8 Fancy Dates Where You Can Wear a Gown



In grade school, there are several memorable occasions that give call for formal attire. These magical moments seem to fade as we grow older, usually with no prom or semi-formals to go to as adults. This can leave little opportunity to get dolled up and wear fancy dresses. The fun and glamour of wearing sophisticated gowns and dresses can seem totally obsolete as we grow up into adulthood. But did you know you can still find a good excuse to play dress up and have an enchanting night out. You could get a new dress for these occasions, or even whip out your old prom dress if you’re lucky. If you’re ready for more glitz and glam in your life, check out these fancy date ideas where you can wear a gown. 

Wedding 

Someone else’s wedding is the perfect time to wear a fancy dress, especially if the wedding is super formal. With a black-tie wedding, just about any style of formal dress with work perfect. The only general rule is not to wear anything more bridal than the bride, so try to avoid white, cream or ivory colored dresses.

The Opera

One of the most formal settings that is still in existence today is the opera. As it was a century ago, going to the theatre is still a high-end occasion that requires formal attire many times. So that old dress collecting dust in the back of your wardrobe can finally get some use.

Fancy Restaurant

A date night with your significant other is a perfect time to get dolled up. A 5-star restaurant will expect, and sometimes even require, formal attire. You can feel fancy and fabulous at a fancy eatery in a classy gown. 

Charity Event

Charity events are always great opportunities to dress up and make a good impression. Many celebs and socialites attend charity events like balls, galas and black-tie dinners, and they always dress to impress. You will be in good company wearing a formal gown to a charity event. 

New Year’s Eve

There is something magical about New Year’s Eve. Unlike other holidays that are known for wacky themed costumes or decorations, it is pretty common for those celebrating New Year’s Eve to get glammed up with fancy dresses and suits. This is truly a holiday wear partying in style and class is the standard. 

Pageant

Pageants are known for having a certain caliber of wardrobe, ranging from business casual to red-carpet attire as well.  Either as a contestant or as an attendee, a pageant is another great occasion for wearing a fancy gown. 

Carriage Ride

For a blast to the past, take a carriage ride on a nice, romantic evening. You can relive the days of old with a beautiful, fancy gown and gorgeous date by your side. 

Jazz Club

When club hopping, most typical club goers wear a bit more risque attire. But jazz clubs have a more swanky, sophisticated air in the atmosphere, which means you can definitely sport a chic gorgeous dress.