Cocktail Dresses for Parties & Weddings

Looking for the perfect cocktail dress? Go no further than Femme Connection’s cocktail dresses for women!

There’s nothing quite like a cocktail dress for that special occasion. Whether it be cocktail dresses for weddings, work events, blacktie parties, or simply for nights out with your pals, we’ve got a range of snazzy cocktail & party dresses for all occasions.

Need a pink cocktail dress for that hen’s night? A white cocktail dress for your wedding after party or a black cocktail dress for that special trip to the theatre? We’ve got something exactly right for you.

Want to be the star of the show? How about you wear a red cocktail dress to that party? Match it with sparkling earrings, strappy heels or high boots, and a sleek clutch, and heads are guaranteed to turn your way. Or if you want to completely dazzle, one of our sparkling glitter dresses will have you upstaging every disco ball around!

Our cocktail dresses for women come in various styles and lengths. You can choose from our range of long sleeve cocktail dresses, midi cocktail dresses and short cocktail dresses with fabrics embellished with sequins.

For daytime events, our floral cocktail dresses fit the bill. With comfortable fabrics and flared skirts, you can kick up your heels in style. Try adding a cinched waist belt from our Accessories collection, some strappy heels and a matching handbag, and you have a simple-to-put-together and beguiling outfit!

Not sure which cocktail dress to choose? Try our online fashion quiz? If you want to find cocktail dresses in Australia, our quiz takes seconds and really helps narrow down the options!

Our cocktail dress stock updates often, so don’t forget to check in regularly! With our Wear Now, Pay Later options through ZipPay, Openpay and Afterpay, and free Australia-wide shipping on orders over $60, you can get whatever cocktail & party dresses you could wish for today!

Cocktail Dresses for Parties & Weddings

Looking for the perfect cocktail dress? Go no further than Femme Connection’s cocktail dresses for women!

There’s nothing quite like a cocktail dress for that special occasion. Whether it be cocktail dresses for weddings, work events, blacktie parties, or simply for nights out with your pals, we’ve got a range of snazzy cocktail & party dresses for all occasions.

Need a pink cocktail dress for that hen’s night? A white cocktail dress for your wedding after party or a black cocktail dress for that special trip to the theatre? We’ve got something exactly right for you.

Want to be the star of the show? How about you wear a red cocktail dress to that party? Match it with sparkling earrings, strappy heels or high boots, and a sleek clutch, and heads are guaranteed to turn your way. Or if you want to completely dazzle, one of our sparkling glitter dresses will have you upstaging every disco ball around!

Our cocktail dresses for women come in various styles and lengths. You can choose from our range of long sleeve cocktail dresses, midi cocktail dresses and short cocktail dresses with fabrics embellished with sequins.

For daytime events, our floral cocktail dresses fit the bill. With comfortable fabrics and flared skirts, you can kick up your heels in style. Try adding a cinched waist belt from our Accessories collection, some strappy heels and a matching handbag, and you have a simple-to-put-together and beguiling outfit!

Not sure which cocktail dress to choose? Try our online fashion quiz? If you want to find cocktail dresses in Australia, our quiz takes seconds and really helps narrow down the options!

Our cocktail dress stock updates often, so don’t forget to check in regularly! With our Wear Now, Pay Later options through ZipPay, Openpay and Afterpay, and free Australia-wide shipping on orders over $60, you can get whatever cocktail & party dresses you could wish for today!

Cocktail Dresses for Parties & Weddings

The Best Colours for Wedding Guest Cocktail Dresses: A Seasonal Guide
Being invited to a wedding is a special honour, and it comes with the exciting task of selecting the perfect outfit. Most wedding invitations request semi-formal to formal attire, so for women, a cocktail dress is a great go-to choice. In this guide, we'll explore the beauty of cocktail dresses and provide valuable insights into selecting the best colours and prints for each time of year.
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The Allure of the Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dresses are an ideal choice for wedding events for several reasons. These dresses strike the perfect balance between formal and sophisticated, making them a versatile option for various wedding occasions. Whether the event is an outdoor garden party, a cocktail reception in a fancy bar, or a sit-down dinner in a formal venue, the cocktail dress will fit in flawlessly. They’re designed to be comfortable, easy to wear with a hem that won’t get under your heels, and due to their gorgeous fabric and designs, they exude elegance and femininity.
The Anatomy of a Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dresses fall at knee-length or lower, but don’t extend to the ankle, sometimes a cocktail dress will feature a sheer layer on top that creates that elegant long-dress look, however the body of the dress won’t be this long.) The classic cocktail dress length means these frocks strike the perfect balance between looking stylish and formal, while feeling comfortable.
Cocktail dresses can be crafted from an array of fabrics with lush and intricate textures, including silk, chiffon, lace, and satin. These days, a range of synthetic fabrics are available which simulate these more traditional materials, so you’ll now see polyester and viscose dresses offering the sumptuous look of more traditional cocktail dress fabrics. Overall, a cocktail dress will offer a range of textures and finishes, so you might see lace, sequins, ribbon, embroidery, or other embellishments, all of which add to the finery.
When it comes to colour and prints in cocktail dresses, the options are vast, allowing you to express your style and personality.
The Significance of Choosing the Right Colours for your Cocktail Dress
Selecting the right colours for your wedding guest dress is crucial to making you feel great on the day. Firstly, there's a general rule that guests should avoid wearing white, cream, or very light shades that might resemble the bride's attire. To respect tradition and avoid any unintentional faux pas, steer clear of these neutral colours. Instead, focus on colours that complement the wedding's theme, the season, and your own personal style.
Seasonal Colour Recommendations
Whilst it’s not compulsory to choose your dress colour according to the season, it does help. There’s a reason why certain colours look better in summer than they do in winter. The light varies between the seasons, and our complexions appear differently under each season’s natural light. So there are certain colours that, as a rule, look better in some seasons than in others. Let’s have a look at those dress colours now.



Summer: In the warm months, consider bold colours like lime yellow, burnt orange, cyan blues, and gold. Or for a more understated look, opt for nude and dusty pinks, light browns and greys. Bold exotic prints are also a fantastic choice for summer weddings.


Autumn: The fall season calls for warm, earthy tones. Think about magenta, burnt sienna, fuchsia, orange, red brown, and chocolate brown. These colours harmonise well with the autumn landscape.

Winter: The cold season welcomes rich, warm colours. Emerald green, rich reds, maroon, purple, and royal blue are excellent choices for winter weddings.

Spring: Spring is all about vibrant colours and pastels. Embrace the freshness of the season with lively shades. Also, bring on the floral prints, which are particularly applicable to springtime!
Tips on Choosing Dress Colours
Colour selectionWhen selecting colours, consider those that complement your hair colour and complexion. If a colour doesn't flatter you—even if it's a beautiful dress—it's best to choose another option. When in doubt, black or navy are safe choices that suit most people.
Matching make-upMatching your make-up and accessories to your dress is a wise move. Choose lipstick and accessories that complement the dress colour and enhance your overall look. Remember, there are plenty of online resources to help you choose the right shade of lipstick to colour-match with your outfit!
Styling a Cocktail Dress



Colour-Matching Accessories: Opt for shoes, belts, and bags that harmonise with your chosen hue. Like we said about make-up, there are ample online resources to help you choose the optimal accessory colours for your outfit. Also, be confident in what your eye tells you. You most likely know what looks right and what doesn’t, so listen to your instincts.

Colour-Matching Accessories: The best footwear to pair with a cocktail dress depends on the style of the dress and the formality of the wedding. Strappy heels and pointed closed toe heels are classic choices for most events. Colour choice is important, as the wrong shade of footwear can make your whole outfit look odd. For example, a black heel may look overbearing with a pastel blue dress. You would be better off opting for a cream, white or tan heel. And if your dress is very light and flowy, a closed-toe shoe might look overly heavy, and thus an open toe strappy heel might work better.Look out for heels with embellishments. A bejewelled high heel can look gorgeous with the right cocktail dress!

Jewellery: The right necklace not only accentuates your neckline but also infuses a dash of elegance to your ensemble. With a cocktail dress, consider opting for a striking statement necklace that stands out. Pieces with attention-grabbing elements like gemstones, and elaborate beadwork, always draw attention. If this isn’t your style, or if your dress already contains plenty of sparkle, then opt for more delicate jewellery, like a fine chain necklace and drop pearl or diamond earrings.

Handbag: Choose a small clutch or a sleek handbag that compliments your dress. A bag with a metallic or satin finish, or a sequin studded clutch, can add an extra touch of glamour to your ensemble.
The Beauty of Colourful Cocktail Dresses
Selecting the perfect colour for your cocktail dress adds a personal touch to your wedding guest attire. Whether you're attending a summer reception, a cosy autumn vineyard wedding, an indoor winter wedding, or spring garden nuptials, the right colour dress can enhance your overall look.
Cocktail dresses at Femme Connection
Remember that Femme Connection offers a wide range of beautiful cocktail dresses for women, available in various sizes. To ensure you find the perfect dress for your next wedding event, in a colour you adore, check out our collection today. You'll find plenty of cocktail dresses that will have you feeling confident and looking stylish on the big day.

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