7 Cool Dress Ideas to Inspire Your Spring Formal Wardrobe

7 Cool Dress Ideas to Inspire Your Spring Formal Wardrobe

Spring formal season is upon us once again! And while we’re definitely excited about it, it also means that yet another event has snuck up on us before we had time to do any of the necessary shopping to prepare. If you’re anything like us (hey, fellow procrastinators), don’t worry: As always, we’ve got your back with a roundup of the coolest dress ideas we could find to help you wow no matter what the occasion. From silky two-pieces to ruffled wraps, ahead you’ll find seven dresses to inspire your spring formal wardrobe to help you look your best. You can thank us later.

Two-Piece Mini Formal Dress

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Mix Things Up with a Satin Two-Piece

We’ve been seeing this crop top and skirt combo all over our Instagram feeds, and we can’t get enough. Choose one in a bright color, and pair it with simple black heels to let it really shine.

Get the look: Tobi Crop Top ($52), Tobi Zip Up Skirt ($58), Candie’s Black Block Heel ($35)

Ruffled Wrap Dress for Spring Formal

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Show Your Playful Side in a Ruffled Wrap Dress

This red and white polka dot dress is super fun and looks perfect styled with white booties. For a dressier vibe, try swapping the booties outs for simple black block heel sandals.

Get the look: Forever 21 Polka Dot Wrap Dress ($33), Jeffrey Campbell White Ankle Bootie ($190)

Bright Pink Slip Dress for Spring Formal

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Opt for a Bright Pink Slip Dress Over a White Mesh Top

This fuschia dress is the perfect pop of spring color, and really stands out with simple accessories and nude booties. For chillier nights, layer it over a white mesh top for a trendy take on this pretty piece.

Get the look: Grana V-Neck Slip Dress ($119), Free Press Sheer Long Sleeve Mesh Top ($29)

Keep it Casual With a Ribbed Midi Dress

Is your spring formal a little less than formal? Opt for a ribbed midi dress with strappy heeled sandals for polished but casual vibes.

Get the look: Zara Striped Midi Dress ($18), Lucky Brand Lace Up Block Heel Sandal ($60)

Give Off Summer Vibes in a Gingham Mini Dress

Gingham is a print that exploded onto the scene last spring, and we hope it’s here to stay. If you’re ready for warm weather (we know we are), choose a wrap dress in this summery print.

Get the look: Boohoo Gingham Ruched Shirt Wrap Dress ($20), Forever 21 Studded Velvet Ankle Boots ($68)

Go Full Boho in an Embroidered Shift

The embroidery detailing on this dress is giving us major heart eyes. Eschew the classic formal dress for this mini with boho vibes, and pair it with bright booties to make it a full “lewk.”

Get the look: Urban Outfitters Embroidered Mini Dress ($69), ASOS Platform Heeled Sandal ($51)

Long Sleeve Floral Dress for Spring Formal

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Stay Classic in a Pretty Floral Frock

No spring formal round-up would be complete without a flowery dress (and this one is seriously pretty). Pair it with simple nude heels or flats for an elegant night out.

Get the look: Zara Floral Wrap Dress ($49), Abella Nude Ballet Flat ($32)

Now that you have your dress, find a formal hairstyle to complete the look.

Featured photo by @m.aiarose