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How to Wear a Dress on a Cold Night from Cocktail to Formal

What can you wear to events in the cooler seasons?

Updated • 6 February• Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

As temperatures start to drop, it can be tricky to find a balance between staying warm and looking stylish. At Dress for a Night, we show you that it is possible to have the best of both worlds for events both cocktail and formal. From long sleeve and draped necklines to fur stoles, we give you plenty of winter dresses for rent that are both practical and glamorous.

Fashion Forward Long Sleeve Dresses

Acler Empire Dress

The Acler Empire Dress is a stunning full length long sleeve dress that is perfect for occasions both formal and cocktail. The two-toned fabrication and pleated skirt makes this a stand-out piece. With the beautiful balloon sleeves, this dress will keep you feeling warm on colder nights while still looking elegant and glamorous.

Pasduchas Pinnacle Sleeve Midi Dress

The Pasduchas Pinnacle Sleeve Midi Dress is a faux wrap made from a lustrous satin. This dress is extremely flattering on the figure as it features a plunged v-neckline and a self tie that cinches at the waist. This dress can be worn to formal and cocktail events as it is mid-length. The long sleeves will keep you warm, and the dress will keep you feeling confident due to its flattering effect. If you're still feeling the chills, a coat will match perfectly with this dress.

Lexi India Dress

The Lexi India Dress is cut from a sage green satin. This long sleeve style is perfect for the cooler seasons as it provides extra warmth and coverage. This gorgeous dress is extremely flattering and comfortable, which nails the brief for what you want in a long sleeve formal gown. The gorgeous sage tones will perfectly complement the cool tones of the winter season, making it the perfect outdoor winter wedding guest dress.

Rebecca Vallance Purple Rain Gown

The Rebecca Vallance Purple Rain Gown is a gorgeous floral evening wear dress. This stunning dress features a deep v-neckline, open back and falls to a full-length. This colourful dress will have all eyes on you. Super comfortable and easy-to-wear, an effortless style that has you looking elegant and put together. Embrace your romantic side in this beautiful gown for your upcoming daytime and evening events.

Sequin Long Sleeve Dresses

Nookie Selena Long Sleeve Gown

The Nookie Selena Long Sleeve Gown is an all-time favourite at Dress for a Night because of its glistening striped sequin that never fails to catch the light. This gown features flattering tucks and shoulder pads that accentuate the figure to give an hourglass silhouette. This long sleeve gown is super comfortable and will keep you warmer on those cooler nights. We love this dress for more formal events because of its dazzling sequin effect.

This style is available in colours teal, black, navy and silver.


Nookie Veda High Neck Gown

The Nookie Veda High Neck Gown is a luxurious long sleeve, open back gown. This dress is another flattering garment as it gathers at the waist. With the side thigh split and open back, it is guaranteed that you will be feeling sexy and confident all night, while staying warm! What a bonus! This dress is very easy to wear as the fabric is lined with soft jersey fabric to prevent itchyness. We love this piece for formal events and is a perfect number for the colder seasons.

This style is available in colours black and gold.


Draped Neckline Dresses

Pasduchas Composure Gown

The Pasduchas Composure Gown is another all-time favourite at Dress for a Night as it never fails give a flattering silhouette. This dress is extremely comfortable as it fits like a glove. The Composure Gown exudes elegance and sophistication as the draped neckline sits firmly off the shoulders with a fitted underlayer. We love this dress for so many occasions but particularly formal events such as weddings, balls and anything black tie. This dress comes with added warmth due to the thicker fabric and drape over the arms, but if you still feel the chills, a coat from your wardrobe would match perfectly with this dress.


This style is available in colours black, navy, wine and ivory white.

For cocktail events, this style comes in a mid-length version.

Fur Stoles

Unreal Fur Yasmin Wrap Fur Stole

The UNREAL FUR Yasmin Wrap Fur Stole is a simple and elegant wrap that will complement any gown or dress. This wrap is comfortable, soft and provides extra warmth for any events during the cooler seasons. The faux fur stole features a hook closure for an effortless wear that sits beautifully on the shoulders.

Dress for a Night has the Yasmin Wrap Fur Stole for rent in colours white and black.


Unreal Fur Champagne Wrap Fur Stole

The UNREAL FUR Champagne Wrap Fur Stole adds timeless and ethical style to an outfit with ultra-soft short length faux fur and a cozy oversized fit around the shoulders and arms for extra warmth during the colder seasons. This wrap makes any outfit elegant and leaves you feeling and looking glamorous. It features a snap hook and eyelet for closure in the front for an effortless wear that keeps you snug and warm for any cocktail or formal event on a cold night.

Dress for a Night has the Champagne Wrap Fur Stole for rent in colours nude pink and ivory.


Finding Your Fit

Now that you know what to wear for your winter events, it comes down to which of the options provided! Instead of stocking your wardrobe with dresses that cost you an arm and a leg, Dress for a Night has got you covered with a smooth and easy hiring system that allows you to find warm and glamorous outfits for your events on the colder evenings. From cocktail to formal, we have plenty of winter outfits for you that will only cost you a fraction of the retail price!

You can find all of the dresses mentioned above for hire at Dress for a Night.


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