What are the best semi-formal dresses?

Aside from tailored suits for ladies, semi-formal dresses for much more feminine style will never be out of style. Whether are attending a corporate meeting in the morning or going for a night gala afterward, semi-formal dresses are handy and comfy. Check out our fashionista-approved list below!

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    #1TAHARI Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress

    TAHARI Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress

    This Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress from TAHARI that accentuates a woman's body figure while maintaining a comfortable and secure fit with its back-zip closure and sleeveless design. It is available in 3 colors.

    Apparel

    $128

    Kathryn Gardner
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "Whoa! This is a semi formal dress is available in a vibrant cerulean blue color! The one displayed here is black but the cerulean is way more good looking than the black. The crepe sheath emphasizes my built. Perfect for dinner night and cocktail parties."
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    #2Eliza J Foral Ruched Faux Wrap

    Eliza J Foral Ruched Faux Wrap

    The Eliza J Foral Ruched Faux Wrap exudes a light and flowery mood with its floral design. This dress is ideal for semi-formal parties, as it makes a woman look regal while keeping it stylish with the ruffles and ruching.

    Apparel

    $128

    Sharon Bradley
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "I am really looking for a cheap semi formal dress for my graduation this year and I was surprised to see a dress for less than $150 that looks so classy yet comfy. I just hope they have it in plus size because my sister wants one too. Thank you so much!"
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    #3WAYF Chelsea Maxi Dress

    WAYF Chelsea Maxi Dress

    The WAYF Chelsea Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress is for women who love wearing a semi-formal dress with short sleeves while keeping it classy through its V-neckline. The back zip closure secures the dress from any wardrobe malfunction.

    Apparel

    $99

    Michelle Morris
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "Hey girls! If you don't feel like showing a lot of skin but you still want to add some sense of sophistication, you can pull off this semi-formal attire. For its price, this is obviously a lot cheaper than the rest of the dresses that can you see here. Great for dancing!"
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    #4Gal Meets Glam Collection Edith Dress

    Gal Meets Glam Collection Edith Dress

     The Edith City Crepe Fit & Flare Midi Dress from Gal Meets Glam Collection exudes an elegant cut with its short sleeves and v-neckline. The back part of the dress looks seamless with its hidden back zip closure.

    Apparel

    $178

    Marilyn Hawkins
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "Fit for graduation, after-party, and even for dissertation defense! The old blush color makes it neural and easy to pair with any color of sandals. I suggest getting a pair of nude open-toe sandals for this. One of the best semi-formal dresses ever!!!!"
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    #5Chelsea28 Faux Wrap Jumpsuit

    Chelsea28 Faux Wrap Jumpsuit

    Ideal for creating a perceived optical illusion of elongation, the Chelsea28 Faux Wrap Jumpsuit is a one-piece dress-like jumpsuit. It features pleated flared legs, v-neckline, and a removable sash to change its style.

    Apparel

    $159

    Katherine Stone
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "Calling my plus size darlings out there, this is a good trick to looking taller and slimmer!! My tip is to wear a jumpsuit . It has a sash but I personally prefer using another black belt for this. A thicker belt would go just as fine."
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    #6BB Dakota Cara Lace Dress

    BB Dakota Cara Lace Dress

    With its scalloeped-inspired collar and hemline, the BB Dakota Cara High Neck Lace Dress is a sleeveless dress that is ideal for cocktail parties and other semi-formal events. The back part is secured with button closure.

    Apparel

    $98

    Judith Guerrero
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "This reminds me of my mom's dress when she attended her alumni homecoming 5 years ago. I just goes to show that little black dresses like this never go out of style. It is always as a safe choice for any party. Cheers."
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    #7Dress the Population Catalina Dress

    Dress the Population Catalina Dress

    Made of sleek crepe fabric, the Dress the Population Catalina Dress features a hidden zipper at the back to prevent any wardrobe malfunction while accentuating a woman's body with its plunging v-neckline. It is available in 7 colors.

    Apparel

    $182

    Helen Lynch
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "CAN I JUST SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE THE PLUNGING NECKLINE OF THIS SEMI FORMAL DRESS! I AM GETTING THE BLUE ONE FOR MY UPCOMING TALK IN MY ALMA MATER. I WILL DEFINITELY PUT AN ORANGE BLAZER ON TOP. LOVE IT!"
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    #8Tadashi Shoji Midi Dress

    Tadashi Shoji Midi Dress

    The Tadashi Shoji Midi Dress has a full-body lace material from top to bottom, and a jewel neck-styled neckline accentuating the skin and figure of a woman while keeping everything classy and sophisticated. It has a hidden zipper.

    Apparel

    $378

    Amber Adams
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "I browsed through the list of formal dresses here but this stood out just because it is the most sophisticated-looking of them all. I love the lace from the chest part to the bottom part of the dress."

Summary

Best What are the best semi-formal dresses
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TAHARI Star Neckline Crepe Sheath DressApparel 20 Paid
2Eliza J Foral Ruched Faux WrapApparel 14 Paid
3WAYF Chelsea Maxi DressApparel 8 Paid
4Gal Meets Glam Collection Edith DressApparel 3 Paid
5Chelsea28 Faux Wrap JumpsuitApparel 2 Paid
6BB Dakota Cara Lace DressApparel 2 Paid
7Dress the Population Catalina DressApparel 1 Paid
8Tadashi Shoji Midi DressApparel 1 Paid
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