Dressing to the nines? Visit these 15 mighty independent formal wear shops

by Carrie Bradon | Apr. 16, 2018, 5:50am |

Everyone should have a formal option in their closet.

Dressing up is fun, but also can be challenging, especially if you are more of a casual soul. Regardless of what type of dresser you normally are, everyone should have a formal option in their closet, just in case you get an impromptu invitation to a party, wedding or gala. 

If you are feeling clueless as to where you can go shopping for a formal dress or tuxedo, read on! We've compiled a list of 15 local shops and businesses that exist to help their customers look great.

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Amanda's Bridal & Tux

7430 W. 52nd Ave., Denver, CO 80002
(303) 422-4007
Amanda's Bridal & Tux is a great resource, whether you're headed to a wedding or a fancy dress party.


3000 E. Third Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 623-1151
Mariel's clothing and accessories are expensive, but they truly know what they are doing when it comes to formal wear.

Al's Formal Wear

201 Steele St., Denver, CO 80206
(720) 941-2999
Al's Formal Wear is pricey, but they have great rental options.

Class Act Collective

4405 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204
(720) 364-3641
Class Act carries women's and men's clothing options, from casual to formal.

Melrose and Madison

1500 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-7515
Melrose and Madison is a great women's clothing shop with a number of options, including formal wear.

Anne Thomas Couture

1726 Clarkson St., Denver, CO 80218
(720) 315-0348
Anne Thomas' alterations are extensive and professional.

CH Studios

2518 S. Patton Court, Denver, CO 80219
(303) 757-8181
CH Studios does alterations and carries a lovely selection of clothing.

Duman's Custom Tailor

438 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-1701
Duman's Custom Tailor also offers formal wear for men and women.

Custom Fashion Tailoring & Cleaners

2342 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
(303) 757-5056
Custom Fashion Tailoring is perfect for getting your old clothing to fit well again, if you've lost some weight or simply changed throughout the years.


1415 Park Ave. W., Denver, CO 80205
(720) 263-0344
Trumaker's formal wear selection is extensive for men who need fancy clothing.

Common Era

1543 Platte St., Denver, CO 80204
(303) 433-4633
Common Era has great accessories, clothing and more for women.

Donna Beth Creations

3201 E. Second Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 861-1688
Donna Beth Creations is a beautiful store for those looking for incredible formal clothing.


2826 E. Third Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-7992
This is a cute shop that is well-stocked with various accessories for women.

J. Hilburn Style Consultant

Denver, CO 80205
(580) 761-6596
J. Hilburn is an excellent option if you are looking for something but aren't quite sure what it is.

Blank Label

1360 17th St., Denver, CO 80202
(781) 236-3559
Blank Label is a bespoke clothing and formal wear shop in the Northwest Colorado area.

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