21 Flattering Cocktail Dresses to Pair With Your Margarita

Whether you’ve got a wedding to attend in the coming months or have another formal occasion in the books, when something calls for “cocktail attire,” finding the right summer cocktail dress can be a task you’d rather save for someone else.

However, once you’ve learned the official dos and don’ts of the vague dress code, finding an appropriate dress is simple. After all, we know you’d rather be spending that time sipping margaritas and mojitos rather than searching for what you’re going to wear.

The main rules of cocktail dressing are to keep your dress between the mini and midi length and avoid anything that’s too revealing. Combine these two, and you’ll have a stunning look that’ll turn heads while also keeping you within the dress code.

Ready to start shopping for your next summer soirée? We rounded up our favorite cocktail dresses so you don’t have to. Check them out now.

Sweet and simple.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

We're obsessed with this neckline.

Available in UK sizes 6 to 14.

Leave it to Brock Collection to create the dreamiest cocktail dress.

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

This dress will never go out of style.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

This sherbet colored dress has us dreaming of summer weddings.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

A petal-pink dress will be perfect for all your summer occasions.

Available in sizes 00 to 12.

You'll get so much wear out of this dress.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

We can't get over this dress.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

You can't go wrong with a gorgeous black dress like this.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Nanushka is the cool-girl brand you need to know now.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These ruffles, though.

Available in sizes 10 to 20.

Wear this dress to a cocktail party or to a weekend brunch.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

You'll be wearing this affordable option every chance you get.

Available in sizes S to L.

We'll take cotton candy colors any day.

Available in UK sizes 4 to 14.

This dress only looks expensive.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A minidress makes for a great and versatile cocktail party option.

Available in sizes XS to 3X.

Nothing like a gorgeous slip dress that'll keep your look timeless.

Available in sizes 00 to 12.

This color combination is gorgeous.

Available in sizes XL to XXXL.

Ulla Johnson makes some of the most romantic pieces.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

Dress this up with some bold accessories.

Available in sizes XS to XXL.

In these dresses, we guarantee you'll enjoy those warm summer evenings and feel ultra chic doing it, too.