When you hear the word cocktail dress you automatically think Julia Roberts in Pretty Women, well I do anyway, it’s not a word you hear often describing a latest fashion trend but I have recently found some beautiful dresses full of sparkle and glamour that I would only describe as a cocktail dress.
I was recently asked out by very nice man, he invited me to an awards ceremony he was going to with work and I had absolutely nothing to wear, I had dresses but nothing that would ooze the elegance and sophistication of this ceremony.
Cocktail dresses have a vast historic imagery in films and books that will die with their sparkle. From its conception in the twenties to Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy number in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to more recent couture pieces that we see on the catwalk cocktail dresses only rival the little black dress as most important garment in your wardrobe.
To find a key design I looked through old copies of Vogue to find a dress that a stylish celebrity wore on the red carpet at the Oscar’s. All the cocktail dresses that the stars wore looked amazing though a little out of my price range at tens of thousands of pounds each and designed exclusively for that night, a date would be a great time to splash this cash but maybe not that much. Although there were many modern flowing gowns there was one key design that struck me.
Audrey Hepburn is the queen of style, and her ‘lucky’ Oscar’s dress was recently sold for nearly $132,000 to a private collector at an auction. The beautiful style icon first wore the Edith Head dress in the final scene of Roman Holiday before later wearing it to the 1954 Oscars. Hoping that my dress would be as ‘lucky’ as hers I found an exquisite dress like Miss Hepburn’s to rival all cocktail dresses.
I bought an amazingly simple yet elegant dress from Mod Cloth for $109.00, with the trendy lace detailing that we see everywhere and a beautiful chiffon skirt I fell in love with it straight away. I have some gorgeous brown heels and simple gold jewellery that will look good with it. This is now my lucky dress thanks to the inspiration of a style icon.
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