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Formal Approach retail store and primary shipping facilities are located here:

281 W. Old Andrew Johnson HWY

Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760
United States
(865)475-8641

If you are not in the East Tennessee area, we ship to over 190 countries with ground shipping being free in the continental United States on all orders over $150. If you are in the East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, or South Western Virginia area driving directions are located at the end of this page!

Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday    10:00am til 6:00pm                     Online Shopping Available 24/7
Wednesday              Closed
Thursday, Friday      10:00am til 6:00pm
Saturday                  10:00am til 5:00pm
Sunday                     Closed
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Ladies

Formal Approach offers you the best prom dresses for Homecoming 2013 and Prom 2014 from the top prom dress designers in the formal wear industry. Sleek sexy prom dresses to romantic ball gown dresses, Formal Approach has it all. In the formal wear business for over 20 years and an authorized dealer for over 40 of the best prom, pageant and social occasion companies in the world allows us to have the largest selection of formal prom gowns in the East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Southeast Kentucky at over 3,000 prom gowns in-stock. Formal Approach has the selection second to none for formal dresses, semi formal dresses, children's pageant dresses, formal shoes, and accessories. Our fashion forward trend setting styles as well as classic formal styles will guarantee you the best for your formal event.

Formal Approach is an industry leader in the special occasion industry, and has been recognized, and received many outstanding awards:
2003 Nomination Scarlett Award for Best Formal Wear Store in the Southeast presented by AmericasMart Atlanta
2004 Nomination Scarlett Award for Best Formal Wear Store in the Southeast presented by AmericasMart Atlanta
2005 Nomination for Best Prom Retailer in America by AmericasMart Atlanta
2005 Legendary Ben Tolbert Retailer Award for industry trend selection, quality product and excellent customer service
2006 Best Design For Value presented by the International Prom Association to in house designer Katie Denton for Entice Evening Collection
2006 Special Retailer Recognition Award presented by AmericasMart Atlanta
2007 Best Design For Value presented by the International Prom Association to in house designer Katie Denton for Entice Evening Collection
2007 Legendary Achievement Award by International Prom Association to Mike Denton
2009 Excellence in Prom Award presented by Jovani Fashions
2009 Industry Outstanding Leadership Award
2010 Excellence in Prom Award presented by Jovani Fashions
2011 Excellence in Prom Award presented by Jovani Fashions
2012 Excellence in Prom Award presented by Jovani Fashions
2012 Outstanding Social Media - Retailer presented by International Prom Association
2013 Industry Passion Award presented by Southern Independent Formalwear Association
2013 Excellence in Prom Award presented by Jovani Fashions

Formal Approach is known for its service, style, and fit thus giving you confidence in knowing your taken care of. Leaving you with the a flawless tuxedo look for your wedding, prom, formal, cruise or formal social event.
We serve Jefferson City, as well as nearby cities in Tennessee like Morristown, Sevierville and Knoxville, but if you come from farther away, you will not be disappointed!
Gentleman

Formal Approach also offers the top tuxedo styles for wedding, prom, college formals, or any special occasion. We specialize in tuxedos ranging in size from 3T to 70L in stock at our Jefferson City, Tennessee location. Over 20 years of service and a selection that is unmatched in the East Tennessee area.
With our low price guarantee, on comparable tuxedos and tuxedo packages, you can insure you are getting the best product at the best prices.

Why Formal Approach for all your tuxedo needs?

  • Professional Staff
  • Groom's Tux FREE Program
  • Groom's FREE Tuxedo Preview Available
  • Areas only Club Prom store
  • Same Day Service Available
  • Out of Town Measuring Service
  • Areas Largest Selection of In Stock Color Coordinating Accessories
  • In Store Tailoring
  • Over 20 years of tuxedo service

Specializing in quality men's formal wear with style and expertise that is within everyone's budget is our mission.  Finding your personal formal wear style with the best designer tuxedos and the areas largest selection of in stock vest and accessories in a variety of colors means your sure to find the perfect look. Then come by Formal Approach in Jefferson City to view your selection in person. We look forward to making your special occasion perfect.

Member of:
Southern Independent Formalwear Association
Sensory9 - My Fabulous Day
International Formalwear Association
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DDriving Directions: (Jefferson City Location)

Knoxville, Maryville, Powell, Halls Area:

-East on I-40 to Exit 394 (Hwy 11E/Asheville Hwy)
-Turn left onto Hwy 11E at the end of ramp
-Follow Hwy 11E (appx 22 minutes) to Jefferson City
-Turn left at stop light #8 onto Hwy 92
-Formal Approach one mile on the right

Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Adingdon, VA Area:
-South on I-81 to I-40
-Take Exit 417 (Jefferson City/Dandridge)
-Turn right onto North Hwy 92
-Follow Hwy 92 (appx 8 minutes) to Jefferson City
-Turn left at stop light #7 onto Hwy 11-E
-Turn right at stop light #8 onto Hwy 92
-Formal Approach one mile on the right

Greenville, Morristown Area:
-South Hwy 11-E to Jefferson City
-Turn right at stop light #8 onto Hwy 92
-Formal Approach is exactly 1 mile on the right

Asheville, NC Area:
- West on I-40 to exit 417 (Jefferson City/Dandridge)
-Turn right onto North Hwy 92
-Follow Hwy 92 (appx 8 minutes) to Jefferson City
-Turn left at stop light #7 onto Hwy 11-E
-Turn right at stop light #8 onto Hwy 92
-Formal Approach one mile on the right

Southeast KY, Southwest VA Area:
-South on 25-E to Exit 1 (Hwy 160)
-Stay on Stay on Hwy 160 til it ends at Hwy 11E
-Turn left onto Hwy 11E at stop light
-Follow Hwy 11-E thru Jefferson City
-Turn right at stop light #8 onto Hwy 11-E
-Formal Approach one mile on the right
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