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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

    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.

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    Crystal Illusion Lace Cocktail Dress by Janique W309
    Color: Champagne
    $498
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    Spectacular Lace Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Black White Red 61413R
    Available in 4 colors
    $658
    Exaggerated Lace Illusion Party Dress by Janique JQ3410
    Color: Black
    $650
    Vintage Elegance Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214835
    Available in 3 colors
    $229   $139
    Shooting star accented cocktail dress from J Kara 3933N
    Color: Navy/Gun Metal
    $350
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    Vintage Inspired Polka Dot Cocktail Dress by La Femme 19915
    Color: Black/Nude
    $458
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    Chic Appliquéd Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Black White Red 61398R
    Available in 4 colors
    $328
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    Sparkling Beauty Shimmer Lace Cocktail Dress by Tadashi AGF896MXZ
    Available in 2 colors
    $358
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    Gilded Enchantment Sleeved Cocktail Dress by Janique K6411
    Color: Gold
    $252
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    Fancy Floral Contrast Cocktail Dress from NUE by Shani S691
    Color: Sea Green
    $408
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    Bright Lace Embellished Mandarin Dress by Tadashi ACZ1293M
    Color: Ginseng/Ivory
    $658
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    Shimmer Illusion Sequined Cocktail Dress by Janique 1502
    Available in 2 colors
    $550
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    Timeless Pleated Cocktail Dress with Bolero by Mon Cheri Montage 210881
    Available in 11 colors
    $298
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    Embroidered cocktail dress from Alyce Jean De Lys 29611
    Available in 3 colors
    $240
    Embroidered Delight Tonal Cocktail Dress by JS Collection 864661
    Color: Blush
    $298
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    Fashionable Sleeveless Dress with Jacket by Mignon VM1126
    Color: Cocoa
    $468
    Cocktail Ensemble with Floral Lace by Soulmates C9126
    Available in 5 colors
    $528
    Intricate detailed cocktail dress from Sue Wong N4211
    Available in 3 colors
    $590
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    Gilded Beauty Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214834
    Available in 3 colors
    $458
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    Breathtaking illusion lace ensemble by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114817
    Available in 2 colors
    $199   $115
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    Breezy short-sleeve cocktail dress from J Kara 3963GR
    Color: Grey
    $398
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    Floral Masterpiece Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214843
    Available in 2 colors
    $318
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    Lace Beauty Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 213899
    Available in 3 colors
    $598
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    Quarter Sleeve Peplum Tonal Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Janique 3445
    Available in 2 colors
    $398
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    Flirty floral dress with jacket by Mon Cheri Capri CP21489
    Available in 4 colors
    $915
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    Precious Lace Illusion Skater Dress by Saboroma 99915
    Available in 3 colors
    $385
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    Two Piece Cocktail Dress by Rina Di Montella 1807
    Available in 5 colors
    $328
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    Flashy Fairytale Lace Cocktail Dress by Tadashi AIW1212M
    Color: Mocha
    $670
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    Lattice Elegance Flutter Cocktail Dress by Daymor 812
    Available in 6 colors
    $328
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    Vivid Off-the-Shoulder Cocktail Dress by Tadashi ADU915M
    Available in 2 colors
    $275
    Floral Lace Decadence Cocktail Dress by Aidan Mattox A92570
    Color: Champagne
    $498
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    Curve-kissing cocktail dress with lace by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114812
    Available in 3 colors
    $776   $398
    V Neck Cocktail Dress with Floral Embellishments by Mandalay C802320
    Color: Gray
    $378
    Charming Illusion Floral Party Dress from Nue by Shani S677
    Available in 2 colors
    $348
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    Twinkling Lace Illusion Cocktail Dress by Tadashi AIW1493M
    Color: Deep Rose
    $198
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    Delightful Bow Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress by Mignon VM1044
    Color: Purple
    $670
    Fancy Draped Illusion Cocktail Dress by Daymor 817
    Available in 4 colors
    $518
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    Asymmetrical Twinkling Floral Cocktail Dress by Sue Wong N3330
    Available in 2 colors
    $278
    Passionate Printed Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214838
    Available in 2 colors
    $530
    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Kay Unger 124587
    Color: Pearl
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