If you have an upcoming fundraiser, awards event, or another formal occasion, you are likely considering what you will wear and how you will accessorize your outfit. The designers at Christopher Paunil know a thing or two about formal dresses, and we would love to help you create a custom formal gown that sets you apart from the crowd. Contact us today to schedule your design consultation! In the meantime, read on to learn more about some simple formal accessory options.

Formal Wear Accessories


In a prior post, we discussed a few factors to consider as you try to decide on what type of jewelry to wear with your formal attire. While less is always more, you want to find a stunning necklace and earring set at the bare minimum that will complement your neck line, hairstyle, and gown. Diamonds and pearls are always a classic choice that go with virtually any type of formal wear, or you may choose to keep it simple with unadorned gold or silver pieces.


Gloves are a timeless accessory that add instant glamor and femininity to formal dresses. There are a wide variety of glove styles to choose from, and finding the right pair is a sure way to elevate your look. First, consider the length. Do you prefer gloves that come all the way up your arm, stopping above your elbows? Or do you prefer more dainty wrist-length gloves? Once you determine your preferred length, you’ll need to decide on a fabric, and you can’t go wrong with lace or satin.


If you like the idea and appearance of an off-the-shoulder dress but have the tendency to feel chilled easily, incorporating some kind of outerwear into your formal attire might be wise. There are many options available that strike the right balance between style and comfort. Once reserved for the Victorian era, capelets are trending in the fashion world, providing coverage for your shoulders while keeping your hands and arms free. Lace wraps and shawls also add timeless beauty to formal wear.


One of the most important accessories that you will need for your formal attire is shoes. Choosing the right shoes is important to create a cohesive look, and finding a pair that is comfortable and beautiful can be challenging. Heels are always in style, and whether you choose a high- or low-heel style, solid colors are always in fashion. Strappy heels are a wonderful way to add an element of whimsical fun to your outfit, and if your gown is on the shorter side, can elongate the appearance of your legs.

Custom Formal Dresses Toronto

Searching for a formal dress designer in Toronto who creates forward designs for the fashion-conscious woman? Look no further than the talented team at Christopher Paunil. We would love to speak with you about your design preferences, and we can help you decide on accessories that will best complement your new dress. Schedule your consultation today!