The Ultimate Guide to Finding The Perfect Sorority Formal Dresses


Sorority formal season is here for March and April! Like prom for high schoolers, sorority formals give college girls to dress up in beautiful dresses and find dates to the special event. Finding a dress for your formal can be challenging, especially as a busy college student. No need to worry! At Faviana, we have the best selection of formal dresses for any theme. Here are some things to consider when shopping for sorority formal dresses this season.

Where to Start

When searching for the perfect dress, think about what types of dresses you like the most and the styles that flatter your body type. There’s no right or wrong answer. You don’t have to wear a dress just because it looks like your friend’s dress or someone wants to match with you. Your formal is about being confident and having fun. Browse through some formal dresses and see what catches your eye. Then you can start deciding what features you want in your dress.

Find a Style

Faviana Style S10602 - Lace & Applique cocktail dress with heat stones

Think about the style of dress you want to wear. If there’s a theme to your formal, take some time to think about what would go with the theme and still be something you like. What kind of neckline do you prefer? There’s sweetheart, square, v-neck, and strapless. Do you want something simple or more bold? A dark lace dress like the Faviana Style S10602 is perfect for making a statement with heat stones and an open back. Do you want flowy or tight? Answering these questions can help you narrow down your choices.

The Perfect Material

Faviana Cocktail Dresses - for homecoming, formals, ring dance, prom, and more!

There’s many different materials dresses are made out of. Do you like silky satin or stretch charmeuse? The Faviana Style 10600 is a stretch charmeuse dress available in four show stopping colors. Some dresses come in soft jersey fabric that is more form-fitting. Chiffon or tulle is more flowy and will usually be in dresses with fuller skirts. 

Deciding on the Color

Faviana Style S10624 - heat stone short dress with lace up back. Dress for sorority formals, prom, homecoming, and more

Since it is springtime, you may want a lighter or bright color for your formal. Maybe your theme calls for a black gown or something gold and flashy like the Faviana Style S10603. Pick a color that goes well with your skin tone and find a dress that represents you.

Putting it All Together

Now that you know what you want in a sorority formal dress, it’s time to start looking for the perfect one. You can search for a dress based on the color or style. Or, just look through your options again but with a more careful eye than before. If you know what you want, it will be much easier to sort through your choices. Not every dress will work for you, but with a little searching you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

Whatever dress you choose, we know you’ll look amazing. Remember that a formal night is about you and having fun with your date and friends. Our goal is to make you feel the best you can in a stunning dress. We'd love to see your formal pictures. Share them with us on Instagram @faviana, TikTok @favianany, and on our Twitter, @favianany.

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