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Are you ready to host your very own cocktail party? A cocktail party is a party where cocktails are served. Women may choose to wear what has become known as a cocktail dress.
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              What is a cocktail party?
              International Bartenders List
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When the 19th Amendment to the United States
Although many believe the inventor of the cocktail party to be Alec Waugh of London, who in 1924 found a need for this pleasant interlude before a dinner party, an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press that ran in May 1917 credits Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Walsh invited 50 guests to her house on a Sunday at high noon for a one hour affair. "The party scored an instant hit," the St. Paul Pioneer Press declared. And within a matter of weeks, cocktail parties became "a St. Louis institution".
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Alec Waugh noted
that the first cocktail party in England was hosted by war artist Christopher Nevinson in 1924. A so-called cocktail hat is sometimes worn as a fashion statement.
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Cocktail hour
Cocktail hour has been used as a marketing technique by restaurants and hotels as a means of attracting patrons in the hours between 4 pm-6 pm.
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The Cocktail Dress
A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a woman's dress worn at cocktail parties, and semi-formal, or "black tie" occasions.

The length of cocktail dresses varies depending on fashion and local custom. The length ranges from just above the knee to touching the ankle. When it is about 5 cm (2 inches) above the ankle it is called tea length and when it is almost touching the ankle it is called ballerina length, although ballerina length dresses usually fall into the evening gown category.

At semi-formal occasions, less elaborate, shorter-length cocktail dresses may be worn. Prior to the mid 20th century this type of dress was known as 'late afternoon'. When gentlemen are in business suits, ladies also wear dress suits or "good" afternoon skirt and dresses.

By the 1980s the criteria by which a garment was considered a cocktail dress was not its length, but its level of sumptuousness.
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The Little Black Dress
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel, intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD."

The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.
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The cocktail party
Traditional parties such as the English tea party or the modern cocktail party, are social gatherings within a fairly formal, or at least stylized, atmosphere. These parties often have roots in tradition which can be regional, cultural, or specific to a single family.

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Refrences
Felten, Eric (2007-10-06). "St. Louis - Party Central". The Wall Street Journal (Dow Jones & Company): p. W4. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
da Cruz, Elyssa (2000). "Dressing for the Cocktail Hour". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
Museum of New Zealand

Resources:  This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article cocktailparty /littleblackdress  and other related pages.
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