- Little Black Dresses
Unless your event specifies a ballgown or it's a daytime wedding, the little black dress is a flawless pick for special occasions.
Don't be fooled by the name: the dress doesn't have to be skimpy, just not full-length to qualify. Dress up basic black with fishnet hose, sparkling jewels and a great evening bag.
- Formal Dresses Under $100
If you have a tight budget, then look for a formal dress under $100.
Don't worry: there are plenty of after-five looks for cost-conscious shoppers.
Black is slimming, but it can drain some of the color from your face so compensate with deeper makeup colors. ails like lace, draping or deep V necks and backs.
More money-saving ideas: accessorize on the cheap by borrowing earrings, bags and necklaces from a friend.