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Cocktail Length


By definition, the hemline of cocktail length dresses lands just above the knees. (See also: Knee Length)

Cocktail Length Wedding Dresses

Cocktail length dresses are usually worn by brides having informal weddings and destination weddings. (See "Informal Short Wedding Dresses" for more information on informal wedding dresses.)

This above-the-knee style is also a great option for a second dress to wear during the reception, as they allow a bride to move much more freely than any floor length gown.

Cocktail length dresses are also great for a newer wedding tradition, where the bride changes into a "going away dress," before leaving the reception. This is a great option, if you want to celebrate your wedding with a special "First Date as a Married Couple," or if you plan to leave for your honeymoon directly after the reception.

Bonus: You can re-wear your cocktail length wedding dress on anniversary dates!

Informal Wedding Dresses

From intimate courthouse ceremonies, to playful garden ceremonies with a more relaxed, informal feel, the cocktail length is a great silhouette for informal wedding dresses.

Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6707has design elements, similar to those seen in a more traditional silhouette (just shorter!), & would make a great informal wedding dress:
Mori Lee Informal Wedding Dress
Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6707

Destination Wedding Dresses

Often taking place on sandy beaches, destination weddings are fun, relaxing, and intimate; and cocktail length wedding dresses make perfect destination wedding dresses. No worrying about ruining your wedding dress with sandy stains here!

With its fun floral design, Pronovias Bridal Gown Foro is a great example of cocktail length destination wedding dresses:
Pronovias Bridal Gown Foro
Pronovias Bridal Gown Foro

Reception Dresses
(For more information, see: Reception Dresses)

Allure Bridal Gown 951 features super fun details, making it the perfect party dress for your reception!
Allure Reception Dresses
Allure Bridal Gown 951

Post- Reception Dresses

With its curve-hugging design, Pronovias Bridal Gown Africa would make great second dress for an intimate first night on the town as husband and wife:
Pronovias Bridal Gown Africa
Pronovias Bridal Gown Africa

Cocktail Length Bridesmaid Dresses

Of course, the cocktail silhouette also works great for bridesmaid dresses! Because of its shorter hemline, it is more commonly used in a less formal setting, such as a semi-formal wedding. But it is certainly not limited to be used as such!

Noir by Lazaro Bridesmaid Dress NZ3179 is a versatile style, and is a fabulous example of cocktail length bridesmaid dresses:
Noir by Lazaro Bridesmaid Dress NZ3179
Noir by Lazaro Bridesmaid Dress NZ3179


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