggy Azaelea, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek and Julianne Moore. Whether it's your work Christmas party, the races, or a cocktail function, Aussie designers have stunning new cocktail wear perfect for all ages.

Girls in your 20s, now is the time to embrace trends, so try the structured, geometric look. Sharp lines, bold brights, and body hugging slim fits make these eye-catching cocktail dresses ultra sleek, and ultra modern. Singer Iggy Azaelea knows the geometric style is a trend that should be embraced now, this year! It may be gone by next summer.

Those in their 30s, look to the beautiful Kerry Washington for her stunning all-over white cocktail style. Strongly structural, this crisp look is ultra feminine, without appearing overly girly. Thick, luscious fabrics retain their shape to create an array of eye catching silhouettes. Clever cuts refresh the beloved peplum, evolving it with sharper and cleaner waistlines.

Cocktail style for your 40s? Follow Salma Hayek’s lead and embrace the monochromatic trend. Classic black and white is timeless, chic and ladylike. The best news? There are countless ways to refresh the monochrome look to avoid looking dated. The first? Block lines and stripes. Secondly, try monochromatic busy printed pieces. If Selma Hayek can do it, you can too! Lace detailing and lightweight silks and chiffons make shift dresses perfect for steaming hot days.

Women in their 50s can look at the beautiful Julianee Moore’s style. The stunning actress favours elegant fashion with a modern twist, choosing block colours to create a bold style statement. Choose delicate fabrics to enhance the vibrant hue. Silks, sequins and floaty chiffons keep the formality of cocktail wear, avoiding the beach dress look.

Which cocktail style will you try?


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