Fall is finally here, and the festive season is fast approaching. At this time of year, there are often many events, such as awards ceremonies, end-of-year parties and holiday occasions to attend. If your social calendar is looking busy, it’s a great time to begin planning what you’ll wear. For any type of formal event, you’ll want an evening dress that matches the dress code and captures the glamour and elegance of the night itself. This means picking a dress that is not only perfect for you, but also for the occasion in question. Make sure you check your invitation, consider how formal the event is, the venue, etc. This will make it easier to focus on picking the right gown. For Fall/Winter 2019, rich colors such as deep red, royal blue, and emerald are popular. Also a big trend, metallic tones such as silver and gold are big fashion news and are likely to be all over the upcoming red carpets. These shades all feel fitting for this time of year, and look very sophisticated when paired with the right dress style. To help you as you shop, we’re here to count down our top 5 favorite evening dresses for the Fall/Winter 2019 season ahead. These fashion-forward pieces are ideal for formal Christmas events, festive parties or any type of black-tie gala. Red Embellished Fitted Velvet Jovani Dress 63895 Red velvet is a very on-theme option for any holiday/New Year event you have planned. This jaw-dropping look has that classical sexy look with a simple v-neck, spaghetti straps, and fitted shape. This glittering gown flares slightly at the end, making it comfortable to walk and dance in during the night. It’s even covered in sparkling embellishments which adds a further unique twist to this stunning choice. Easy to style, you can throw on any pair of black heels or metallic accessories to complete this design for your event. Black Fitted Long Sleeve Evening Dress 1036 It’s hard to go wrong with a simple black dress. You’ll always look like a classic beauty no matter what style you pick. This fitted look has a modern edge, while still maintaining that sense of timelessness. It features a high sheer neck with matching long sheer sleeves and an illusion asymmetrical neckline. The rest of the gown is beautifully fitted and figure-skimming throughout, with a very slight flare at the bottom of the floor-sweeping skirt. A great way to show off your curves while also remaining very modest, this black evening dress is just flawless. A true investment piece that will never go out of style, if you want a formal gown you can wear many times, this design is ideal. The sheer elements on the bodice make it fresh and contemporary looking, while the perfect hourglass-enhancing shape will always be a great feature. Style this with a pair of white heels and silver jewels. Add a statement lip color or pick a colorful clutch if you’d prefer to add a dash of another shade to the outfit. Gold Fitted High Slit Backless Jovani Dress 1636 If you want to feel red carpet ready, look no further than this glittering metallic gold dress. Ready to make every head turn, this on-trend design will ensure you’re the center of attention. Featuring a one-shoulder strap with an asymmetrical neckline and ruched detail at the waist, this glamorous piece is a taste of old Hollywood style. The beautiful gold fabric flatteringly highlights your shape with a loosely pleated end and even a short train. From behind, this golden gown is entirely backless, showing off some skin without being too flashy. Also available in silver, this metallic beauty can be selected in the right tone to match your skin and bring out your own glow. Team with pearl earrings and matte red lipstick to play up the classic red carpet vibes. Black velvet heels and a matching clutch would add perfectly to the vintage-inspired look. Royal Long Sleeve V Neck Evening Dress 1788 Go bold in royal blue this season! This powerful color is so striking and suits most skin tones beautifully. Not only is it a stunning shade, but this original style is so feminine and flattering. Composed from a stretch fabric that will make it a comfortable fit, this design includes a wrap-style ruched bodice with v-neckline and long sleeves. To highlight your narrowest point, a contrasting waist belt has been added made from beading. The skirt continues the ruched detail around the hips, which is a trendy feature and very complementing. The floor-length fabric has just the right amount of flow, with a narrow draped section also falling from the waist. This long sleeve style is practical and fashionable. The sleeves make it a warmer option for the colder months, while also concealing your arms. The simple v-neckline and fitted shape are all about subtly highlighting your features. Team this striking blue dress with understated accessories such as white or nude heels and a matching clutch. Add silver chandelier earrings and a smoky eye to complete the formal outfit. Print Pleated Bodice Strapless Jovani Gown 4434 This abstract printed ballgown is our pick for mature women, although of course, it works at any age. With its unique smoky print, pleated strapless bodice, and classic A-line shape, this gown is original and sophisticated. Featuring a sheer overlay with pleated layers, this ballgown will stand out at any type of formal event. It’s very easy to wear with an effortless feel. The A-line shape flares from the waist, making this a great choice for almost any body type. You can team this dress with a shawl or formal style jacket if you need to add an extra layer of warmth. It’s easy to team up with a neutral white or grey piece. Add a short choker style necklace or a pair of statement earrings to add a touch of sparkle to the outfit. We also suggest an up-do hairstyle such as a chignon bun to complete your look. Natural polished makeup is all you need to glow and look gorgeous for any big formal occasion.