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Preparing for Formal, According to Kristen Wiig

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Columbia Barnard chapter.

Spring is finally upon us – as evidenced by the fact that it was 70 and sunny today – and the semester is finally drawing to a close. You know what that means… studying for finals. Hahahahaha just kidding, no, I’m talking about something way more important: sorority formal! Even though the prep – organizing your pregame group, getting a dress, and finding a date  – is crazy stressful, the end product will all be worth it when May 4th rolls around. Not quite sure how to prepare? Let Kristen Wiig do the talking.

It’s almost time for formal!!!

So first of all, you gotta find a date

You rack your brains for days with no luck

But just when you’re about to give up…

You find the perfect date!

Or at the very least, you find literally any male with a tux and you’re like “yup sounds good”

Next comes the dress shopping

It can be difficult because dresses cost money…


You need something you can dance in

And don’t forget comfortable heels!

It’s stressful, but eventually you’ll find a dress you love!

Can’t wait to walk into formal all fleeked out like

Ok time to prep! Go get your nails done

Shave your legs

Get in one final workout

Get your makeup done and your hair blown out

Until you look your absolute best. You are UNSTOPPABLE

Make sure you eat a BIG dinner

And have some beverages too

Practice your dance moves one last time…

And it’s time to have an awesome formal!


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Sofia Lyons

Columbia Barnard

I'm a first year student at Barnard and aspiring fashion journalist, hoping to bring my fellow collegiettes some style tips & info about upcoming trends! I also love singing/songwriting, dancing, event planning, community service, eating good food, and exploring NYC.