Jovani Gray Matters

Color: Part 3
Picking the Perfect Formal Dress

There’s so many things to consider when picking out a formal dress—where you’re going, the mood of the party, and the style you want to create. And let’s not forget budget, either, because that usually plays a big role, too. We’ve put all these things together and picked out a versatile formal dress that you can wear again and again and exude that classy, worldly presence you’re known for.

First up, the label. We picked a dress from Jovani 14528 , sartorial masters known for luxe looks. We’re talking fabulous dresses that stand out and make you feel like a million bucks. Their short dresses and minis are amazing, but the brand does gowns like no one else. There are many to choose from, but for those who love something classic yet exciting, this illusion bodice gown with draped taffeta Ball Skirt fits the bill.

Finally, the finished look. Stick with the regal tone of this Jovani gown by wearing your hair in an updo. If you’re going the DIY route, a slicked-back bun is the best way to go. Sport smoky eye makeup implementing a slate or silver shadow and go soft on the lips with a peach or pale pink. In terms of accessories, you can sport chandelier earrings like the model (especially when rocking an updo) or opt for a simple pair of studs and an opulent cuff like this bracelet from Sophie 334 .