Trends in Formal Wear: Which Ones Suit You?

Black tie events will have you scouring stores to find evening wear that fits your style. No matter your taste or body type, there is a trend that will compliment you. From long elegant sleeves to tuxedo wear your personality will shine through if you implement one of these trends into your look.

Evening Sleeves

Designing evening dresses with sleeves is a new trend that emphasizes classic, sleek style. Having the dress fitted to your form will accentuate your figure. Wear your hair in an updo style to pull off the look. Accessorize with beautiful earrings to tie the look together.  

Adding Drama with Full Skirts

Make a statement with added volume by wearing dresses with full skirts. The trend can make your waist seem smaller as the skirt billows on the bottom. Full skirts add drama and depth that say high fashion. Wear simple jewelry to let the dress speak for itself.  

Shimmering Champagne

Champagne was spotted all over red carpets and runways this season. Many were overlaid with intricate shimmering beading to add a touch of sparkle. The glitzy dresses can also be designed with layers of sheer fabric to create depth. This look is flattering and speaks to wearers’ glamorous side.

Colorblock Dresses

Graphic elements on eveningwear can transform your garment into a work of art. Implement the colorblocking trend into your look by picking dresses featuring bold colors. Having the color come forth in different shapes can add interest and turn a simple look into a striking one. Accessorize with jewelry that incorporates the hues of the dress.

Formal Two Pieces

If you are looking to flatter your figure by accentuating your waist, opt for a formal two piece. This trend pairs flattering fitted tops with fuller skirts. The overall look is modern and can create the illusion of a more hourglass shape. If you are a fan of crop tops you can incorporate this preference into your evening attire. After your special night out, you can even pair the top of the outfit with some jeans for a fun look.

Floral Print

Bold prints are taking the fashion world by storm. One of the trending designs that is most on point this season is florals. They create a flirty and feminine look that will have you turning heads. Pair your floral outfit with bright colored earrings to really make the look pop.

Formal Jumpsuits

Not a fan of throwing on a nice dress, there is a trend this season just for you. Sleek jumpsuits are a great alternative. They provide a formal look and a level of comfort that allows wearers to show off their unique style. You can take the look to the next level by accessorizing with bold jewelry to add elegance.

Tuxedo Style

Tuxedos aren’t just for men anymore. High end designers are playing on the formal look to create fun dress alternatives. J Crew has come out with a tuxedo shirt for women. Other designers have also incorporated the tuxedo look into short dresses. The style puts a twist on classic black and white fashion and offers a fashion forward statement.

High-Low Trend

Asymmetric gowns that are shorter in the front and longer in the back have hit the runways. The look creates intrigue and dramatic flair to a simple dress. You also have the opportunity to take your style up a notch with the shoes you wear since they will be clearly visible. High slits are another take on the high-low trend that can give your look a more edgy feel.

Three Dimensional Embroidery

Eveningwear is no longer made using just flat materials. Designs now rise above the textiles to create signature accents and embellishments. Flowers can cascade above the fabric throughout the dress to create a whimsical ambiance. Some designers are even using three dimensional elements on sheer sleeves to make it appear as if designs are floating on the arms.