Most women love formal wear. It’s an opportunity to play dress up for real. It’s special occasion dressing where you want to look your best, show off a bit and be glamorous. For most formal events, there is ample advance notice so you have time to find the right dress. Make a bold and breathtaking entrance with our gorgeous formal evening dresses, evening gown dresses & holiday cocktail dresses.
Selecting a dress
Before starting your search for a dress, consider the occasion, your best features and even your role for the event.
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Show your good taste and fashion sense.
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Long or Short
Unless the event is very formal, you may want to opt for a tea-length dress instead of floor length. You’ll look elegant, refined and tasteful. Short dresses can work well for women with nice legs.
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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. 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.
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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.
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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