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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

  • Feriani 18622
    Feriani 18622

    Classic Chic Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18622
    Color: Silver

    $370
  • Omur Ozer 57301
    Omur Ozer 57301

    Decorative strapless dress with designer lines by Omur Ozer 57301
    Available in 4 colors

    $300
  • Mon Cheri 117819
    Mon Cheri 117819

    Illusion sleeved peplum mini from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117819
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Feriani 18557
    Feriani 18557

    Polished Peplum Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18557
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Cameron Blake 117626
    Cameron Blake 117626

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

    $358
  • Lara 32987
    Lara 32987

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

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 25234
    Mac Duggal 25234

    Poised caped cocktail dress from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25234
    Color: Blush

    $338
  • Mon Cheri 117801
    Mon Cheri 117801

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

    $398
  • Terani 1711C3027
    Terani 1711C3027
    (1)

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

    $440
  • La Femme 23505
    La Femme 23505

    Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 23505
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Terani 1711C3012
    Terani 1711C3012

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

    $330
  • Christina Wu 20222
    Christina Wu 20222

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

    $298
  • Mon Cheri 117820
    Mon Cheri 117820

    Sheer accent embroidered dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117820
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Omur Ozer 57228
    Omur Ozer 57228

    Sheer illusion short formal with epaulettes by Omur Ozer 57228
    Available in 4 colors

    $294
  • Aidan Mattox A99480
    Aidan Mattox A99480

    Essential halter-style dress with fringy accents by Aidan Mattox A99480
    Color: Black

    $190
  • Mon Cheri 117812
    Mon Cheri 117812

    Posh jacket and mini-dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117812
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Mon Cheri 117824
    Mon Cheri 117824

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

    $318
  • Aidan Mattox A14580
    Aidan Mattox A14580

    Pretty sleeveless formal with high-low hemline by Aidan Mattox A14580
    Available in 3 colors

    $295
  • Feriani 26246
    Feriani 26246

    Sophisticated Sparkle Cocktail Dress by Feriani 26246
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Terani 1713C3110
    Terani 1713C3110

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

    $440
  • Omur Ozer 57277
    Omur Ozer 57277

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

    $276
  • Terani 1712C3054
    Terani 1712C3054

    Modern long-sleeve lacy cocktail dress from Terani 1712C3054
    Color: Champagne

    $594
  • Feriani 18613
    Feriani 18613

    Shimmering Romance Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18613
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • La Femme 23124
    La Femme 23124

    Lace and Ruched Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 23124
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • La Femme 24931
    La Femme 24931
    (1)

    Lace Applique Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24931
    Color: Pink/Gray

    $498
  • Terani 1713C3118
    Terani 1713C3118

    Socialite portrait cap-sleeve cocktail dress from Terani 1713C3118
    Color: Powder Blue

    $561
  • Mac Duggal 25026I
    Mac Duggal 25026I
    (1)

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

    $178
  • Mon Cheri 117822
    Mon Cheri 117822

    Poised embroidered slim-fit cocktail from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117822
    Available in 3 colors

    $238
  • Christina Wu 20224
    Christina Wu 20224

    Long-Sleeved Lace Cocktail Dress by Christina Wu Elegance 20224
    Available in 2 colors

    $230
  • Mon Cheri 117806
    Mon Cheri 117806

    Mature jacket and mini-dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117806
    Color: Petal/Gray

    $338
  • Mac Duggal 25301I
    Mac Duggal 25301I

    Cinched Dream Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25301I
    Color: Emerald Green

    $278
  • Feriani 18612
    Feriani 18612

    Floral Heaven Cap Sleeved Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18612
    Color: Silver

    $498
  • Ashley Lauren 1205
    Ashley Lauren 1205

    Sleeveless short formal with fluted hemline by Ashley Lauren 1205
    Available in 2 colors

    $480
  • Mon Cheri 117821
    Mon Cheri 117821

    Gleaming ruffled cocktail dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117821
    Color: Platinum

    $358
  • Hannah S 27132
    Hannah S 27132

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

    $250
  • La Femme 24905
    La Femme 24905

    Sheer and Textured Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24905
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Daymor 565
    Daymor 565

    Futuristic Diva Cocktail Dress by Daymor 565
    Available in 2 colors

    $590
  • Hannah S 27106
    Hannah S 27106

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

    $350
  • La Femme 24898
    La Femme 24898

    Sleek Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24898
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Terani 1711C3009
    Terani 1711C3009

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

    $330

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