15 Cocktail Dresses for Every Summer Occasion

So you've finally set your OOO email, and the only thing left between you and your dream summer vacation is the formidable task of packing your suitcase. Setting aside the essentials is easy, but when you move onto your special-occasion pieces, that's things get tricky.

Instead of drowning in a sea of skirts, statement blouse, and pant suits, we highly suggest you opt for cocktail dresses. Not only do they take up the least amount of space in your suitcase, but they can be easily dressed up or down and worn more than once, depending on your destination.

That's why we've rounded up the best summer cocktail dresses for every vacation. Pair these lovely numbers with sandals, denim jackets, combat boots, or "ugly" sneakers and you'll be one step closer to leaving your overpacking days behind you.

Have you heard? One shoulder is the new off-the-shoulder.

Available in sizes 0 to 10. 

Go mini and go bold with a fiery red. 

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Shine on with this metallic number. 

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

The ruched detail will define your shape. 

Available in sizes 0 to 12. 

Little House on the Prairie, but make it fashion. 

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

Keep things interesting with a drape detailing. 

Available in sizes 10 to 18. 

Ruching is back (and better than ever). 

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Loving all things lavender.

Available in sizes X to 4X. 

Lace and polka dots were made for each other. 

Available in sizes 0 to 14. 

A little ruffle is never a bad idea.

Available in sizes 0 to 12. 

Gen Z yellow is taking over.

Available in sizes 2 to 8.

What's better than gingham? Contrasted gingham.

Available in sizes 12 to 28.

A dressed-up take on a seasonal floral frock.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Bring on a bit of drama, starting with one sleeve. 

Available in sizes 2 to 12. 

Now the struggle is deciding which one of these will be the sole winner. 

Opening Image: @babba.c