The Ultimate Guide to Picking Your Formal Dress

The Ultimate Guide to Picking Your Perfect Formal Dress

Formal season is just around the corner, and finding the perfect dress for the occasion is no simple feat, especially when there are so many different types of formal dresses to choose from! Explore our guide to finding your formal dress here!

Formal occasions call for show-stopping dresses that make heads turn and hearts skip a beat. Whether it's a black-tie event or a glamorous soirée, selecting the ideal formal dress involves a delightful blend of style, body shape consideration, and a touch of personal flair. At St Frock, we're here to guide you through this exciting journey of discovering the dress that's meant for you.

What is a Formal Dress?
A formal dress is more than just fabric and stitches – it's a statement piece that captures your essence and elevates your confidence. It's the embodiment of elegance, grace, and sophistication. It's your opportunity to dazzle and leave a lasting impression. For inspiration, try browsing our dress collection here

How to Choose a Formal Dress
When embarking on your quest for the perfect formal dress, consider these key factors: body shape, colour, details, and fabrics.

Selecting a Style
Your body shape is your unique canvas, and the right dress style can accentuate your natural beauty. At St Frock, we understand diversity,  so we’ve written a quick rundown of suitable formal dress styles for different body shapes.

Formal Dresses for an Apple Body Shape
If you have an apple body shape, you have fabulous legs, and often a generous bust but you lack waist so your goal is to create shape. Opt for v shape necklines as these can minimise a larger bust. Empire waists and dresses that give pined shape are your friend, steer clear of belted styles and volume and look for all over colour or print.

Best Formal Dresses for a Pear Body Shape
For those with a pear-shaped figure, your lower body is larger than the top of your body, you will have a smaller bust and shoulders so balancing your top half is what you want to achieve. To do this look to higher necklines and trending puff sleeves that create a balanced silhouette that will look fabulous as you shimmer and shine through the event. 

Best Formal Dresses for an Hourglass Body Shape
Hourglass figures are all about celebrating curves. Embrace figure-hugging dresses that highlight your waist. Compliment your curves with v necklines and block-coloured dresses can also enhance your hourglass frame.

Best Formal Dresses for a Rectangle Body Shape
Rectangular body shapes can shine in sheath gowns or mermaid-style dresses that elongate the figure and add curves where desired.

Choose a Colour
The right colour can make your dress truly enchanting. Consider your skin tone and go for shades that enhance your natural radiance. At St Frock, we offer a spectrum of hues that cater to diverse complexions. From soft pastels to bold jewel tones, we have the perfect colour waiting for you. 

Dive into Details
The magic lies in the details. Add a touch of sparkle with sequins or embrace the artistry of embroidery. These intricate elements elevate the charm of your formal dress and set you apart from the crowd. Discover how our dresses beautifully incorporate these details and leave a lasting impression.

Find Flattering Fabrics
The fabric you choose can define the overall feel of your dress. Delve into the world of chiffon, organza, and satin – materials that effortlessly drape and flow, ensuring you radiate elegance and comfort throughout the event. Explore our collection of dresses crafted from these luxurious fabrics and experience the difference firsthand.

With the Ultimate Guide to Picking Your Perfect Formal Dress from St Frock, you're ready to embark on a journey of fashion exploration. Remember, your formal dress isn't just an outfit; it's a reflection of your style, personality, and confidence. Let St Frock be your partner in this exciting venture, offering you an array of styles, colours, details, and fabrics to ensure you shine brightly at every formal occasion. Don’t forget to elevate your final look with some statement earrings and a cute clutch!  Embrace your unique beauty and make a statement that's exclusively yours!