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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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    Chic tea-length dress with lace panels by Tarik Ediz 90459
    Available in 2 colors
    $318
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    Lace Beauty Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 213899
    Available in 3 colors
    $458
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    Breathtaking illusion lace ensemble by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114817
    Available in 2 colors
    $298
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    Sheer and Rosettes Cocktail Dress by Nina Canacci M215
    Available in 3 colors
    $586
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    Slim-fitting cocktail dress with embellished hem by Tarik Ediz 90428
    Color: Purple
    $594
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    Long-Sleeved Embellished Lace Cocktail Dress by Janique W1010
    Color: Platinum
    $450
    Sparkling Applique Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21717
    Available in 2 colors
    $318
    Elegant pantsuit with sheer blazer by Mon Cheri Capri CP11469
    Available in 4 colors
    $598
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    Tonal Applique Cocktail Dress by Lara 32511
    Color: Blush
    $578
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    Posh, plunging sleeveless short formal by Mac Duggal Couture 82098D
    Available in 2 colors
    $598
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    Quarter Sleeve Peplum Tonal Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Janique 3445
    Available in 2 colors
    $480
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    Decadent Shimmer Jeweled Cocktail Dress by Janique 520
    Color: Navy
    $724
    Cape Detail Embellished Cocktail Dress by Janique W1011
    Available in 2 colors
    $350
    Rich Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21619
    Available in 2 colors
    $278
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    Cap Sleeve Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115870
    Available in 2 colors
    $398
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    Gorgeous tea-length dress with blazer by Mon Cheri Capri CP11478
    Available in 2 colors
    $680
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    Demure elegance ensemble by Daymor 2109
    Available in 12 colors
    $298
    Lace Cocktail Dress by Nina Canacci M214
    Available in 4 colors
    $338
    Lovely layered dress by Mon Cheri Capri CP11471
    Available in 4 colors
    $220
    Short-sleeve embroidered cocktail dress from JS Collection 864310
    Color: Celestial Blue
    $220
    Two-Piece Applique Detail Cocktail Dress by Jolene 14087
    Color: Champagne
    $750
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    Form-fitting dress with high neckline by Tarik Ediz 90432
    Color: Black
    $220
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    Lace Applique Cocktail Dress by Jolene 14100
    Color: Taupe/Nude
    $770
    Off-the-Shoulder Lace Detail Evening Gown by Daymor 916
    Color: Black
    $478
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    Illusion Cinched Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214836
    Available in 3 colors
    $498
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    Rich Lace Sheath Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21687
    Available in 2 colors
    $478
    Contrast Floral Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21683
    Color: Champagne/Gray
    $398
    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21633
    Available in 3 colors
    $698
    Metallic Floral Print Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21663
    Color: Mauve/Nude
    $298
    Long-Sleeved Lace and Stones Cocktail Dress by Nina Canacci M208
    Available in 3 colors
    $398
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    Twilight Lace Peplum Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214844
    Available in 2 colors
    $438
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    Stunning Scalloped Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214832
    Available in 2 colors
    $357
    Floral Decadence Lace Cocktail Dress from Nue by Shani S670
    Color: Black/Nude
    $730
    Sophisticated minidress with peek-a-boo ruffled hem by Daymor 9008
    Available in 3 colors
    $518
    Scrolling Fantasy Illusion Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214837
    Available in 2 colors
    $558
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    Sleeveless, sheer layered short formal by Mac Duggal Couture 80336D
    Available in 2 colors
    $398
    Rich Lace Cocktail Dress by Tadashi ALX1419M
    Color: Silver
    $378
    Charming Illusion Floral Party Dress from Nue by Shani S677
    Color: Ivory
    $517
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    Cap-sleeved short skirt set with iridescent accents by Terani C3656
    Color: Black
    $478
    Glimmering pleated cocktail dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114800
    Available in 2 colors
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