Are short dresses formal? A question you might ask if you are invited to a formal party or wedding and want to rock a short dress style! Today, we will answer this question and help you style any short dress to attend a formal event!
1- Are short dresses formal?
Wondering whether you can wear a short lace dress or a short black dress to a buttoned-up event? or can you wear a black dress to a wedding? We say go for it. Short party dresses can totally work for these kinds of events.
As you start to shop for short fancy dresses, just be sure to keep the following tips on how to wear elegant short dresses to formal events top of mind. But first let’s answer the following question!
2- Should formal dresses be long or short dresses?
We used to see the floor length, though midi or knee-length dresses the only options to attending certain formal occasions. However, short dresses are becoming the newest trend for formal occasions, with some tweaks and adds-on! So, if want to wear a short dress to a formal event, consider the following tips:
- Added embellishments: It’s no secret that most short dresses won’t do for a formal event. However, with the right embellishments, you can easily pull off short dresses for formal events. To get short formal cocktail dresses look for short dresses with sequins, lace and beading. Those added fun elements will take your dress up one big formal notch.
- A high-low hemline: Formal short dresses get a formal upgrade with a high-low hemline.
- A higher neckline: Opt for short dresses with higher necklines. The higher neckline will create balance and an overall dressy vibe.
- Add sleeves: One of the common ways to dress up a short night dress is to choose one with sleeves. Long velvet or sequins sleeves will give you coverage in the cooler months while dresses with sheer jackets and cap sleeves are perfect for spring and summer.
3- Your guide to a formal attire
Women tend to think that formal attire entails buying an expensive gown for every event they’re invited to! Thankfully, there is a simple way that you can nail any formal dress code without breaking the bank! Which is by renting or buying formal wear for all your upcoming fancy soirées from Esposa evening collection. Read on to learn exactly what formal attire is!
4- The key to nailing a formal look
The key to nailing a formal look is by dressing up for the occasion and venue. There are different types of formal events and what you might wear to one might not fit in at another.
While ball gowns or short dresses puffy might be appropriate at a white-tie wedding, they would look out of place at a formal business function. To help you navigate through the thrilling world of dress codes, have a look at the appropriate formal attire for every type of fancy event.
5- Pro Tips
- Go all out with floor sweeping dresses: the easiest way to fit the dress code for a black-tie affair, is to opt for a high-low hemline gown to avoid looking too casual. You can also, show off your curves in simple fitted silhouettes, or bring a little drama with an A-line or mermaid silhouette that moves with you.
- Outdoor formal: Just because an event is happening outside doesn’t necessarily make it laid-back and casual. You should also avoid looking informal and steer clear of mini dresses. So opt for wrap dresses that can be dressed up with fancy jewels or an embellished handbag. Stick with loose options that will keep you cool in the sun, and avoid sinking in the grass or sand by adding height with wedges or block heels
- Semi-Formal: A semi-formal dress code leaves the door open for a more relaxed approach, wardrobe-wise. For a semi-formal celebration, you can push the envelope with shorter hemlines, bold prints and a fun sandal or boot. Do your research and check out the venue for more cues as to how to approach your outfit.
- Pro tip: No matter what type of formal event you’re headed to, opt for these looks to ensure you’re appropriately dressed for every kind of formal dress code.
5- Can you wear a short dress to a wedding?
Can you wear a short dress to a wedding? A common question we get, and the answer to it is so simple! You can wear short or long dresses, as long as they are embellished in some way, and could even wear a tailored suit! And now check out if this Monique Lhuillier red gown that you can’t resist!
About Esposa Group:
Born out of a couple’s passion for the bridal industry, Esposa Group has been weaving love stories through stunning bridal and evening creations since 1987 on the hands of the Romanos family.
Collaborating with the best local and international brands, Esposa Group includes Esposa Privé luxury stores showcasing the works of the best fashion designers worldwide. Namely: Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Viktor and Rolf, and Marchesa. In additon, Esposa Privé own couture brand, Esposacouture by Kristie Romanos,. As for Esposa stores, they offer an accessible multi-brands wedding and soirée collection in addition to its own couture brand, Plume by Esposa. The stores are located in Lebanon, Dubai United Arab Emirates and Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Esposa Group is a one-stop shop to every bride-to-be’s perfect wedding look. From dreamy bridal gown to comfortable wedding shoes, accessories and bridesmaids dresses, we’ve got it all!