Cocktail Dresses

Straps Sleeves

Chic Cocktail and Party Dresses for Your Next Wedding

Step out in a cocktail dress that’s trendy, classy, and as unique as you. The right cocktail dress makes a bold statement bound to turn heads, made with stunning fabrics and gorgeous colors.

When you shop for a cocktail dress at David’s Bridal, you can narrow your search by browsing by fabric, length, sleeve type, and more – it’s the perfect fit at your fingertips. Then, once you’re ready to place your order, we’ll offer low and free shipping rates throughout the U.S.

Are cocktail dresses formal?

A cocktail dress is the perfect garment for any semi-formal event, whether in the early afternoon or evening hours. These mini and midi dresses are sophisticated and chic, making them great attire for many events. So while the name may sound like they have an informal party vibe, cocktail dresses are anything but.

Find your perfect cocktail dress at David's Bridal

Cocktail dresses are the perfect go-to you can wear to any daytime or nighttime event. They have a festive, flirty attitude that fits right at home during holiday parties, dances, weddings, anniversary celebrations, and even an off-the-clock work event.

Cocktail attire for women encompasses a variety of looks, from a little black dress to unique prints and playful jumpsuits. At David’s Bridal, you’ll find a vast selection of cocktail dresses that range in silhouettes, colors, necklines, fabrics, and more.

Take the little black dress, just for one of the many options you’ll find at David’s Bridal. You can truly never go wrong with an LBD. Whether fitted or flowy, v-neck or round-neck, strapless or sleeved, this cocktail dress makes its way out for a rousing round on the dance floor. And when you’re toasting the newly married couple from your seat, you can repurpose this dress for another event. You’ll find lots of variety on the David’s Bridal website!

Cocktail dresses available in many sizes

Be the best dressed of the bunch! Many of David’s Bridal cocktail dresses are available in sizes 0 to 30W, with petite, plus size, and junior styles available too.

David’s Bridal cocktail dress shipping options

Once you found the perfect cocktail dress, you can choose to ship it standard, expedited, or express to ensure you get it in time for the wedding. For U.S. orders (except Alaska and Hawaii) that are more than $175, you’ll also receive free standard shipping. Head to the David’s Bridal Order FAQ page to learn more.


Wedding cocktail dress tips and FAQs

What cocktail dress fabric options are available at David’s Bridal? We carry a variety of cocktail dresses at David’s Bridal, from elegant lace to matte satin. Some of our options you’ll find online and in-store include:
  • Chiffon
  • Mesh
  • Satin
  • Tulle
  • Velvet
  • Nylon
How much do cocktail dresses cost? David’s Bridal cocktail dresses start as low as $30!
What color cocktail dress should I wear? Neutral or dark colors such as black, gray, or blue are easy to wear and match a multitude of occasions. Or, if you want to make a bold statement, opt for a pop of color such as deep red or emerald green. The choice is totally yours! (Just be sure to avoid a wedding snafu – in many cultures, it’s best to avoid white dresses.)