The 7 Best Brands To Get Sorority Formal Dresses From

With formal season creeping up on us, there’s just one thing on my mind… the outfits, duh! Seriously, everyone knows that formal is a time when sisters bring out their *looks* to celebrate the year that’s closing out. I really can’t wait to see what everyone decides to wear this year, and that’s left one question on my mind: Where is everyone getting their formal dresses from?

Really, the market is so flooded with dresses right now, it makes picking the perfect brand to shop from all the more difficult. Luckily enough for all of us, College Fashionista ran a survey that asked community members where they’re getting their dresses this year. Let me tell you, the responses are good. Read on for the top 7 brands sorority women are getting their formal dresses from.


We all know that REVOLVE has some amazing clothing on their site, so it’s no surprise that everyone’s heading there to snatch up a formal dress. Beware… once you start shopping on REVOLVE, you may not be able to stop. The only downside about REVOLVE is that their clothes are pretty pricey, but nonetheless, their pieces are incredible. 

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Halter Turtle Side Slit Gown

I love the way this powdered blue color pairs with the haltered neckline of this dress.

Available in Powdered Blue. $145.

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House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Ira Mini Dress

How dreamy is this green, slip gown? Perfect for your next sorority date night.

Available in Green. $93.

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La Lune Bias Cowl Maxi Dress

Pink is my color, so you know I was drawn to the rose hues in this gown.


02. Princess Polly

If you’re looking for quality pieces that sport fresh styles with great price points, you need to be shopping at Princess Polly. Really, their assortment of dresses has me head over heels. The best part about shopping at Princess Polly is that they offer a special student discount! So, if you’re trying to save money but still want to purchase a stunning formal dress, they’ve got everything you’re looking for. 

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Haley Maxi Dress

This strapless maxi dress looks so chic for such a great price.


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Metrick Midi Dress Red Curve

A little commotion for the dress, please! This red number is absolutely gorgeous for any occasion.


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Kenzie Maxi Dress Black

Simple yet effective with its floral accents and it also comes in green if you need something extra spring-y.


03. Windsor

So many sorority women are choosing to head to Windsor to pick up their formal dresses, and I can see exactly why: The options are endless. No matter what style you might be in search of, there’s a pretty good chance that Windsor is going to carry something that will match your aesthetic.

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Kourtney Halter Mermaid Satin Formal Dress

I’m a sucker for a satin gown, and this mauve color just screams spring and summer fashion.


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Morgan Formal Flocked Velvet Dress

This dress is giving fairytale fantasy vibes, I’m obsessed with the sheer fabric used to create the subtle A-line shape.


04. Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky is dominating the formal dress game, y’all. They seriously have any and every style that you may be in search of. Looking to sport the hottest trends or want to stick with classic, timeless silhouettes? Lucy in the Sky has exactly what you’re looking for, and each of their pieces carries a naturally modern aura that I simply just can’t resist. 

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Kenda Sequin Corset Maxi Dress

The ruching in this dress achieved by the bodycon style is *chef’s kiss.*


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Satin Scarf Strapless Dress in White

I am living for this black lace detail and skinny scarf.


05. Lulus

Lulus has such a great assortment of simple yet elegant formal dresses that you’re going to fall in love with. Really, if you’re looking for a sleek, refined dress that will turn heads at this year’s formal, Lulus is where you need to be shopping, trust me.

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Sincerely Gorgeous Black Multi Floral Pleated Midi Dress

Who doesn’t love a floral moment? It is spring, after all!


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Keeper of My Heart One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

I mean, can’t you just see yourself rocking this sleek, chic, and simple dress? I know I can.


06. Hello Molly

In search of the perfect dress that will have you standing out at formal? Hello Molly has everything (and more) that you’re looking for. Of course, they have a bunch of simple dresses that never go out of style. But… as a Leo, I’m always being told that I’m doing the most, so naturally I want my outfits to be the same exact way. On a real note, Hello Molly has so many eye-catching assortments of designs and fabrics that give such a refreshing feel. 

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Doing Extra Maxi Dress

This Hello Molly dress is the fashion embodiment of a Leo: It’s shiny and demands the room’s attention.


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Make Them Stop And Stare Maxi Dress

This is the dress I’m throwing on when I want to make a statement.

Available in Black. $136.

07. Oh Polly

Oh Polly has so many unique and intricate styles of dresses on their site, it’s crazy. Get glam this formal with the cutest satin, embellished, and cut-out styles that Oh Polly has to offer. Plus, they’re another brand that has a student discount, so yes, it’s safe to say I love Oh Polly. 

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Akeeva Ruched Asymmetric One-Shoulder Maxi Dress in Black

I live for an off-the-shoulder moment, especially paired with this polished black fabric.


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Arabella Embellished A-Line Mini Dress

Shine all night long with this sparkly mini dress, with a cute back cut-out.


Featured images via Hello Molly, Lucy in the Sky, Princess Polly, REVOLVE. Design by Her Campus Media/Tamanna Rumee of Unsplash.

This article was originally published on Feb. 1, 2023.