Formal Dresses

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You have to go to your third-cousin's wedding. This is what you wear. Long, formal dresses from Colette by Daphne drop jaws with form-fitting, flattering sheath and fit and flare gowns that hug in all the right places complemented by sparkling sequins, plunging v-necklines and thigh high slits. You know a thing or two about the glow-up life - browse formal dresses from Colette by Daphne below:  

Formal Dresses by Colette by Daphne 

They won’t know what hit ‘em. Formal dresses from Colette by Daphne are the perfect styles to rock at your next black-tie, homecoming, prom or gala event - especially if the goal is to keep all eyes on you throughout the night. Featuring statement-making long jersey skirts, ultra-flattering halter necklines and thigh high slits that show off major leg, our formal dresses will show everyone that you know how to have a little bit of fun while still keeping your style undeniably classy. 


What is considered a formal dress?

A formal dress - they’re made for the most formal of dress codes, reserved for black-tie events, galas and any other type of formal ceremony. Considered as more of a reserved style, formal dresses are usually paired with subtle pieces of jewelry like simple dangling silver earrings or a short charm necklace. But just because the status quo normally calls for more refined formal dresses for fancier events doesn’t mean that some can’t also be bold and radiant. If you’re one that’s drawn to bright hues like hot pink or metallic red, you can opt for a formal dress that offers a higher neckline and long A-line skirt to balance out the striking color of your look. Trust us - it’s not hard to get the best of both worlds when it comes to formal dresses. 


Does formal attire mean a long dress?

Formal wear usually means the same as black-tie - styling in long dresses in subtle colors of black, brown, dark blues and reds. The point of formal dresses is to evoke an elegance and sophistication that other styles can’t quite capture as well (which does typically mean a longer, floor-length skirt).  However, in trendier cities like New York and Los Angeles, women occasionally wear cocktail dresses, long dresses or dress in evening separates, so there’s definitely room to experiment when it comes to formal dresses. 


Show everyone at the event you know a thing or two about style in one of these jaw-dropping formal dresses by Colette by Daphne.