Special Occasion Dresses

There are many designer special occasion dresses, and knowing which special occasion style is appropriate for the event will depend largely on the venue, time of year, and of course the type of occasion. The invitation to the special occasion will give the largest hint as to which special occasion dresses you should be shopping for. Once the level of formality is declared, the options for your special occasion dresses will be narrowed down to specific hem lengths, level of embellishments, and the need for special wraps, or jackets for your special occasion dresses. With a look at the traditional formality levels, you can decide now on which designer special occasion dresses you will be looking for when your shopping adventure begins.

Special Occasion Dresses For Black Tie Events

For black tie events special occasion dresses can be tea-length cocktail dresses or more formal floor length formal gowns. One of the newest trends in designer special occasion dresses is the shorter cocktail dress that features an attached long dress skirt, that sweeps to the floor in the back, but leaves the front at knee length or above. This classy design for special occasion dresses would be perfect for less formal events, where more of a modern party atmosphere would be the highlight of the evening.

For extremely formal special events like State Dinners, or Embassy Affairs, exceptionally sophisticated formal gowns are the desired style for special occasion dresses. A more classic look would be in order, like the strapless pleated sateen or satin evening dress, with intricate floral jewel accents, and delicate pleating with just a touch of lace that peeks out becomingly from beneath the overlay. Gold and silver are both exceptional color choices for special occasion dresses for extremely formal events.

If you love being the center of attention at black Tie events, then allow your choice of special occasion dresses to reflect that bold personality with your perfect sense of style and taste in designer special occasion dresses. You can maintain proper decorum, and still amaze the crowds wearing a strapless dress that features sheer black overlays of chiffon, that cascade down over the under dress of pure white with tonal polka dots and side floral black prints. A whimsical appearance of sheer black bows that cascade in ribbons from the bust line add just a touch of innocence to this dramatic style of special occasion dresses.

Special Occasion Dresses For Semi-Formal Events

Semi formal events require almost the same level of formality for women's special occasion dresses as does a formal occasion. The difference being dresses can have more of a cocktail dress appearance and have hem lines from just above the knee to ankle length. This allows the more relaxed tea length special occasion dresses to be worn.

Ankle length special occasion dresses have a timeless charm that makes them appropriate for almost any event. With a variety of bodice styles, ankle length special occasion dresses can be worn for day or evening appearances. With design elements like ruched bodices, shoulder straps that can be trimmed with gleaming jewels, and choices in colors that feature color fade fabrics; these special occasion dresses will give you a polished, delicate look for the evening.

Choosing to wear a cocktail dress for the evening, is also another suitable choice for special occasion dresses. With the latest trends in fashion featuring metallic fabrics, many top designers are creating beautiful special occasion dresses that are extremely fashion forward. If wearing a metallic dress seems to forward, then look for those that have design elements like sheer overlays, which add depth and hints of shadows to the metallic cocktail dresses.

Special Occasion Dresses For After Five Parties

When a special promotion, or high achievement at work has been accomplished, companies can choose to celebrate with a special after five party at a high end club, or private venue. For these events, special occasion dresses with a bit of elegance and simplicity are the perfect choice. Strapless gowns with design elements that feature hem lengths that touch just above the knees, and form-fitting sleek skirts that allow movement and yet cling with just the perfect touch of sensuality. Wearing special occasion dresses that offer the choice of bolero jackets, can be just the right touch of decorum for accepting an award, then easy removal for when the party heats up later.

The classic little black dress is always the right choice for special occasion dresses. You will be creating quite a stir when you appear at your event in any black special occasion dresses that offer a vision of elegance. With designers constantly updating, and modernizing the classic black dress with design elements like strapless bodices, flirty tulle skirts that are layered in tiers to mid-thigh or skirts which are pencil thin, and hug every curve in luscious silk fabrics.

Special Occasion Dresses For Festive Occasions

Festive occasions like anniversary balls, opening night on Broadway Parties, and other fun filled events, require special occasion dresses that are glamorous, sparkling, and evocative of the fun filled reason for the event. Choosing formal gowns that offer intricate design elements like sparkling beadwork, gleaming jewels, embedded appliqués, and even feathers can give more formal gowns just the right touch of whimsy and frivolity needed during festive occasions.

Special occasion dresses that have full ballroom skirts with contoured, or pleated bodices shape your curves and leads down to a slender waist for optimum womanly effects. Looking for v-cut necklines that have sequined bust panels can provide a dazzling sexy look that is filled with fun glamour!

For an even sexier appearance, look for special dresses that offer crisp, clean asymmetrical, one shoulder gowns, with a side slit. These sumptuous dresses always provide just the right touch of elegance alongside sexy alluring sophistication.

Festive occasions also allow you to choose special occasion dresses that are of more brilliant colors than most formal occasions. With a myriad of hues and color combinations to choose from, designers are really mixing up traditional color choices with more eclectic color schemes. Two-toned fabrics are used to create exotic looking mermaid dresses, that are divine, and allow the woman who wears them to feel exotic and beautiful. Using multi-hued fabrics to create eye-popping creations for special occasion gowns allows you to make an appearance in a dress that has been designed to be a one-of-a-kind fashion statement.

For you to make an entrance that is bound to be the highlight of the evening, then make your choice of elegant special occasion dresses, one that is a perfect mirror for your personality and charm.


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