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Formal Dress Trends 2023

Dress Hire Trends

Looking for a formal dress to wear this year but don't want to spend a fortune? You're in luck! Dress for a Night has you covered with all the on trend dresses for rent that you'll need for your formal this year. From slip dresses to corset dresses and sequin dresses, we have something for everyone that will have you looking glamorous and up to date with all the formal dresses on trend! Whether you're wanting something elegant or glam, we show you our favourite dresses to help give you some inspiration if you are looking for formal dresses for rent. 

Slip Dresses

The Lexi Samira Dress

The famous Samira Dress is one of our favourite dresses of all time. If you know this on trend dress, you know how flattering it is on the body. The Samira Dress is a glamorous and sexy floor-length gown made from stretch satin. The one shoulder neckline is modest at the front and then continues onto a low back. Dress for a Night has the Samira dress for hire in a multitude of colours to give you plenty of variety. This way if you want a classic look for your formal, we recommend colours black and white. If you want a pop of colour, which, this trend is all about making a statement, we recommend the Samira dress in orion blue, burgundy, mauve or pink, which are all available for hire at Dress for a Night!

If you're looking for some styling inspiration, here are our favourites from Lily Brown (@__lilybrown) and Emily Venz (@emilyvenz) who wear the colours orion blue and white, both rented from Dress for a Night!


The Nookie Stella Satin Plunge Gown

The Stella Satin Plunge Gown is another Dress for a Night recommendation as we love how this dress is such a timeless piece and never fails to turn heads. This dress is perfect for your 2022 formal if you want to stand out from the rest. We love the trendy deep v-neckline this dress has as well as the beautiful backless feature that we guarantee will make you feel sexy and confident the whole night. We stock this style in the colour navy, which we find to be a very elegant colour that suits all skin tones. You can never go wrong with Nookie, so if you're looking for the Stella satin plunge gown for rent, Dress for a Night has got you covered!  

The Lexi Candela 

The Candela Dress is another super on trend piece from Lexi which has unique gold chain strap detailing to make it more than just your average black slip dress. This dress is perfect for your formal if you want an elegant dress to create a classic look but still want something unique. The Candela dress also has a beautiful backless feature, which very much adheres to the current trends of backless pieces. Dress for a Night highly recommends this dress for your 2022 formal. 

Corset Dresses

The House of CB Charmaine Corset Gown

The famous Charmaine Corset Maxi Dress is the epitome of elegance and class. Made from luxurious satin, it features a beautiful cowl neckline and corset for the perfect hourglass figure. The Charmaine is perfect for your next formal as corset dresses have grown in popularity due to the Kardiashian-Jenner clan bringing them back to show off their curves. So if you're looking to show off the curves and recreate a famous Kardashian-Jenner look, corset dresses are the way to go! 

Dress for a Night has the Charmaine corset dress for rent in colours chocolate as seen on Isabelle Mathers (@isabellemathersx) and blush pink.

The House of CB Adrienne Corset Maxi Dress

The Adrienne strapless corset maxi dress is made from House of CB's high quality weighty and luxurious duchess satin. The draped fabric across the bust and cinch at the waist creates a sexy and super flattering look. Dress for a Night highly recommends this dress for rent for this year's formals for if you need a dress that is a bit more conservative but still beautiful and flattering on the body. As House of CB has been gaining a lot of attention for their corset dresses and has become super trendy, we know you are going to love renting the Adrienne maxi dress!

The Maison Femalien Lea Dress

The famous Lea Dress is one you will all recognise. This strapless black dress is known for dropping jaws and turning heads. The beautiful plunging neckline and spandex material makes this more than just your average black dress and gives very much the same cinching effect as a corset dress. Dress for a Night are in love with this sexy, sleek classic styled dress as it is not only super comfortable and easy to wear on the night of your formal where you will be dancing and having fun, but gives a flattering silhouette too! If you're on the hunt for the Lea dress for hire, as you don't want to buy a dress that may cost you an arm and a leg, Dress for a Night has got you covered for your 2022 formal. 

If you are looking for some styling inspiration, your favourite influencers have created some memorable looks with this unique dress, such as Sophia Begg (@sophadophaa_) and Rahnee Bransby (@rahneebransby).


Sequin Dresses

The Nookie Fantasy Gown

The Fantasy Gown is the perfect dress for your formal if you are looking for that extra wow factor as the dress promises to do just that! You can never go wrong with a sequin Nookie dress as they will always form to the body and hug the figure to give a flattering silhouette. Dress for a Night loves the Fantasy gown as the  halter allows for extra support in the bust while the sequins give a beautiful shimmer. The Fantasy gown for rent is available in colours black, gold, emerald and a stunning mint colour which guarantees you will stand out amongst the rest!  


The Nookie Valentina Gown

The Valentina Gown is an all-time favourite at Dress for a Night. If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your formal look, we highly recommend this dress as the structured bodice gives a flattering silhouette. This dress is super on trend as the shimmer is quite subtle and the strapless sweetheart cut features ruching across the bust which creates a unique look to the dress. The Valentina Gown comes in a variety of colours such as black, navy, white, bronze, champagne and ruby, so you have the opportunity to wear a fun colour or you may go minimalistic to your formal. This dress will have you receiving a million compliments and leave you feeling beautiful and confident!


The Nookie Confetti Gown 

The Confetti Gown is another sequin dress that is perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement at their next formal. This dress is made from glistening all over textured sequins that will guarantee anyone who wears it to be the star of the show! We love how the Confetti gown catches the light and sparkles as you move! This full-length gown has a stunning square-neckline that shows of the décolletage beautifully with the minimalistic elastic straps. The Confetti gown is one of our versatile dresses as it can also be worn strapless by tucking the straps into the dress. The dress comes in colours black, gold, navy and white. If you are looking for this sold out style, the Confetti gown for rent is available at Dress for a Night.


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