Top Formal Dresses
The one shoulder style of dress is quite popular. It bares the shoulder or the entire arm and the skirt sets the style. Examples include a chiffon dress with an empire waist and one silky strap or a skintight sheath with one long, clingy sleeve and one bare arm. The looks are significantly different and evoke different feelings. The versatility of this asymmetrical style makes it modern and flattering to most body types. As one formal wear store describes it, "the one-shoulder cocktail dress is a perfect choice for any special occasion."
The sheath dress is slim and close fitting with a kick pleat or slit in the back for walkability. The hemline generally falls from just above the knee to just below. Neckline styles vary greatly on this type of dress. V-neck, scoop, and boat neck are all popular options. The simplicity of this dress makes accessorizing easy. Whether toned down wit pearls and kitten heels or jazzed up with sparkly jewelry and stilettos, this dress serves most women in style through years of cocktail parties.