High School Formal Dresses

When your final school year ends, we have nothing in mind but the eagerly awaited school formal. Whether it's year 10, year 12, or you're attending a special school ball, it will surely be the season's social event. With this event set to be a magical night, it all starts with choosing your perfect dress – after all, if you feel great, you'll enjoy yourself all the more. Usually, shopping for a prom dress is stressful and confusing, but it is time to celebrate, and it can be fun! 2023's prom trends are all ripped straight out of pop culture. We're seeing extra sparkle, satin dress inspiration, and unexpected cuts. 

Long dresses, short dresses, colour, neutral, sleek, ball gowns – an unlimited amount of styles are yours for the picking. If you have no idea what type of dress you are after, stress no more as we curate a list of popular and trending styles. From sparkling sequins to timeless silhouettes, there is something for everyone. 


Glamorous Sparkle 

Sparkling gowns will always be on the menu when it comes to formal dressing. Whether you love sequins, beadings, glitter, or metallic fabrics, all those shimmering options can elevate your long or short dress to a fancy school dance dress. The party vibes are strong when you can sparkle with the holiday lights. A sheer overlay embellished or metallic design can also add a dash of sophistication to your dress for formal. Keep your look sleek and sophisticated with a sequinned black or gold-toned dress.


The Length Of The Dress

For many, the school formal is the first time to get all dressed up, so it is no surprise that a glamorous gown is often a favourite. But ultimately, the length is less important than the elegance of a formal dress. You can totally choose your preferred hemline, as long as the attire is dressy enough. The easiest way to keep it formal is to pick a long hem dress, but if you love a shorter style or want to kick up your heels and dance the night away, make sure it's a fancy formal dress. Avoid casual styles like sundresses and maxis. 


A Pop Of Colour

Nothing says 'statement' like a gorgeous pop of colour. Colour is having a moment, and we're here for it. Must-have hues include bright tangerine, hot pink, emerald green, and all shades of blue. It is about making a statement, so the bolder, the better. Style your colourful formal dress with simple accessories. Think simple strappy heels, a delicate gold necklace, and classic bling earrings. Alternatively, experiment with colour-blocking your accessories - pair a green dress with purple shoes and a clutch, or pair your hot pink dress with orange or red accessories.


Bonus Tip: Undergarments

Choosing the right bra and panty is as crucial as choosing the dress. Consider wearing a seamless panty to avoid panty lines. Also, try a stick on and/or strapless bra for a low cut dress that a standard bra might not be appropriate for. Another tip for your low cut dress is double sided fashion tape which should keep things in place and help you avoid a wardrobe malfunction.


You will always look your best in Montique with your Year 12 high school formal dresses! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at customerservice@intermoda.com.au to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now!

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