Some of the greatest episodes of TV come from the big events that have characters pulling out their stilettos and ball gowns.
A few of these looks are downright scandalous, while others keep it classy, but they're all endlessly sexy in our opinion! Formal wear is meant to turn heads after all, and these femme fatales could turn them all.
From fantasy adventure stories all the way to the Hamptons, here are some of the best dressed ladies of TV.
Emily Thorne (Revenge)
We're sad to see Emily Thorne go as Revenge wraps up its final season, but we're even sadder to see her wardrobe go. This stunning white masquerade dress was just one of the many gorgeous gowns we got to see on Emily over the years.
Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries)
With a Salvatore on each arm, who wouldn't look like the belle of the ball? Elena certainly stopped the show in Season 3, when she entered wearing this sexy and sparkling black ball gown.
Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)
You don't usually get to see Emma rocking the formal look, but when she does, she looks absolutely divine! This scene might have only been a dream sequence, but that doesn't mean we didn't LOVE Emma's fairytale incarnation, and the beautiful blue dress she wore.
Barbara Kean (Gotham)
Sure, she had a date with The Ogre that ended up turning her a little bonkers, but just LOOK at her. Barbara took sexy to a whole new level with this sleek black number, complete with elbow-length black gloves and flashy jewels. Damn, girl!
The Liars (Pretty Little Liars)
We couldn't pick just one liar to highlight when it comes to fashion, so we picked them all! In the Season 2 finale, each girl wore a striking masked costume complete with couture. Which look was your favorite?
Hayley Marshall (The Originals)
Has there ever been a more beautiful bride? Hayley is usually too busy running around the bayou in wolf form to slip into a skirt, but for one episode she got to wear a fantasticly flattering wedding dress.