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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.

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.

  • Mac Duggal 62435R
    Mac Duggal 62435R

    Tea-length glossy dress from Mac Duggal Black White Red 62435R
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 21663
    La Femme 21663

    Metallic Floral Print Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21663
    Color: Mauve/Nude

    $698
  • Mon Cheri 115866
    Mon Cheri 115866

    Rich Lace Overlay Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115866
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Terani 1521C0219
    Terani 1521C0219

    Ritzy short-sleeved dress with bead embellishments by Terani Cocktail 1521C0219
    Color: Navy

    $591
  • La Femme 22533
    La Femme 22533
    (1)

    Strapless Floral Print Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22533
    Color: Multi

    $350
  • Mon Cheri 115862
    Mon Cheri 115862
    (1)

    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115862
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Mac Duggal 62285R
    Mac Duggal 62285R

    Beautiful lacy cocktail from Mac Duggal Black White Red 62285R
    Color: Navy

    $578
  • Janique J156
    Janique J156
    (2)

    Beautiful minidress with lace skirt by Janique J156
    Color: Champagne

    $418
  • Mon Cheri 115869
    Mon Cheri 115869
    (1)

    Textured Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115869
    Available in 4 colors

    $238
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE2762
    Saiid Kobeisy RE2762

    Blushing Radiance Sweetheart Evening Dress from SK by Saiid Kobeisy RE2762
    Available in 2 colors

    $1,755
  • Nina Canacci M214
    Nina Canacci M214

    Lace Cocktail Dress by Nina Canacci M214
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • La Femme 21687
    La Femme 21687

    Rich Lace Sheath Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21687
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Mac Duggal 7525R
    Mac Duggal 7525R

    Flirty Flutter Striped Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 7525R
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Feriani 26167
    Feriani 26167

    Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 26167
    Available in 3 colors

    $350
  • La Femme 21637
    La Femme 21637

    Off-the-Shoulder Jewel-Embellished Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21637
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Feriani 26221
    Feriani 26221

    Glittering and Peplum Cocktail Dress by Feriani 26221
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 115868
    Mon Cheri 115868

    Sheer Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115868
    Color: Mint

    $318
  • La Femme 21649
    La Femme 21649

    Sequined and Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21649
    Color: Black/Nude

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 30224C
    Mac Duggal 30224C

    Bow and Laser Cut Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30224C
    Color: Black/Magenta

    $298
  • Saboroma 99619
    Saboroma 99619

    Unique cocktail dress with floral appliques by Saboroma 99619
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Terani 1521C0235
    Terani 1521C0235

    Pretty peplum dress with scoop neckline by Terani Cocktail 1521C0235
    Available in 2 colors

    $470
  • Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Johnathan Kayne 5002

    Luxurious wrapping cap-sleeve cocktail dress from Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Color: Black

    $360
  • Feriani 18503
    Feriani 18503

    Lace and Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18503
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Jolene 15503
    Jolene 15503

    Sheer Detail Peplum Cocktail Dress by Jolene 15503
    Color: Ivory

    $322
  • Terani 1611C0001
    Terani 1611C0001

    Breathtaking illusion minidress by Terani Evening 1611C0001
    Color: Navy

    $495
  • Feriani 26099S
    Feriani 26099S

    Chic short dress with sheer ballet-length sleeves by Feriani 26099S
    Available in 2 colors

    $798
  • La Femme 21619
    La Femme 21619

    Rich Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21619
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Mac Duggal 30255C
    Mac Duggal 30255C

    Tonal Beaded Sheath Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30255C
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Terani 1611C0034
    Terani 1611C0034

    Sparkling sweetheart mini with illusion neckline by Terani Evening 1611C0034
    Color: Silver/Nude

    $649
  • Feriani 18502S
    Feriani 18502S

    Tonal Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18502S
    Available in 3 colors

    $370
  • La Femme 20478
    La Femme 20478

    Cap Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 20478
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Mac Duggal 11011R
    Mac Duggal 11011R

    Marvelous shirred cocktail from Mac Duggal Black White Red 11011R
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • Mon Cheri 115870
    Mon Cheri 115870

    Cap Sleeve Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115870
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • VM Collection 71218
    VM Collection 71218

    Stunning strapless dress with matching jacket by VM Collection 71218
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • La Femme 21683
    La Femme 21683

    Contrast Floral Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21683
    Color: Champagne/Gray

    $478
  • Janique 417
    Janique 417

    Painted-on illusion cocktail dress by Janique 417
    Color: Navy

    $438
  • La Femme 21633
    La Femme 21633

    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21633
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Terani 1611C0023
    Terani 1611C0023

    Fetching cocktail dress with illusion sleeves by Terani Evening 1611C0023
    Color: Navy/Nude

    $495
  • La Femme 21644
    La Femme 21644

    Quarter Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21644
    Available in 2 colors

    $350

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