Eliza J is a great designer for a cocktail party dress. I like that these dresses are polished. The materials are high quality lace and brocade. Another thing I really like is the fit of the dresses. The workmanship is excellent. Also because the dresses are not too revealing they are great for a work holiday party. I always find dressing for work cocktail parties can be tough since a lot of dresses can come off as matronly or overly revealing. Eliza J is a great dress maker. And the price point is great as well- all of these are under $250.