You should never be a dress accessory. The lady should be the art and cocktail clothes the frame. Thus, pay special attention to your outfit silhouette.
Fit-and-flare for hourglass figures, A-line for pear and apple shapes, and ruching and other volume-creating embellishments for stick-straight bodies make great party dresses.
We know what we like and don't about our body. Ruffles that highlight curves are good design features.
Show off your shoulders with an off-the-shoulder or cold-shoulder neckline. Over-60 women seldom complain about their shoulders!
Cocktail dresses should be exciting and unique. Find ones with extras and bling. We're not invisible because we're elderly. The dress doesn't have to be black!
Subtle is always in trend. I like monochromatic attire because you can experiment with different materials, shoes, and accessories.
Unless that's your defining style, something traditional and ageless with simple lines and few patterns or colours.
You don't need a jacket to wear a cocktail dress. Wearing a lacy blouse or scarf under a sleeveless dress.