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Formal Gowns & Dresses

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.

  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

    Strapless Gown with Wispy One Shoulder Overlay by Lara 33212
    Available in 2 colors

    $738
  • Milano Formals E2046
    Milano Formals E2046
    (2)

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruched Evening Gown by Milano Formals E2046
    Available in 2 colors

    $248
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Faviana S8002
    Faviana S8002

    Spicy Off the Shoulder Gown with Circular Flounce Sleeves by Faviana S8002
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (41)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 4 colors

    $399
  • Marsoni M165
    Marsoni M165

    Starry Sensation V Neckline Gown by Marsoni M165
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Lara 33202
    Lara 33202

    Sleeveless crystal-clad evening gown with plunging neckline by Lara 33202
    Available in 4 colors

    $698
  • Marsoni M162
    Marsoni M162

    Beaded Trumpet Gown by Marsoni M162
    Available in 6 colors

    $278
  • Marsoni M116
    Marsoni M116

    Waves of Romance Evening Gown by Marsoni M116
    Available in 2 colors

    $378
  • MNM Couture M0019
    MNM Couture M0019

    Mature long-sleeve illusion gown from MNM Couture M0019
    Available in 3 colors

    $500
  • Morrell Maxie 15657
    Morrell Maxie 15657

    Cascading Floral Dreams Evening Dress by Morrell Maxie 15657
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Marsoni M102
    Marsoni M102

    Pleated Perfection Full Length Gown by Marsoni M102
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • MNM Couture N0145
    MNM Couture N0145

    Heavenly Strapless Mermaid Gown by MNM Couture N0145
    Available in 4 colors

    $640
  • Morrell Maxie 15696
    Morrell Maxie 15696

    Special Sparkles Draped Evening Gown by Morrell Maxie 15696
    Color: Rose

    $478
  • Sherri Hill 51405
    Sherri Hill 51405

    Romantic lush long-sleeve gown from Sherri Hill 51405
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Colors Dress 1768
    Colors Dress 1768

    Precious Perfection Hollywood Evening Gown by Colors 1768
    Available in 5 colors

    $230
  • Sherri Hill 51384
    Sherri Hill 51384

    Scalloped vampy long-sleeve gown from Sherri Hill 51384
    Available in 2 colors

    $698
  • Lara 33273
    Lara 33273

    Sleeveless illusion evening gown with gossamer overskirt by Lara 33273
    Color: Silver

    $798
  • La Femme 24919
    La Femme 24919

    Long-Sleeved Glittering Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24919
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Marsoni M177
    Marsoni M177

    Dazzling Diva Evening Gown by Marsoni M177
    Available in 4 colors

    $318
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (6)

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 3 colors

    $715
  • Terani 1712E3652
    Terani 1712E3652

    Ornamental long-sleeve embroidered belted ballgown from Terani 1712E3652
    Available in 3 colors

    $968
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (13)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 6 colors

    $598
  • Terani 1712M3434
    Terani 1712M3434

    Sophisticated long-sleeve lacy mermaid gown from Terani 1712M3434
    Available in 2 colors

    $495
  • MNM Couture 9621
    MNM Couture 9621
    (33)

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

    $640
  • Marsoni M174
    Marsoni M174

    Short Sleeved Paisley Princess Evening Gown by Marsoni M174
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Lara 33276
    Lara 33276

    Dishy dimensional evening gown with long slender sleeves by Lara 33276
    Color: Green/Nude

    $658
  • Faviana S8085
    Faviana S8085

    Caliente off-the-shoulder evening gown with simmering split by Faviana S8085
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Lara 33267
    Lara 33267

    Vivacious short-sleeved formal with light and shadows by Lara 33267
    Color: Green/Nude

    $598
  • Marsoni M151
    Marsoni M151

    Angelic Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M151
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Morrell Maxie 15720
    Morrell Maxie 15720

    Classic Masterpiece Mermaid Evening Gown by Morrell Maxie 15720
    Color: Blush/Multi

    $478
  • Lara 33277
    Lara 33277

    Feminine elbow-sleeved evening gown with filmy flutters by Lara 33277
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Marsoni M171
    Marsoni M171

    Sultry V Neckline Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M171
    Available in 3 colors

    $450
  • Marsoni M184
    Marsoni M184

    Off the Shoulder Glamour by Marsoni M184
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Colors Dress 1780
    Colors Dress 1780

    Divine Velvet Dream Evening Dress by Colors 1780
    Available in 3 colors

    $318
  • Morrell Maxie 15748
    Morrell Maxie 15748

    Decadent Jeweled Mermaid Evening Gown by Morrell Maxie 15748
    Color: Gray/Nude

    $698
  • Sherri Hill 51124
    Sherri Hill 51124

    Magnificent off-shoulder glossy embellished gown from Sherri Hill 51124
    Available in 6 colors

    $550
  • Marsoni M181
    Marsoni M181

    Exquisite Sequin Celebration Evening Gown by Marsoni M181
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Morrell Maxie 15700
    Morrell Maxie 15700

    Embellished Enchantress Lace Evening Gown by Morrell Maxie 15700
    Color: Rose

    $438
  • Colors Dress 1784
    Colors Dress 1784

    Classic Cascade Asymmetrical Evening Gown by Colors 1784
    Color: Burgundy

    $238

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