2020 Sorority Formal Lookbook

There’s nothing more glamorous than doing your hair and makeup, putting on fancy attire and dancing the night away with all your best friends! While your sorority formal might look a little different this year, you still deserve a special evening to feel like a princess. Sorority formals across the country are going virtual or enforcing social distancing guidelines with masks. Schools like TCU and UT are taking things day by day, and making decisions along the way. Whether you’re jamming out in your dorm with your roomie or in a bigger group with your sisters while taking extra safety precautions, check out some of our favorite fall sorority formal looks below!

The Dress

The most important aspect of your formal style is, of course, the dress! Here are some of our favorite (affordable!) fashions for the season.

Forever Your Girl Metallic Teal Bodycon Dress
Girl wearing metallic teal dress

 This sparkly gem from Lulu’s is sure to shine! The lightweight material is totally comfortable, and the fit looks great on any body type. We’re also loving this metallic teal color for the fall!

Morgan Formal Flocked Velvet Dress
Woman wearing black dress embellished with velvet and floral details

If you’re wanting an elegant dress, look no further than this bold number embellished with velvet and floral details. The deep v-neck and cross back spaghetti straps are simply sophisticated…and the dress is under $55!

London Long Sleeve Tulle Midi Dress
Light pink tulle dress being worn
This lightweight, feminine dress is the perfect blend of dainty and pretty! The long sleeves are perfect for an autumn formal, and the flowy tulle will be stunning no matter the location of your event (even over a computer screen).


The Accessories

You’ve got the dress, now it’s time to personalize and accessorize! Add a cute pair of earrings or a necklace for some sparkle, and carry a clutch to keep your essentials safe all night long.

Square Design Silver Drop Earrings
Girl wearing large earring

 Say hello to your new favorite statement earrings! The chunky, oversized look is a trend that is here to stay. For only $3, this is a deal that you can’t pass up.

Rhinestone Initial Necklace
Rhinestone necklace shown with letter A

 Add a personal touch to your outfit with an initial necklace! This delicate piece is something you can wear every day, and would be the perfect addition to your sorority formal too. For an even more personalized look, you can create a custom necklace with your full name!

Mini Flap Clutch

mini purse

Dare to dazzle with this adorable mini purse! This clutch is the perfect size to hold everything you need for a formal and will add a touch of glam to your look. Choose between silver and gold, or try out both!


The Shoes

The cherry on top of every outfit? The shoes. Check out a few of our favorites below!

Alta Orchid Suede Lace-Up Heels

Closeup of strappy pink shoes

It’s so fun to add a pop of color to your look with a pair of cute heels. These strappy pink shoes make a subtle statement and can easily transition from fall to spring, and even summer.

Nova Barely There Heeled Sandals in Gold

gold heeled sandals

Every girl needs a classic stiletto in her wardrobe. These gold pumps will go with just about any dress, and we have a feeling you’ll find yourself wearing them to multiple formals and events.

Power Trip Tie Leg High Block Heels in Taupe

taupe heel  

A taupe heel is something that will stay in your closet as a staple for years to come. In the cooler months it can be difficult to find a fancier shoe, and these closed toe heels are a great solution. 

While your outfit is a big deal, sorority formals are really meant for spending quality time with your sisters! Even if your formal will be taking place virtually this year, you can plan a fun photoshoot and make memories that will last forever. Embrace your personal style and strut your stuff!


graphic with a variety of clothing options for sorority girls to wear at formals

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