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Formal Dresses

You’ll be looking Gucci and glamourous in any of our special occasion gowns and undeniably luxe dresses. There are 100’s of styles to choose from, with beautiful details like thigh-high slits, sequin bodices, tulle overlays, mesh necklines, peek-a-boo lace panels, ruffles, and off the shoulder sleeves. In addition to stunning long formal dresses with unique embellishments and two-tone colors, we also have classic black formal dresses, white formal dresses, red formal dresses and more that are perfect picks for homecoming, prom, weddings (guest or bridesmaid) or a black-tie event. 

When it comes to women’s dresses for special occasions, we know you wanna make an entrance. And with styles ranging from flowy, empire waist with deep-cut necklines to bandage fit formal dresses and mermaid silhouettes to short A-line cuts, you can find the perfect look to turn heads at your next special event. 

Long Formal Dresses for Women: Homecoming, Prom, Bridesmaid and more

Slipping into one of our sexy maxi dresses or long formal dresses for women in silk, satin, velvet or sequin is a sure-fire way to find yourself on the trending page of your next event’s Instagram page. Whether you’re accepting a reward at a charity function, looking for a timeless prom or homecoming gown, hunting down bridesmaids gowns for your wedding entourage, going classy and sophisticated at your bestie’s wedding as a guest or strutting into opening night of a new restaurant, our special occasion dresses will help make sure you’re the best-dressed gal in the room. 

Take your pick from women’s special occasion dresses in muted jewel tones like merlot, hunter green, eggplant, rose gold or stand out in bright red, white, silver, dusty purple, chartreuse and more. Then, go for a new manicure, bombshell blowout, smokey eyes, elegant jewelry, sky-high strappy heels and a formal clutch. Just don’t be surprised if your look breaks the internet. Blame it on that sexy, special occasion dress you just got. 

Shop Special Occasion Dresses Online for the Best Deals

Shop special occasion dresses online from the comfort of your home. Sort by newest, price (low-high or high-low) or check out our curated collections for girls’ night out dresses and homecoming dresses. When you’re done browsing formal dresses for your special night, you can keep the good vibes going by looking at everyday dresses and work-friendly dresses.

A great look shouldn’t break the bank. Fashion Nova is your go-to spot for special occasion dresses online that fit your body and your budget. Our formal dresses are perfect picks for your homecoming dress, prom dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, classy nights out and more. From high-end luxe to mid-range and downright affordable formal dresses, you’ll find your #weekendstylegoals here. 

Shop our new arrivals, best sellers and sale items for dresses that are ready to wear for special occasions and beyond. 

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real life fairytale beaded maxi gown - black
real life fairytale beaded maxi gown - black
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waltz with me embellished maxi gown - black
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visionary beauty embellished maxi gown - black/black
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capture the moment embellished maxi dress - black
capture the moment embellished maxi dress - black
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melrose velvet maxi dress - black
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spree dress - black
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fascination off shoulder dress - black
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down for you velvet maxi dress - black
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attending the finest dress - black
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center of the youniverse dress - black
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