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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.

Formal Wear

  • Mon Cheri 216871
    Mon Cheri 216871

    Patterned Glimmer Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 216871
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Lara 32988
    Lara 32988

    Long-Sleeved Beaded Cocktail Dress by Lara 32988
    Color: Blush

    $298
  • Mon Cheri 115869
    Mon Cheri 115869
    (2)

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

    $238
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • La Femme 21633
    La Femme 21633

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

    $398
  • Terani 1621C1299
    Terani 1621C1299

    Sparkling Embellished Cocktail Dress by Terani 1621C1299
    Color: Midnight

    $407
  • Tarik Ediz 90428
    Tarik Ediz 90428
    (1)

    Slim-fitting cocktail dress with embellished hem by Tarik Ediz 90428
    Color:

    $586
  • Janique 1502
    Janique 1502
    (10)

    Shimmer Illusion Sequined Cocktail Dress by Janique 1502
    Color: Silver

    $658
  • Feriani 18502S
    Feriani 18502S

    Tonal Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18502S
    Color: Champagne

    $370
  • Alyce 5825
    Alyce 5825

    Sparkling Sugar Dress from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5825
    Available in 3 colors

    $418
  • Mon Cheri 115862
    Mon Cheri 115862
    (2)

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

    $350
  • Christina Wu 20222
    Christina Wu 20222

    Floral Lace Cocktail Dress by Christina Wu Elegance 20222
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Mon Cheri 115851
    Mon Cheri 115851
    (2)

    Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress with Shrug by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115851
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Terani 1612C0055
    Terani 1612C0055

    Lustrous curve-kissing mini with contrasting neckline by Terani Evening 1612C0055
    Available in 3 colors

    $341
  • Morrell Maxie 15413
    Morrell Maxie 15413

    Elegant short dress with elbow-length sleeves by Morrell Maxie 15413
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

    Supreme Floral Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25296I
    Color: Blue Rose

    $398
  • Lara 32987
    Lara 32987

    Quarter Sleeve Textured Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32987
    Color: Ivory

    $298
  • La Femme 22973
    La Femme 22973

    Lace and Shimmer Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 22973
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Mac Duggal 7525R
    Mac Duggal 7525R

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

    $338
  • La Femme 21861
    La Femme 21861

    Lace and Ruched Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21861
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Terani 1711C3027
    Terani 1711C3027

    Sparkly long-sleeve illusion cocktail dress from Terani 1711C3027
    Color: Blush Multi

    $440
  • La Femme 21637
    La Femme 21637

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

    $398
  • Terani 1521C0219
    Terani 1521C0219

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

    $591
  • Mon Cheri 216866
    Mon Cheri 216866

    Tonal Glimmer Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 216866
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Terani 1611C0001
    Terani 1611C0001
    (1)

    Breathtaking illusion minidress by Terani Evening 1611C0001
    Color: Navy

    $495
  • Omur Ozer 57270
    Omur Ozer 57270

    Tailored sleeveless dress with sparkling highlights by Omur Ozer 57270
    Available in 3 colors

    $310
  • La Femme 21644
    La Femme 21644

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

    $350
  • Terani 1711C3009
    Terani 1711C3009

    Elegant short-sleeve rosette cocktail dress from Terani 1711C3009
    Available in 2 colors

    $330
  • Feriani 26183
    Feriani 26183

    Contrast Applique Evening Gown by Feriani 26183
    Color: Black/Nude

    $358
  • Hannah S 27132
    Hannah S 27132

    Gilded Glamour Sequined Cocktail Dress by Hannah S 27132
    Available in 2 colors

    $250
  • Morrell Maxie 15414
    Morrell Maxie 15414

    Curvy cap-sleeved dress with tonal lining by Morrell Maxie 15414
    Available in 2 colors

    $218
  • Tarik Ediz 50003
    Tarik Ediz 50003

    Illusion gown with svelte lines by Tarik Ediz 50003
    Available in 2 colors

    $572
  • Mon Cheri 117824
    Mon Cheri 117824

    Festive flared tea-length dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117824
    Color: Navy/Multi

    $318
  • Hannah S 27106
    Hannah S 27106

    Unique Geometric Fantasy Cocktail Dress by Hannah S 27106
    Available in 3 colors

    $350
  • Mon Cheri 216862
    Mon Cheri 216862

    Brilliant Beaded Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 216862
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Mac Duggal 25357I
    Mac Duggal 25357I

    Wrapped Velvet Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25357I
    Color: Midnight Blue

    $298
  • Omur Ozer 57277
    Omur Ozer 57277

    Shapely short formal with draped shoulders by Omur Ozer 57277
    Available in 3 colors

    $276
  • Terani 1711C3012
    Terani 1711C3012

    Majestic embellished caped cocktail dress from Terani 1711C3012
    Color: Champagne

    $330
  • Mon Cheri 117801
    Mon Cheri 117801

    Embroidered mini with jacket from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117801
    Color: Bisque/Black

    $398
  • Cameron Blake 117626
    Cameron Blake 117626

    Chic illusion belted jumpsuit from Cameron Blake 117626
    Available in 2 colors

    $358

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