Matric dance dress trends for 2020

Based on local and global fashion trends, these are some of the styles you could consider when you start planning what to wear on your big night.

A-Line gowns: Fit and flared, this is a stunning classic look. An A-line gown with a fitted bodice and plenty of bling is likely to be a popular choice again. The skirt should flare gently and the bodice should fit to just below the natural waist. Style with an open back and a sweetheart neckline for a flattering look. Go bold by opting for a bright colour like red.

Mermaid dress: This slimming silhouette is tight up to the knee, and then it flares out dramatically. Mermaid gowns look stunning from every angle and in every colour. Add bling to the top of the dress to make the most of this look.

Crop-top dresses: Two-piece dresses that show a little skin in the midriff area look elegant and give the dress a youthful look. The top and bottom should be coordinated in terms of fabric and colour, and this dress offers an opportunity to wear lace. The skirt is usually long, full and flowing and may have a slit on the side.

Slinky and sequined: Bling is in, so be ready to sparkle on the dance floor with top-to-bottom sequined gowns. Add further drama by choosing a rich jewel tone or a dress with a leg slit.

Living coral: As the Pantone colour of the year, living coral dresses will be the “it-colour’. The vibrant blue hue inspired by the sea is flattering for many skin tones.

Hi-lo dresses – also known as ‘mullet dresses’: This style combines a floor-length gown with a minidress, offering the best of both worlds. Designers are using daring patterns and materials for the longer portion of the dress, while detachable skirts can take the look from formal to fun.

Frilly and floral: Frilly laces and floral prints are in! Choose a dress with a lace overlay or go for a bold floral print.

Go big on detail: Patterned beadwork and intricate lace overlays will result in dreamy dresses that are interesting and fully detailed.

While there are many styles from which to choose, we can help you choose the perfect style, colour and fabric to suit you and your personality, and then make the dress of your dreams for you.  Please contact us in good time for a consultation.