Formal Dresses - So Many Choices for that Formal Event!

Stephen Todd

Formal dresses are a great way to show up at a formal event, such as a prom, wedding or charity event. There are many options that a woman can choose from when they are in need of such an article of clothing. When browsing through the long list of available formal dresses, there are many decisions to make. The size, length, cut, style, and color are all issues needing careful consideration before you make a final decision. The perfect dress could set off your presence at an event just as strongly as an inappropriate dress choice could put a damper on the festivities.

Nowadays, formal dresses come with so many options to choose from - a woman could develop a headache deciding whether or not she wants her dress to feature a ruffle, a bow, as well as beading or additional sashes. The length of a formal dress is also important. Shorter lengths show off a little leg, which may, or may not, be desired. Longer dresses can help to achieve a slimming effect, as well as create the aura of regality. The style of the formal dress presents many choices; some opt for a strapless number, while others prefer the spaghetti strap look.. Dresses can also be dressed up with a simple accessory, such as an elegant choker or a fur wrap.

When choosing the style of your dress, you may want to consider some of the styles that will flatter your figure the most. Strapless dresses can be used to draw attention to lovely shoulders, while some dresses are available that can promote an hourglass appearance.

Below you will find an array of choices when one is in need of a formal dress for that special occasion:

1) Jacket Gown
When choosing a jacket gown for a formal event, you may prefer a dress selection with long sleeves, providing more coverage during your night out. Many of these gowns come in satin or lace options, offering a sexy yet still covered look.

2) Velvet Gown
Velvet gowns, especially a chocolate-colored selection can make a statement. If you are interested in drawing attention away from the hip and waist area, choose a formal dress that features an empire waist.

3) Lace Overlay Dress
Going for a classic look? Try a dress that offered a lace overlay bodice (preferably the color black) with a deep V in the front and back.

4) Strapless Satin
For a nice streamlined look, consider this option where accessories can be used to the fullest effect. Long earrings and sparkling necklaces go well with this dress choice.

Some top designers on the market have achieved positive results with a number of formal dress creations. Marc Jacobs offers a silk black dress that features an empire waistline and a bow located on the back of the dress. Nicole Miller has an open back dress in her line that showcases a sizzling back. BCBG offers a black bubble dress selection made from taffeta that provides a great strapless option.

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