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What is Cocktail Attire?



The little black dress is great for cocktail attire, from Monique Lhuillier.

Cynthia Nellis
Question: What is Cocktail Attire?

Cocktail attire technically means a suit for men, and a cocktail dress for women, which usually means a short dress (preferably not career wear). I prefer a little black dress -- and depending how formal you think the event is, you can glam it up with accessories. Of course you have lots of leniency in what you wear -- a dressy pantsuit, a lovely skirt and top, etc. Everyone interprets the meaning of dress requests differently.

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