Winter Cocktail Dresses
The beginning of winter is also the beginning of the holiday season. Families get together, offices hold annual parties; there are lots of festivities. These are festivities that you need nice dresses for. However, the chill in the air and the falling of leaves means you can’t reach for the styles you were sporting all summer. It’s time to break out- or go buy- some winter cocktail dresses!
Winter cocktail dresses are quite similar to their summer counterparts, at least in a few ways. For example, they tend to be the same length, hitting just above or at the knee. Sometimes winter versions can hit a little below the knee, but not too much. They are also similar in the general fact that they are usually embellished, sexy yet not too sexy, and are made of not so casual fabrics. Women’s apparel company Von Vonni has plenty of winter appropriate dresses to choose from.
One of the major differences is the textiles used to make these dresses. While they are similar in the fact that they are generally nicer then textiles used for ordinary day time dresses, they are thicker then the summer versions. Velvets, velours, nice weave satins, heavier silks and even cashmere blends are gorgeous fabrics that are used for winter cocktail dresses.
Another difference between summer and winter cocktail dresses is the colors that are used. While summer versions are usually bright or pastel hued confections, winter versions are a lot different. These versions tend to be composed of darker colors and neutrals. If you prefer lighter happier colors, don’t fret: jewel tones are very big for these dresses as well. Sparkling jades, luscious garnets, shiny amethysts are common as they are eye catching yet still season appropriate.
There are, however, some cocktail dresses that span the seasons and are appropriate for any time of the year. Von Vonni carries both winter and summer dresses, as well as those that span the seasons. One great winter cocktail dress is the Lolita Dress.
The Lolita dress is crafted from silk. Now, although this is a more summery fabric, this particular silk is not sheer and is a bit heavier. The dress hits just below the knee, providing extra warmth. The skirt is very drapey, with a lot of excess material. A belt provides structure. Although it has a V-neck and is sleeveless, it is a great winter cocktail dress as you will be inside and therefore not have to worry about freezing! It comes in black- a great choice for winter affairs.
When choosing a dress, it isn’t very difficult. Always keep in mind your dress size, which can vary depending on the producer of the garment. What brands do you prefer? Some women stick to certain companies, while others are always on the search for the next unique brand. Shopping is a lot easier when you already know the basics.
What is your price point? Winter cocktail dresses are usually a bit more expensive then their warm weather versions. Why is this? Usually because the fabric is thicker and a bit more luxurious. Also, being that it is winter, more fabric is used. The more fabric that is used means the more the price goes up. Also, they tend to be a bit more embellished then the more carefree, lightweight, easygoing summer ones.
Because they tend to be more sophisticated and expensive, you may have to adjust your normal price point. If your budget is not large, then go for one that can be worn several times. If your budget is high, load up on ultra embellished, stand out in the crowd pieces.
One factor to consider is your own personal comfort. Are you someone who gets cold easily, even if you are in a comfortably heated place? Do you often walk or take a subway to get to where you are going? If so, you may want to skip out on the dresses that do show a bit more skin and stock up on ones with longer sleeves and thicker materials. If you tend to get hot easily, then you can go for the ones that are a bit more summery in their cuts. Winter cocktail dresses are a must have in your closet, so make sure you have them!