Formal gowns, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, and party dresses
Women's Formal and Party Dresses from Davids Bridal
Need help choosing a dress for your next special event? David's Bridal has got you covered with an extensive assortment of beautiful evening gowns and party dresses. We also carry an array of dress colors from brights to neutrals and everything in between. Browse our color coordination tool for some helpful advice on choosing an appropriate shade.
FORMAL OR EVENING EVENT
Mirror the formality of the event with a sophisticated and elegant dress. In most cases, a floor length long dress is most appropriate. A great pair of heels and a coordinating or beaded evening bag will complete the look.
SEMI-FORMAL EVENING OR AFTERNOON EVENT
Any silhouette, either long or short, can work for this type of event. Another great option is the versatility of a high-low dress or asymmetrical hem. Pair the dress of your choice with simple jewelry and accessories for an understated elegant look.
INFORMAL OR AFTERNOON EVENT
Whether a destination or daytime affair, beautiful dress styles in soft fabrics will flatter any body type. For an outdoor setting, choose dress silhouettes that will look especially lovely flowing in the breeze. Comfort is key, especially in warm climates.
For an informal or afternoon affair, consider a flattering short dress (and fabulous shoes!). Look for bodice details (like a V-neckline or empire waist) to draw the eye up and elongate your figure. Long, slim dress silhouettes can also create the illusion of height, even on petite frames.
This dress silhouette is versatile, comfortable, and elegant. The coordinating jacket provides coverage, and you always have the option to remove it and wear the beautiful dress at any time. This look is ideal for almost any body type.
2-PIECE OR MOCK 2-PIECE
Any of these options will help shape the waist by concealing trouble areas in the midsection. Another benefit is that the two-piece evening silhouette provides the best fit if you have different proportions (pear or inverted triangle shapes).