Dillard's has a gorgeous collection of evening dresses and gowns for formal evening wear. Available in a variety of styles, designs, luxurious fabrics and lovely colors or prints by brands like Adrianna Papell, Tadashi, Gianni Bini, Alex Evenings, BCBG, Niki, JS Boutique and more. Some styles include halter necks, Ombre gown, matte jersey, sik, beaded, off the shoulder, satin, strapless, pleated and chiffon gowns to name a few. The formal evening dresses are elegant, sophisticated, feminine and perfect for any formal occasion.
"Formal dress (UK) and formal wear (US) are the general terms for clothing suitable for formal social events, such as a wedding, formal garden party or dinner, débutante cotillion, dance, or race. The dress codes for women include cocktail dresses, ball gowns, gowns, and evening gowns." These are the definitions for formal wear and Dillard's offers a beautiful selection from many designers and brands. The floor length dresses for evening attire are found in silhouettes of a-line, fishtail, ball gown, princess, sheath and empire waist in sleeveless, 3/4, cap sleeves and long or come with shawls, boleros and jackets. Feminine fabrics that are soft, flattering and comfortable include jersey, silk, satin, taffeta, chiffon and blends. The evening dresses and gowns in pastels, neutrals, bold, colorful, dramatic, printed and of course the little black dress are sophisticated, elegant, contemporary and versatile. Whether you're looking for a ball gown or Mother of the Bride dress the formal evening wear needs only glittering jewelry, stylish sandals and a small clutch or purse for a red carpet entrance.
When to Wear: ... weddings, parties, special occasions, holidays, cruises, resort, evening, cocktails, destination weddings, formals, mother of the bride, mother of the groom
Price Range: ... medium - high
Fabric: ... chiffon, satin, silk, polyester, blends, jersey, taffeta
Styles: ... floor length, sheath, one shoulder, scoop neck, v-neck, sleeveless, strapless, sleeved, ruched, beaded, jacket dress, lace, empire, ruffled, halter, ball gown, shutter pleat, pleated, tiered, mesh, crochet
What to Accessorize: ... jewelry - earrings (drop, dome, tear-drop, hoop or dangle), necklace (y, choker), diamonds, pearls, brooch, bracelet (collection or single), rings, shoes - pumps, sandals, slingbacks, platforms, open toes, small or mini purse or clutch, wraps, shawls, jacket, bolero, lingerie - bras & shapers, slips & petticoats
Also called: ... special occasion dress, evening dress, cocktail dress, party dress, fashion dress, formal dress, event dress, gown, long cocktail dress, event dress
Tadashi Single-Shoulder Gown
This crinkle chiffon one-shoulder gown in lotus pink features ruffle detail on the shoulder strap, a ruched bodice and a back zipper. Of silk; lined. Imported.
Gianni Bini "Esta" Dress
From the Citrus Collection, "Esta" floor-length halter dress featuring a gathered neckline, keyhole detail, embroidery on the cinched waist and back crisscross spaghetti straps. In black stretch acetate/nylon/spandex. Only at Dillard's. Imported.
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