So you’ve got an important formal event to attend and you need a beautiful cocktail dress. The perfect dress isn’t difficult to find when you keep your likes and preferences in mind.

Here are four gorgeous formal cocktail dresses.

Hot from Hollywood Womens Sleeveless Formal Bridesmaids Cocktail Evening Party Dress. This lovely cocktail dress is an elegant number featuring sheer layers. This empire waist gown falls past the knee. The bust is fully lined with ruching and soft padding that provides support. The straps are wide with one adorned with a rhinestone. The Womens Sleeveless Formal Bridesmaids Cocktail Evening Party Dress comes in white, red, fuchsia, black, plum purple and jade.

Womens Sleeveless Formal Bridesmaids Cocktail Evening Party Dress

Womens Designer Flowy Pleated Evening Prom Cocktail Formal Dress. This formal evening dress is a mix of sexy and sweet with its empire waist and spaghetti straps. You’ll find this a comfortable option because of its softness and stretchiness. The padded bustline gives you support while enhancing your cleavage. The Womens Designer Flowy Pleated Evening Prom Cocktail Formal comes in red, black, lilac, white, fuchsia, ivory creme, blue and plum purple.

Womens Designer Flowy Pleated Evening Prom Cocktail Formal Dress

Ynes Lace Cocktail Dress. This stylish number is sure to capture the attention of everyone in the room when you wear it. The sheer fabric of the skirt falls beautifully around you and features black flowers for a stylish contrast. This piece will flatter your figure with its lace waistline and bow. The Ynes Lace Cocktail Dress comes in white with black and purple with black.

Ynes Lace Cocktail Dress

Fashionable Sheer Sexy One Shoulder Evening Cocktail Prom Party Dress. Show off your sense of style in this sheer formal option with thin sating straps. The main thing you’ll notice about this knee-length gown is the sheer ruching on one shoulder. You can slip right into this piece because it doesn’t have a zipper. The Fashionable Sheer Sexy One Shoulder Evening Cocktail Prom Party Dress comes in ruby red, white, onyx black, blue, jade Sheer, purple and coral.

Fashionable Sheer Sexy One Shoulder Evening Cocktail Prom Party Dress