Sassy Cocktail Dresses Rule The Spring 2012 Runways At New York Fashion Week

Cocktail dresses for Spring 2012 at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, and Sherri Hill during New York Fashion Week.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl in possession of a cocktail dress, must be in want of another one (or ten). Well, we're pretty sure that's how Jane Austen would have opened Pride and Prejudice if she'd been around today. Good ol' Jane would have known that a girl can never, ever have enough cocktail dresses in her fashion arsenal, which is why every season of New York Fashion Week ushers in an array of stunning little frocks ripe for the picking. For Spring 2012, Marc by Marc Jacobs stepped up to the plate with his quirky twist on the LBD: a sweetheart neckline, a splash of coral, and bright yellow heels.

Zac Posen opted for a sexy Old Hollywood take on his cocktail dress; an off-the-shoulder look and plunging hemline could have easily gone the flashy route, but Zac kept it supremely elegant (as always) with a knee-length hem and somber (but still oh-so-pretty) grayish-blue color palette. Sherri Hill, on the other hand, exuded youthful fun with her angelic white mini and all sorts of delightful details (feathers, crystals, satin!). Plus, we're pretty sure the addition of the lovely Kendall Jenner inside the dress doesn't hurt.


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