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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.

  • Mon Cheri 114817
    Mon Cheri 114817
    (11)

    Breathtaking illusion lace ensemble by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 114817
    Available in 2 colors

    $488
  • Lara 32511
    Lara 32511
    (3)

    Tonal Applique Cocktail Dress by Lara 32511
    Color: Blush

    $598
  • La Femme 21619
    La Femme 21619

    Rich Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21619
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • La Femme 21683
    La Femme 21683

    Contrast Floral Detail Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21683
    Color: Champagne/Gray

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 213899
    Mon Cheri 213899
    (7)

    Lace Beauty Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 213899
    Available in 2 colors

    $354
  • Mon Cheri 115862
    Mon Cheri 115862
    (1)

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

    $350
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Janique 1502
    Janique 1502
    (10)

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

    $658
  • Mon Cheri 115869
    Mon Cheri 115869
    (1)

    Textured Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115869
    Available in 4 colors

    $238
  • La Femme 21633
    La Femme 21633

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

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 214844
    Mon Cheri 214844

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

    $398
  • Janique J154J
    Janique J154J
    (1)

    Smartly designed Cocktail dress with Jacket by Janique J154J
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Feriani 18503
    Feriani 18503

    Lace and Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18503
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 115870
    Mon Cheri 115870

    Cap Sleeve Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115870
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Feriani 26166
    Feriani 26166

    Rich Texture Cocktail Dress by Feriani 26166
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • La Femme 21687
    La Femme 21687

    Rich Lace Sheath Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21687
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Mon Cheri 214840
    Mon Cheri 214840
    (2)

    Jeweled Lace Tiered Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214840
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • La Femme 21663
    La Femme 21663

    Metallic Floral Print Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21663
    Color: Mauve/Nude

    $698
  • Janique W1011
    Janique W1011

    Cape Detail Embellished Cocktail Dress by Janique W1011
    Color: Charcoal

    $878
  • La Femme 21648
    La Femme 21648

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

    $378
  • NUE by Shani S1063
    NUE by Shani S1063

    Contrast Bright Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S1063
    Available in 2 colors

    $294
  • VM Collection 71209
    VM Collection 71209

    Sparkle and Ruched Evening Gown by VM Collection 71209
    Available in 2 colors

    $357
  • Terani 1611C0023
    Terani 1611C0023

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

    $495
  • La Femme 21861
    La Femme 21861

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

    $438
  • Shail K 3499
    Shail K 3499

    Two-Piece Glittering Cocktail Dress with Jacket by Shail K 3499
    Available in 2 colors

    $330
  • Lara 32446
    Lara 32446

    Shimmering Crinkle Draped Cocktail Dress by Lara 32446
    Color: Champagne

    $398
  • Jolene 14089
    Jolene 14089

    Two-Piece Lace and Banded Cocktail Dress by Jolene 14089
    Available in 2 colors

    $322
  • NUE by Shani S740
    NUE by Shani S740

    Notched Flutter Charming Cocktail Dress from Nue by Shani S740
    Available in 7 colors

    $273
  • VM Collection 70836
    VM Collection 70836

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

    $476
  • Janique K60374
    Janique K60374

    Twinkling Illusion Ruched Cocktail Dress by Janique K60374
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • NUE by Shani S674
    NUE by Shani S674

    Contrast Peplum Lace Party Dress from NUE by Shani S674
    Color: Black/White

    $315
  • NUE by Shani S467
    NUE by Shani S467

    Sultry Exposed Shoulder Cocktail Dress from NUE by Shani S467
    Color: Black

    $300
  • NUE by Shani S782
    NUE by Shani S782

    Blouson Sleeve Cocktail Dress by NUE by Shani S782
    Color: Lavender

    $336
  • NUE by Shani S623
    NUE by Shani S623

    Versatile sleeveless suit with insets by Nue by Shani S623
    Color: Nude/Black

    $320
  • Terani 1612C0055
    Terani 1612C0055

    Lustrous curve-kissing mini with contrasting neckline by Terani Evening 1612C0055
    Available in 3 colors

    $341
  • Mac Duggal 82098R
    Mac Duggal 82098R

    Sparkling tea-length dress from Mac Duggal Black White Red 82098R
    Available in 3 colors

    $578
  • MGNY 71320
    MGNY 71320

    Sheer and Ruched Cocktail Dress by MGNY 71320
    Available in 2 colors

    $402
  • Mac Duggal 11009R
    Mac Duggal 11009R

    Retro shining babydoll from Mac Duggal Black White Red 11009R
    Available in 3 colors

    $578
  • Mac Duggal 30246C
    Mac Duggal 30246C

    Embellished Posh Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30246C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Mon Cheri 115868
    Mon Cheri 115868

    Sheer Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115868
    Color: Mint

    $318

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