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Women's Formal Wear Trends

Updated on April 29, 2018

This season women's formal wear is so glamorous!

When it comes to the latest women's formal fashions, think bold colors, sexy, regal, and "old Hollywood" - all wrapped into one!

The evening gowns have taken on that "old Hollywood look". Very elegant, and somewhat ladylike. The wonderful little black dress will take a bit of a twist, with its design statement, and as mentioned a bit of sparkle and will update itself with great sexy necklines. In regards to what colors are trendy this season, the runways were full of soft pastel tones, grays, as well as tons of champagne and gold metallic. Look for gowns with lots of fine rushing, and even some fuller skirt.

Dress lengths will plummet to the floor, and rise to the occasion to reveal lots of legs. The most popular length will be just above or just below the knee. This length seems to compliment the majority of women.

Neckline Trends - Three Necklines That Dominated The Runways...

V necklines are on trend this season. The V neckline can really show off cleavage and is slimming to most women. A V neckline seems to elongate most body types. The halter was very prominent on the runways at New York Fashion Week. This popular neckline that plays up the shoulder-line, and works to give a slimming appearance to the top of the arm. The deep scoop neckline was used by many designers in this winter's collections. The scoop neckline is so wonderful at showing off jewelry.

The Biggest Trend In Women's Evening Formal Footwear For Fall/Winter - Velvet!

The Biggest Trend In Women's Evening Formal Footwear For Fall/Winter - Velvet!
The Biggest Trend In Women's Evening Formal Footwear For Fall/Winter - Velvet!

What's Popular In Evening Shoes and Handbags

Evening shoes are spectacular this season! Gold, silver, and velvet will be the in-shoe this winter. Strapped sandals with jewels will be the must-have for your tootsies. If you are a velvet lover, the oh so plush velvet pump has made a screaming comeback, and will be not only worn for dress-up but will also be worn with jeans...In regard to what's up with evening handbags - one word, clutch! The velvet clutch, the sparkly clutch, the satin jeweled clutch... You name it, the clutch handbag is a must-have for the well decked out woman. The Jewelry this season will be opulent! The chandelier earring, jeweled necklaces, large jeweled bangle bracelets will be all the craze for that special evening out. Jewelry will be bold, and oh so feminine - Did I mention regal.

Jewelry Think Classic and Sensual

Rich classical jewel will also hold their own this season. Jewelry is feminine, and sensual in design.The nighttime is the right time to have fun with a range of jewelry styles.

Expect to see wonderful rich colors at your favorite jewelry counter this winter season - deep dark purple amethyst, rich royal blue, camel, burnt orange, ruby red, and greens, from emerald to olive. Most of these are intermingled to produce a stunning look in jewelry.These wonderful colors can work together or alone. So have fun, and experiment with mixing and matching jewelry. What else is big this season in jewelry? Clear crystals like your grandma used to wear... Matched up with wonderful pastel toned gowns. Also, lots of natural elements, such as; wood is being used to make wonderful jewelry.What's up with the tone of metal, and texture?

Silver Or Gold - How About Both As Well As Bronze Tones

I have some love antique jewelry, so as you can imagine this is the year I will be pulling it out.The Current trend is leaning toward warm-toned metals like gold, brass, and bronze.The antiqued metals give the trendiest ensembles, and a regal dreamy, oh so feminine look. The texture is key this season. As in fashion, you will see this trend in jewelry. By the mixture of different sized stones, as well as mixing it up color wise. Finishes and materials used will vary. Lots of filigrees and multi-strand chain will make their way to our retail stores. You will see different chain styles, and sizes, and loads of wide cuff; bracelets. Necklaces are adorned with ribbon, and natural fibers, even yarn mixed with more traditional metals, and color.

You may be pleased to hear necklaces have made a great comeback this season. Necklaces are statement pieces this season, they will; variety from the very long and bold in design, to simple, with multiple long layers. As mentioned warm colors are especially prominent in jewelry designs. If you love vintage, pull out your antique jewelry. Mix old with new, it's a great look.Actually, a bracelet can be thick or thin. If thin you will see them stacked. Bracelets can be colorful or monotone, mixing styles, and colors are a big trend.The designers are showing some wonderful creative styles. Especially; with their bangles, you will see wrap bracelets with wire, adorned with beads and natural fibers, even fabric.So, jazz up your wardrobe with loads bracelets this season.

Rings - Only one please

The in Rings will be bold and chunky. With large over-sized colorful stones, and enamels.Gold tones reign as the metal of choice. To pull off this look, I suggest you only wear one. You should not overdo when it comes to how many rings you wear. Let that ring speak for itself. Again vintage is big in rings. Cameo rings that are large are wonderful. Feminine, yet bold.

Top Five Evening Fashion Must Haves For Holiday Parties!

Top Five Fashion Must Haves!

1. A wonderful dress, in a soft color tone color. Whisper did shout, and you will stand out at any after five events.

2. A great pair of new shoes! A bit of glitz, and glamour. for those tootsies.

3.A chic clutch. It's a must!

4. At least one new piece of jewelry. Make it a real standout. Keep your jewelry to a minimum.

5. A new lip color, it can make a girl feel brand new.

Top Five Fashion Must Haves ...

Red lipstick continues to be the color choice for evening....
Red lipstick continues to be the color choice for evening....
Dress by Ralph Lauren - 2016 collection
Dress by Ralph Lauren - 2016 collection
Soft grey pump - neutrals are on trend
Soft grey pump - neutrals are on trend
Statement pearl necklace
Statement pearl necklace
statement evening clutch handbag
statement evening clutch handbag

Love The Comfort Of A Trouser ? Well, You're Covered ! This Fall/Winter the designers have turned out some wonderful after five trousers.

Prints and metallic's are all the rage. Here are a few looks you might consider.

If You Could Only Choose One New Formal Item - What would it be?

I know I have asked the impossible. But! If you could only add one new formal item to your wardrobe what would it be?

What will it be? Just one ladies...

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Pastels Remain A Hot Trend In Evening Gowns - Pastel colors seem to be holding their own as they did last year ...

Pastels Are The Hot Trend In Evening Gowns This Season....
Pastels Are The Hot Trend In Evening Gowns This Season....

Just A Few Wonderful Pastel Gowns ...

The Regal Jewel Tones Are Classic, And Hold On From Year To Year As Fashion Staples

You can't ever go wrong with a classic little black dress

You can't ever go wrong with a classic little black dress....
You can't ever go wrong with a classic little black dress....

Just Curious?

What your opinion. Can you live without a little black dress in your closet?

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The Little Black Dress

The little black dress has as always held its place in fashion, as the number one after five dress. It is classic, and most likely will never be replaced by any other trend that designer dish up. If asked what style of after five dress is your favorite? The majority of women will choose the little black dress as their favorite style. Women remain faithful to the little black dress as a wardrobe staple.

It's Not To soon To Start Thinking Of The Holidays - The holiday trends in evening gowns , think glamour, elegance , and soft tones


Fabulous Feminine Floral's For Spring 2018 ...

Fabulous Feminine Floral's ...
Fabulous Feminine Floral's ...

Hemlines will allow you to show as much or as little as you Please ...

For all you girls that love the mini -- this season you will be able to find loads to pick from. Enjoy!

It is so great to see anything goes with the hemline. It gives women a great option, as to what they find comfortable, and attractive.

Just Curious?

Are you more comfortable carrying a clutch handbag to a formal occasion ?

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What's the trend in makeup?

Keep your makeup in tune with your jeweled party clothes. Makeup this season will be subdued, but glamorous. Soft jeweled shaded eyes, long lush black lashes, deep-toned reds, plums, and nudes will be worn at the lip. Blush tones remain natural, with a bit more product worn for evening. Top of cheekbone should have a natural soft glow. This can be had with a tiny bit of Vaseline or a great natural mineral makeup. The key to getting a flawless shine with mineral makeup, blend, blend, and blend again! If you're brave - fire red/orange lipstick is so on trend. Why not try a sample next time your in your favorite cosmetic outlet.

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      4 years ago

      love the Fabulous Feminine Floral's purple formal evening dress

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      5 years ago

      Love all the new styles!

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      5 years ago

      Love the Fabulous Feminine Floral's purple dress

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      5 years ago

      I love that red dress. Love your lens.

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      5 years ago

      I really like your collection. I love the purple dress. Thanks for sharing this post.

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      6 years ago

      In Formal wear women's are looking good and beautiful so this blog is very useful to women's

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      6 years ago

      check out for beautiful evening gowns that fit the latest trends and styles!

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      8 years ago

      Fancy this page a lot, great holiday dressing idea!

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      8 years ago

      Hey these are some good ideas, Prom will be here soon and there's nothing like Preparation for a once in a lifetime event!!!


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