Formal wear is one of the categories of dress codes worn in western culture which include various types of attires suitable for special formal occasions. Formal wear has been introduced in the early modern era and has undergone several transformations until the 21st century. Earlier the formal wear was mostly preferred and designed for men but with the leading modern times, the availability of women’s formal wear increased rapidly.

Women’s formal wear is rapidly augmenting with the surge in women’s empowerment and the evolution of working cultures. The increase in corporate women led to the introduction of various styles in formal wear since the 19th century such as trousers, suits, tailored jackets, long skirts, knee-length skirts, suffragette suit, tuxedo, jackets, and others. The exponential growth of the fashion industry has led to the development of numerous variants in designs and the color of women’s formal wear. The opportunity of variants in raw material utilized for manufacturing women formal wear has also expanded and fabrics such as cotton, chiffon, velvet, satin, organza, silk, polyester, wool, linen, poplin, twill, flannel, gabardine and others are used.