Our Favourite Formal Dresses

There is no doubt that the formal season is always extra special. The countdown to your formal has begun and your event is fast approaching - you may ask yourself, what do I wear? It is important to start your search early, to not feel rushed and equally as important to find a style that you feel both special and confident in. The first place to start is on the web (and this is the fun part!) – research your favourite red carpet looks, make Pinterest boards of runway looks and manifest what style you think you may want to lean towards. Then after this, it is just a matter of narrowing down your options by trying on different styles.

There are a number of different silhouettes that constitute as appropriate formal dresses. Although, a long gown may be the first thing that comes to mind, a midi dress or even a cocktail dress is a suitable choice, but these decisions may also depend on the dress code and whether it is strict or more casual. In addition to this, tradition is that the colour of your formal dress is to match your date’s tie, and if this is an important factor for you then collaboration with your date is key (or at least let them know what colour you will be wearing once you choose your dress, so that they can match!). Celebrate a milestone in style with the formal dress of your dreams.


Elegant Silhouettes

When searching for a luxurious and elegant formal dress, unique silhouettes in timeless hues. Shape and intricate design details can elevate your look, details such as flowing drape sleeves or a slit seam can add an extra element of edge to your look. Navy complements all skin tones and can be paired with other colours like silver, red, gold or neutrals for your accessories and makeup. Some favourite options are ones constructed in a stretch crepe or jersey fabric for a comfortable all night fit. 


A Glimpse Of Shimmer

Take your glam to another level with a sparkling gown with our gold formal dresses. With glistening sequins and intricate beading, you’ll catch the light with every step and sparkle in every photograph. Metallic or sequin gowns are a  glamorous choice for a head turning formal ensemble and are perfect formal evening dresses. Choose a style with a form fitting silhouette to accentuate your best features and with this pick out a pair of nude heels and paint yourself in soft natural glam makeup to make your eyes sparkle as much as your dress.


Bold Beauties 

We love a bold statement colour, and there is no better seasonal colour than a bold coloured formal dress. A strong and bright colour that stands out from the crowd, bright pinks, reds and blues remain sophisticated and can be paired beautifully with gold accessories and a shimmery eye look. For a deeper tone, jewel hues and black dresses are an alluring choice that complement any skin tone. From soft, romantic frills to delicately crafted waist details, choose a dress which you will feel both comfortable and confident in, a jumpsuit is also another great option for formal night.


You will always look your best at the races in Montique! 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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