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    Formal Wear

    Formal wear Dresses

    Formal Wear

    Most women love formal wear; it’s an opportunity to play dress up for real. You can wear more makeup, more jewelry, and clothes and shoes that sparkle. It’s special occasion dressing where you want to look your best, show off a bit and be glamorous.

    Because formal occasions don’t happen everyday, when they do occur, it’s an opportunity to pull out all the stops and put your most fashionable foot forward. For most formal events, there is ample advance notice so you have time to find the right dress, jewelry, shoes, bag and hairstyle.

    Selecting a dress

    Before starting your search for a dress, consider the occasion, your best features and even your role for the event. Is it a law firm’s Christmas party or a computer gaming company’s product launch party? Are you an administrative assistant, managing partner or the wife of an aspiring partner? Are you on the hosting committee or simply attending as a guest. All of these questions can impact your choice of dress.

    Restrained Elegance

    Corporate events tend to be more conservative, particularly in the banking, insurance and legal fields. It may not be appropriate to wear a strapless dress or a very short one. Keep in mind whether other guests are fellow employees or is the event open to a broader audience or to the public. A smaller, more intimate group means you’ll be much more noticeable. In a group of a few hundred people, the woman wearing the too-short dress won’t be as obvious. At the law firm’s partner dinner, with less than a hundred attendees, everyone will notice. An elegant Mon Cheri Social Occasions dress provides the right balance of style and refinement.

    Be remembered for having worn a beautiful dress in a bold color at a work-related event; keep it tasteful, particularly if you’re a junior person and even if you’re not. This is not the time to wear anything too tight, too short or cut too low. Show your good taste and demonstrate your acumen for dressing beautifully and appropriately. If you’re a senior professional, lead by example, and if asked, mention the Jovani you plan to wear.

    Bold and Beautiful

    Creative industries, i.e. advertising, software development, entertainment, tend be to less conservative so you’re able to dress in a more eye-catching fashion. Still, since many formal events hosted by companies include clients and vendors, keep it tasteful and demonstrate your creativity with a striking color or fabric. Show your good taste and fashion sense with a Tony Bowls or Alyce Jean de Lys suit or dress.

    Long or Short

    Unless the event is very formal, you may want to opt for a tea-length dress instead of floor length. If the event is a small fundraiser for a favorite charity, a knee-length Mon Cheri Montage dress could be perfect. You’ll look elegant, refined and tasteful. Short dresses like those from Tadashi can work well for women with nice legs.

    If the event is the opera or ballet season opener or a gala-type affair, you may want to opt for full glamour and go with a floor-length dress. The Nicole Bakti, Pretty Maids or Terrani long dresses can provide the desired elegance. Styles are available in slim-fit gowns that allow you to show off the fruits of your time at the gym. Corset styles can be very forgiving by cinching the waist and offering an hour-glass figure. Beading, gems and rhinestones all have their place. Black is always appropriate but color can be fun and adds dazzle.

    Weddings

    Weddings are probably the most common formal event. Mothers and mothers-in-law also want to shine on the bride’s special day. After all, a beautiful mother lets the new husband and in-laws know how a daughter will age. Let everyone know know that it will be with beauty, grace and style. Minor tailoring can make a beautiful suit look haute couture.

    Mothers-in-law want to put their stylish foot forward; there’s no need to wear granny gear even if you can’t wait to be a grandmother. Wear La Belle or Alyce Jean De Lys, and let everyone know you flew in from Paris for the wedding. That’s the kind of grandma you’re going to be.

    Wedding guests want to look great too. Making an effort to look good is a way to acknowledge and embrace the specialness, solemnity and celebratory nature of a wedding. Putting forth the effort to look your best expresses to the wedding’s families that this is indeed a special occasion.

    Elegance and Comfort

    If you’re hosting a formal event, you’ll want to look smashing but also be comfortable. A dress that is stylish and fits well is especially important since you’ll be greeting guests and trying to put everyone at ease. Make sure straps don’t fall, that skirts don’t ride up and that you’re not having to constantly adjust a belt or strap. A dress from Interlude will make your elegance look effortless.

    The significance of dressing up or having clothes for special occasions quite often gets lost in our modern times. But special occasions and the clothes we wear for them are meaningful.

    At any event, you’re there to have a good time and formal occasions allow you to do look good while doing so. Your dress should be reflective of your personality and should suit your body type so that you wear it and not the other way around. You can enjoy yourself so much more if you don’t have to think about your dress after you put it on. Be the charming and beautiful social butterfly that everyone is glad they met.

    $488
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    Breathtaking illusion lace ensemble by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114817
    Available in 2 colors
    (11)
    $658
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    Shimmer Illusion Sequined Cocktail Dress by Janique 1502
    Available in 2 colors
    (8)
    $594
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    Chic tea-length dress with lace panels by Tarik Ediz 90459
    Available in 2 colors
    (1)
    $598
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    Tonal Applique Cocktail Dress by Lara 32511
    Color: Blush
    (2)
    $278
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    Cap Sleeve Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115870
    Available in 2 colors
    $338
    1
    Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress with Shrug by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115851
    Available in 3 colors
    (1)
    $698
    Metallic Floral Print Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21663
    Color: Mauve/Nude
    $350
    1
    Quarter Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21644
    Available in 2 colors
    $350
    6
    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115862
    Available in 2 colors
    (1)
    $558
    Long-Sleeved Shimmering Cocktail Dress by Lara 32632
    Color: Champagne
    $235
    Lace and Bow Cocktail Dress by Corizzi 15039
    Color: Light Yellow
    $415
    Pretty peplum dress with scoop neckline by Terani Cocktail 1521C0235
    Available in 2 colors
    $360
    Luxurious wrapping cap-sleeve cocktail dress from Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Color: Black
    $495
    2
    Elegant sleeveless dress with contrasting skirt by Terani Cocktail 1521C0214
    Color: Black
    $495
    Breathtaking illusion minidress by Terani Evening 1611C0001
    Color: Navy
    $847
    1
    Sparkling sweetheart mini with illusion neckline by Terani Evening 1611C0034
    Color: Silver/Nude
    $429
    Curve appeal mini with embellished straps by Terani Evening 1611C0031
    Color: Black
    $318
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    Sheer Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115868
    Color: Mint
    $438
    1
    Stunning strapless dress with matching jacket by VM Collection 71218
    Available in 3 colors
    $495
    Fetching cocktail dress with illusion sleeves by Terani Evening 1611C0023
    Color: Navy/Nude
    $398
    1
    Off-the-Shoulder Brocade Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 20512
    Available in 3 colors
    $418
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    Ruched, sequin-coated cocktail dress by Janique 1341
    Color: Black
    (2)
    $318
    1
    Wrapped bracelet-sleeved cocktail dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 215806
    Available in 2 colors
    $378
    4
    Gathered Glamour Ruched Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214849
    Available in 3 colors
    (1)
    $498
    Cap Sleeve Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 20469
    Available in 2 colors
    $348
    Gleaming Hourglass Illusion Cocktail Dress by Tadashi ARL1794MX
    Available in 3 colors
    $360
    Two-Piece Jeweled Cocktail Dress by Jolene 14157
    Available in 2 colors
    $670
    1
    Keyhole Cutout Classy Cocktail Dress by Daymor 818
    Available in 2 colors
    (1)
    $328
    Lavish Shimmer Scalloped Cocktail Dress by Tadashi ALT1304MZ
    Available in 2 colors
    (1)
    $368
    Graphic Detail Cocktail Dress by Tadashi AGD2157M
    Available in 2 colors
    $198
    1
    Shimmer Applique Cocktail Dress by Decode 18 183087
    Color: Navy
    $418
    Eye-Catching Dream Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Eleni Elias C321
    Available in 2 colors
    $538
    Cap Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 20481
    Available in 4 colors
    $430
    Sheer and Applique Cocktail Dress by Shail K 3645
    Available in 4 colors
    $798
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    Chic short dress with sheer ballet-length sleeves by Feriani 26099S
    Available in 2 colors
    $315
    1
    Contrast Peplum Lace Party Dress from NUE by Shani S674
    Color: Black/White
    $636
    Off-the-Shoulder Ornate Lace Cocktail Dress by Janique 548
    Color: Pewter
    $578
    Cap Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 20478
    Available in 2 colors
    $498
    Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 19167
    Available in 4 colors
    $660
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    Chic Two Piece Suit by Daymor 9133
    Available in 3 colors
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