If you want to look graceful and attractive for any evening theme party, then inexpensive and gorgeous cocktail dresses are available at most of the well-known boutiques in town. The good news is that most of these boutiques offer heavy discounts and have other great offers for any girl who wants to add a set of beautiful, comfortable and well-designed cocktail dresses to her wardrobe. You just need to search these stores’ websites for the most recent collections and call them up for an appointment after you have found the stores that stock the dresses you like.

Once you have made an appointment, you can go and visit their store and check out the variety of styles and cocktail dress designs that are available and also those on sale. Most of these boutique stores have in-house stylists whose considerable fashion expertise you can tap to get the best dress for yourself. Browsing through their collection and asking for guidance would help you narrow down your options and finally select that ideal cocktail dress for yourself to wear to those special occasions.

There are, however, a few things worth keeping in mind before you choose your elegant yet inexpensive cocktail dress from the boutique:

    • Silhouette: While choosing your pick, it would be great if you keep in mind the type of silhouette that the cocktail dress has. For example, the dress could be A-line, ball gown, sheath, and trumpet. Choose your dress wisely keeping in mind your body type and shape.
    • Hemline: The hemline is also equally important as it decides the length of the dress that you wear and accordingly gives the dress the desired look and feel. If it is an evening function or a nighttime event, then opt for a floor length cocktail dress. An event during the day would require a knee length or an ankle length cocktail dress that can easily be carried off with élan.
    • Body type: Before purchasing a nice fitting cocktail dress, you must consider your body type and shape so that the dress accentuates your plus points and downsizes the trouble areas. There are dresses for all types of figures such as petite, hourglass, plus sizes, etc. Also, decide on the type of waistline that would look flattering on you. You can choose from the empire waist, natural waist or dropped waist.

Material and embellishments: Last but not the least, spend some time browsing through the various types of fabrics and materials that are available and also the type of embellishments that would add that extra dash of style and elegance at the same time. Beaded, pleated, sequined, appliqué-worked, draped, ruched and tasseled are just some of the many types of additions that can add a dash of spark to your cocktail dress.