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Winter Formal Dresses & Formal Holiday Dresses

Enchant in gorgeous winter formal dresses and formal holiday dresses this season! Style short and long formal dresses that reflect glamour. Discover beautifully designed formal gowns, sleek and stunning long dresses, and flirty formal short dresses. Deep hues like burgundy, hunter green, and navy blue will give off regal vibes. If a classic look is more your style, shop chic black formal dresses to style with your favorite rhinestone embellished clutches and strappy heels. Glimmer and shimmer in neutral-toned glitter formal dresses that pair perfectly with rhinestone adorned platform heels. Elevate the look even more with a faux fur wrap. Create an eye-catching outfit for prom or winter formal by shopping Windsor’s stunning selection of sequin dresses. Go for all-over sequin embroidery for a gorgeous glow, or iridescent sequin detailing in an intricate scroll pattern. Long formal dresses with rhinestone embellishment will also give you that stylish sparkle. For holiday parties, shop luxe satin short formal dresses, crepe skater dresses with fit and flare silhouettes or knit bodycon mini dresses with strappy back designs. A long sleeve formal dress with all-over heat stone embellishment will have all eyes on you this NYE. Keep the focus on the dress by styling this look with rhinestone stud earrings and block heels. For more formal soirees, encounter floor-sweeping formal dresses and gowns that you'll want to wear again. Choose a fabric that makes your special occasion dress stand out for formals, celebrations, or winter weddings. Try airy chiffon, romantic lace, dramatic tulle, sleek satin, smooth velvet, glitter knit, or simple yet stylish knit or crepe. Discover long dresses in formal styles with chic details, like A-line or mermaid silhouettes with high slits, open-back designs, or fabulous ruching. Add your finishing touches with rhinestone jewelry sets, sparkly cuff bracelets, or pretty embellished hairpins to style up your tresses. You’ll radiate beauty at your special event or winter formal dance in formal dresses from Windsor!

What is the difference between a formal dress and a semi-formal dress?

There are subtle differences between formal and semi-formal dresses. When shopping for the right dressy attire, consider how you will style your look for the dress code of the event you're attending and the vibe of the venue location. Formal attire can also be called a black-tie dress code that lends itself to the most glamourous attire. Explore specialty gowns designed with accents that elevate your formal dress with hand-beading, rhinestone embellishments, or detailed embroidery. Expect to see this dress code for weddings, galas, and proms—these events usually require a floor-length dress with an A-line or mermaid silhouette, ball gown dresses, or a formal dress with luxe details like rhinestones or lace. A semi-formal dress for homecoming, weddings, or anniversary parties can come in shorter or midi lengths, two-piece styles, or a classic party length. Choose formal midi dresses that feature glam detailing like sequin bodices or high-slit satin skirts as this length offers more variety when it comes to semi-formal silhouettes. Explore necklines on formal dresses to highlight jewelry from plunge, cowl, and scoop necks to sweetheart or V-necklines. Strapless, spaghetti straps, and off-the-shoulder formal styles are sexy gown details to adore on both formal gowns and semi-formal dresses. The type of event you're attending, a military ball versus a Broadway show or a wedding at an upscale hotel versus one at the local house of worship, can also be a good clue to tell you if a formal dress code or semi-formal dress code is required.

Are formal dresses long?

Formal dresses are traditionally long in length and feature beautiful, eye-catching details like rhinestones, pleats, lace, and embroidery. When it comes to silhouettes, discover stunning silhouettes like A-line, mermaid, trumpet, and sheath dresses to stay on-trend. These days you can expect to see high-low satin dresses or unique two-piece dresses as floor-length alternatives for the trendsetters out there looking to revamp their formal dress assortment.