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What to Wear to a Uni Ball

What to Wear to a Black Tie Ball

Posted • November 28 • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

If you have just received an invitation to your next university ball and have discovered the dress code to be formal or black tie, but you have no idea what to wear, this guide is for you. We will show you all the uni ball dresses that nail the black tie dress code. There is a uni ball dress for every season of the year and we are here to show you all the styles to make sure you find the perfect dress!

What to Wear to a Ball

What does black tie even mean? You might ask. Black tie is a formal dress code that signifies the importance of the occasion. If you want to nail it down to the basics, click here for where we decode the black tie dress code and what it really means.

Uni Ball Dresses

What to Wear to a Spring Ball

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Lexi Samira Dress

The Lexi Samira Dress is a fan favourite style for all formal and black tie occasions, especially balls. A glamorous floor-length, one shoulder style made from a stretch satin. This style is extremely flattering and elegant, and makes the perfect ball outfit as it nails the black tie dress code.

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

@emilyvenz wears the samira dress in white
@nathaliesadermakeup wears the samira dress in burgundy
@__lilybrown wears the samira dress in orion blue

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 uni ball. This flattering figure hugging dress will make the perfect statement at your black tie ball, guaranteed to have all eyes on you.

This style is also available in white.

Lexi Alzira Dress

The Lexi Alzira Dress is a stunning strapless formal gown that features Lexi's signature thigh high split and ruching at the waist. In a stunning vibrant teal blue, this dress will guaranteed make you stand out from the rest. The draping material around the body gives a flattering silhouette. This style is classic yet elegant and in a colour no one else will be wearing. Out of all the uni ball dresses, this is definitely a must.

Nookie Valentina Dress

The Nookie Valentina Dress is a stunning strapless gown made from Nookie's famous stretch sequin. In a gorgeous mint green this dress is guaranteed to make jaws drop. This stunning uni ball 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 ball outfit.

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

What to Wear to a Summer Ball

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Bec + Bridge Julieta Maxi Dress

The Bec + Bridge Julieta Maxi Dress is a flattering classic style dress. In a gorgeous lime green, this dress brings out the warm, vibrant colours of the summer. Featuring a twisted bandeau, thin straps and a leg split, this dress gives a flattering silhouette and an elegant look. A colour that compliments all skin tones and hair colours, you cannot go wrong with this uni ball dress. You will not regret experimenting with colour with this dress.

House Of CB Charmaine Corset Gown

The House of CB Charmaine Corset Gown is one we know you will recognise. Made from a lustrous silk satin, this dress features a beautifully draped cowl neckline with a corset bodice to cinch the figure. In a gorgeous baby pink, this colour compliments the warm sunny weather of the summer. This is the dress of the season and we understand why. Corset dresses are the trending style of the year, so why not jump onto the trend while you can at your next uni ball?

This style is also available in chocolate and black.

Lia Stubbla Celine Gown

The Lia Stubbla Celine Gown is the perfect uni ball dress for those who want something extra. This strapless corset gown features a thigh high split and a long dramatic train. If you want to make a statement at your next uni ball, this dress is made for doing just that. With the cinch at the waist, the corset does everything it is supposed to do to give that hourglass figure. Everyone is obsessed with Lia Stubbla and we know you will be too.

This style is also available in red and cobalt blue.

House Of CB Adrienne Corset Maxi 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 ball outfit and nails the black tie 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.

What to Wear to a Ball in Winter

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PASDUCHAS Composure Gown (Ivory White) - RRP 9,Dress for a Night
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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 hugs and flatters the figure in all the right ways. Velvet is the perfect material for the winter, as its thickness will keep you warm while looking glamorous. This full-length gown makes the perfect uni ball dress as it exudes elegance and class, perfectly suited for a black tie ball.

This ball gown is available in colours fuschia pink, wine red, teal blue and black.

Nookie Rumi Gown

The Nookie Rumi Gown is an elegant one shoulder gown crafted in a thick velvet. This elegant design is perfect for black tie balls as it is super comfortable and leaves you feeling like a million dollars! This one shoulder design is extremely flattering on the body and the gorgeous velvet will have you warm and snug for your winter balls.

The Nookie Rumi Gown for rent is available in teal, red and black.

Arcina Ori Aston Dress

The Arcina Ori Aston Dress is a gorgeous long sleeve dress that is perfect for balls on a cooler night. Featuring a wrap around design with cut outs, this dress is extremely flattering and unique. The Aston Dress is made from a thick ribbed material that provides extra warmth and although it is considered a more casual style, it can be dressed up to be worn as black tie. The trendy designer Arcina Ori makes the most unique, classic styles that has everyone going crazy. It is definitely time for you to jump on the trend and where this gorgeous uni ball 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 features a long sleeve for extra warmth and coverage. This gorgeous dress is extremely flattering and comfortable, which nails the brief for what you want in a formal gown. If it is your uni ball is on a cold night, this dress would make the perfect ball outfit as it exudes elegance and class.

Finding Your Fit

Now that we have shown you all the different uni ball dresses for every season, it is now time to R.S.V.P and purchase that uni ball ticket. You can hire all these styles at Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price because why buy an expensive designer dress that you will only wear once? You will save money, reduce your environmental footprint, as well as stay on top of all the trendy styles at every uni ball - there are so many wins!


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