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Year 10 Formal Dresses: Trends and Styles for 2023

Year 10 Formal Dress Trends

Posted • October 17 • 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 2023 that we are here for!

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 the perfect maxi length and can be dressed up or down. 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 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.

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 pink, burgundy, orion blue, black and white.

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.

Bec + Bridge Moondance Strapless Dress

The Bec + Bridge Moondance Strapless Dress is one I'm sure you've all seen before as it was worn by Kendall Jenner herself. In a beautiful seaspray blue, this dress is guaranteed to look amazing on all skin tones. This strapless dress flatters all body types and is the perfect simplistic dress for a year 10 formal. This dress can be dressed up or down with bold or minimal accessories, depending on if you are wanting a statement or elegant look.

Nookie Amelia Halter Gown

The Nookie Amelia Halter Gown is a sophisticated high neck halter gown with soft draping at the side waist and cut away front hem. The dress features a stunning low back that will guaranteed leave you feeling glam and confident. This mid-maxi length dress is perfect for formal girls who do not want a full length gown. This dress is easy to walk in, comfortable and the perfect style for a year 10 formal.

This dress is available in colours black and midnight blue.

Lexi Delta Dress

The Lexi Delta Dress is a stunning one shoulder formal dress with a slit on the side. This gorgeous dress is made from a thick satin that exudes luxury and elegance. This formal dress features a one shoulder design, a cut-out at the mid-section and free flowing fabric that falls from the waist. 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.

Formal Gowns

If you love to go big and bold, these are the year 10 formal dresses for you. Bright colours, statement fabrics silhouettes, and shimmering sequins, everything that will draw all eyes on you. 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 in the most simplistic way which is why we think it makes the perfect year 10 formal outfit. You can never go wrong with a corset 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 black and red.

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, black and pink.

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 2022 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.

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!

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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