The Best Cocktail Party Dresses We’re Adding To Our Baskets This Summer

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by Hannah Banks-Walker |
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Finding the best dresses to wear to a cocktail party is essential to take you through any season. The summer months are almost upon us and we know how important it is to prepare your wardrobe for a season of parties, weddings and holidays.

If your diary is full of occasions you'll be attending this summer, we know the thought of finding the right outfit to wear can be daunting. The solution? A cocktail party dress. They're ready-made outfits which can be dressed up or down accordingly. This means you'll avoid both of the aforementioned awkward situations entirely.

So, whether you're looking to treat yourself to a new summer dress we have selected the best cocktail party dresses. That includes mini dresses, slip dresses, and puff-sleeve dresses which we know you'll wear throughout every party this season and beyond.

Whatever you choose, make sure it's something you know you'll wear to plenty of events for years to come. Not just for sustainability's sake but for maximum return on your investment, too. Keep scrolling to shop our selection of the best cocktail party dresses to add to your summer dress wardrobe.

SHOP: The Best Cocktail Party Dresses

Free People Saylor Kyrie DressFree People


There's nothing that screams cocktail party dress other than sequins, right? When shopping for a

Rixo Michaela Crepe Mini DressRixo


A pop of pink is always a good idea and you can't go wrong with this mini dress from Rixo.

Ganni Chiffon Mini DressGanni


This tiered, plunge dress from Ganni is the perfect cocktail party dress if you're looking to add

16Arlington, Cynthia Feather-Trim Halter-Neck Satin Mini Dress16Arlington


16Arlington's feather-trimmed pieces are practically a party in themselves. Wear this delicious

Whistles One Shoulder Sally DressWhistles


This printed one-shoulder dress from Whistles is perfect for any summer party.


This cocktail dress from H&M combines embellished rhinestones, satin and the colour yellow, what's

House Of CB Aida Asymmetric Satin Mini DressHouse Of CB


You can always rely on House Of CB when it comes to the best cocktail party dress and this satin

Jenny Yoo Bellini V-Neck Satin Midi DressJenny Yoo


You can't go wrong with a satin, slip dress when attending a cocktail party and this flattering

Usisi Sister Mary DressUsisi Sister


Designed in London - and produced in female-led fair trade factories around the world, using

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