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Special Occasion Style Guide


Discover Draper's & Damon's endless special occasions outfits for women

Lace Mock Long Dress by Alex Evenings
Lace Mock Long Dress by Alex Evenings

Pure elegance in a classic column gown. Radiant in shimmering stretch lace with a bateau neckline. Mesh skirt gathers to one side to create draping that gracefully flatters any figure. Includes a side slit for easy walking and sitting.

How To Dress For A Special Occasion


You've been looking forward to the big event for months, but you still don't know what to wear. What exactly are mature women wearing to special events these days? A formal jacket dress? An elegant skirt suit? A dazzling twin set? The options can be overwhelming. But Draper's & Damon's has the stylish answers. Our women's special occasion outfits will set you apart as the most beautiful woman in the room. Let our style guide help you quickly find the flattering formal wear that looks best on you. Designed for elegance and enchantment, these celebration styles will make the moment yours.

Cap Sleeve Lace Gown With Scarf
Cap Sleeve Lace Gown With Scarf

Completely chic and charming with a long, sheer scarf that can also be worn as a wrap. Bodice is designed in a scroll patterned lace with silver sequins and a scalloped hem. Elaborate crystal beading adorns the front waist. Georgette skirt floats to the floor. Lined in a silken knit. Back zip entry.

Lace Peplum Twin Set & Chiffon Pants by Alex Evenings
Lace Peplum Twin Set & Chiffon Pants by Alex Evenings

How does Alex Evenings make lace look fresh and new? By adding radiant sequins and a flattering peplum hem. A crystal frog closure completes the look, making it an ideal option for weddings, galas and magical evenings. We've paired it with the always versatile Chiffon Pull-On Pants that offer just-enough flow for a fabulous statement of finessed fashion.

Luxurious Shantung Suit
Luxurious Shantung Suit

Shimmer-rich shantung pairs with brilliant crystal buttons for an exquisite look of classic elegance. Jacket includes long sleeves, princess seaming, and a peplum hem for flattery. Skirt is styled with a back walking slit and a back zip entry. Both pieces are lined.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY SPECIAL EVENT?

SPECIAL OCCASION STYLES DEFINED - Your ideal special occasion style is simply defined, with explanations of our most popular special occasion fashions. Find your perfect outfit for any special celebration when you select a formal jacket dress, twin set, dress or suit.

FORMAL DRESS


Whether it's a romantic evening for two or an extravagant affair, an elegant dress captures the mood with timeless grace and feminine flair. But when it comes to selecting the perfect formal dress, comfort and confidence are on par with beautiful style. Which is why each option in our special occasions dress collection features premium fabrication, exceptional details and expert flattery. So when you're dining or dancing you'll look and feel absolutely radiant.

TWIN SETS


No doubt about it, a special occasions twin set makes a dramatic statement. And it's easy to see why. Adored for their spectacular details, like sequins and jeweled art, a formal twin set is the perfect blend of class and distinction. But what customers love most about dressy twin sets are their versatility. A lovely partner with skirts or pants, twin sets easily let you build endless elegant outfits around them.

SUITS


When it comes to the best of posh and prestige, a special occasions pant suit marks your arrival with pure sophistication. Combining the regal look of a blazer with made-to-flatter formal pants, an elegant suit never fails to capture the room's attention. Stately and striking with expert tailoring, special occasion separates such as a formal women's suit conveys confidence like no other special occasions outfit can.

JACKET DRESSES


Feminine yet distinctly formal, jacket dresses for special occasions are the ideal combination of class, grace and chic styling. Pairing a tailored jacket with the alluring look of a flowing dress, a jacket dress offers elevated elegance with the comfort and ease of two unrestricted pieces. Go ahead and stand, stroll and glide across the dance floor. That's exactly what formal jacket dresses were made for.

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Floral Sparkle Jacket Dress
Floral Sparkle Jacket Dress

Incredible embroidered floral art, drenched in sparkling sequins, makes this jacket dress a forever treasure. Bolero is shaped with princess seaming, and includes embellished art at open front and cuffs. Empire waist dress features art at straps and bust. Includes lining and a back zip entry.

Floral Sequin Jacket Dress
Stretch Tulle Lace Top

Dazzling extras makes this georgette ensemble a star in any setting. The sheer, open-front bolero is adorned with sequined soutache art, and is shaped with princess seams and a slight high-low hem. The empire waist dress is also enhanced with art at the neckline. With a back zip entry.

Venetian Lace Jacket Dress by Alex Evenings
Venetian Lace Jacket Dress by Alex Evenings

Romance returns with dazzling details that give your look some love. The New Venetian Lace Jacket Dress has elegant lace pairing with a rich shade of teal for a breathtaking vision of formal glamour. Jacket is styled with an open front and sleeves with scallop trim.

HOW SHOULD MY SPECIAL OCCASIONS OUTFIT BE STYLED?

THE RIGHT STYLE - Whether the wedding or special occasion is a casual or elegant affair, we offer a variety of special occasion styles to perfectly match the mood. From sequins to lace to tiers and flow, you'll look and feel your best in the fabrics and styles that were made to create the most beautiful special occasion outfits.

SEQUINS


When you want your special occasions style to shine, sequins is a must. No other detail dazzles as brightly. Radiant with shimmer, rich with sparkle, sequins transform formal dresses, twin sets and jackets into gorgeous statement pieces.

LACE


Lace is forever lovely, and its magic makes the most of special occasion jackets, suits, twin sets and dresses. Loved for its timeless look of romance, lace brings grace to every setting.

TIERS


Whether they come in twos or threes, tiers add femininity and flounce to any special occasions outfit. And when arranged at an angle or on the bias, tiers will magically slim and flatter.

FLOW


Hoping to find a look of pure enchantment? A flowing silhouette has the right magic. Allowing you to sweep and sway to your heart's content, a flowing special occasions skirt or formal dress are the things stylish dreams are made of.

Tiered Delight Top by Alex Evenings
Tiered Delight Top by Alex Evenings

This fancy, flirty burnout top features an asymmetrical hem flounced with three tiers. You'll feel on top of the clouds in this angel-sleeved top. Tiered hem is slightly angled for a great look.

Rose Swirl Embroidered Blouse
Rose Swirl Embroidered Blouse

You'll never see a blouse more beautiful as this swirled rose creation by Alex Evenings. Expertly designed with embroidered roses, scalloped trim, and princess seaming. The Tea Length Mesh Overlay Full Skirt is the perfect partner for picture-posing and all-night dancing with a shimmer-satin liner that flashes rich brilliance.

Lace Long Jacket Dress
Lace Long Jacket Dress

Lavished in lace, this formal jacket dress makes a striking entrance in radiant silver. Jacket features an open front, bell cuffs at the sleeves, and a flattering curved hem.

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