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Cocktail Dresses

Whether you prefer a minimalist style or comfortable everyday basics, every woman needs a few cocktail dresses ready and waiting in her closet. When Tess McGill longed to get ahead in the corporate shark tank world in Working Girl, she didn’t don a generic suit and tie. Instead, she “borrowed” a sparkly black cocktail dress from her boss that enabled her to climb the professional ladder (and snag dreamy Jack Trainer as a pretty impressive bonus). The moral of her story? First, if you want to be taken seriously, you need serious hair. Second, dressing like a lady can make quite a lasting impression.

Our collection of cocktail dresses accommodates a range of age-appropriate styles and fits to keep you looking your best for a variety of occasions. Our unique designs have been featured in popular magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Allure, Nylon and Lucky. Hollywood starlets such as Eva Mendes, Zooey Deschanel, Heather Graham, Kim Kardashian, Emmy Rossum, and Nicole Kidman regularly don our dresses at the red carpet, talk show appearances, and movie premieres. Our designs are largely modeled after the graceful and cohesive looks of the 1940s and 1950s, a time when dressing up was an enviable daily occurrence.

Stop Staring! features dresses in a range of aesthetics, from timeless metallic hues reminiscent of Bond girls to flattering monochromatic designs to classic neutrals that transition easily from professional needs to casual wear. For those who love garments with feminine details, we offer styles adorned with delicate lace accents and cinched waistlines to highlight hourglass curves. Vintage cherry prints and nautical collars give a retro feel to tea dresses, while modern asymmetrical cuts and strappy bodices offer a daring departure from tamed modesty. From fitted silhouettes and flared trumpet skirts to high necklines and sweetheart styles, we have the dress for any upcoming event on your busy social calendar.

Our vintage-inspired styles run the fashion gamut from more conservative silhouettes that are ideal for office presentations and professional events to figure-hugging pieces suited to romantic date nights and adventures out on the town. Wear our unique styles to weddings, homecoming dances, proms, charity events, parties and job interviews – they’re that versatile!