Pamela Lipton, a New York-based fashion and food blogger ( Fashionable Foodie ), shares her personal take on Cocktail Chic attire. As one of Long Island’s best-dressed mothers and a leading influencer, Pamela offers first-hand insight into ladies fashion and great food in the New York area. Read on below to learn more and make sure you check out her social feed @fashionablefoodieny
Cocktail Attire has become more and more common these days but what exactly does that mean? My husband and I have been fortunate enough to attend many formal events over the years and the phrase “Cocktail Attire” has expanded to cover almost every type of event. As a result, finding the right cocktail dress can be a worthy investment.
When you are shopping for a cocktail dress there are many factors you need to keep in mind. You want to find a dress that makes you feel comfortable and that you can style in different ways. Ideally, the dress should become an investment piece and not just a one-time wear.
The little black dress is an obvious staple and one that everyone must have in their closet. Adding fun accessories to a day party or dramatic jewels to an evening soirée is an easy way to change up the look. Once you have that black dress, start to venture out to more bold colors. Remember, most women opt for the black dress, so if you want to make a statement, choose a vibrant cobalt blue or fire engine red. When you choose a vibrant dress, you can tone down the jewels and add a sexy heel instead.
Jay Godfrey designs amazing evening wear and I fell in love with this cocktail dress that I found at Meringue. (http://www.meringueny.com/) The color and style are edgy and modern and the fit is incredible. I paired the dress with some classic Jimmy Choo patent leather pumps, a small Chanel bag and a Baume & Mercier wraparound bracelet watch. This look can be worn to practically any type of cocktail event and is a perfect staple to have in your wardrobe.
Dress – Jay Godfrey (http://rstyle.me/n/cqrhkzcb38x)
Sunglasses & Bag – Chanel
Shoes – Jimmy Choo (Similar – http://rstyle.me/n/cqrhmycb38x)
Watch – Baume & Mercier (http://rstyle.me/n/cqrhn7cb38x)
Special thank you to all those that contributed their talent and time for this shoot.
Photography – Wavecrest Studio
Hair – Kristin Aguanno
Make-Up – Anne DeMarco
Location – Crescent Beach Club