Fall is perfect time of year to dress up for formal events and stay warm in a season when the temperatures begin to drop. When attending parties and events, there are different seasonal styles available for trendy and sophisticated looks for a timely look. Between having fun with plaid patterns to dressing up in velvet fabrics, there are many different looks for the new season.
Playful skirts that have plenty of movement are trending this season, easy to pair with dark tights for a fun look that is still formal. A collared blouse will work to complete the look, as well as blazers are a top with short sleeves.
Not only are flared skirts girly, but they often can be a great staple for any wardrobe as they often trend on and off throughout the years.
Instead of wearing a heavy oversized peacoat that will hide most of the dress when worn to a special event that is outdoors, capes are a current trend that looks high-class and edgy, without covering the entire attire.
The best formal dresses of the season are plaid party dresses that are playful and fun, with a bit of a young look that will stand out at any party. This style is bold and unique, easily paired with flats or heels.
Dresses with Quarter-Length Sleeves
Fitted dresses with quarter-length sleeves are a fun look for the fall that will still provide a warm outfit to wear for the colder season. This look was recently seen on Berenice Bejo at the 2013 Directors Guild of America Awards, as she paired the look with an open-toed heel and dark clutch.
Maxi-dresses are a comfortable and stylish choice for any formal event for a feminine look that will slim the figure, while also working as a dress that will keep any woman warm.
Similarly, maxi skirts can also be worn with a tight shirt underneath and a trendy belt that will break up the outfit. Opt for high-waisted skirts that fit comfortably in the middle of the torso.
Layered, delicate chain necklaces are the perfect look for fall formal events as a great way to dress down an outfit and still make it appear classy and beautiful. Name tag necklaces, simple chains, and jeweled pieces will look playful and unique instead of chunky necklaces that were more popular in prior seasons.
Black and Lace
One of the most popular looks of the season are black dresses that mix a bit of lace into the attire for a flirty and intricate outfit that is perfect for eveningwear. Look for dresses that use lace on the torso, sleeves, or on the collar of a dress and can also be worn when transitioning into the winter months.
Draped Velvet Gowns
Draped velvet gowns are incredibly elegant and dramatic, ideal for dinner parties that will offer a good amount of coverage, while still showing a bit of skin. Many dresses in this style come with halter necklines and stunning straight silhouettes. Although velvet gowns have been used in prior years, a modern twist to the design is a mullet bottom that reveals the front part of the legs and drapes down to the floor in the back.