For men, formal dresses don’t change regardless of the occasion. Women know better. Whether it is prom dresses, an elegant evening gown, or sexy and flirty cocktail dresses, the occasion determines the style and cut, and it is also the lynch pin to any self respecting woman’s closet.
Your wardrobe must consist of variety of clothes for different occasions and semi formal dresses should be an inevitable part. So many occasions ask for such dresses, say, weddings, date nights, holiday parties, dinner parties, award ceremonies, fundraisers and so on and so forth. You need to have a good grasp of the dress code first as the different levels of formality like formal, white-tie, semi formal and business casual are really confusing.As it is, semi formal wear is more conservative and more formal than cocktail wear. You need to consider the dress length. Usually a semi-formal dress goes longer than knee length; otherwise it will look less formal or unnecessarily sexier.
A semi-formal occasion always requires lighter, thinner and movable fabric. A heavy dress is not the one. You can choose from silk, velvet, taffeta, chiffon, crepe, satin and cashmere. A dress of wool, cotton, denim, rayon or leather is not a wise choice in this case. Wearing diverse styles of semi-formal dresses helps to bring out your unique personality and taste.