Formal dresses are one of our favourite things to shop for. What's more exciting than putting on a beautiful frock and taking the time to get really done up?
There's the little black dress - a classic, slimming choice, the midi – one of the most feminine styles of the past few seasons, the cocktail frock – the perfect in-between if you're not sure just how formal you should go, and the full-blown maxi for really glam events.
Here at inStyle we've pulled together a selection of all of the above, so no matter what style you prefer and what your upcoming event is, we've found something you'll really, really want to wear.
With everything from the prettiest designs from high street heroes like Coast and Topshop, to more extravagant styles from your favourite designer boutiques, check out our edit now...