When it comes to formal dress codes, knowing what’s okay and not okay to wear isn’t always obvious. What dress length is appropriate for a formal invitation? Do I need to wear black? We all face these fashion dilemmas, and even more when getting dressed for any type of formal event during the holidays. Today we’re breaking down the details you need to know when getting dressed for any festive formal holiday event.

If your invitation says “formal” or “black tie” this means a floor length gown is fitting and a darker color palette is favored, but white is also a great choice. For a glamorous and dramatic entrance, make sure to check out the Girl in the Mirror Black Beaded Maxi Dress. Nothing says formal holiday attire like a chic white maxi dress. If you’re going to a holiday charity gala or black tie affair for work check out True Love White Beaded Rhinestone Maxi Dress.

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Evening gown styling should flatter our best features. Black and white are both such chic colors that they can totally enhance the babe wearing them no matter what. First decide what you’d like to emphasize and find a dress that shows it off. If you have beautiful shoulders, you may want to wear a strapless or off-the-shoulder gown like our Grand Entrance Black Pearl Maxi Dress. If your long legs are your best feature, show off some leg with a slit up the side in our Heavenly Hues Black Maxi Dress. Keep the look elegant to fit in with the theme of the party.

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As for hair, an updo will show off your most glamorous jewels like these beauties!:


Are you getting fancy? Tell us in the comments below witch formal dress you’re going to try this holiday season!