Here at we can’t resist the allure of a gorgeous cocktail dress. Perfect for an evening occasion, black-tie do or glamorous event, the ultimate cocktail dress should be elegant and timeless, oozing glamour. Team LBD have put together a collection of our top five favourite cocktail dresses this season...

Lipstick Boutique Lola Dress in Black, £65.

As far as black cocktail dresses go, this beautiful number from Lipstick Boutique ticks all the right boxes. A classic LBD featuring a sheer lace cut-out and high neck, this dress is ideal for a glamorous, sophisticated look. Flattering to all body shapes and sizes especially  the hourglass and pear; just add a touch of red lipstick, some pointed court shoes and you’re good to go.

Ruby Ray Sherbet Sequin Black Dress, £80.

For a hint of shimmer and sparkle this summer, we love this black embellished cocktail dress from Ruby Ray. A stunning sequinned style with sheer long sleeves, it’s the perfect choice for the arm conscious ladies among us! Featuring a flattering scoop neck and an alluring low cowl back, this sexy number with add glitz and glamour to your look this season.

Lagom Lisbon Dress in Red,  £105.

If you’re looking for a bold dress to wear for your special occasion, this ravishing red dress from Lagom will ensure you stand out from the crowd. The beautiful bold colour teamed with this fab frilled skirt makes this dress a great choice for parties this season. They say red is the colour of confidence and Team LBD is sure this dress will make you feel your best whenever you wear it.

Kate Fearnley Long Buttercup Dress in Monochrome, £180.

Monochrome a huge trend for SS13 so this gorgeous dress from Kate Fearnley will hit the mark for any evening occasion this season. Featuring a nipped-in waist, this full and flirty cocktail dress gives a stylish nod to the retro 50’s style whilst being bought right up-to-date with this  fabulous colour combo. A firm favourite at Team LBD, this cocktail dress is guaranteed to give you a curvaceous hourglass shape worthy of Marilyn Monroe!

Louche Bechet Dress in Mint, £105.

As it's summer, Team LBD couldn't resist adding this stunning pleated number from our new brand Louche to our top five. In a fresh spring green, this is the ultimate cocktail dress for an evening wedding reception or summer occasion. Oozing with sophistication and elegance with an added touch of gold sparkle, this dress is the perfect mix of vintage and contemporary. Shop all cocktail dresses here.