The Perfect Cocktail Dress For Any (& Every) Occasion

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We’re all about a good a cocktail dress that can shimmy its way through more than one party. Great, versatile pieces are the key to a successful season of soirees, so we hunted down a few of our faves sure to look amazing now and later. From a flattering floor-length frock that can be dressed down via a blazer or flats to a mod-inspired shift meant to be worn from dinner to drinks to a fab art opening, these stunning silhouettes are worth welcoming into your wardrobe now and wearing them throughout the upcoming festive months.

Flattering Floor-Length

A floor-length gown in a jersey material takes versatility to an entirely new level. Complete the perfect evening look with edgy jewels and a teased ponytail or dress the style down via a menswear-inspired blazer.

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Tail Comb

$26

Mason Pearson

Isadora Suede Sandals

$889

Charlotte Olympia

Rayne Gunmetal Necklace in Black

$80

Kendra Scott

Vera Side Cutout Maxi Dress

$395

Rachel Zoe

Mod-Inspired Mini

Not only does this mini dress look major with a leather jacket and booties for dinner, it's also an ideal option for holiday celebrations—just add a bold lip and tights.

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Leather Racing Moto Jacket

$499

Capulet

Pro Matte Lip Color in Magenta

$16

LORAC

Gimmicck Bootie

$130

Steve Madden

Sequin Stripe Shift Dress

$295

Rachel Zoe

Opaque Tights

$10

H&M

Strapless Stunner

A smoldering silhouette like this one won't go out of style anytime soon. We love it worn with sparkling baubles and a flick of black eyeliner. Post-holiday fêtes, throw on a chunky knit and moto boots for the perfect casual-chic ensemble.

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The Eye Pencil Primatif in Basic Black

$26

Kevin Aucoin

Platform Pumps

$120

Topshop

Beads & Crystals Necklace

$50

Zara

Faceted Acrylic Box Clutch

$1,595

Edie Parker

Adette Cowl Back Dress

$295

Rachel Zoe