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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

  • Colors Dress 1548
    Colors Dress 1548

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

    $130
  • Faviana 8051
    Faviana 8051

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

    $198
  • Faviana 8070
    Faviana 8070

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

    $270
  • Mon Cheri 217850
    Mon Cheri 217850

    Quarter-Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217850
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Colors Dress 1546
    Colors Dress 1546

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

    $138
  • Mon Cheri 217846
    Mon Cheri 217846

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

    $338
  • Lara 33417
    Lara 33417

    Sweet and sultry halter-style layered short formal by Lara 33417
    Color: Green/Multi

    $248
  • Mon Cheri 217845
    Mon Cheri 217845

    Optic Print Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217845
    Color: Bronze

    $378
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE3151
    Saiid Kobeisy RE3151

    Fluttering teacup sparkle dress from SK by Saiid Kobeisy RE3151
    Available in 2 colors

    $1,560
  • Clarisse 3352
    Clarisse 3352

    Refined Ribbons Braided Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3352
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Mon Cheri 117824
    Mon Cheri 117824

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

    $318
  • Mon Cheri 117801
    Mon Cheri 117801

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

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 25026I
    Mac Duggal 25026I
    (1)

    Sultry Cold Shoulder Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25026I
    Color: Royal

    $178
  • 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
    (2)

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Jessica Angel 613
    Jessica Angel 613

    Long-sleeve embroidered contrast dress from Jessica Angel 613
    Color: Blush/Black

    $490
  • Ellie Wilde EW21770
    Ellie Wilde EW21770

    Vervy vintage strapless gown with florals by Ellie Wilde EW21770
    Color: Bronze

    $730
  • Lara 33419
    Lara 33419

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

    $248
  • Aidan Mattox 201087
    Aidan Mattox 201087

    Starlight short sleeve cocktail dress from Aidan Mattox 201087
    Color: Prussian

    $485
  • MNM Couture K3500
    MNM Couture K3500

    Plunging Neckline Textured Cocktail Dress by MNM Couture K3500
    Color: Green

    $500
  • Jovani 39598
    Jovani 39598

    Fabulous Flourish Belled Evening Jumpsuit by Jovani 39598
    Available in 4 colors

    $400
  • Dave and Johnny A6127
    Dave and Johnny A6127

    Cap-sleeved dress with airy layers by Dave and Johnny A6127
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Dave and Johnny A5422
    Dave and Johnny A5422

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

    $200
  • Lara 33034
    Lara 33034

    Simply exquisite short-sleeved shift with dimensional dish by Lara 33034
    Color: Nude/Multi

    $248
  • Mon Cheri 217848
    Mon Cheri 217848

    Rosette Detail Cocktail Dress by Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 217848
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Terani 1712C3054
    Terani 1712C3054

    Modern long-sleeve lacy cocktail dress from Terani 1712C3054
    Available in 2 colors

    $594
  • Terani 1713C3110
    Terani 1713C3110

    Animated illusion caped lacy mini-dress from Terani 1713C3110
    Color: Mauve

    $440
  • Mon Cheri 117802
    Mon Cheri 117802

    Sophisticated cocktail with jacket from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117802
    Color: Navy/Beige

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 115862
    Mon Cheri 115862
    (4)

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

    $350
  • Aidan Mattox A99480
    Aidan Mattox A99480

    Essential halter-style dress with fringy accents by Aidan Mattox A99480
    Available in 2 colors

    $190
  • Lara 33404
    Lara 33404

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

    $248
  • Jovani 36223
    Jovani 36223

    Fashionably Flirty Keyhole Evening Jumpsuit by Jovani 36223
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Lara 33416
    Lara 33416

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

    $248
  • Aidan Mattox 200440
    Aidan Mattox 200440

    Classy embellished cocktail dress from Aidan Mattox 200440
    Available in 2 colors

    $295
  • Jessica Angel 540
    Jessica Angel 540

    Springtime scalloped tea-length dress from Jessica Angel 540
    Color: White

    $490
  • Lara 33031
    Lara 33031

    Short garden trellis dress with ballet-length sleeves by Lara 33031
    Color: Champagne

    $248
  • Colors Dress 1779
    Colors Dress 1779

    Stately Sophistication Plunging Cocktail Dress by Colors 1779
    Available in 2 colors

    $250
  • Mon Cheri 217849
    Mon Cheri 217849

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

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 217843
    Mon Cheri 217843

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

    $598
  • Lara 33405
    Lara 33405

    Luminous sleeveless cocktail dress with crystal disks by Lara 33405
    Color: Champagne

    $248

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