Women wear dresses for many reasons, including religious beliefs, formal standards and the desire to project an image. Some women wear dresses daily based on their interpretation of Deuteronomy 22:5, which states that men and women should dress differently. Dresses are also standard at events such as proms and weddings.
Other formal events where formal dresses meet social standards include pageants, balls and elegant office parties. It is also common for women to wear a dress on a formal first date. Casual sun dresses and other similarly casual styles are often worn by women throughout the year based on style choice and comfort.