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Evening dresses are a vital part of every girl's wardrobe these days, in fact they should be the focal point because they are feminine, special and intriguing. Evening dresses fall into three main categories: formal wear, prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses.


Evening Dresses

Probably the most elegant of all formal dresses, evening dresses are usually bright in colour, but black has always been the most commonly worn colour in the evening. Evening wear dresses are considered the ultimate voguish and elegant attire after all it is about looking chic and elegant at your special night time event such as a formal dinner, the opera, a wedding receptions or cocktail party.

Evening dresses are excellent for emphasizing the bust and waist so perhaps wear a belt to draw attention to the waistline. Evening dresses with scoop necklines are perfect for longer necklaces and strapless dresses call for a dramatic earring. If you don’t like your arms, sleeved evening dresses are ideal to go for.

The most popular evening dress style is the cocktail dresses however there are other types of dresses available such as:

  • Backless Evening Gowns
  • One Shoulder Evening Dresses
  • Strapless Evening Gowns
  • Corset Evening Dresses

Cocktail Dresses and Gowns

Making a real comeback this season, the dress code for glittering social events, prom, evening parties or for a special occasion is the cocktail dress.

The term cocktail dresses and cocktail gowns get used interchangeably but are actually two different dress styles. The difference between the two styles is that a cocktail gown is floor length whilst a cocktail dresses is a shorter either tea-length or just above the knee.

Short, mid-thigh cocktail dresses are the most in vogue now due to the quality and timeless glamour.

Known for their unique style and incredible charm a cocktail dress paired with high heeled summer strappy sandals allows you to achieve an elongated silhouette ensure you appear stylish and elegant at the same time.

Backless Dresses

Open back dresses and backless evening gowns are a red carpet favourite this year.

If the dress has a low cut back, then you will have to go for strapless, backless bustier for support.

One Shoulder Dresses

One shoulder evening gowns are the latest style trend for this spring and summer seasons. One shoulder evening gowns come in a variety of styles from traditional floor length prom dresses to shorter cocktail dresses.

One shoulder asymmetrical hem evening dresses will flatter your figure and help you to recreate the red carpet look that the celebrities rely on to get noticed by the paparazzi.

Strapless Dresses

No longer confined to wedding gowns, strapless evening dresses are the most popular silhouette when it comes to socialising and partying no matter what age women are. Strapless evening gowns look good with any body type.

Strapless dresses can be used to draw attention to lovely shoulders, while some dresses are available that can promote an hourglass appearance. Strapless formal dresses are a fantastic way to accentuate a graceful, swan-like neck. Strapless dresses with detailing and embroidery on the bust will help create curves.

Strapless dresses pair well with clutches or small hand purses that do not have a shoulder strap.


Corset Dresses

Strapless or, in rare cases; with spaghetti straps corset dresses are among the hot fashion outfits that can instantly give you a stunning appearance.

Corset dresses that nip in the waist, whether that be on a full ball gown style or a two piece skirt and top, will flatter the hourglass shape by giving your body a slimming silhouette and enhance your curves.

If you want to boost a small bust then a boned corset dresses will give you a great shape.

Luscious Bridal Boutique, where to shop for evening dresses in Liverpool

I hope this guide has given you some idea of the style of dress you may like, however nothing beats actually trying on a stunning evening dress and seeing how it fits and actually looks on you. So come to Luscious Bridal Boutique and one of our evening gown specialists will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you find the unique occasion dress just for you.