If you live in a society that believes in formalities during cocktail parties, having a few vintage cocktail dresses and 18th Century English norms up your sleeves will go a long way in ensuring you remain politically correct during the cocktail parties. Watching movies with a setting of that vintage age can give you a few tips starting with how you should hold your flowing vintage cocktail dress when walking to how you are supposed to courtesy and hold your wine tumbler, if at all you are allowed to drink. Another great idea is to search for information about the various vintage norms from the internet when you are shopping online for your vintage cocktail dresses. Check out the latest edition of fashion magazines to know the most up to date styles in this kind of dress. Aside from that, you can also check out fashion blogs so that you will be able to pick the best dress to wear at a party. Vintage fashion is making a comeback into the fashion mainstream and it has been considered as a must have style of dress especially for celebrities. So if you want to look 'prim and proper'-like in the modern age, this is the dress for you.