It’s the season of the cocktail party, which means it’s also the season of the cocktail dress. Traditionally, a cocktail dress is worn to a semi-formal occasion, like a cocktail party. In the late 1920s, due in part to the suffragette movement and Prohibition Reform, “The Drinking Woman” emerged at private cocktail soirées and lounges about town. And so, the cocktail dress was born. It wasn’t until the late 1940s, however, that Christian Dior coined the term “cocktail dress,” as cocktailing became en vogue. Today, because cocktailing remains a chic pastime, it demands a dress so you can dazzle as you drink.
The following are cocktail dresses inspired by your favorite cocktails, so you can drink and dress responsibly. Salut.
Whiskey Sour with Egg white
Dead Man’s Mask
Where To Buy:
Creative Direction by Jill Di Donato
Photography by Amanda Suarez
Styling by Sheyna Imm
Location: The Tpoaz
251 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Models: Adina Boom, MÚSED Modeling Agency and James Angelos Jr.