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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 3 colors

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

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

    $539
  • Saboroma 99824
    Saboroma 99824
    (1)

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

    $740
  • Shail K 3987
    Shail K 3987
    (6)

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

    $438
  • Clarisse 4701
    Clarisse 4701
    (2)

    Long-Sleeved Ornate Flower Detail Evening Gown by Clarisse 4701
    Available in 3 colors

    $490
  • LM Collection AL3086
    LM Collection AL3086
    (8)

    Stellar short-sleeved evening gown with shimmer by LM Collection AL3086
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Mon Cheri 114906
    Mon Cheri 114906

    Textured gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 114906
    Available in 5 colors

    $518
  • La Femme 20448
    La Femme 20448

    Ruched Elegance Wrapped Evening Dress by La Femme 20448
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (6)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 2 colors

    $449
  • Lara 32826
    Lara 32826

    Flower Print Evening Gown by Lara 32826
    Color: Floral Multi Print

    $438
  • Lara 32573
    Lara 32573

    Prettily embellished long-sleeve gown by Lara 32573
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 20464
    La Femme 20464

    Chic one-shoulder dress with inset by La Femme Cocktail 20464
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Alyce 5796
    Alyce 5796

    Hourglass Allure Dress from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5796
    Available in 3 colors

    $340
  • Janique C1167
    Janique C1167
    (5)

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

    $438
  • Alyce 29687
    Alyce 29687
    (39)

    Fetching floor-length dress with front drape by Alyce Paris 29687
    Available in 4 colors

    $420
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (32)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 7 colors

    $399
  • Mon Cheri 213980
    Mon Cheri 213980
    (42)

    Exceptional Beauty Lace Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 213980
    Available in 3 colors

    $526
  • Janique 510
    Janique 510
    (2)

    Pretty Peplum Lace Dream Gown by Janique 510
    Color: Black

    $878
  • Nina Canacci 7237
    Nina Canacci 7237
    (1)

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

    $198
  • Mon Cheri 113925
    Mon Cheri 113925
    (4)

    Long-sleeve gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 113925
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Terani 1611M0650
    Terani 1611M0650

    Utterly ornate floor-length gown by Terani Evening 1611M0650
    Color: Ice Blue

    $825
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

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

    $715
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (1)

    Radiantly shimmering gown with layered skirt by Terani Evening 1611E0187
    Available in 5 colors

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

    Elegant Fairytale Illusion Evening Gown by MNM Couture 9621
    Available in 2 colors

    $640
  • Mon Cheri 113906
    Mon Cheri 113906
    (1)

    V neck full-length gown from Mon Cheri Montage 113906
    Available in 6 colors

    $546
  • Mon Cheri 116934
    Mon Cheri 116934

    Luscious Sweetheart Evening Dress from Montage by Mon Cheri 116934
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Available in 2 colors

    $698
  • La Femme 21669
    La Femme 21669

    Ornate Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21669
    Available in 4 colors

    $598
  • Janique C1456
    Janique C1456

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

    $482
  • Terani 1613E0359
    Terani 1613E0359

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

    $715
  • Janique K6509
    Janique K6509

    Marvelous sleeveless evening gown with sheer midriff by Janique K6509
    Available in 2 colors

    $482
  • Feriani 26171
    Feriani 26171

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

    $550
  • Terani 1611E0165
    Terani 1611E0165

    Floor-length gown with sultry illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611E0165
    Color: Champagne/Nude

    $649
  • Cameron Blake 214680
    Cameron Blake 214680

    Opulent, lace overlaid strapless evening gown by Cameron Blake 214680
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Clarisse M6203
    Clarisse M6203
    (2)

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

    $549
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

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

    $578
  • Lara 32641
    Lara 32641

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

    $378
  • La Femme 21345
    La Femme 21345

    Glittering Accent Evening Gown by La Femme 21345
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • Primavera Couture 1401
    Primavera Couture 1401
    (2)

    Glimmering floral full-length gown by Primavera Couture 1401
    Available in 2 colors

    $499
  • Terani 151M0361
    Terani 151M0361
    (6)

    Long-Sleeved Ornate Beading Evening Gown by Terani 151M0361
    Available in 3 colors

    $657

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