Sorority formal season is almost upon us — meaning it’s time to figure out what to wear! (You know, so you’re not scrambling to borrow a dress from one of your sisters the day before. Not that we know from experience or anything.)
Unlike other parties and functions throughout the year, which typically call for a cocktail dress or chic night-out attire, spring sorority formal dresses are an opportunity to get fancy fancy. We’re talking black tie-optional gowns and glamour — meaning there’s never been a better time to go all out and rent the dress of your dreams.
Don’t know where to start and in need of options? We’ve got you. Try one of our favorite sorority formal dresses below!
DEEP V AND VA VA VOLUME
Prepare for plenty of turned heads and double takes — the deep V-neck, voluminous ruffles and pink lamé on this gown make it anything but subtle (in the best way!).
A floral gown for spring formal? Classic. This chic one-shoulder silhouette is a fashion-forward twist we can get behind.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Ready to stand out in a sea of LBDs? A highlighter hot-pink hue takes this simple silhouette with a square neckline to the next level.
Dying for a dress that’s as dance floor-ready as you are? Fun frills and an open back make this floral gown extremely twirl-worthy.
Ieena for Mac Duggal
JUMP(SUIT) FOR JOY
So you’re a senior, and you’re ready to shake things up with three years of sorority formals already under your belt. Might we suggest a jumpsuit? We’re giving this De La Vali one piece bonus points for a dramatic tie halter neck and open back.
De La Vali
All black? Boring? Could never be you. Sassy, strategically placed cut-outs keep things interesting on this asymmetrical column gown. (Not to mention the opportunity to show off some seriously chic shoes.)
ADD SOME SPARKLE
Want to rock a shorter length, but still have a look that makes maximum impact? This sequin sheath is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
BRING THE DRAMA
Headed to formal but secretly want to pretend like you’re walking the red carpet? This floor-sweeping floral gown understands the assignment.
Bronx and Banco
Strapless, sculptural and a curve-hugging silhouette? This electric blue gown has major “all eyes on you” vibes.
LACE IT UP
Floaty oversized ruffled sleeves and a strappy lace-up back means you’ll be serving romantic drama queen at hello, and edgy cool girl as you walk away.
Ieena for Mac Duggal
What’s better than one bold color? Two, obviously! Pink and red make for the pair you never knew you needed — and the chic open back doesn’t hurt either.
Jill Jill Stuart
HIGHS AND LOWS
At first glance, this gown’s high-low hem is jaw-dropping on its own — and then you realize the removable skirt reveals a romper underneath. We’re not saying it’s perfect for late-night-pizza run-slash-after-party following formal, but we’re not not saying that.
You’ll never go wrong with red — and cut-outs plus a leg-baring slit only add to the siren vibes on this pick.
PRETTY IN PINK
With a ladylike silhouette and subtle floral print with a metallic sheen, this gown will have you living out your belle-of-the-ball dreams — and might we add, it has pockets!