The weather is heating up and the leaves are growing back, and that means that spring formals are right around the corner. One of the most exciting parts of a sorority formal is finding the perfect dress to dance the night away in. Check out these 14 dresses to get inspo for your own formal-worthy ensem.
Striped Sequin Shift Dress (Charlotte Russe)
Catch everyone’s eye in a shimmery yet subtle sequined dress. This striped frock is perfect for a spring formal. Pair it with simple black pointy-toed heels and dangly earrings.
Ruffled Strapless Dress (Charlotte Russe)
Go strapless with this adorable ruffled dress in a muted color like navy. A chunky choker and nude strappy heels complement the ensemble perfectly.
Floral Dress (Forever 21)
Pick a dress with a cool pattern and daring cuts, and you’ll be the flyest girl at the party. Add a rosy pink pout and wavy hair, and you’ll feel like you belong in a fairy tale.
Lace Skater Dress (Forever 21)
I’m obsessed with this lace dress in wine red. The sheer long-sleeves and high neck give it a regal feel. I would add simple gold or pearl earrings and wear my hair up with this frock to feel even more like a queen.
Striped Two-Piece Dress (Nordstrom)
Be daring with a two-piece dress like this striped one from Nordstrom Rack. If it has neutral colors like this one, you could even play it up with a bright pop of color: try a cerulean blue statement necklace or coral heels.
Lace-Up Chiffon Dress (Nordstrom)
If you’re going for a more casual look, find a simple, flowy dress like this one. Pair it with a comfy pair of wedges or heeled sandals so you can bust a move out on the dance floor.
Bird and Floral Dress (Express)
If you go for a patterned look like this pretty frock, make sure the shoes and accessories are more subtle. I would pair nude heels or wedges and gold earrings with this particular dress.
Off the Shoulder Sequin Dress (Express)
Make a statement in a fun, sparkly number. I’m obsessed with this off-the-shoulder dress from Express (off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are super in right now!). The aztec pattern looks even cooler in gold and silver tones.
Evergreen Lace Dress (Francesca’s)
Evergreen tops the list of popular spring colors, making this dress perfect for formal. The middle crochet-like detailing gives this dress a unique spin from the typical A-line. Try a red lip to complement the deep green.
Pocket Halter Dress (Francesca’s)
The dress. Has. POCKETS. Need I say more?
Okay, but I’m saying more. This frock comes in five vibrant colors, so no matter what color scheme you’re looking for, you can find the one for you. Add stacks of bracelets, a headband, and strappy sandals or heels for a bohemian feel.
Black Cutout Dress (NastyGal)
If you’re going to wear black, pick a dress with unique cuts so you stand out, or pair it with colorful accessories. This dress has an almost alien-outer-space feel to it, so I think platform heels would work well.
Peach Fit & Flare Dress (NastyGal)
I love the simplicity of this peachy dress. The deep V neckline and low back make it a top candidate for a formal dress. I’d pair it with nude or white strappy heels and baby blue earrings.
Sweet Fantasy Bodycon Dress (Tobi)
The color of this dress is EVERYTHING. I can’t get over that gorgeous soft pink hue. And the lace cutouts are just darling. White heels and pearl earrings would make this dress really pop.
Island Midi Dress (Tobi)
Finally, this midi dress from Tobi would take everyone’s breath away. The neckline, unique cut, and floral fabric would make you the center of attention. I love that they pair it with white strappy heels and a wavy hairstyle. A+.
No matter what style dress you pick for formal, make sure you work your best accessory: confidence!