There is a dress often overlooked but so very fun to wear – the cocktail dress. More formal than a work dress and less dressy than an evening gown – the cocktail dress is somewhere in between. But every bit as elegant. A dress for an under appreciated time of day, perhaps all that is left of a bygone era – the cocktail hour. I love the idea of cocktail hour, that time for relaxing and unwinding. I don’t drink cocktails but even so, I love dressing for cocktail hour.
I love designer Rebecca Taylor for her feminine touches – ruffles, peplums, florals – and in this case, an added puffed sleeve and exposed shoulder.
Photos by Abrina Hyatt, shot on location at Huntley Taverne, Summit NJ