If your party is happening in the summer, there is no better way to show agreement with the weather than wearing short cocktail dresses. You may also want to break from the Elizabethan norm of wearing long dresses that hug the ground and make you look like a character from a fairy tale. How short a short cocktail dress should go is however out with the jury. What should dictate the morally accepted length of your cocktail dress? Many people agree that everything that goes above the knee stops being flashy and turns trashy. For the cocktail party, the theme of the party should dictate the length of your short cocktail dress. Short dresses for parties are made for fashion and for function as well. It is made fashionable so that you can look distinctly attractive from among the other guests in the party. And since this kind of dress is made from breathable fabrics, you can be assured that you will feel relaxed and comfy all throughout the party. A party dress of this kind is also made into various designs so that you can pick out the best one that really defines 'you' and look at your very best at the party.