Here’s A Simple Guide On What To Wear To A Cocktail Party

Being given a dress code is such a blessing because you don’t have to worry if you’re going to be over or under dressed. You don’t have to go round asking your friends what they’re wearing and try to see if you have anything like that.

Cocktail outfits are semi-formal outfits you would wear for a fundraising event. Cocktail outfits should be elegant, sleek & suitable for semi-formal to formal occasions. For more formal events, you may want to wear a more conservative cocktail outfit which means that ladies should cover up more.


Cocktail outfits for women should be something suitable for formal occasions but still free enough to let lose in. You can wear a short dress, jumpsuit or even blazers for the occasion.

You don’t necessarily have to wear bodycon dresses because even flare dresses do the trick. Just add a bit of your personal style in there.

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Pantsuits can also be worn for a cocktail event. You can get one with a blazer that has a plunging neckline. You can decide to go with the sexy look and show some cleavage or wear a top under the blazer.

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Bottom line is, don’t go showing too much skin and avoid gowns.


The cocktail dress code involves casual suits and dress shirts for men. You’re looking for something to wear that is less formal than your business professional look but classy and formal to attend a party.

The go-to cocktail look for guys is a suit but it all depends on how laid back the event is since that determines whether or not you should even wear a whole suit.

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What you should have in your closet for events like this is a navy blue or black jacket if you’re unsure, a white shirt that fits, a tie (the more daring it is, the better as they determine whether or not you’re going to a formal event) and your dress shoes.

I hope this clears up things for you. Tag us, @kuulpeeps in your posts when you wear outfits like these for a cocktail event.


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