Pick out the perfect cocktail dress for you

When Spring begins, it can be hard sometimes to pick out the perfect cocktail dress. Normally when it comes to womens party dresses, black is always a safe choice. But when the flowers come out and the birds start singing, a plain black dress can seem a little predictable. Surely there are better options for drinks with friends?

Fortunately, there is a wide range of appealing selection this season, whether you prefer to keep it simple, or liven things up with bold colours and daring designs. When looking at MaxStudio’s Spring 2012 collection we can see featuring flowing Grecian-style dresses in a large range of colours from pastel pinks to ivories, with asymmetrical lines, bands that wrap the bodice and a figure-flattering pattern. Very close designs are available in orange, turquoise, red or yellow; your guests won’t be sure what’s more beautiful – you or the budding flowers.

It seems over the shoulder and open-backed cocktail dresses are popular in trend this season, but if you prefer a more casual or streamlined look, you can still try a striped jersey dress, a puckered plaid long or short dress, or a short-sleeved dress in a springy sherbet-hued orange.

If you’re in search of a more conventional look, MaxStudio carries spring-inspired black cocktail dresses, with mixed lace and mesh creating a full-length floral pattern, or a crinkled silk chiffon watercolour dress that features a romantic hand-painted black and white floral design.