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100 Cocktail Outfit Ideas for Beauty Pageants

Before suggesting cocktail outfit ideas for beauty pageants, it is best to understand what a cocktail outfit is in the first place.

Lands End describes a cocktail dress as a semi-formal dress intended to be worn to late-afternoon or early-evening social gatherings, events, or occasions. The answer to the transitory space between casual daytime wear and fancy evening wear, the cocktail dress was born.

Going by this description, a cocktail dress lies somewhere between a smart casual dress you would wear during the day, and the high glam evening wear you would wear at night.

What is the right height for a cocktail dress?

A good cocktail dress shouldn’t be so long that it looks like a gown, also it shouldn’t be too short like what you would wear for a night out. Thus, the right height for a cocktail dress should be slightly above the knee, at the knee or around the calves, a height which is better known as midi.

The style of the cocktail dress depends on a lot of things, some of them being the venue, time of day and type of event.

Given this is a pageant, you don’t want to be too casual, thus, your cocktail wear or outfit must also reflect your style and glam to a a great extent.

It is also okay to wear dressy suits or a not veru formal looking jumpsuit as a cocktail outfit.

Here are some great ideas for cocktails dresses and outfits for pageants. Some may be over the top, so you may tone it down if you want.

We own none of the pictures used in this article. Some designs belong to Dona Matoshi, and others Valdrin Sahiti. We have incorporated a lot more from Pinterest and pictures Google search brought up. I will be more than happy to credit the right Designers should you know them.

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