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10 Perfect Dresses for a 2023 Cocktail Attire Dress Code Wedding

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So, you've recently received an invitation to a 2023 wedding and you got nervous when it said the dress code would be "cocktail attire"? If so, you're in the right place. There's nothing to be nervous about, because I'm here to help you understand what defines "cocktail attire" and provide a list of 10 amazing dresses that you can wear to a wedding with a "cocktail attire" dress code.

First off, what defines "cocktail attire"...

According to, cocktail attire is defined as "a balance between formal and casual and elegant and comfortable". So, in easier to understand terms, cocktail attire is basically the entry point into "fancy" attire for events.

Literally speaking, cocktail dresses are perfect for a cocktail attire dress code, but what else could you potentially wear? Here's my list of 10 amazing dresses that would be perfect for a cocktail hour wedding.

#1. A fun spin on the "little black dress"

#2. Satin Halter Neck Mini

#3. Ruffles

#4. Spaghetti Strap's can work too!

#5. Keep it classy with an a-line

#6. Velvet wrap dress

#7. Velvet bodycon

#8. Satin one-shoulder

#9. Midi that keeps to the cocktail code

#10. One-shoulder midi cocktail dress

That completes my list of 10 dress options to wear to a cocktail attire wedding. Find more fashion finds and wedding ideas here.


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