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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.

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    Mon Cheri 115869
    (1)

    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
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Mon Cheri 115851
    Mon Cheri 115851
    (2)

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

    $338
  • Mon Cheri 115862
    Mon Cheri 115862
    (1)

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

    $350
  • Janique 1502
    Janique 1502
    (10)

    Shimmer Illusion Sequined Cocktail Dress by Janique 1502
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • La Femme 21633
    La Femme 21633

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

    $398
  • Morrell Maxie 15413
    Morrell Maxie 15413

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

    $238
  • Morrell Maxie 15414
    Morrell Maxie 15414

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

    $218
  • Mon Cheri CP11469
    Mon Cheri CP11469

    Elegant pantsuit with sheer blazer by Mon Cheri Capri CP11469
    Available in 4 colors

    $318
  • Mon Cheri 214845
    Mon Cheri 214845

    Lace Sophistication Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214845
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Feriani 18502S
    Feriani 18502S

    Tonal Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18502S
    Available in 3 colors

    $370
  • Morrell Maxie 15412
    Morrell Maxie 15412

    Tailored short dress with sleeve embellishments by Morrell Maxie 15412
    Color: Teal

    $238
  • Terani 1621C1299
    Terani 1621C1299

    Sparkling Embellished Cocktail Dress by Terani 1621C1299
    Available in 2 colors

    $407
  • NUE by Shani S740
    NUE by Shani S740

    Notched Flutter Charming Cocktail Dress from Nue by Shani S740
    Available in 9 colors

    $273
  • La Femme 22989
    La Femme 22989

    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 22989
    Color: Silver/Pink

    $478
  • La Femme 21648
    La Femme 21648

    Embellished Ruched Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21648
    Available in 5 colors

    $378
  • Jolene 15503
    Jolene 15503

    Sheer Detail Peplum Cocktail Dress by Jolene 15503
    Color: Ivory

    $322
  • La Femme 21861
    La Femme 21861

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

    $438
  • NUE by Shani S584
    NUE by Shani S584
    (2)

    Lace Trim Ruffled Cocktail Dress from Nue by Shani S584
    Available in 4 colors

    $357
  • Coya Collection CS1386
    Coya Collection CS1386

    Enchanted Lace Dream Cocktail Dress by Coya Collection CS1386
    Available in 3 colors

    $229
  • Terani 1521C0219
    Terani 1521C0219

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

    $591
  • Daymor 5001
    Daymor 5001
    (2)

    Portrait collared suit by Daymor 5001
    Available in 8 colors

    $740
  • Mon Cheri 214844
    Mon Cheri 214844

    Twilight Lace Peplum Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214844
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Morrell Maxie 15393
    Morrell Maxie 15393

    Artful asymmetric cocktail dress with peplum by Morrell Maxie 15393
    Color: Red

    $218
  • VM Collection 70836
    VM Collection 70836

    Shimmering Beaded Sweetheart Dress by VM Collection 70836
    Available in 2 colors

    $476
  • Mon Cheri 215805
    Mon Cheri 215805

    Magnifique elbow-sleeved short dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 215805
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • VM Collection 71218
    VM Collection 71218

    Stunning strapless dress with matching jacket by VM Collection 71218
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Terani 1611C0023
    Terani 1611C0023

    Fetching cocktail dress with illusion sleeves by Terani Evening 1611C0023
    Color: Navy/Nude

    $495
  • MGNY 71332
    MGNY 71332

    Lace and Jeweled Cocktail Dress by MGNY 71332
    Available in 3 colors

    $483
  • Feriani 26183
    Feriani 26183

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

    $358
  • Feriani 18501
    Feriani 18501

    Shimmer Floral Lace Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18501
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Terani 1611C0001
    Terani 1611C0001

    Breathtaking illusion minidress by Terani Evening 1611C0001
    Color: Navy

    $495
  • NUE by Shani S980
    NUE by Shani S980

    Mixed Lace Contrast Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S980
    Color: Black/Nude

    $294
  • Saboroma 99619
    Saboroma 99619

    Unique cocktail dress with floral appliques by Saboroma 99619
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Terani 1623C1376
    Terani 1623C1376

    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Terani 1623C1376
    Color: Black Nude

    $328
  • NUE by Shani S1063
    NUE by Shani S1063

    Contrast Bright Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S1063
    Available in 3 colors

    $294
  • NUE by Shani S684
    NUE by Shani S684
    (1)

    Fancy Notched Glamour Cocktail Dress from Nue by Shani S684
    Available in 2 colors

    $273
  • La Femme 21644
    La Femme 21644

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

    $350
  • Janique W1011
    Janique W1011

    Cape Detail Embellished Cocktail Dress by Janique W1011
    Color: Charcoal

    $878
  • NUE by Shani S815
    NUE by Shani S815

    Frilly Lace Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S815
    Color: Copper

    $336

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