How To Dress for a Formal Dinner Party

A formal dinner party invitation is exciting – it’s an opportunity to get all dressed up and really enjoy the company of your fellow attendees while you feel your most comfortable and your most confident! With the invitation for a formal event comes the inevitable hunt for the perfect dress, which can be a tricky notion to navigate when you’re just starting your search. Keep reading for a few top styling ideas and inspirational tips to help guide you to your perfect formal dinner party dress…

A Backless Maxi Dress

A backless, full length dress is one of those special pieces that you don’t get to wear often, but when the invite fits – the backless dress answers! Choose a divinely simple backless style with a strapless neckline and high leg split with an open back. Selecting a neutral shade of black or white will allow the striking silhouette shine and increase the contrast on the statement back cut out. Pull your hair up to showcase the detail and complete the look with a pair of pointed leather heels and a coordinating clutch bag. 

Keep To The Classics 

Sometimes, when you want to invest in a dress that can see you through a specific event but also countless special occasions ahead of you, the classics are best. Keep to timeless dimensions and opt for a full length maxi gown with a square neckline, spaghetti straps, a cinched waistline and a softly falling A-line skirt. An added leg split will up the glamour, as will choosing this silhouette in a sheeny satin finish or a bolder tone such as red or navy. You can style this any way you like – monochromatic looks are a fresh modern take that still let your personality shine while also sticking to the most classic of all style codes!

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Choose a Two-Piece Set

A two-piece set is a great way to switch things up at your next cocktail party. Cool and coordinating styles come together to create an eye-catching ensemble that has a modern feel about it, perfect if you want to stand out from the crowd but also nail that formal dress code! Choose a corset top and matching maxi skirt in a soft shade of buttercup yellow for a fresh and feminine feel that wears just as well with high-shine gold accessories as it does with other textures such as raffia or resin. 

Shine In Sequins 

A glittering gown is a sure way to pull the focus at your next formal dinner party. Choose an elegant shimmer with a classic slip cut gown embellished with geometric, golden sequins. Match the warm shine with metallic gold heels and a matching clutch for a simple yet striking evening ensemble that you and your company will love. 

Which of these stunning formal dinner party dress ideas will you be trying for your upcoming special occasion? 

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