Perfect Dresses for Formal Occasions

Whether you have your high school formal coming up at the end of the year or you are off to a party or gala with a formal dress code – you need the perfect formal dress so you can look and feel like a million dollars. It can be overwhelming when you are trying to source the perfect formal dress – What colour should it be? What length? Does it suit the dress code? But there is no need to fret as we have put together our edit of all the best formal dresses, where to wear them and how to style them below.


Cocktail, Midi or Full Length?

The number one questions is always what length is suitable for my event? And this is a great starting point as you don’t won’t to start looking for red carpet style full length dresses to realise that a cocktail dress is maybe more appropriate for the occasion (although we believe you can always be dressy, whatever the occasion!). The first place to start would be the event or the invitation – is there a dress code? For a high school formal girls love to wear any of these their styles while a black-tie event or gala might call for more of a midi dress or full-length gown (or even a jumpsuit!). Either way we have you covered with our favourite picks below.


Shine in Sequins and Metallics

Perfect for any party or celebration – the sequin and metallic dress will have you glimmering all night long. Sequins are perfect for a formal or a birthday party of even as your wedding guest outfit while golds and metallics will always let you shine. Sequins are not only reserved for New Years Eve and they can be worn for all your upcoming formal occasions.


A Beaded Affair

A beaded dress is oh so special and is the perfect bridal style or for the mother of the bride. A beaded dress will have you looking forever glam and luxurious. The beaded dress will have all eyes on you and will make you look and feel amazing all night long. Add some heels and a pair of earrings for a put together look.


Stunning in Satin

A satin dress is always a popular style for a formal occasion – especially for a high school formal, a university graduation number or an end of year ball. Satin is silky and shimmering – you will always look stunning in satin. Pair a satin dress with slinky heels and some statement earrings for a look that will let you dazzle all night long.  



A Printed Number

Printed dresses are always a good idea and can be dressed up or down depending on how dressy your formal occasion is! Whether you are after a fun animal print or a fresh floral print – there is always the perfect printed dress for you. Pair printed dresses with a colourful earring and some gorgeous shoes for a look that will stun.


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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