Are you planning your outfit for prom? Maybe you need a dress for a wedding this summer? If you are struggling to find a stunning outfit for an upcoming formal event, here is a list of the top 10 formal wear brands that you can find on ASOS to make your life that little bit easier. This list will show a range of styles and prices, so you can find something to fit your personality and budget perfectly!
Style: Glamorous is actually more of everyday wear brands, but their wide range of dresses from wrap dress to bodycon is beautiful, and they offer them in a variety of different patterns including flowers, stripes and polka dots.
Event: These dresses are great for a slightly less formal wedding, think garden wedding or summer church ceremony.
2. Needle and Thread
Style: Needle and Thread create absolutely beautiful dresses that are are very delicate and feminine. The majority of their dresses have the same base materials to them – tulle and lots of beading and embroidery.
Event: These dresses are perfect for prom, however, would also make for some stunning, boho, bridesmaids dresses.
3. Chi Chi London
Style: Quite similar to Needle and Thread, Chi Chi London is very feminine and delicate with their dresses, but instead of tulle and embroidery, their dresses mainly feature lace and floral patterns. A lot of their dresses also feature mini and midi skater dress silhouettes.
Event: Chi Chi London is THE prom brand, you can’t go wrong with one of these dresses for your school formal.
4. Lavish Alice
Style: Lavish Alice has many show-stopping dresses, the majority of their collection featuring bold, block colours and original cuts (such as a suit, cape dresses or the large, green fringe dress seen below). This is the brand to go to if you want to be the centre of attention.
Event: Great for a more formal wedding or a black-tie event, whether it be a ball or a gala.
Style: The Liquorish collection which is sold on ASOS mainly features long, floaty dresses with interesting floral patterns. A few of them draw on more Asian inspired themes, with cherry blossom patterns and kimono cuts, others are long wrap dresses with interesting frills.
Event: This brand is the perfect garden wedding brand; light and breezy in the summer sun and the colours and flowers go great with garden scenery.
Style: If you are looking for a dress which is a bit more unique and out-there, then Flounce is the brand for you. Think bold patterns, bright colours, and lots of sparkles and sequins.
Event: Flounce is great for more formal parties, such as New Year’s Eve, a 21st Birthday or a gala.
7. Ted Baker
Style: If you are wanting that label designer brand, then Ted Baker’s collection on ASOS is the best. The current selection being sold feature contrasting colours in interesting patterns such as stripes and flowers in an array of midi length dress cuts.
Event: You can wear these Ted Baker dresses to basically any wedding, the timeless styles will adapt to any venue and get you a ton of compliments.
Style: BA&SH is the home of weird cuts and unusual patterns, so if you like to stand out for bold fashion choices then this is the brand for you. The majority of their dresses feature a floaty material, a long silhouette and unexpected colours and patterns (much like the dress below).
Event: This is a great wedding brand, especially if you want to show off your own unique and individual while not showing up the bride!
9. Dolly and Delicious
Style: Dolly and Delicious offer a range of slightly more girly dresses, featuring a lot of lace, embroidery and tulle in their traditional feminine cut dresses which are sold on ASOS.
Event: This is another one of your staple, traditional prom dress brands.
Style: Bariano is your staple edgy yet elegant formal wear brand, offering classic long silhouettes from ball gowns and fishtail dresses. Their collection also features a wider range of darker shades and colours than the other brands, so if you love wearing black, this is the brand for you.
Event: Bariano’s dresses, as well as being beautiful, are very versatile, so can be worn at any event from a prom to a wedding.