Add Elegance to Your Evening Look With Mini Cocktail Dresses

Your wardrobe must include at least one classic cocktail dress! These sophisticated pieces make for the ideal semi-formal attire at events like fall weddings and holiday parties.

Discover these stunning, affordable short cocktail dresses to find the ideal silhouette for any upcoming event. Featuring mini, midi, and maxi length options in both long-sleeve and short-sleeve styles – there is sure to be one here that fits.


If you’re in search of an attractive cocktail dress, there is an array of choices available to you. Whether you prefer purchasing or creating one yourself, there is something suitable for all body types out there – finding your ideal cocktail dress should not be difficult!

While knee-length dresses offer an elegant blend of sophistication and versatility, shorter cocktail dress lengths may also make an intelligent choice for special events. An asymmetrical hemline short dress may be particularly suitable for women under 5 feet tall as this style creates the illusion of height by drawing attention away from their legs towards them – as well as looking chic when worn with pumps or metallic loafers.

Choose a short cocktail dress style that features a fitted bust and flared hips for optimal effect. Such styles will accentuate a tiny natural waist while lengthening and slimming down your lower half – ideal if you have wider hips and thighs, which skin-tight dresses may emphasize more.


Cocktail dresses come in an assortment of lengths, fabrics, and designs so that anyone can find a going-out gown to meet their taste. Juniors and petites alike will have no difficulty identifying an evening gown that accentuates their feminine beauty points while concealing any areas they feel less secure about.

Try on a fitted sheath dress for an effortlessly flattering and modern feminine look, or find a figure-skimming mini party dress featuring sheer illusion decollete to combine allure with effortless elegance. Our selection of lace, satin, and velvet designs makes these options suitable for semi-formal events like proms, or pair them with stiletto heels and blazers for a fun girl’s night out!

Cocktail dresses offer endless versatility. Whether you prefer black or white designs that quickly join in on current trends or opt for bold accessories to amp up patterned cocktail dresses, cocktail dresses are an effortless way to express yourself and your style.

Neiman Marcus offers an extensive collection of cocktail dresses designed by top fashion houses, from sheath dresses crafted from luxurious fabrics like velvet and jacquard to jersey pin-tucked styles with figure-hugging stitched tucks that stretch to your body’s curves. Our sheath dresses feature fitted bodices that cincher at the waistline to emphasize curvier hourglass figures, while others may feature crepe that drapes beautifully while being wrinkle-resistant or stretch fabric cocktail dresses with figure-hugging stitched tucks that stretch with your body’s shape!


A great cocktail dress will bring out your best features while balancing out your body proportions. It should emphasize your bust, waistline, and hips while successfully hiding any areas you would rather hide. A well-fitting sheath dress can help elongate your torso, while its V-neck neckline will highlight and flatter your collarbone. Strapless or off-the-shoulder styles also look fantastic on women with apple shapes.

Accessories are essential in pulling together an elegant look. A small clutch or shoulder bag is an excellent choice, while adding color with statement jewelry such as necklaces or bracelets is always welcome. Avoid wearing too many pieces at once, as this could overpower your outfit and make it appear disorganized; similarly, use just a light dusting of powder and mascara for an elegant night out!

As for shoes, heels should always be worn with cocktail dresses unless otherwise indicated by their host. Heels give you height, shape, and poise. Stiletto heels provide extra height, while block or midi heels may provide alternative forms of support. Choosing inappropriate footwear could spoil an otherwise stunning cocktail dress and even appear casual or messy.


Cocktail dresses often feature fitted and cinched waist skirts to flatter various body types, from women who are pear- and apple-shaped as well to those who prefer an hourglass silhouette. It accentuates curves while hiding any problem areas on your figure. Lace mini dresses add an elegant and glamorous flair that is sure to turn heads at your next event!

Whatever the event or celebration may be, BCBGMAXAZRIA has something to meet any taste or style imaginable – from formal cocktail attire to semi-formal wear, you will find something suitable. Find formal cocktail wear for graduation ceremonies and weddings or date night attire and special celebrations.

Fit and flare cocktail dresses can help short and curvier women emulate an hourglass shape that can often be difficult to achieve. Choose a strapless style with a leg-lengthening empire waist or sweetheart neckline to accentuate natural curves; A-lines, pleating, and flowing skirts also work well because they emphasize waistlines. Pair these cocktail dresses with classic footwear like pumps or wedges – stiletto heels may be required for formal events, while block heels or even mid-heels may suffice when going for more casual looks!