Your Never-Fail Guide To Spring Formal Styling

Your Never-Fail Guide To Spring Formal Styling

When it comes to spring formal style, it’s all about grand entrances (or re-entrances since you’re likely catching up with people you already know). You want a gown that speaks volumes about who you are *this year* (not last year), and something that allows you to show off your personality, while still being completely unforgettable.

It’s a lot of pressure, for sure, but if there’s one thing we know—it’s gowns.

So if you're trying to get a spring formal look together, here’s our never-fail guide to nailing that prom queen  energy. 

Everything You Need To Know About Spring Formal Dressing

The first thing you should do is check with your school's administration about what kind of attire is appropriate for the event. Some schools and colleges love to set a theme so it's better to be safe than sorry. However, if there's any doubt at all, it's always better to dress up than down. 

Fashion vs. Comfort

When it comes to style vs comfort, we always want the best of both worlds. After all, it doesn't make sense to wear a formal outfit that doesn’t  feel like you.

As tempting as it may be to wear heels that are too high or pants that are too tight (or even a corset), remember that this is still an event where people will be eating dinner and dancing together. It doesn’t matter how high your heels are if you can’t dance in them.

Try opting for a shoe with a secure ankle strap (like our CAITLIN Diamante Ankle Strap Heel), or a something that puts you in charge of how you want to wear it (like our NEVE Wrap Around Faux Leather Heels).

On-Trend Formal Dresses

Whether you’re looking to show a little skin or maximize on a chic midi, we’ve got all your formal trends covered.

Cut-Out Formal Dresses

When it comes to homecoming, some of us like to show a little skin. Not too much but just enough to be a flattering statement.

Enter the cut-out dress.

We love these because they create such flattering lines. You'll be able to show off what you want while maintaining some mystery.

Take a hint from our KAT One Shoulder Glove Mini Dress With Cut Out. The high neckline and one-shoulder sleeve to show off your neckline, while the waist cut out adds a touch of skin. Keep your look sleek with hair down, or glam it up with our NEVE Wrap Around Faux Leather Heels.

Midi Formal Dresses

We love midi dresses because they offer the perfect length for dancing, and are great when you're planning a more relaxed evening with friends. 

Dare to nail the event with our  TALISA Chain Strap Side Split Corset Midi Dress, or look like you just came out of the magazine with our LEXIA Scoop Low Neck Midi Dress.

Maxi Formal Dresses

Elegant, sophisticated, glamorous; wearing a long dress is the perfect way to go if you want to turn heads on arrival.

For an iconic color choice, black or white (or both) remains classic for a long dress, and so we designed our BROOKLYN Two Tone Strapless Maxi Dress to offer the best of both worlds.

Rose Print Formal Dress

If you’re after a more romantic take on the classic spring formal dress then our ROSALIE Satin Maxi Dress is floral styling perfection. Sweeten the look with our BRANDY Ankle Strap Heels and prepare to radiate as you work the room.

Formal Dress With Long Sleeves

Long sleeves are the perfect way to look fantastic and exude a serious air of sophistication.

Timelessly elegant, they’re also incredibly practical for cool-weather events. Take, for example, our ARMELLE Long Sleeve High Neck Dress. With a fierce figure-hugging shape and low scooped back, this pink formal dress has an ultra-sexy style with flirty cut-out detaiL

Want your formal dress with sleeves but in a mini dress design? Our DAVINA Satin Long Sleeve Mini Dress is a worthy opponent of our ARMELLE

Going Out For Afters? Get A Dress To Take You From Night to Dawn

The dancing, the music, and the fashion all make for an unforgettable night that you'll remember forever.

But after the dance is over? You're not done yet! Whether you go with your friends or your date, there are plenty of after-parties where you can keep the fun going into the wee hours of the morning, so you have to come prepared.

Here are some pieces from our collection to take you from the formal night to the after-party smoothly.

EVERLEIGH Strapless Sequin Mini Dress

If you and your group are planning to hit another dance floor after the event, the EVERLEIGH sequin mini dress is an icon. Nothing beats a black mini dress when it comes to versatility. Plus, it has sequins to match the disco lights to let everyone know who the boss of the dance floor is. 

KELLY Cross Back Square Neck Dress

There's a good reason why a white midi dress is a timeless staple to your wardrobe. They can take you anywhere, and you'll still look fab and fresh without trying. So if you have a date and are planning to eat after a long night of dancing at the event, our  KELLY Cross Back Square Neck Dress is your ultimate pick. 

Tabitha Cowl Neck Midi Dress

Heading for a few drinks after? A red dress is the perfect way to transition from the dance to the after-party. It's sexy, it's classic, and it works with any kind of heels you have in your closet.

Formal Suits That Suit The Occasion

Who says you need to wear a dress? We say wearing a suit is a total power move. You can wear it with a cute top or even layer it with your mini dress. It’s all about putting your personal take on things.

So how do you rock a suit for a spring formal? Here are some of our tips.

If you are looking to make a statement while still retaining a minimalist aesthetic, a black suit is flawless. It exudes the right amount of confidence without looking too intimidating.

On the other hand, a pink suit will ensure your divine femininity radiates in all the right places at the venue. Pair it with leg pants and silver platform heels to complete the look.

The Wrap Up

Just because it's a themed event with a dress code does not mean you have to sacrifice your sense of fashion, creativity, and personality. Explore our gowns and get ready to take on the town.