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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 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.

    Breathtaking illusion lace ensemble by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114817
    Available in 2 colors
    Posh, plunging sleeveless short formal by Mac Duggal Couture 82098D
    Available in 2 colors
    Sleeveless dress with tantalizing trim accents by Terani Cocktail 1523C0346
    Available in 2 colors
    Glittering Delight Embellished Cocktail Dress by Mignon VM1666
    Color: Copper Gold
    Chic Shimmer Spotted Cocktail Dress by Mignon VM1648
    Color: Baroque Blue
    Glimmering cap-sleeved dress with side insets by Terani Cocktail 1521C0257
    Color: Navy
    Contrast Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Theia 882473
    Color: Azurite
    Fashionable Shimmer Cocktail Dress with Jacket by Jolene 14097
    Color: Ivory
    Decorative short-sleeved dress with dazzling designs by Terani Cocktail 1521C0222
    Available in 2 colors
    Collared Quilted Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After 5 30120
    Available in 2 colors
    Glam dress-up set with sheer accents by Terani Cocktail 1521C0252
    Color: Navy
    Luminous halter-style dress with crystal sparkle by Terani Cocktail 1521C0224
    Color: Nude
    Lace Beauty Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 213899
    Available in 3 colors
    Full Skirted Mini Dress by Issue New York 21403
    Available in 2 colors
    Textured Cocktail Dress with Shrug by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115850
    Available in 2 colors
    Decadent Shimmer Jeweled Cocktail Dress by Janique 520
    Color: Navy
    Cap-sleeved short skirt set with iridescent accents by Terani C3656
    Color: Black
    Petal pretty ballet-sleeved dress with florals by VM Collection 71240
    Color: Nude/Black
    Magnifique elbow-sleeved short dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 215805
    Available in 2 colors
    Jeweled Lace Tiered Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214840
    Available in 3 colors
    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115862
    Available in 2 colors
    Elegant sleeveless dress with contrasting skirt by Terani Cocktail 1521C0214
    Color: Black
    Embellished Ruched Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21648
    Available in 3 colors
    Rich Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21619
    Available in 2 colors
    Chic tea-length dress with lace panels by Tarik Ediz 90459
    Available in 2 colors
    Elegant ballet-sleeved dress with radiant drape by VM Collection 71238
    Available in 2 colors
    Two-Piece Lace and Banded Cocktail Dress by Jolene 14089
    Available in 2 colors
    Shimmering Sparkle Lace Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214847
    Available in 3 colors
    Long-Sleeved Lace and Stones Cocktail Dress by Nina Canacci M208
    Available in 3 colors
    Fashionable Tonal Shimmer Dress Suit by Cameron Blake 115620
    Available in 3 colors
    Cap-sleeved cocktail dress by Mac Duggal Black White Red 48296R
    Available in 2 colors
    Tonal Sparkle Fluttering Cocktail Dress by JS Collection 864748
    Available in 2 colors
    Masterfully accented mini with split overlay by Tarik Ediz 90456
    Available in 3 colors
    Gathered Glamour Ruched Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214849
    Available in 3 colors
    Strapless dress with waistband from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 113849
    Color: Oyster
    Chic dress with jacket by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 215807
    Available in 3 colors
    Two-Piece Glittering Cocktail Dress with Jacket by Shail K 3499
    Available in 2 colors
    Scrolling Fantasy Illusion Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214837
    Available in 2 colors
    Sleeveless, sheer layered short formal by Mac Duggal Couture 80336D
    Color: Blush
    Charming Illusion Floral Party Dress from Nue by Shani S677
    Color: Ivory
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