Beat the heat by wearing something short, sexy and barely there.

Essence.com
Jul, 07, 2011

There's no better time than summertime to slip into a sultry, sophisticated cocktail dress.

We love these flirty styles because they're perfect for dinners, parties and glam events!

Celebs like Selita Ebanks, Solange and others are selecting these dresses. See how they wear it and be inspired!