Formals Trend Report

It’s that time of year where formals are fast approaching, which mean you must have formal dresses on your mind. It can be a difficult task choosing your formal dress, it is an occasion where you get to show off your true personal style. The first place to start? By creating a Pinterest board of styles you love and silhouettes you dream about. Think about what celebrity looks you have seen and which trends you love, and which trends you want to steer clear of. 

Your formal is the perfect opportunity to wear a dress that reflects who you are and what your personal style is. Whether you’re interested in a fairy tale, boho chic, modern, beaded or sequined dresses, the right dress will be there for you. You also must remember to add gorgeous accessories to pair with your outfit, from earrings to belts to hair accessories, you will be able to add those finishing touches to your look and sparkle off into the night. It really is a special time for you to celebrate you and all your hard work. 


Classic Colours

Choosing a dress in a timeless shade, such as our ultimate favourite LBD, will allow you to be able to wear your formal dress beyond your actual formal. Black dresses in classic styles and shapes will always be in style and will have you looking chic and sophisticated for your formal. 


Sequin Styles

Formal season is time to shine (literally). Slip into a sequin dress for a night of celebration. Trendy sequin styles include those which are off the shoulder and halter neck, and long flowy sequin gowns will have you swishing and swaying all night. Opt for a classic tone like silver or nude, or a bolder colour such as chocolate or red. 


Mermaid Moments

Mermaid core is still huge, and what better time to play with the mermaid aesthetic than for your formal season. Choose styles with a bit of shimmer, a mermaid skirt or with metallic tulle fabric. Pair with glistening accessories and gold toned heels for a formal look. 


You will always look your best in Montique! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now.


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