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A Cocktail Dress is usually worn at semi-formal events and occasions however many designers have made their cocktail and short dresses so glamorous, they are appropriate for more formal occasions. Today, Cocktail Dresses range from short mini dresses to knee length and below the knee with a variety of necklines and special elements. MackTak presents to you a number of cocktail collections from world renowned designers.The term “cocktail” dress was first ordained by Christian Dior in the 1940s which opened the door in fashion to more cocktail specific designs and advertising. The designers featured on MackTak.com present you with a variety of styles, colors, details, and cuts. You can chose a dress suited for a dinner party as well as dress that is glamorous enough for an evening wedding to a dress you can wear while performing on stage to dancing at homecoming or prom. Cocktail Dress Silhouettes, Fabrics, and Embellishments When choosing your cocktail dress you want think about where you are going and what you will be doing. You can choose from one shoulder and strapless options to boat neck, v-neck and plunging necklines. Choose a classic sweetheart neckline or go with an illusion bodice that highlights unique details. Think about where you want the skirt to come out from, do you want an empire waist, a natural waist, or a dropped waist. You could also choose a body conscious dress that fits to your form all the way through. The fabrics of the cocktail dresses at MackTak range from satins, silks, chiffon, tulle, and mesh. Crystals, beads, sequins and lace that create accents, appliques, and overlays that add unique and ornate touches. There are a million ways to accessorize the cocktail dresses on MackTak so that you look like a million bucks.