It's the end of your final school year and it's time to celebrate with formal! If you have no idea what type of dress you are after, stress no more because in this guide we will show you our most popular and trending styles. From corset styles, to sequin and timeless dresses, there is something for everyone. If you want something extra, we have something for you. If you prefer a simple and classic style, we will show you our favourites of many. As dress styles are ever evolving, here our most updated trending styles for year 12 formals.
What to Wear to Your Year 12 Formal: Trending Styles
What to Wear to Year 12 Formal
Formal Dress Trends
What a way to end your final year of school with a statement dress that will have all eyes on you. Go bold with an embellished gown and have your year 12 formal look be unforgettable.
Everybody loves a bit of sparkle. Sequin dresses for year 12 formals will always be around - everybody loves them! It's the perfect way to make a statement.
Our timeless dresses are a must for year 12 formals. These include silk and satin styles, or plain designs in fabrics such as jersey or velvet. You cannot go wrong with a timeless piece that, in a few years time, have you looking back and still loving your dress!
Year 12 Formal Dresses
Albina Dyla Embellished Leaf Gown
e 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 school formal, 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
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 year 12 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 year 12 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.
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 school formal. Year 12 formal is the time to make a statement, end the school year with a bang, and this dress will just that and more. This gown is sure to turn heads and will leave you feeling glamorous.
This style is available in emerald, red and black.
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 year 12 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.
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. 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 upcoming year 12 formal? You are guaranteed to make a statement with this gorgeous style.
This style is also available in chocolate and black.
Lia Stublla Celine Gown
The Lia Stublla Celine Gown is the perfect year 12 formal 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, 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 Stublla and we know you will be too.
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 year 12 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.
Nookie Fantasy Gown
The Nookie Fantasy Gown is an all-time favourite. This glittering halter gown features wide supportive straps, a figure-hugging bodycon fit and side split. Crafted from Nookie's famous stretch sequin, this dress provides ultimate comfortability in a formal outfit. Flattering on all body types, you cannot go wrong with this style.
This style is available in gold, emerald, mint and black.
Nookie Confetti Gown
The Nookie Confetti Gown is a luxurious full-length gown crafted from glistening all-over, textured sequin. If you have been dreaming of wearing a sequin dress, this is the style for you. This gorgeous dress features fine elastic straps and a thigh high split. This style can also be worn strapless by tucking in the straps so all you see is sequin! With a flattering and comfortable fit, you are guaranteed to make a statement at your next formal event with this dress.
Nookie Lumiere Gown
The Nookie Lumiere Gown is a gorgeous strapless sequin gown. This stunning year 12 formal dress features a deep sweetheart neckline and structured underwire. A formal dress with no split that gives a flattering hourglass silhouette. A super comfortable and easy to wear style which makes the perfect school formal dress.
This style is available in black and lilac purple.
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 year 12 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.
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 2023 and we are loving the class and elegance it brings! This full-length formal gown is a stunning dress for your school formal that will have all eyes on you!
This formal dress is available in colours fuschia pink, wine red, teal blue and black.
Lexi Celia Dress
The Lexi Celia Dress is a gorgeous timeless design in a statement colour. This formal dress features a flattering cowl neckline that is fastened at the back with a hook and eye closure. With cut-outs at the waist, this stunning dress flatters the figure as the long skirt falls into a puddle train. The perfect school formal dress for those who are looking for an understated and simplistic design. We know you will love this elegant style as much as we do!
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 year 12 formal. This flattering figure hugging dress will make the perfect statement at your formal, guaranteed to have all eyes on you. This trending style has been the moment this season and we are here for it. The definition of simple but with a twist, which is why we know you will love this style as much as we do.
Finding Your Perfect Year 12 Formal Dress
Now that we have gone through all the trending styles for your year 12 formal, from corset and sequin to timeless styles, it is now up to you to decide what look you want to achieve for your last school formal! 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!