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Formal Wear Dresses

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.

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.

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.

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 brand you plan to wear.

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.

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.

Formal Wear

  • Faviana 8070
    Faviana 8070

    Bella sleeveless short dress with broomstick pleats by Faviana 8070
    Available in 4 colors

    $270
  • Mon Cheri 217849
    Mon Cheri 217849

    Ruched and Shimmering Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217849
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Tarik Ediz 93336
    Tarik Ediz 93336

    Sexy Fishnet Top Evening Dress by Tarik Ediz 93336
    Color:

    $958
  • Mon Cheri 217843
    Mon Cheri 217843

    Shining Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217843
    Available in 2 colors

    $598
  • Lara 33419
    Lara 33419

    Impressive sleeveless short formal with glamorous glints by Lara 33419
    Color: Navy

    $248
  • Aidan Mattox 200891
    Aidan Mattox 200891

    Tony tailored dress with swirled underskirt by Aidan Mattox 200891
    Color: Black

    $165
  • Jovani 39598
    Jovani 39598

    Fabulous Flourish Belled Evening Jumpsuit by Jovani 39598
    Color: Burgundy

    $400
  • Jovani 54424
    Jovani 54424

    Asymmetric Ruffled Cocktail Dress by Jovani 54424
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Sherri Hill 51360
    Sherri Hill 51360

    Sleeveless slinky full-length pantsuit from Sherri Hill 51360
    Color: Black

    $350
  • Faviana 8064
    Faviana 8064

    Airy sleeveless short dress with tantalizing trimming by Faviana 8064
    Color: Ivory

    $278
  • Jovani 50160
    Jovani 50160

    Ruffled Detail Cocktail Dress by Jovani 50160
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Jovani 49723
    Jovani 49723

    High Style Formal Pantsuit by Jovani 49723
    Color: Navy

    $500
  • Lara 33420
    Lara 33420
    (1)

    Tony trellised short dress with creative contrasts by Lara 33420
    Color: Nude/Navy

    $198
  • Aidan Mattox 151A13720
    Aidan Mattox 151A13720

    Chic sleeveless high-low dress with pleats by Aidan Mattox 151A13720
    Color: Red

    $275
  • Faviana 8051
    Faviana 8051

    Radiant strapless mini with marvelous wrapped detail by Faviana 8051
    Available in 4 colors

    $198
  • Scala 48777
    Scala 48777

    Fairytale Sweetheart Embellished Cocktail Dress by Scala 48777
    Color: Gray

    $238
  • Dave and Johnny A5422
    Dave and Johnny A5422

    Lace Accents Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny A5422
    Color: Burgandy

    $200
  • Tarik Ediz 93344
    Tarik Ediz 93344

    Angelic Mermaid Dress with Illusion Sleeves by Tarik Ediz 93344
    Available in 2 colors

    $730
  • Tarik Ediz 93329
    Tarik Ediz 93329

    Off the Shoulder Lacy Extensions Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 93329
    Available in 2 colors

    $764
  • Jovani 51675
    Jovani 51675

    Long-Sleeved Embellished Cocktail Dress by Jovani 51675
    Color: Black

    $590
  • Jovani 50151
    Jovani 50151

    Textured Cocktail Dress by Jovani 50151
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Aidan Mattox 201396
    Aidan Mattox 201396

    Starstruck sleeveless dress with layered effect by Aidan Mattox 201396
    Color: Black

    $395
  • Colors Dress 1548
    Colors Dress 1548

    Sweetly Chic Cinched Cocktail Dress by Colors 1548
    Available in 4 colors

    $143
  • Aidan Mattox 201316
    Aidan Mattox 201316

    Bellissima long-sleeved dress with lace contrast by Aidan Mattox 201316
    Color: Black

    $265
  • Colors Dress 1546
    Colors Dress 1546

    Pristine Pleated Party Cocktail Dress by Colors 1546
    Available in 6 colors

    $151
  • Mon Cheri 217846
    Mon Cheri 217846

    Lace Print Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217846
    Color: Black/Aqua

    $338
  • Tarik Ediz 93320
    Tarik Ediz 93320

    Gracefully Garnished Sheath Gown by Tarik Ediz 93320
    Color:

    $1,030
  • Jovani 50191
    Jovani 50191

    Textured Cocktail Dress by Jovani 50191
    Color: Black/Gold

    $680
  • Jovani 49552
    Jovani 49552

    Off-the-Shoulder Textured Cocktail Dress by Jovani 49552
    Available in 3 colors

    $500
  • Jovani 49816
    Jovani 49816

    Off-the-Shoulder Lace Cocktail Dress by Jovani 49816
    Color: Off White/Nude

    $500
  • Jovani 49660
    Jovani 49660

    Off-the-Shoulder Contrast Cocktail Dress by Jovani 49660
    Color: Black/White

    $470
  • Aidan Mattox 201458
    Aidan Mattox 201458

    Elegant short formal with corset-style details by Aidan Mattox 201458
    Color: Wine

    $275
  • Tarik Ediz 93338
    Tarik Ediz 93338

    Fringed Shoulders Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 93338
    Color:

    $670
  • Jovani 49679
    Jovani 49679

    Off-the-Shoulder Cocktail Dress by Jovani 49679
    Available in 2 colors

    $400
  • Mon Cheri 217855
    Mon Cheri 217855

    Sheer Stripes Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217855
    Available in 3 colors

    $358
  • Lara 33404
    Lara 33404

    Hearts and flowers sleeveless dress with fluttery skirt by Lara 33404
    Color: Blush

    $248
  • Tarik Ediz 93324
    Tarik Ediz 93324

    Ornamental Neckline Sheath Gown by Tarik Ediz 93324
    Color:

    $1,388
  • Lara 33414
    Lara 33414

    Exotic Beaded Illusion Cocktail Dress by Lara 33414
    Color: Nude/Red

    $298
  • Lara 33416
    Lara 33416

    Dazzling sleeveless cocktail dress with tribal accents by Lara 33416
    Color: Gold

    $248
  • Jovani 49793
    Jovani 49793

    Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeve Cocktail Dress by Jovani 49793
    Available in 3 colors

    $570

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