Pin for Later: 30 of the Best Little Black Party Dresses Karen Millen beaded cocktail dress (£215)A wide variety of black cocktail dresses exist out there nowadays and getting one that’s excellent for your looks is not an easy task that anyone can do. You need to be careful and check whether or not your dress is okay and will serve the purpose you intended. If you are not aware of what you should check when buying such dresses, then here are the top two things you must consider seriously. Length Lengths vary from short to long ones. You are free to choose the length you feel best for you. Do not pick a long one only to go and make it short even before you wear it to that party you are looking forward to attending. Also, do not buy a short one only to complain about its length later. Awesome black cocktail dresses are those of knee length or a little bit short if you love miniskirts and would like your dresses to be of the same length with your skirts. Shoulder Style Shoulder styles define they way you’ll appear every time you wear black cocktail dresses. If you want nice looks, then be careful to check the shoulder style when you are buying the dress. Do not content with something that will give you a funny appearance. Understand your body shape and go for a dress that fits well on your shoulders. If you check these two important things, then you’ll get excellent dress. Avoid buying things you are not sure whether or not they are the best for you.