The Perfect School Formal Dress

Choosing your dress for your school formal can arise many questions. Do I want a short dress or a long dress? What colour dress should I wear? Should I wear a printed dress? How do I choose something timeless that I will love forever? You could search the internet for ages looking for that perfect dress and maybe create mood boards of your favourite red carpet looks. At the end of the day, it all about choosing a silhouette that suits you and aligns with your personal style.

Not to worry though, as we have put together a guide of all the best styles for your upcoming school formal. From the classic little black dresses to more embellished party dresses and everything in between. Whether you are after the classics or the trends – we have you covered.


Forever a Classic – The Little Black Dress

A little black dress for formal is always a good idea. This option is undeniably chic and elegant and is the perfect base for adding accessories to your school formal look. A one shoulder little black dress is a perfect choice or a midi length dress can fit the brief of your formal dress code. Accessorise with jewels galore for a perfect put together formal look.


Perfect in Prints

Printed dresses are perfect for formal and a floral print will have you glowing all night long on the dance floor. If you have a summer formal coming up a floral dress number is most appropriate and will fulfil all your spring time fantasies. Add some kitten heels and some jewellery to create a look that you will remember forever.


A Sequin Statement

Bring a bit of sparkle to formal night with a sequin dress. Sequins are on trend and will make any girl sparkle on her big night. Pair sequins with more subtle jewellery pieces or go all out and pair your sequin dress with colourful earrings. Either way you will shine all night long in anything that sparkles.


Pops of Colour

Inject a little bit of colour into your school formal dress look. One should never stray from a pop of colour and having colour in your dress for your school formal will brighten up your look. Choose a colour that will bring out your eyes and your skin tone. Gem shades and pastel pops are popular colours for school formal dresses. Remember to accessorise with jewellery and a chic mini purse.


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