We all need at least one go-to cocktail dress in our wardrobes. A sparkling piece that immediately makes you feel beautiful and party-ready. A figure-hugging silhouette that highlights your figure in all the right places.
You may love lighting up the dance-floor, or simply want to look your best for a party or Homecoming. These designs fuse modern features with an element of classic glamour. Their opulent details set them apart and make the wearer always stand out.
We’re looking at 5 amazing embellished short cocktail dresses that tick these boxes. With stunning and very intricate detailing, these luxurious designs will always shine. No matter what season or special occasion, they will fit in at almost any party or celebration.
Having one of these dresses to hand means you’re already prepared for any invitations that come your way. Slip one of these on and instantly head out the door for a dinner date, night on the town or big event. Their shimmering bead-work and embellishment means you’ll immediately catch the light.
Jovani’s new collection of cocktail dresses takes your party look up a level. Couture quality is key to each design. Embellishments are intricately planned and placed to make the best impact possible.
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Top 5 Embellished Cocktail Dresses
This nude dress is embellished with the most stunning turquoise bead-work. A simple sheath style, this form-fitting short dress shows off your figure. The nude fabric allows the colorful beads to really stand out and shine.
With a ‘barely there’ look, this dress has a modern and bold appearance that will instantly get you noticed. The turquoise beads have a slight boho vibe that you can choose to style with matching accessories. The bead-work is laid out to create a faux plunge on the bodice that adds drama.
The neckline is also rimmed with further detailing, creating the illusion of a necklace. That means you can wear minimal jewels with this piece. A pair of chandelier earrings is all you need for a sophisticated evening look.
Dress this up with coordinating nude or turquoise accessories. A braided half-up style will off-set the carefree boho vibes. Alternatively, opt for a clean chignon bun for classic elegance.
Investing in a dress with timeless appeal is important if you want a dress you can always count on. This fitted nude design has that classic glam all wrapped up. The long sleeves and simple v neckline make it perfect for evening celebrations.
Beautifully fitted to make those curves stand out, this dress shows off just the right amount of skin. It’s covered in glittering silver and gold sequins all over. Intricately created, this design has that couture feel that never ceases to amaze.
Surprisingly neutral, you’ll find that this dress will collaborate harmoniously with your existing wardrobe. Team it with a leather jacket for date night, or add skyscraper heels for a cocktail event. It has so much sparkle that your accessories should be pared back and refined.
Wear this with a red lipstick and loose hair bun for a relaxed, sexy evening look. Add black heels and a black clutch, or experiment with one pop of color. Opt for a neutral pink/beige manicure for a polished finish.
Adding fringe into the mix gives this cocktail dress a roaring ’20s, Gatsby inspired finish. This navy beaded piece mixes a selection of jaw-dropping blue colored beads. These form an incredible, artistic pattern that swirl down this design.
The hemline is composed from fringe beading. This is a unique finishing touch that adds movement and allows you to dramatically twirl on the dance-floor! The neckline has a key-hole cutout that adds an attractive glimpse of skin to the front of the bodice.
Heavily beaded, this design is composed with so much attention to fine detail. The silhouette itself is striking and flattering, made to suit an array of body types with its feminine shape. The contrasting tone beads give this an epic ‘wow’ factor.
Team this up with metallic silver heels and a coordinating shoulder bag for a party. Opt for a glowing complexion with subtly contoured features. Silver nails in a matching metallic finish will tie the whole outfit together.
This burgundy dress takes a slightly more subtle approach to embellishment. The fabric and bead-work combine to create a very seamless, sparkling look. The beaded elements just serve to add that additional luxurious finish and set this apart.
With a high halterneck cut, this design hugs your figure beautifully. It’s punctuated at the waist with a design accent composed from lines of beads. This has a slimming look that makes for a soft, feminine shape.
The deep burgundy color is so flattering and currently on-trend. The perfect party number, you’ll find this dress will fit in with a whole host of occasions. That’s even including weddings and Homecoming.
Dress this up with a pair of white or gold heels and stick to the same color for your bag choice, too. Add a pair of gold earrings and wear your hair in a half-up style for a semi-formal event. A smokey eye or cat-eye eyeliner will make a big beauty statement with this dress.
This silver dress may be the most fashion-forward of them all. It has panels of bead-work and uses a sheer over-lay to create a sculptural look. The effect is nothing short of jaw-dropping.
The neckline features necklace-look lines of detailing. Then comes the most perfect faux sweetheart neckline. The silver bead-work is placed to enhance your figure by drawing the eye to all the right places.
That slimming, elongating effect is going to suit anyone who tries this beauty on. This fresh and fashion-forward cocktail dress will continue to look stylish for many seasons ahead. Its neutral shade means it’s also very versatile to style.
You can pair this with neutral colors for an effortless look, or opt for shades of red or even blue, purple or pink. It’ll look particularly on-trend when teamed with a matte brown lipstick and sleek, straight hair.