Winter Formal Dress Guide


Zoe Frentzas, Posy Connery, and Anna Marquis

Winter Formal is back for the first time since 2020, so unless you’re a senior, this is everybody’s first time. Although shopping for a dress is exciting, it sure can be stressful. We are here to provide you with a guide to our favorite online stores that never disappoint. 


One of the first places I check when shopping for a special event is ShopBop. Shopbop has an endless amount of dresses that can work for any event that you are looking for. Shopbop is pretty similar to Revolve, where you start off browsing and then discover to branch off to brands you love. Shopbop has so many different options to choose from that you are almost guaranteed to find something perfect. 

Realisation Par 

Realisation Par has become one of my favorite stores to shop at recently. This brand has recently become more popular due to its unique and fun patterned style dresses. If you hope to stand out more this Winter Formal with your dress, definitely check out Realisation Par. 

Amanda Uprichard 

You can never go wrong with an Amanda Uprichard dress. Their dresses are always a great option because they always fit perfectly and are comfortable. If you love a solid color dress with a flattering style, Amanda Uprichard is perfect for you. Their dresses are timeless pieces that never go out of style. 

Pepper Mayo 

If you’re not looking to splurge on your dress for Winter Formal this year, check out Pepper Mayo. They have a wide variety of dresses, so whether you are looking for a plain, basic dress or a fun, patterned dress Pepper Mayo probably has what you are looking for. 


From sequins to feathers, Retrofete is filled with so many unique dresses. Although on the pricier side, you will definitely be making a statement when wearing a Retrofete dress. 


When looking for a dress for Winter Formal, Aritzia may not be the first place you think to check, but they have so many dresses that will leave you with a put-together look. An Aritzia dress is a great staple for the winter and could definitely be worn after the dance.


WithJean has recently become more popular because of its funky yet rustic style. Although they have a limited amount of dresses to choose from, their pieces are not something you will find anywhere else, allowing you to stand out from the crowd!

Happy shopping!