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Formal Gowns

If you have a style icon you have in mind, channel that in one of our formal gowns. An impeccable formal gown draws inspiration from classic styles.

That is where you come in. Add your personal twist to our formal gowns.

Know what kind of event you’re attending and if there is a dress code or not. Think about silhouettes that fit the occasion and start browsing to your heart’s content. Formal events often have a specific dress expectation for their guests, and you want to be the belle of the ball while still maintaining the proper decorum. Be confident in your formal gown and make rounds at the event. Let your beautiful evening gown carry you through the night.

Formal gowns are generally full length. If you would like a less traditional hemline, look for dresses that are hi-low, where the front hem is shorter than the hemline on the back of the dress. Think of trains on dresses to add some drama. Another option is to choose a dress with a traditional floor-length hem that has a sexy high side slit to add a little flair. When shopping, keep in mind that a floor-length hemline distinguishes formal gowns from cocktail dresses or club dresses.

An invitation to a black tie dinner doesn’t necessarily mean you are attending a conservative event. You don’t always have to stick to black, darling.

To spice up your formal look, consider a dress with an interesting neckline. A high, jeweled neckline creates a striking effect and is a great showcase for brilliant earrings or a sophisticated up-do. A deep plunging neckline adds a touch of drama and sexiness to a formal dress. For a traditional, yet exciting, look, choose a sweetheart neckline that accentuates your figure and leaves room for an elegant necklace. Choosing a halter neck creates a breathtaking frame for your radiant face and would be perfect if you’re attending a more conservative event. The neckline of your dress is perhaps the first thing people see, so choose something that reflects the image you want to portray.

Now to color! Choose colors that bring out the glow in your skin and the sparkle in your eyes. If you’re fair-skinned, avoid wearing all white as it may create a washed-out look. However, choosing pastel lavender or soft blue will make your complexion appear delicate and pretty. Yellow tones are usually less flattering on dark-skin, so if you have dark skin you may consider choosing rich colors such as blue, gray, or navy, or even a vibrant, shocking color like dramatic red or pink.

Likewise, carefully consider the fabric and cut of your dress. An A-line dress flatters every figure, but other dress shapes and cuts will allow you to accentuate your best features. Hourglass-shaped dresses draw attention to a perfect figure and, paired with a mermaid-style skirt, can create a stunning ensemble.

  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 4 colors

    $598
  • Terani 1613E0356
    Terani 1613E0356
    (14)

    Glimmering fit-and-flare with illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1613E0356
    Available in 6 colors

    $539
  • Shail K 3987
    Shail K 3987
    (6)

    Fantasy Enchantress Embellished Evening Gown by Shail K 3987
    Available in 5 colors

    $438
  • Alyce 5753
    Alyce 5753

    Savvy ballet-sleeved gown from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5753
    Available in 2 colors

    $676
  • Clarisse 4701
    Clarisse 4701
    (2)

    Long-Sleeved Ornate Flower Detail Evening Gown by Clarisse 4701
    Available in 4 colors

    $490
  • Shail K 3980
    Shail K 3980
    (1)

    Timeless Star Mermaid Evening Gown by Shail K 3980
    Available in 9 colors

    $438
  • Mon Cheri 115964
    Mon Cheri 115964

    Beaded Applique Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 115964
    Available in 3 colors

    $518
  • Saboroma 99824
    Saboroma 99824
    (1)

    Exotic long sleeve gown with scalloped accents from Saboroma 99824
    Available in 7 colors

    $740
  • Lara 32642
    Lara 32642

    Long-Sleeved Twinkling Evening Gown by Lara 32642
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Janique 7521
    Janique 7521

    Stone-spangled trumpet gown by Janique 7521
    Available in 2 colors

    $878
  • Milano Formals E1887
    Milano Formals E1887
    (1)

    Feminine embroidered sequin gown from Milano Formals E1887
    Color: Blush

    $318
  • Janique C1456
    Janique C1456

    Glamorous off the shoulder gown with flute by Janique C1456
    Available in 4 colors

    $482
  • Mac Duggal 80260D
    Mac Duggal 80260D
    (2)

    Sassy Stripes Evening Dress by Mac Duggal Couture 80260D
    Available in 3 colors

    $998
  • Janique W1376
    Janique W1376
    (1)

    Strapless light and shadows gown with appliques by Janique W1376
    Available in 3 colors

    $768
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Color: Navy

    $698
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

    Textured Flowers Cape Evening Gown by Lara 32638
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Clarisse M6203
    Clarisse M6203
    (1)

    Spectacular Glitter Adorned Evening Dress by Clarisse M6203
    Available in 5 colors

    $549
  • Tarik Ediz 92453
    Tarik Ediz 92453
    (1)

    Pearl Delight Fishtail Evening Gown by Tarik Ediz 92453
    Available in 3 colors

    $880   $616
  • La Femme 23071
    La Femme 23071

    Floral and Shimmer Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23071
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Lara 32569
    Lara 32569

    Empire-waist gown with illusion neckline by Lara 32569
    Color: Dark Red

    $398
  • Lara 32633
    Lara 32633

    Sheer Lace Cape Evening Gown by Lara 32633
    Available in 2 colors

    $598
  • Clarisse M6205
    Clarisse M6205

    Festive Glimmer Lace Evening Dress by Clarisse M6205
    Available in 3 colors

    $595
  • Shail K 3912
    Shail K 3912
    (5)

    Graceful lacy illusion gown from Shail K 3912
    Available in 6 colors

    $560
  • Lara 32730
    Lara 32730

    Mesmerizingly ethereal evening gown by Lara 32730
    Color: Blush

    $578
  • Tarik Ediz 92378
    Tarik Ediz 92378
    (1)

    Strapless, gossamer-wrapped gown with frothy flute by Tarik Ediz 92378
    Available in 3 colors

    $870   $609
  • Terani 1611E0191
    Terani 1611E0191

    Glimmering mermaid gown with illusion neckline by Terani Evening 1611E0191
    Available in 4 colors

    $418
  • Ivonne D 214D58
    Ivonne D 214D58

    Stunning sleeveless evening gown with flute by Ivonne D 214D58
    Available in 2 colors

    $650
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (1)

    Radiantly shimmering gown with layered skirt by Terani Evening 1611E0187
    Available in 3 colors

    $605
  • MNM Couture 9621
    MNM Couture 9621
    (30)

    Elegant Fairytale Illusion Evening Gown by MNM Couture 9621
    Available in 3 colors

    $640
  • Tony Bowls TB11688
    Tony Bowls TB11688

    Utterly elegant evening gown by Tony Bowls TB11688
    Available in 5 colors

    $649
  • Feriani 26171
    Feriani 26171

    Lace and Lattice Evening Gown by Feriani 26171
    Color: Black/Nude

    $550
  • Lara 32641
    Lara 32641

    Long-Sleeved Sheer Feather Print Evening Gown by Lara 32641
    Color: Mulberry

    $378
  • Nina Canacci 7237
    Nina Canacci 7237
    (1)

    Chic sleeveless gown with lacy layering by Nina Canacci 7237
    Available in 4 colors

    $198
  • Terani 1613E0359
    Terani 1613E0359

    Delicately embellished floor-length gown by Terani Evening 1613E0359
    Available in 2 colors

    $715
  • La Femme 21915
    La Femme 21915

    Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21915
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Janique C1167
    Janique C1167
    (5)

    Strapless Orgami Detail Evening Gown by Janique C1167
    Available in 4 colors

    $438
  • Gigi 22590
    Gigi 22590

    Elegant sleeveless evening gown with crystalline éclat by Gigi 22590
    Color: Black

    $478
  • Janique 1905
    Janique 1905

    Dramatic floor-length trumpet gown with illusion caplet by Janique 1905
    Color: Navy

    $658
  • Cameron Blake 115621
    Cameron Blake 115621

    Festive Striped Ruffle Evening Dress by Cameron Blake 115621
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 2 colors

    $715

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