Hey, everyone! My post about my sorority’s spring formal is one of my successful posts to date, so I decided to feature my look for winter formal! Since Chicago winter is crazy cold, I specifically wanted a long-sleeved dress that was knee-length or longer.  Finding a dress with these specific requirements in mind was no easy task, but I finally landed on the perfect one from Forever 21.  It’s quite modest and the lace-up detailing in the back is perfectly on-trend.  This dress is supposed to hit near the knee for tall people, but on me it fits like a maxi dress! Since it’s so long, I opted out of wearing tights. Since my dress and shoes are black, I chose colorful makeup to balance it out, along with a clear purse (shaped like a video tape).

Dress: Forever 21

Bag: Amazon

Shoes: Forever 21

Makeup:

Eyeshadow: Thrash, Freak, Urban, and Gonzo from the Electric Palette by Urban Decay

Eyeliner: L’OREAL Liner 690 in Carbon Black

Lip color: Blend of Violet Volt by Milani Cosmetics and Plum Orchid by Black Radiance

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Hey, everyone! Formal season is UPON US! My sorority’s formal is coming up next Thursday.  I planned my outfit far in advance, but many of my sisters have expressed concern about being able to find a dress last minute, which is the inspiration for this post.  I have compiled a list of dresses that meet the following criteria:

  1.  They are all under $50*
  2. They all have a 4 out of 5 star rating or higher
  3. They’re all available on Amazon Prime, meaning they will arrive if you order within two days of your event!

*depending on size, Amazon is weird and charges different amounts of money for different sizes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I know you may be thinking: Amazon Prime for clothes???? Amazon Prime comes in clutch for many aspects of our lives, so fashion is no exception. They have some pretty fashionable last minute solutions.  So get out there, look great, and have fun!

1. Solid fit and flare dress

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A dress in a simple cut but a bold color will surely turn heads.  The fit and flare style is comfortable and confident. This dress would look great with a pair of nude heels, and is also work appropriate!

2. Long sleeve dress with fringe

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Fringe is still a hot-ticket item, so for this formal season, why not wear a classic LBD with a trendy take? Take this look to the next level by wearing a statement lip color.

3. Popover dress

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Perhaps the most ~formal-esque~ dress on this list, this cute mini dress is fun and flirty.  The chain in the back is a noteworthy detail.  This dress is also available in green and black.

4. Sleeveless printed dress

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I’m currently obsessed with black and white prints, so I’d rock this dress in a heartbeat.  While it may look more like a work/day dress than a club one, I’d style it with a leather jacket and platform heels for a true day-to-night transformation.

5. Printed fit and flare dress

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This is my personal favorite on this list.  The colors and the print are stunning!  I’m normally not a fan of belts, but the skinny belt adds a “barely there” way to enhance your waistline.  This dress is sure to turn heads.

6. Lace trapeze dress

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Red and lace, what’s not to like!  This is also the most affordable dress on this list.  The drop skirt takes this dress from ordinary shift to the next level.  The model is shown wearing nude heels, but black heels would be an equally good choice.

Love these dresses? Was this post helpful? I’ve been thinking of writing a last minute accessory guide as a sequel to this post.  Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

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