What can I wear to a formal banquet?

What can I wear to a formal banquet?A formal banquet is an occasion to dress up. Years ago a formal event called for a floor length dress. Today women are more casual so a floor length dress or skirt, dressy pants and a top, or a dressy, knee-length, cocktail dress are all acceptable. A cocktail dress is a little more “modern” and stylish for most formal events these days. A great opportunity to put your little black dress (LBD) to work with some stylish bling. However a more formal event like an Opera Gala, Symphony Gala, the White House, or a formal Royal banquet would call for a floor length gown. If you are not sure how formal (what length to wear) you can check with the hostess or other folks attending the formal banquet.

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