Whether you're heading from the boardroom to the bar or getting dolled up for a delicious cocktail drinking session one thing is for sure, you need to plan your outfit, right down the accessories to ensure come the night your mind is on one thing and one thing only: 'Where's my sex on the beach?'... Smooth and sophisticated Aftershock Tebila Rosette Maxi Dress, £126, Cinderela B Luxe Neon Mother of Pearl Earrings in Gold, £22.50, Bourne Laila Shoe in Gold, £146. Your other half's boss's party, the posh neighbour's sophisticated soiree, that charity cocktail reception... You know the sort of do we're on about, the sort where your favourite itsy bitsy LBD will be frowned upon and your bright yellow, oh so statement, oh so now, clutch bag will be lost on the rest of the party goers. This type of occasion calls for a floor-length, hide-all-your-lumps-and-bumps kind of black dress and gorgeous gold accessories that will make you look the part even when you're sinking cocktail number six and thinking of home at 8pm. Team LBD's advice? Own your outfit, dance like you mean it and hold back on the accessories. In these environments (and often nowhere else) less is more. Sharp and striking BlingDeenie Metallic Bodycon Dress, £75, Bourne Amber Clucth Bag in Black, Was: £132, Now: £72.77, Kat Maconie Velma Shoe in Black, £260. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or a loved up lady looking to show her man just how lucky he is this statement metallic dress is the dress to get you noticed. With it's hot halterneck design showing off toned shoulders and arms and quirky Sci Fi-esque shine this look is perfect for sipping cocktails and then slinking on to the dancefloor to really let loose. Team with black accessories to let your frock do the fabulous bit. We love Kat Maconie's super-high but super-comfy shoes and Bourne who are fast becoming our go to brand for go with everything bags, for fabulous arm candy. Dark and romantic Jasper Garvida Nyx Dress, £390, Johnny Loves Rosie Large Japanese Silk Red Corsage, £29, United Nude Eamz Pump in Red, Was: £185, Now: £111. If you can't pull the trusty LBD out of the wardrobe for a cocktail party when can you? Well, lots of occasions actually, but it's especially good for slurping on sophisticated drinks and dancing the night away. A simple black shift dress is the easiest of outfits to update and we recommend adding a little colour this London Cocktail Week with vampy red shoes and an equally alluring oversized headpiece. Add a slick of deep red lippie and you're good to go! Vampy and versatile   BLESSUS White Shirt Dress, £99, Juno Salamanca Grab Bag in Camel, £65, Kat Maconie Pandora Pump in Cheetah Print, £160. BLESSUS dress as before, Lagom Ava Necklace, £65, Bourne Annabel Shoe in Gold, £154. So we lied, we haven't given you four looks for your cocktail party, we've given you five! These gorgeous outfits will work as the perfect desk to dance floor combos or will give the indecisive girl the choice of looking laid back luxe or cosmopolitan chic come cocktail hour. This fab shirt dress from Polish designer, BLESSUS, comes with this party-perfect embellished belt which easily takes you from day to night and gives you a more defined and feminine figure. Don't say we don't spoil you! And no cocktail look would be complete without a sumptuous LBD cocktail! Get one for FREE here!