Friday, July 19, 2013

What to Wear: Formal

Here is the second post in my "What to Wear: College" series!

I was stuck in a rut this past semester because I had a very hard time finding things to wear for formals! My spring Tri Delta formal, I decided what I was wearing 2 hours before the actual event! So, for the past month or so since I've been home, I've begun collecting dresses to wear to sorority and fraternity formals! 

The J. Crew sequin dress is really loose fitting and relaxed, and I can't wait to wear it! I bought the ASOS and Elise Ryan dresses during the past school year because you can't go wrong with a little black dress! Plus, they're a little bit different than what I would usually wear which is exciting! I wore the Evelyn dress during my senior year of high school, but since then I had it shortened so I don't feel so dressy!

lilly pulitzer preen dress | asos skater dress with sexy halter neck | lilly pulitzer courtin dress (past style) | lilly pulitzer shiloh dress | lilly pulitzer allegra dress (past style) |  badgley mischka silver all-over sequin dress | vestique in sequence dress (past style) | lilly pulitzer jillie dress (past style)

I wore the Vestique dress for a casino themed formal in January...I love it, but it was sooo short! I was kind of uncomfortable dancing, especially shagging, because I felt like I was flashing everyone! The Allegra strapless dress from Lilly is so cute, and I had it shortened because it was about knee length regularly. The Preen dress is one of my summer purchases from the Lilly Greenwich store, and I am SO OBSESSED WITH IT. I was so pleasantly surprised to fall in love with it when I put it on! I've never worn the Jillie Dress before, but it's so pretty and pink! The Courtin dress is sequined, and I love sequins. It's really fun! ASOS is kind of the heaven for all things clothes-related, and I had been loving the red Skater Dress for a while! It finally went on sale at a perfect time. I can't wait to wear it.  I am so so so excited to find a perfect occasion to wear the Badgley Mischka Sequin Dress. It was on Rue-La La and it is absolutely amazing. Lastly, the Shiloh is my absolute favorite! It's my most recent Lilly purchase, and I am beyond obsessed with it. The material is really thick and it fits like a glove!

enzo angiolini merryann pump | lilly pulitzer swingin' on a star heels (old style) | j. crew everly pumps (old style) | kate spade tabbi wedge (old style) | kate spade charm heel | nine west ambitious heel (old style) | cole haan talia pump (old style)

Also, here are some shoes for formals! Kate Spade is my personal favorite for nice heels.

I'm definitely going to wear these dresses this upcoming year of college, so I'll post pictures! 

Have a great day!

xx, Hannah


  1. I really love that black wrap dress. For formals/socials I always wear dresses from Lulu's or Tobi, they have a ton of great options!


  2. I'm with you Hannah! The kate spade charm heel are the best! You can never go wrong with a little glitter!