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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

  • Mac Duggal 25301I
    Mac Duggal 25301I

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

    $278
  • Terani 1712C3054
    Terani 1712C3054

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

    $594
  • La Femme 23266
    La Femme 23266

    Cap Sleeve Textured Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 23266
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE3151
    Saiid Kobeisy RE3151

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

    $1,560
  • 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
  • Faviana 8064
    Faviana 8064

    Airy sleeveless short dress with tantalizing trimming by Faviana 8064
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • MNM Couture K3500
    MNM Couture K3500

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

    $500
  • Lara 33417
    Lara 33417

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

    $248
  • Lara 33405
    Lara 33405

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

    $248
  • Lara 33404
    Lara 33404

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

    $248
  • Lara 33031
    Lara 33031

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

    $248
  • Lara 33034
    Lara 33034

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

    $248
  • Terani 1711C3027
    Terani 1711C3027
    (1)

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

    $440
  • Rachel Allan L1012
    Rachel Allan L1012

    Strapless Glittering Detail Evening Gown by Rachel Allan L1012
    Available in 3 colors

    $358
  • Mac Duggal 25235
    Mac Duggal 25235

    Cultured lace cocktail dress from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25235
    Color: Slate Blue

    $378
  • Feriani 18613
    Feriani 18613

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

    $450
  • Aidan Mattox A14580
    Aidan Mattox A14580

    Pretty sleeveless formal with high-low hemline by Aidan Mattox A14580
    Available in 2 colors

    $295
  • Lara 33420
    Lara 33420

    Tony trellised short dress with creative contrasts by Lara 33420
    Color: Nude/Navy

    $198
  • Lara 33419
    Lara 33419

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

    $248
  • Lara 33418
    Lara 33418

    Whisper-light sleeveless cocktail dress with layered depth by Lara 33418
    Color: Nude/Multi

    $248
  • Lara 33416
    Lara 33416

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

    $248
  • La Femme 23505
    La Femme 23505

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

    $478
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Terani 1621C1299
    Terani 1621C1299

    Sparkling Embellished Cocktail Dress by Terani 1621C1299
    Color: Midnight

    $407
  • Mac Duggal 25026I
    Mac Duggal 25026I
    (1)

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

    $178
  • Mon Cheri 117801
    Mon Cheri 117801

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

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 117824
    Mon Cheri 117824

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

    $318
  • La Femme 23124
    La Femme 23124

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

    $378
  • Feriani 18559
    Feriani 18559

    Starlight Sprinkle Peplum Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18559
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 117819
    Mon Cheri 117819

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

    $258
  • Mac Duggal 25382
    Mac Duggal 25382

    Epic draped mini-dress from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25382
    Color: Ivory/Gold

    $338
  • Christina Wu 20222
    Christina Wu 20222

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

    $298
  • La Femme 24898
    La Femme 24898

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

    $398
  • La Femme 24931
    La Femme 24931
    (1)

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

    $498
  • Mon Cheri 117818
    Mon Cheri 117818

    Edgy ribbed scalloped dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117818
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • La Femme 24878
    La Femme 24878

    Textured Applique Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24878
    Color: Platinum

    $498
  • La Femme 24875
    La Femme 24875

    Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24875
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Cameron Blake 117626
    Cameron Blake 117626

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

    $358
  • Morrell Maxie 15413
    Morrell Maxie 15413
    (1)

    Elegant short dress with elbow-length sleeves by Morrell Maxie 15413
    Color: Black

    $238

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