cocktail dress

Puellam audiam

Senior Member
Taiwanese, Mandarin
Hi, everyone!

I wonder what is a cocktail dress? Is it a dress women wear in the formal occasions?
So, does "cocktail dress" refers to a certain kind of stlye, or material, or...?

Or all the elegant dresses for the formal occasions and the night parties can be called 'cocktail dress.'

That is to say, we can always use this word to refer to what a woman wear in a formal party, even we don't know its style, type, material, etc. Is that so?

Thanks for your attention!:)
  • Musical Chairs

    Senior Member
    Japan & US, Japanese & English
    A cocktail dress isn't something VERY formal. It's the kind of thing you'd wear to a bar, or a night out.

    Usually it's shorter than formal dresses, and it doesn't have a specific fabric associated with it.
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