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Formal Dress Trends 2024

Formal Dress Trends

When it comes to formal events and special occasions, what you wear can make a lasting impression. In 2024, the world of fashion is evolving, and formal dress trends are no exception. Whether you're attending a wedding, a gala, a corporate event, school formal, or any other formal affair, staying updated with the latest fashion trends is essential. Let's dive into the hottest formal dress trends for 2024 to help you make a statement and turn heads wherever you go.

Formal Dresses 2024

The fashion trends are forever evolving and in this article we will go through what trends we are seeing in 2024. In 2024 we will see more formal dresses in bold colours and prints, sleek and minimalist silhouettes, cutouts and high slits, detailing and embellishments. All these trends are here to stay in 2024 and we are loving it!


Lets dive into the most popular statement dresses, corset dresses, satin dresses and sequin dresses of this years formal season.

Statement Formal Dresses

Do you want to make a statement at your next formal event but are not sure where to start with picking a statement dress in 2024? We've got you covered! Opt for detailing and embellishments, dramatic trains and thigh high splits - any fashion features that grab attention and have an added wow factor. Let us show you our favourite statement formal dresses for 2024.

Albina Dyla Embellished Leaf Gown

The Albina Dyla Embellished Leaf Gown is the most incredibe dress you will ever lay eyes on! This formal dress has the most intricate detailing of sequins to create a magnificent design. This dress features a fitted bodice with a strapless, plunging neckline and the waist is complimented by a thigh leg slit. If you want to make a statement at your next formal event, this dress is guaranteed to do so. This unique formal dress will have all eyes on you, while making you feel confident and luxurious.

Albina Dyla Classica Gown

The Albina Dyla Classica Gown is a glamorous formal dress which we know you will fall in love with. This formal dress features a low cut corset bodice which is complemented by glass gemstone couture detailing. In a soft stretch knit that forms to the body, this dress gives the ultimate flattering fit. This stunning formal dress is guaranteed to make a statement at your next event. A classic black formal dress has never looked so good.

Albina Dyla Victorie Gown

The Albina Dyla Victorie Gown exudes luxury and elegance. This formal dress features a statement neckline, a fitted waist with a corset style design, and black stones adorning the bodice. This luxurious gown is perfect for special occasions where you want to stand out. With a long dramatic train, this dress is the moment and we know you will look and feel like a million dollars on your formal night.

Corset Formal Dresses

Corset dresses have been trending for quite some time. We are here for the amazing silhouette these styles give. A snatched waist and hourglass figure, definitely a trending silhouette throughout 2023 and moving into 2024. Here are our favourite corset formal dresses for 2024.

House Of CB Adrienne Corset Dress

The House of CB Adrienne Corset Dress is cut from a thick satin that drapes across the body. The built in corset allows for a flattering hourglass silhouette. This dress is all about luxury which is why we think it makes the perfect formal outfit and nails the formal dress code. You can never go wrong with a black dress, no matter what season, which is why we know you will fall in love with this dress. Accessorising is simple - add a pop of colour to elevate your look, or stick the basics and opt for neutral accessories for a classic look.

This style is also available in red and sage.

Lia Stublla Eviana Gown

The Lia Stublla Eviana Gown is a beautiful strapless gown featuring an asymmetric neckline with a corset bodice. This dress gives a stunning hourglass silhouette and we know you will love this dress for your next formal event. Whether you are a wedding guest or attending your school formal, this dress will be sure to turn heads and leave you feeling glamorous.

This style is available in emerald, red and black.

House Of CB Sabine Strapless Corset Dress

The House Of CB Sabine Strapless Corset Dress is a glamorous, elegant and timeless design. This stunning dress is crafted from a black stretch crepe, that features a strapless peaked neckline, showcasing the bust and decolletage. House Of CB never disappoints with their boned snatched bodice to cinch the waist. This gorgeous dress is designed for a snug fit that flatters the hourglass figure.

Lia Stublla Lillia Gown

The Lia Stublla Lillia Gown is one we know you will love. This stunning gown is crafted from the highest quality satin in the most beautiful emerald green that complements all skin tones and hair colours. This dress features intricate pleates and a corset bodice that give a flattering hourglass silhouette. Whether you're looking for a show-stopping ball dress or a simply breathtaking formal gown, the Lillia is sure to turn heads.

This style is available in emerald and red.


Satin Formal Dresses

If you are after something simple yet elegant, a satin formal dress is the way to go. Stick with a classic black style or opt for a pop of colour to complete your formal outfit. Satin formal dresses, in my opinion, will be forever trending in the world of fashion.

Nana Jacqueline Caroline Dress

The Nana Jacqueline Caroline Dress is a dreamy formal dress in a beautiful sage green. This gorgeous dress features an open back, double layer at the bust and sling detailing. This dress exudes elegance and femininity. Pair this dress with neutral accessories to keep your look sophisticated, light and dreamy.

House Of CB Anabella Lace Up Maxi Dress

The House Of CB Anabella Lace Up Maxi Dress is a gorgeous formal maxi dress crafted from a luxuriously soft satin fabric. This formal dress features a built-in underwire bra, delicate rouleau straples, a curved hem below the waistline and corset inspired lace-up back for the ultimate flattering look. A timeless and elegant style that is extremely comfortable, and makes the perfect outfit for a black tie or formal event.

Lexi Samira Dress

The Lexi Samira Dress is a fan favourite style for all formal and black tie occasions. A glamorous floor-length, one shoulder style made from a stretch satin. This style is extremely flattering and elegant, and makes the perfect formal dress for those who want a classic style. Although this style has a thigh high split, you can easily use double sided fashion tape to close the two pieces of fabric together. This promising hack, makes this dress an effortless style for your formal.

This style is available in burgundy, orion blue, black and white, and pacific blue diamante.

Lexi Candela Dress

The Lexi Candela Dress is a gorgeous formal dress cut from a black satin fabric with a beautifully draped bias neckline that is adored with adjustable gold chain straps. It features a low plunge back and signature Lexi thigh high split. This elegant classic design is extremely comfortable & gives a flattering silhouette.

Sequin Formal Dresses

If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your formal look, a sequin formal dress is the perfect option. For a touch of glamour, you can't go wrong with a sequin dress. Here are our favourite sequin formal dresses that are guaranteed to make a statement at your formal event.

Nookie Valentina Dress

The Nookie Valentina Dress is a stunning strapless gown made from Nookie's famous stretch sequin. In a gorgeous dazzling sequin this dress is guaranteed to make jaws drop. This stunning formal dress hugs and flatters the figure, making you feel sexy and confident. This is the perfect dress for if you are wanting to add a bit of sparkle to your formal outfit.

This style is also available in the colours sapphire blue, rose gold, black and pink.

Lia Stublla Kayla Dress

The Lia Stublla Kayla Dress features a sophisticated silhouette without compromising comfort. A fully boned corset bodice with a lace-up back enables you to adjust the fit. Crafted with confetti sequin fabric, the gown radiates a captivating sparkle. Additionally, the thigh-high split complements the form fitting design and adds drama. This timeless and dazzling gown is perfect for all formal occasions.

Nookie Diaz Halter Gown

The Nookie Diaz Halter Gown is a gorgeous halter neck dress that features a plunging neckline and low back. Made from a form fitting stretch sequin, this dress will provide the ultimate flattering fit without compromising comfort. Stand out at your next formal event in this stunning dress.


This style is available in white and black.


Other Formal Dress Trends

Now that we have gone through all the main formal dress styles that are trending in 2024, here are some other unique formal dresses that are also gaining some popularity this year. Experimenting with fabrics, silhouettes and cutouts, these formal dress trends will definitely have you stand out from the rest.

Nookie Vera Velvet Gown

The Nookie Vera Velvet Gown is a gorgeous velvet halter gown with wide supportive straps and a thigh high leg split. This dress is extremely flattering on the figure as the thick velvet material hugs the body. Velvet is making a comeback in 2024 and we are loving the class and elegance it brings! This full-length formal gown is a stunning dress as a wedding guest or if you are attending a school formal as you will have all eyes on you!

This formal dress is available in colours fuschia pink, wine red, teal blue and black.

House Of CB Seren Corset Gown

The House Of CB Seren Corset Gown is a gorgeous dress that exudes romantic elegance. This formal dress features a semi-sheer fabric that is delicately adorned with floral accents, a built-in underwired bra and a lace up corset. Pair this gorgeous dress with a nude under skirt for an elegant and timeless look.


This style is available in blush pink and vintage white.

Ivona Skelo Vivia Dress

The Ivona Skelo Vivia Dress is all about femininity and sparkle. The definition of simple but with a twist, this gorgeous dress features diamonte cut-outs, and is all you'll ever want and need for your formal look. This flattering figure hugging dress will make the perfect statement, guaranteed to have all eyes on you. This trending style has been the moment this season and we are here for it.

Lia Stublla Macie Gown

The Lia Stublla Macie Gown will make any occasion special. It features a full-boned corset bodice, lace-up back, and voluminous full-circle ball gown skirt featuring a thigh-high leg split exude luxury and charm. This true princess style gown will have you feeling glamorous for your next formal event.

Finding Your Fit

Now that we have gone through all the trending styles for your next formal event, from corset and sequin to timeless styles, it is now up to you to decide what look is your favourite! Do you want a statement style, or a simple and elegant style? The choice is yours!

You can hire all these dresses mentioned above at Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price. Renting allows you to choose the trending styles without worrying about the money. You also reduce your environmental footprint by not giving into overconsumption, because lets be honest, you probably won't wear your formal dress again. It's a win-win situation!


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