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WINTER FORMAL DRESSES TO DAZZLE

Winter formal dresses are usually the first opportunity to buy a formal style dress in the new school year! Winter formal is likely your school’s first formal dance of the social dance schedule, and you definitely want to look and feel your best! Whether it’s your first time going to winter formal or you are a veteran attendee, we know that finding the perfect winter formal dress is crucial. After all, winter formal dresses are an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate this mid-year tradition in class and elegance!

Winter formal dance has long been a tradition for junior high, high school and college levels to come together at the school between Homecoming and Prom and have a school sponsored dance event. Typically this dance is held between December and the end of February and often inspired by holiday or seasonal themes like Winter Wonderland, Frozen or New Year’s Dazzle.

WINTER FORMAL DRESSES IN LONG & SHORT STYLES

Depending on the school tradition, winter formal dresses can be either long or short styles. Semi-formal short styles are by far the most popular unless your school has a tradition of all attendees wearing long gowns. As a rule of thumb, long winter formal dresses are worn if a girl is nominated to the winter formal court for the dance, even if the general crowd is wearing a short style. If nominated to the court wearing long winter formal dresses creates an opportunity to shine bright and capture the theme of the night in your dress choice. Presentations are made to celebrate the court nominees and typically a king and queen are selected from the nominated group and crowned at the dance. For court nominees, long gowns look gorgeous and ethereal in flowing chiffon, especially with intricately beaded bodices. Corset style backs are also a luxe, feminine element for any winter ball dress, besides allowing for a more personalized and figure flattering fit to your form.  

Short winter formal dresses abound in various styles from fitted sexy bodycon styles made from stretch mesh type fabrics, sequin party styles that shimmer and shine, enchanted flowing styles in chiffon and of course, we cannot celebrate the poofy and puffy full tulle short skirt fairy styles which are our personal favorite for short winter formal dresses. There are so many awesome corset style poofy tulle styles that lace up in the back and give that perfect winter party dress look! Plus your waist will look itty-bitty no matter your size! Corset styles also offer a perfecting fit because the lace up back works just like a shoelace and tightens the corset to an ideal fit. Usually lace up back short winter formal dresses do not need alterations. The lacing back does all the “fit work” for you. Short winter formal dresses make wonderful cross over dresses to celebrate the holidays and Valentine’s too!

WINTER FORMAL DRESSES FOR EVERY DANCE THEME

Most if not all winter formal dances revolve around a theme that is selected by the host dance committee. Selecting winter formal dresses that complement the theme is a fun way to show your school spirit and truly get into the theme of the party. Dressing for the dance theme is a great way to narrow down your options in color and style since there are so many different options to choose from. An added bonus when you dress in support of the theme of your dance, is that your winter formal dress has a great opportunity to stand out in the crowd if you pick your style just right! Plus pictures look over the top adorable when all your friends are dressed within the winter formal theme as well!

Since most winter formals have a professional photographer present to take pictures, dressing within the dance theme can really make your pictures a great keepsake. Especially when the background for the professional pictures is theme related. Winter formal dresses in colors like white, silver and ice blue are the most popular for themes revolving around winter or ice, like Winter Wonderland or Frozen. For themes like Gatsby or Roaring 20’s, gold, champagne, nude and sequin dresses make a stunning choice. Another popular trend in dance themes is fairy tale inspired themes like Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. Picking fairy tale inspired winter formal dresses is an easy task when you pick a character from the story as inspiration and channel that character in your attire.

You can always go another direction and try some rich greens like emerald, or even a deep purple, if you want to stand out while keeping in the winter color tones. For those who have no tie to the winter color palette or theme to dress for, try prints or bright salmon winter formal dresses to really stand out! Floral and ombre are both on trend and unique, for those looking to try something a bold. No matter which style you’re shopping, Christellas has a variety of colors and cuts among our winter formal dresses!

LOOK NO FURTHER – WE HAVE YOUR PERFECT WINTER FORMAL DRESS

Our stylists have gathered only the cream of the crop from our favorite designers, so you can shop with confidence at Christellas! Winter formal dresses can be short or long in our winter formal dresses collection – we are confident that you will find the perfect dress to make your style statement at your dance.  If you have style or fit questions, pick up the phone and call us to speak with one of our awesome Stylists or you can post us a chat box to get the assistance you need to find your dreamy winter formal dress!