Getting invited to a formal event can be exciting — the anticipation of the event, venue, food and interactions you'll have all contribute to this feeling. But the anticipation can turn to stress if you don't have much in the way of formal wear.
Love it or hate it, everyone should own at least one evening dress or fine suit so that you can be ready to RSVP your plan to attend the next gala, work party or wedding you're invited to without having to pause to remember what's in your closet.
If you're in need of formal wear, here are 15 mighty independent shops in Chicago to help you look your best when that occasion arrives.
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5710 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60634
Belmont is a friendly yet professional place to buy your next piece of formal clothing.
2657 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Black Tie Formalwear carries all sorts of dress shoes and clothing.
1422 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
Monitor Formal Wear is great for men who need formal clothing.
4020 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
You don't have to be in a wedding to go shopping at this formal wear shop.
516 N. Ogden Ave., Suite 256 Chicago, IL 60642
This shop is a great option if you need to look great but hate shopping, as their stylists will help you find what you need.
2906 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
If you need a tuxedo, this place has great deals.
4815 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Fashion Elegance carries everything that you need for your next fancy event.
710 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
A great option if you are looking to wow your audience.
2112 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Formally Modern is a great name, as it perfectly describes the mood of the shop and the tux options.
5940 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Avail & Co. goes to the greatest effort to get you in a dress that you love.
200 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601
Men's clothing and accessories are easy to find here.
155 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
A great option for the man in your life.
306 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604
If you need a made-to-fit suit, Zeglio is a great local option.
918 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
This men's clothing shop will help you find just what you are looking for.
49 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611
Alton Lane is a high-end men's clothing shop in North Chicago.