A formal dress does not have to be a floor length gown to be elegant. Formal cocktail dresses are beautiful alternatives for a memorable prom. Dresses in a wide variety of colors, prints, and textures in lengths between the upper thigh and the knee make you look gorgeous, sexy, and confident.
These cocktail dresses come in a number of attractive styles that compliment most figures. Form fitting cocktail dresses show off your slender curves, hug your body, and make you look and feel beautiful. Choose a simple fabric or a dress covered in sequins or beading for a dramatic entrance.
For a more feminine or whimsical look, consider a baby doll style dress with layers of chiffon or tulle that fall from a wide ribbon waistline. These cute have a variety of bodices, from strapless and straight to deep V necks with spaghetti straps. Beading and sequins give these adorable cocktail dresses a sophisticated spin.
Other styles include bubble dresses with lovely intricate gathers all around the skirt, layers of black lace, or clear tulle over brightly colored fabric. In each case, the dresses are completed with embroidered details, brightly colored prints, or carefully placed beading.
Colors include brightly colored jewel tones, pale feminine pastels, and even bright white with silver details. Animal print cocktail dresses with brightly colored wide sashes make uniquely flattering prom dresses that will leave a lasting impression.