Best Accessories for a Cocktail Wedding

 cocktail wedding accessories

Have you been invited to a cocktail wedding this year? Let's help unpack what cocktail wedding dress actually means, what to wear, what to avoid wearing, and our favourite accessories to bring your entire outfit together. Keep reading to find out more.

What is a cocktail wedding dress code? 

It's quite possibly the most used dress code for formal events, birthday parties and weddings, but what actually is cocktail attire? Cocktail wedding dress code essentially means somewhere in between formal and casual. Another way to describe cocktail wedding attire is 'semi-formal'. 

What to wear to a cocktail wedding? 

Still a little confused as to how this translates when it comes to your wardrobe? We got you. Some typical outfits for men would be a relaxed suit and tie, whilst for women it might be a knee length cocktail dress. 

What to avoid wearing? 

If your event calls for 'cocktail dress', this means don't turn up to the party in jeans or khaki pants. But it also means don't arrive in a ball gown either. Cocktail attire is elegant, elevated and fun. 

7 Best Accessories for a Cocktail Wedding

Here's our round-up of top 10 best clutch bags and headbands perfect for cocktail wedding style. 

1. Rikki Velvet Clutch

rikki bag

Pretty in pink, but make it evening wear with the gorgeous velvet quilted clutch, Rikki. This sophisticated bag features a lush quilted velvet outer and a detachable metal chain tassel. With a sleek rounded hardcase body and a roomy interior for all of your day to night essentials, this bag will be your new go to for every special event.

Features of Rikki: 

  • H13cm x W20.5cm x D7cm
  • Shoulder chain drop length 55cm
  • Lush quilted velvet
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Custom Olga Berg Bunny Ear lock
  • Detachable chain tassel.
  • Removable shoulder chain

2. Georgie Quilted Shoulder Bag

georgie quilted bag

It's the little black bag every woman should keep in her wardrobe, but dressed up in velvet. She oozes sophistication and is perfect for an evening wedding party. Easy to dress up or down, this bag will be your go to for seasons to come.

Features of Georgie Bag: 

  • W20cm x H13.5cm x D7cm
  • 55cm or 28cm drop length
  • Gold Tone hardware
  • Quilted detailing
  • Wear the chain single or doubled
  • Custom flap hardware with logo
  • 100% Synthetic
  • Magnetic Closure

3. Misha Velvet Sequin Clutch

misha silver bag

Nothing does cocktail party quite as well as silver sparkles. The Misha bag nails cocktail wedding attire thanks to being ultra sparkly and just downright gorgeous. This versatile and sparkly clutch features an extra spacious interior to accomodate a large pair of glasses &/or your favourite makeup essentials.

Features of Misha Clutch: 

  • H15cm x W31cm x D9cm.
  • Shoulder chain drop length 55cm
  • Velvet with sequins
  • Silver tone hardware
  • Kiss lock closure
  • Removable shoulder chain
  • Fits a large smart phone

4. Tia Fringed Frame Bag

tia bag

The Tia Fringed Frame Bag features a dramatic fringed design, perfect for making an entrance at your next event. With a large enough interior to fit all of your event essentials, it also has the option of a short handle or longer shoulder chain making it as versatile as it is beautiful.

Features of Tia Bag: 

  • H40cm (including fringe) x W19cm x D4cm
  • Height excluding fringe 19cm
  • Shoulder chain drop length 30cm
  • Handle drop length 14cm
  • Fringing on both sides
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Kiss lock
  • Fits a large smart phone

5. Marla Acrylic Bag

marla bag

They say never wear white to a wedding, but that doesn't mean you can't accessorise with a white clutch bag! Ideal for pairing with a pastel coloured dress, the Marla bag is a stunner. She's ultra versatile and features a striking acrylic shoulder chain with a marble pattern that dresses the whole bag up. 

Features of Marla Bag: 

  • W22cm x H16.5cm x D10cm.
  • Shoulder chain drop length 30cm
  • Embossed Vegan Leather
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Fits a large smart phone

6. Jerry Crystal Vintage Clutch

jerry bag

Speaking of all things that shimmer, let us introduce you to the Jerry bag. With a luxe crystal exterior to add plenty of sparkle to your look, this bag screams cocktail wedding attire. This vintage clutch is finished with a detachable graduated chain handle. Fit all of your event essentials inside this elegant clutch which is large enough for your smart phone, cards, cash and lippy. 

Features of Jerry Clutch: 

  • W20cm x H12.5cm x D4cm
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Crystal outer
  • Gunmetal tone hardware
  • Removable Shoulder Chain
  • Graduated feature handle
  • Custom Olga Berg Lock

7. Tilly Hotfix Clutch

tilly bag

When in doubt, rose gold is the ultimate colour behind black for cocktail dress. This clutch is perfect for weddings and formal affairs. It features hundreds of tiny metallic stones and a spacious interior making it the perfect addition to any evening look. Carry in the palm of your hand or use the optional shoulder chain to go hands free.

Features of Tilly Clutch: 

  • W18cm x H13.5cm x D5.5cm
  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Removable shoulder chain
  • Metal Hotfix on Satin
  • Removable metal chain tassel
  • Rose Gold Tone Hardware
  • Custom Olga Berg branded closure
  • Holds a large smartphone

Inspired to create your next cocktail wedding outfit? Discover the best accessories now at Olga Berg. Liked this? Take a read of our blog on what to wear with a silver bridesmaid dress, best accessories for a country style wedding, best accessories for a cocktail wedding dress, and the best wedding clutches in 2022.