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Year 10 Formal Dresses: Trends and Styles for 2024

Year 10 Formal Dress Trends

Updated • April 11 • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

Formal season is here and its time to find the perfect formal dress. Year 10 formal can be daunting, its your first school formal, so you may have no idea what to wear and how to dress. The dress code is obviously formal, but the question you may be wondering is how formal do you dress?. In this guide we will show you all the year 10 formal dresses that are trending right now, and help you navigate through the different dress styles that perfectly suit the year 10 formal dress code.

What to Wear to a Year 10 Formal

For year 10 formal, you obviously still want to look and feel glamorous but this year its not about going above and beyond, save that for your final year. We recommend experimenting with colour, fabrics, and length. It's the school formal where you can choose fun styles that are not too serious. These are our favourite and most popular dresses for year 10 formals.

Formal Dresses on Trend

The styles of the season that have been receiving a lot of love and hype. I'm sure you have seen these formal dresses before - whether your favourite influencers has worn them or you have seen these styles circulating social media. We think these dresses are perfect for a year 10 formal as they're simple but have small unique details that add some fun to your look.

Ivona Skelo Vivia Dress

The Ivona Skelo Vivia Dress is another on trend formal dress of the season. Featuring diamonte cut-outs, this style has a unique design that makes it more than just your ordinary black dress. If you love this dress but wanted to experiment with colour, you can add colourblocked accessories to make your year 10 formal look more fun. A black dress with neon heels is also another fashion trend of 2024 that we are here for!

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. This style gives a flattering silhouette as the skirt features a fit-to-flare design that accentuates an hourglass figure. Pair this dress with neutral accessories to keep your year 10 formal look sophisticated, light and dreamy.

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.

Aje Violette Bubble Hem Maxi Dress

The Aje Violette Bubble Hem Maxi Dress exudes dramatic elegance. This stunning drop waist design, features a flattering fitted bodice that flows into a high-low hemmed skirt. A unique gown in a more casual fabric that is guaranteed to have all eyes on you at your year 10 formal. Dress up this elegant formal gown with delicate jewellery and heels to tie the look together.


This style is available in colours black and magenta pink.


Corset Dresses

If you love to go big and bold, these are the year 10 formal dresses for you. Statement silhouettes in classic colours will draw all eyes on you at your formal. Styles that allow you to take that one step further into the formal dress code without overdoing it.

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 year 10 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 available in red, black, sage and pink.

House Of CB Sabine Strapless Corset Dress

The House Of CB Sabine Strapless Corset Dress is a stunning elegant and timeless design. This gorgeous gown is crafted from a black stretch crepe, making it the perfect corset formal dress that is easy to wear. Embrace your feminine side with this formal dress for your next event by pairing it with neutrals for a classic look or a pop of colour to make it more fun. You can never go wrong with a corset style, as it is guaranteed to make you look and feel amazing.

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. The Charmaine Gown makes the perfect year 10 formal dress as it is not too long meaning it can be comfortably worn and danced in for a night full of fun. A versatile style that can be dressed up and down and accessorised in so many ways. This House of CB dress is the dress of the season, we know you will adore this style as much as we do.

This style is available in blush pink, chocolate and black.

House Of CB Persephone Corset Dress

The House of CB Persephone Corset Dress is a gorgeous corset formal dress that is guaranteed to have all eyes on you at your formal. A glamorous style that features a beautifully draped skirt in a satin material, and a balconette style necklined bodice. A flattering silhouette in the colour black for a timeless and classic look. Pair this stunning formal dress with neutrals for an elegant look, or a pop of colour for a fun and playful look to your year 10 formal.  


Popular Formal Dress Styles

Nookie Valentina Dress

The Nookie Valentina Dress is a stunning strapless gown made from Nookie's famous stretch sequin. In a gorgeous striped sequin this dress is guaranteed to make jaws drop. TThis stunning year 10 formal dress hugs and flatters the figure, making you feel glamorous and confident. This is the perfect dress for if you are wanting to step out of your comfort zone and add a bit of sparkle to your formal outfit.

This style is available in the colours mint green, sapphire blue, rose gold and black.

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 for your year 10 formal that will have all eyes on you!

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

Sonya Moda Nour Dress

The Sonya Moda Nour Dress is a stunning one shoulder design made from a luxurious satin. This gorgeous formal dress features an asymmetrical neckline, adjustable tie at the waist, an exposed cutout at the waist that tapers for a figure-flattering fit, and a high split providing a sensual look. This luxurious fabric makes this formal dress a perfect piece to wear to formal events as it leaves you feeling glamorous and confident. Accessorising with heels and jewellery will elevate the dress and make it perfect to wear to your upcoming formal.


This style is available in colours ocean pearl, yarden floral, scarlet red and fiori di sambuco.


Lexi Aurea Dress

The Lexi Aurea Dress is a gorgeous mango orange formal dress that features an asymmetric bodice design with sexy cut-outs that accentuate the waist. It is cut from a delicate georgette which gathers beautifully and drapes into a long flowing skirt with a thigh high split. The perfect style for a formal event such as year 10 formal.


Satin Dresses

Satin dresses are the perfect option for year 10 formal. They are simplistic and elegant but can be dressed up by adding colourful accessories or kept minimal with neutrals. You cannot go wrong with a satin style, a classic and timeless dress that will have you feeling luxurious without going over the top.

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 10 formal dress as it is 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.


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 gorgeous vibrant teal blue, this dress will guaranteed make you stand out from the rest. The draping material around the body gives a flattering silhouette. We recommend keeping accessories minimal to make the dress the statement piece, or pair with silver accessories for a glamorous look. We can't get enough of this gorgeous year 10 formal dress!

Lexi Delta Dress

The Lexi Delta Dress is a stunning one shoulder formal dress with a slit on the side. Cut from a thick satin, this gorgeous dress exudes luxury and elegance. Featuring a one shoulder design, cut-out at the mid-section and free flowing fabric that falls from the waist, we know you will love this timeless piece as much as we do. A gorgeous style suitable for any formal event, especially year 10 formal.

This style is available in oyster white and ocean blue.

Bec + Bridge Amber Maxi Dress

The Bec + Bridge Amber Maxi Dress is a stunning dress made from a luxe silk. This dress is a sleek, statement and timeless design that features a ruched bust detailing, thin straps and a plunging open back. This elegant formal dress is perfect for year 10 formal as it is simplistic but fun and flirty which nails the year 10 formal dress code.

Finding Your Fit

Now that we have shown you different types of year 10 formal dresses that are currently trending, it is now up to you to decide which option is best suited to you! Year 10 formal is the event to choose the fun option - pick a bright colour, unique design or different dress length. Experimenting with your style this formal season is easy with all these top trending formal dresses!

You can hire all these dresses at Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price, because why buy a formal dress that you will only wear once?


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