Cocktail Dresses

Every woman needs the perfect cocktail dress in her wardrobe! For all of your events and social occasions that don’t quite call for black tie or formal attire, turn to Jovani’s collection of cocktail dresses. Jovani’s sprawling short and cocktail collection truly has something for every celebration, season, and style so you can find the dress that speaks to you!

  • Sparkling Lilac Sequin Strapless Midi Dress 43598

  • Lilac V Neckline Backless Short Dress 39656

  • Purple Sequin Embellished Mini Dress 36852

  • Lilac Ruched Sweetheart Neckline Short Dress 40467

  • Embellished Lilac V Neckline Short Dress 40377

  • Lilac Embellished Cocktail Dress 39748

  • Floral Plunging Neckline Short Dress 39880

  • Embellished & Metallic Pleated Mini Dress

  • Black Embellished Corset Dress 39666

  • Black V Neckline Fitted Dress 39873

  • Black Ruched Fitted Cocktail Dress 40112

  • Black and White V Neck Fitted Dress 39952

  • Black Embellished Short Dress 39788

  • Black Velvet Fitted Dress 39848

  • Black Fitted Bodice Velvet V Neckline Dress 40140

  • Embellished Cut Out Cocktail Dress 400610

  • Gold Embroidered Mesh Mini Dress 40468

  • Embellished Sheer Bodice Short Dress 41090

  • Corset Gold Strapless Embellished Dress 40057

  • Strapless Orange Pleated Bodice Short Dress 40144

  • Orange Beaded Short Dress 39985

  • Pink Halter Neckline Beaded Short Dress 40070

  • Vibrant Orange Beaded Mini Dress 39790

  • Embellished V Neckline Fitted Dress 39903

  • Vibrant Beaded V-Neck Mini Dresses 39707

Where Do You Wear Cocktail Dresses?

There are endless events that require cocktail attire, and the right dress can be a versatile closet staple. A semi-formal wedding, a fancy dinner reservation, a holiday party, a rehearsal dinner, a corporate work event, or even a prom are just a few reasons you may be reaching for your favorite Jovani cocktail dress. For prom-specific options, explore our Prom Dresses for additional inspiration. No matter the occasion, our elegant, chic, and timeless cocktail dresses will ensure you’re the best-dressed guest in any room you enter.

Seasonal Considerations for Your Jovani Cocktail Dress

When shopping for your Jovani cocktail dress, it’s important to consider the season and weather of your wear date. This will direct your search towards fabrics that’ll be fitting for your event and can also set the tone for the time of year. Our rich velvets in jewel tone colors are perfect for an autumn or winter event. Airy and lightweight chiffons and organzas are ideal for summer parties, outdoor events, or destination affairs. Our beaded mesh and lace dresses are an excellent option if you want an embellished style that will keep you comfortable in warmer weather. Fabrics like our breathable crepes, taffetas, and scubas are beautiful, flattering, and reliable options for your special events all year round. For more elegant evening options, browse our Evening Dresses.

Cocktail Dresses for Women’s Wedding Guests

Throughout Jovani’s cocktail collection, you’ll discover dresses that boast elegant silhouettes and timeless beauty and styles that feature the latest trends and daring details. To find your perfect dress, keep an eye out for design elements that suit the event you’ll be attending and your personal style. If your event is more conservative or professional, you may want to focus on dresses in classic silhouettes and fabrications. Jovani’s more simplistic styles are anything but boring because of the expert craftsmanship, fit, and high-quality materials that truly set them apart. Look out for elements such as a feather cuff, shirring and pleating, or even subtle beading to begin to elevate your look and make your big event even more special. For an occasion where you want to be the life of the party, select from our embellished cocktail dresses. Tonal beading can be a more understated way to add some shine to your look, while AB and silver rhinestones or mirrored beading will truly make you sparkle. If your night is sure to involve some dancing, opt for a style that has some movement to it. Elements like beaded fringe, cascading ruffles, or even chiffon streamers flowing from the shoulder or waistline can be a fun way to make a statement. If you’re attending a homecoming event, check out our Homecoming Dresses for more inspiration.

Can You Wear a Dress to an Interview?

Although Jovani is known in the pageant world for our gorgeous competition gowns, which you can explore throughout our Couture and Signature lines, we also have a growing collection of perfect pageant interview outfits that’ll help you make the right first impression when it matters most! The cocktail dress you select for your interview shares a piece of your personality with the judges, so choose a dress that feels on-brand and most importantly, gives you the confidence you need to express your authentic self. Although the interview is a segment of your pageant, keep in mind that it’s a professional environment too, which influences your style selection. For this cocktail look, focus on tailoring fit and silhouette. As for design details, steer clear of dresses with sheer paneling or full beading, as you’ll have the opportunity to show off that side of your style on stage. Opt for a form-fitting or A-line silhouette in fabrics like scuba, stretch crepe, or taffeta. These interview style cocktails often include suiting inspired details such as collars, lapels, or buttons with a feminine, contemporary twist. Details like a peplum, overskirt, puff sleeve, or even an exaggerated bow can be a fun way to experiment with shape. Express yourself with bright colors, such as hot pinks, yellows, peacock blues, and rich purples, and if you can’t choose, color blocking could be your way to go!

Are Cocktail Dresses Appropriate for Weddings?

For our Jovani brides, we know you’re in need of a spectacular wardrobe for all of your bridal events leading up to your wedding day! Our selection of white cocktail dresses will satisfy all of your bridal fashion needs. Start getting your guests excited for the celebrations to come with the perfect engagement party dress. Your bachelorette party is your chance to truly sparkle and shine with a beaded or sequined number. Whether you’re drawn towards our sweet fit and flares or sexy sheaths, maybe a sophisticated off-the-shoulder neckline or sultry sleeves, Jovani has the dress for whatever type of bride you want to be!

Jovani is dedicated to providing fashion for all of life’s celebrations so you can enjoy every milestone moment in style. With Jovani’s cocktail collection, find a dress that’s just as special as the memories you’ll be making! For the latest styles, don’t forget to check out our New Arrivals.