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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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metallic garden maxi dress - black/combo
metallic garden maxi dress - black/combo
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unknown pleasures lace maxi dress - black
unknown pleasures lace maxi dress - black
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diamond goddess mesh maxi dress - black
diamond goddess mesh maxi dress - black
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not ready for you maxi dress - black
not ready for you maxi dress - black
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garden strolls floral maxi dress - black/combo
garden strolls floral maxi dress - black/combo
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spree dress - black
spree dress - black
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shine away sequin maxi dress - black
shine away sequin maxi dress - black
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look behind me maxi dress - black
look behind me maxi dress - black
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sealed lips satin maxi dress - black
sealed lips satin maxi dress - black
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save me a dance dress - black
save me a dance dress - black
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imperial beading dress - off white
imperial beading dress - off white
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evening in paris embellished dress - cream
evening in paris embellished dress - cream
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make a statement sequin gown - off white
make a statement sequin gown - off white
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true elegance satin maxi gown - nude
true elegance satin maxi gown - nude
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rendezvous lace dress - white
rendezvous lace dress - white
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sandra d fit and flare dress - white
sandra d fit and flare dress - white
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look this way maxi dress - white
look this way maxi dress - white
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superstar maxi dress - white
superstar maxi dress - white
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look behind me maxi dress - white
look behind me maxi dress - white
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my own babydoll tulle dress - white
my own babydoll tulle dress - white
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make a scene sequin dress - rose gold
make a scene sequin dress - rose gold
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destiny with you maxi dress - nude
destiny with you maxi dress - nude
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beautiful escape sequin maxi dress - mauve
beautiful escape sequin maxi dress - mauve
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crown jewels embellished gown - nude
crown jewels embellished gown - nude
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jacey embellished maxi dress - nude
jacey embellished maxi dress - nude
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look behind me maxi dress - taupe
look behind me maxi dress - taupe
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stayin' golden metallic dress - gold
stayin' golden metallic dress - gold
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well off satin maxi dress - gold
well off satin maxi dress - gold
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living luxe feather mini dress - ivory
living luxe feather mini dress - ivory
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get the ball rolling maxi dress - ivory
get the ball rolling maxi dress - ivory
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beautiful mind maxi dress - multi color
beautiful mind maxi dress - multi color
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we go together maxi dress - blue
we go together maxi dress - blue
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sophisticated grace embellished maxi gown - blue
sophisticated grace embellished maxi gown - blue
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dance with me maxi dress - blue
dance with me maxi dress - blue
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living a fairytale maxi gown - blue
living a fairytale maxi gown - blue
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look behind me maxi dress - mint
look behind me maxi dress - mint
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i'm entering a room maxi dress - blue
i'm entering a room maxi dress - blue
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play it tulle high low dress - blue
play it tulle high low dress - blue
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so surreal cut out maxi dress - blue
so surreal cut out maxi dress - blue
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evening romance one shoulder maxi dress - royal
evening romance one shoulder maxi dress - royal
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hello darling dress - royal
hello darling dress - royal
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principessa night maxi dress - navy
principessa night maxi dress - navy
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full of fantasies maxi dress - navy
full of fantasies maxi dress - navy
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in honor of her maxi dress - blue
in honor of her maxi dress - blue
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