10 Looks: New Fashion, Vintage Ideas
The lesson: Every woman should have a fabulous cocktail dress on hand.
The background: During Prohibition, fashionable flappers suddenly needed a not-too-formal, not-too-casual outfit to wear for those very hush-hush cocktail parties. Thus, the abbreviated evening gown was born. Ninety years later, cocktail dresses are still indispensable. Have just one go-to dress, like either of these chic styles, and you’ll be set for any social event that pops up.