Favorite Cocktail Dress Trends From the Red Carpet

Short and cocktail dresses have created pandemonium amongst fashion blogs and best dressed lists everywhere. The possibilities are endless with these fun and flirty designs. With semi-formal dances and school parties around the corner let’s take a look at some of the hottest “above-the-knee” trends from Hollywood’s red carpet fashionistas.

Fit and Flare

Lucy Hale attended the awards ceremony in an all-white dress with a flirty full skirt. This Pretty Little Liars Starlet’s fit and flare dress is sophisticated and fun. The bodice and neckline of her cocktail dress were adorned with embellishments, and paired pointed pumps with a classic evening clutch gave this look an added punch of modern flare. Jovani style 91083 is a short pink dress with a beautiful leather lace overlay. The fit and flare of this dress is similar to Lucy’s but the details make it all Jovani.

Long sleeved

Demi Lovato is a knock out in this black mini dress and pumps. The 20-year-old X-Factor judge wore a long sleeved short dress that featured a high neckline & gorgeous bodice detail. Her blonde hair was refreshing and worked well with her edgy ensemble. A little black dress is always a hit and with the defined shoulders of this dress, it is fashion forward and modern. Similarly, Jovani style 78676 has a deep v-neckline and hugs the body in all the right places, just as Demi showcased above. This dress is perfect for almost any occasion; it is versatile and changes with the mixing of accessories.

Sheer Panels

Smallville’s Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort, wore a sleeveless white sheer paneled body-con dress to the awards. Her hair was swept to one side, reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. Sheer panels are another great trend for short dresses. This trend works well for parties and special events. Jovani style 73650 is a perfect rendition of the sheer panel trend. The panels can appear anywhere on the dress creating instant sex appeal that isn’t too risqué.

mia Martini image

Canadian superstar Mia Martina showcased her personal style by wearing a skirt with a ripped hemline and an edgy pair of knee-high sandals. The skirt was paired with a basic black top and the 29-year old musician made sure her accessories were simple so as not to clash with her ornate skirt. The ripped and tattered trend is so chic when executed correctly. Jovani style 1874 is a perfect creation of the unique qualities found in Martina’s red carpet look. A mixture of “Shero” style and devil-may-care sex appeal.

Short dresses leave room for you to be glamorous and hit the dance floor. This year’s options for cocktail dresses prove to be fashionable, trendy, funky and fun. Fit and flare, LBDs, sheer panels, and ripped hemlines are just a few cocktail dresses trends to look out for. Make one or all of these styles your own.

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