Any style maven worth her Louboutins knows to match her dress to her purse, but what about to her cocktail?

Look inspired by Manhattan cocktail, shot on location at The Topaz | © Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip

It’s the season of the cocktail party, which means it’s also the season of the cocktail dress. Traditionally, a cocktail dress is worn to a semi-formal occasion, like a cocktail party. In the late 1920s, due in part to the suffragette movement and Prohibition Reform, “The Drinking Woman” emerged at private cocktail soirées and lounges about town. And so, the cocktail dress was born. It wasn’t until the late 1940s, however, that Christian Dior coined the term “cocktail dress,” as…

Jill Di Donato

Fashion Editor @Culture Trip II Novelist, essayist, flower enthusiast

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