What to Wear to Every Type of End-of-Year Sorority Formal

It’s that time of year, collegiettes ––time for your end-of-the-semester sorority formal! Whether this is your first time attending a sorority formal or your last, you want to be sure to kill the style game. Are you in need of some fashion inspiration? Read below for five formal looks that are in tune with what’s trending this winter.

1. Velvet dress





Dorothy Perkins clutch



Gucci moisturizing lipstick

Velvet is back in style this year and the perfect fabric for this formal season. It combines comfort and elegance! Try this Lenard Choker Bodycon Dress ($52) from Tobi and dance all night long. The combination of velvet with the built-in choker gives you multiple trends all in one.

2. Cold shoulder dress



Halter top


Charlotte russe shoes






Forget off-the-shoulder, ladies! Cold shoulder style is so in right now. Opt for an option like this little black dress ($68) from Nasty Gal. Accessorize this look however you like, but we recommend some metallic options. Rose gold, anyone?

2. Sequin romper 


What screams “end of the year celebration” more than sequins? Spice things up at your sorority formal in a sequin dress or romper, like this Rose Gold Sequin Plunge Tulle Romper ($69.95) from Love Culture. Bonus tip: a long-sleeved sequin option will prevent any underarm discomfort during the evening.

4. Sheer jumpsuit



Spandex jumpsuit



Mesh purse



Guerlain lipstick

For all those leggy collegiettes looking for something a little different this formal, a jumpsuit could be perfect for you. Try this Kool Thing Sheer Jumpsuit ($88) from Nasty Gal and get the party started! A statement lip and some fun accessories will finish it off perfectly.

5. Metallic slip dress






La Regale brown handbag



Jules Smith gold jewelry


Metallic slip dresses are the trendiest combination of simple and sophisticated. Check out this Melody Metallic Faux Leather Slip Dress ($26) from Boohoo.com with several different color options. These dresses can be accessorized a variety of ways. Make one your own and have the night of your life.

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6. Wrap dress



Missguided shiny dress



Franchi clutch




Channel your inner diva in a wrap dress like this Red High Shine Satin Choker Wrap Dress ($63) from MissGuided. Accessorize with some black jewelery and a dark lip, and you'll be the star of the show. High-to-low has never looked so good.

7. Plunging maxi dress



Wrap dress





Miss Selfridge bracelet


Clarins lipstick

If you are inspired by all things elegant and Grecian, look no further. This Running Wraps Plunging Dress ($78) from Nasty Gal has your name written all over it! The maxi length, paired with the plunging neckline and leg slit, brings an air of sophistication to the relaxed silhouette. 

End of the year sorority formals are quickly approaching, collegiettes! Stay ahead of the fashion game and get the trendiest outfit that will have all your sisters’ heads turning.

Taylor is a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is pursuing a major in journalism with a minor in English. Taylor is a member of Delta Zeta and she hopes to work for a magazine after college. Some of Taylor's favorite things include fashion, fitness, Harry Potter, Chipotle and Instagram. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @Tay_Carson!

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