The Stylish Elegance of an Evening Dress

Eva Longoria short black evening dress
Eva Longoria short black evening dress

Stylish Dresses for Evening

The evening dress is the single reason why many people bother to tune into award shows. Celebrities make their way on the red carpet wearing floor length evening gowns that essentially display their wealth and beauty for the world to see. Celebrities wearing long dresses are gorgeous to see. We marvel at the designer evening dress that each celebrity choose to wear. Many women do not have the opportunity to wear such elegant evening dresses. Even if the average woman could afford it, where would they actually wear such a gown? As silly as it sounds most women may find that their high school prom and wedding are quite possibly the two times in their life that they would have an opportunity to wear a lovely dress. Celebrities seem to wear them at every event and is why many people turn out to see what kind of evening dress they choose to wear.

You will notice many styles and lengths of evening dresses on the red carpet. Some women with pretty legs can choose a short evening dress. Other women may choose an elegant long evening dress. Some woman may choose a bold color while others may choose to go with something more traditional like black or white. Many evening dresses are made with details such as rhinestones or bows. Some women like to be conservative with little in the way of cleavage showing while others may prefer to dazzle having a long slit up the front, or back, of the dress to display their legs more prominently. It really depends on what type of event you attending and what kind of style you personally have.

Getting the right fit for your evening dress is very important. You do not want the dress to be too loose as it will move around, yet you do not want it to be too tight as it be uncomfortable and actually look uncomfortable as well. A good fit with your evening dress is important. You can get help in fitting an evening dress at the boutique you are shopping at or carefully measure yourself to ensure the right fit.

Celebrities that are known for their looks in an evening dress include Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Anne Hathaway among others. Celebrities in short cocktail dresses or long gowns are common. These top celebrities have designer evening dresses at their disposal and are some of the most beautiful women in the world. Woman who are shopping for evening dresses can take inspiration from them as they dress for the red carpet.

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Kate Beckinsale outside The Late ShowSalma HayekCharlize TheronElizabeth HurleyJessica Alba gets it right in this photo. Her dress, the color and length are perfect for her.Elizabeth Hurley in a low cut white long evening dress. She has the best cleavage of any celebrity walking the red carpet.Amy Adams in a lovely mid-length evening dress.  Sometimes no matter how glamorous or stylish a celebrity is they get it wrong. Anne Hathaway takes risks and sometimes bombs, like this evening dress.Carla Gugino in a pretty low-cut evening gown. Eva Mendes never disappoints with her evening dresses. They are typically form fitting, daring and dazzling.Charlize Theron is always lovely in an evening dress. She rarely disapoints.Hayden Panettiere in a black lace, short mini evening dress. Young starlets can pull off this look.Rachel Evan Wood in a low-cut mid-length evening dress. She's always very pretty and stylish.Kate Beckinsale is stylish and always wears the right evening dress. She knows how to display just the right amount of skin and she likes her high heels to be seen.Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the more daring and adventurous celebrities always taking a style risk. She rarely has an evening dress misstepIsla Fisher is a lovely actress. She has gorgeous slim body that is perfect for short dresses like the one she is wearing on the red carpetKate Winslet is a favorite. She is very stylish. She looks gorgeous in black evening dresses.Amanda Righetti at an after partyAnna Friel at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London wearing a short black dress and high heelsSometimes an evening dress just doesn't work well. Marisa Tomei is lovely and typically does a good job but this dress is not a favortieRachel Weisz wears a shiny powder blue that is both short and tight. It displays a nice amount of cleavage as well.Halle Berry on the red carpetSalma Hayek in a full length black evening dress and high heelsMegan Fox in a little white dress
Kate Beckinsale outside The Late Show
Kate Beckinsale outside The Late Show
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley
Jessica Alba gets it right in this photo. Her dress, the color and length are perfect for her.
Jessica Alba gets it right in this photo. Her dress, the color and length are perfect for her.
Elizabeth Hurley in a low cut white long evening dress. She has the best cleavage of any celebrity walking the red carpet.
Elizabeth Hurley in a low cut white long evening dress. She has the best cleavage of any celebrity walking the red carpet.
Amy Adams in a lovely mid-length evening dress.
Amy Adams in a lovely mid-length evening dress.
Sometimes no matter how glamorous or stylish a celebrity is they get it wrong. Anne Hathaway takes risks and sometimes bombs, like this evening dress.
Sometimes no matter how glamorous or stylish a celebrity is they get it wrong. Anne Hathaway takes risks and sometimes bombs, like this evening dress.
Carla Gugino in a pretty low-cut evening gown.
Carla Gugino in a pretty low-cut evening gown.
Eva Mendes never disappoints with her evening dresses. They are typically form fitting, daring and dazzling.
Eva Mendes never disappoints with her evening dresses. They are typically form fitting, daring and dazzling.
Charlize Theron is always lovely in an evening dress. She rarely disapoints.
Charlize Theron is always lovely in an evening dress. She rarely disapoints.
Hayden Panettiere in a black lace, short mini evening dress. Young starlets can pull off this look.
Hayden Panettiere in a black lace, short mini evening dress. Young starlets can pull off this look.
Rachel Evan Wood in a low-cut mid-length evening dress. She's always very pretty and stylish.
Rachel Evan Wood in a low-cut mid-length evening dress. She's always very pretty and stylish.
Kate Beckinsale is stylish and always wears the right evening dress. She knows how to display just the right amount of skin and she likes her high heels to be seen.
Kate Beckinsale is stylish and always wears the right evening dress. She knows how to display just the right amount of skin and she likes her high heels to be seen.
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the more daring and adventurous celebrities always taking a style risk. She rarely has an evening dress misstep
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the more daring and adventurous celebrities always taking a style risk. She rarely has an evening dress misstep
Isla Fisher is a lovely actress. She has gorgeous slim body that is perfect for short dresses like the one she is wearing on the red carpet
Isla Fisher is a lovely actress. She has gorgeous slim body that is perfect for short dresses like the one she is wearing on the red carpet
Kate Winslet is a favorite. She is very stylish. She looks gorgeous in black evening dresses.
Kate Winslet is a favorite. She is very stylish. She looks gorgeous in black evening dresses.
Amanda Righetti at an after party
Amanda Righetti at an after party
Anna Friel at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London wearing a short black dress and high heels
Anna Friel at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London wearing a short black dress and high heels
Sometimes an evening dress just doesn't work well. Marisa Tomei is lovely and typically does a good job but this dress is not a favortie
Sometimes an evening dress just doesn't work well. Marisa Tomei is lovely and typically does a good job but this dress is not a favortie
Rachel Weisz wears a shiny powder blue that is both short and tight. It displays a nice amount of cleavage as well.
Rachel Weisz wears a shiny powder blue that is both short and tight. It displays a nice amount of cleavage as well.
Halle Berry on the red carpet
Halle Berry on the red carpet
Salma Hayek in a full length black evening dress and high heels
Salma Hayek in a full length black evening dress and high heels
Megan Fox in a little white dress
Megan Fox in a little white dress

Wear an Evening Dress Like a Celebrity

My favorite celebrities in an evening dress are typically Elizabeth Hurley, Charlize Theron and Kate Beckinsale. They rarely disappoint with their style and fashion sense. I tend to look for evening dresses that compliment a woman's body well. I like to see an evening dress that allows for either cleavage or displaying a modest amount of legs. I find it a crime for a woman to strap on a beautiful pair of high heels only to have a long evening dress cover them up. If a woman does choose to wear a long evening dress then there should be a modest display of cleavage. There should be one or the other to garner the proper attention.

Age appropriate evening dresses should be worn as well. Younger women tend to fine in short evening dresses. More mature women typically look nicer in longer dresses. Obviously the shape of your body has a lot lot do with the proper evening dress as well. If you have toned and fit legs then by all means you would be best served to wear a dress that is mid length or shorter. If you have a small bosom then trying to squeeze some measure of cleavage together will just look uncomfortable.

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MissFashionista10 5 years ago

Jessica Alba looks absolutely stunning and elegant in this fashionable short dress and the color is just perfect for her skin complexion. Short dresses are great for every woman especially those who love who to show off their legs, and their high heels. If you want to look like Jessica Alba, and get everyone's attention, make sure to check out these Jovani's short dresses at http://www.jovani.com/short-cocktail-dresses/8881-... http://www.jovani.com/homecoming-dresses/8924-7598 http://www.jovani.com/short-cocktail-dresses/15861...

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