A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is that special dress worn at cocktail parties, and semi-formal, or “black tie” occasions.
A cocktail dress is the big rival to the LBD (little black dress) in a woman’s closet. Cocktail dresses are feminine, sexy, elegant and fun. Perfect for a special occasion, formal event or a dinner date at a fine dining restaurant, the cocktail dress is an essential piece of ladies fashion.
The cocktail dress was conceived in the twenties and made famous by Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy number in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In London in the 1960s a fashion revolution exploded. From the heart of Carnaby street the freedom of the sixties spirit was translated by fashion designers and by non more so than Aristos Constantinou, the co-founder of Ariella. Ariella was hailed as the power of Carnaby street as it produced some of the most exquisite cocktail dresses of the era.
Almost half a century later Ariella are producing cocktail dresses for the biggest fashion retailers across Europe and in 2012 launched an exclusive collection of couture cocktail dresses under the new label Ariella Couture. Ariella Couture is a spectacular line of Catwalk Fashion. Have a closer look at the Ariella Couture collection here, perhaps the most beautiful, artistic and finely designed collection in the long history of this long established London fashion house.