We’re getting excited for spring with today’s evening dress trend report. We’re looking ahead at the most trend-driven designs available for the new season. These eveningwear pieces are formal and fashion-forward.
They’re perfect for any big event you have coming up this spring. That could be prom, a wedding or a cocktail party. We break down the biggest trends and run through some of the dress styles that show them off at their best.
We’re here to help you know what to look for when browsing through that wide variety of evening dresses. We’re sharing some style advice so you’ll know how to dress them up too. These formal dresses strike a balance between being fashionable and flattering.
Prepare to look effortlessly chic in one of these perfect dresses for your next special occasion!
Trend 1: The Dramatic Mermaid Dress (#39827)
Mermaid dresses are a huge trend for formal-wear right now – and it’s easy to see why. There’s something so flattering about the curve-hugging hourglass silhouette they create. It stands out as different too.
This off-the-shoulder black mermaid dress exhibits the trend perfectly. It features a tiered frill tail and a short train at the back. We love the romantic neckline and black lace detail too.
If you want to be on-trend but still like to look quite classic, the mermaid dress is the way to go. It still retains that vintage appeal that makes it timeless and elegant. It’s also so body flattering.
To style this for a spring evening event, pair with a choker necklace, strappy heels in black or a metallic finish. Complete your look with a polished French manicure.
Add smoky eyes or a red lip (choose one and leave the other natural/bare). A classic tidy ballerina bun will add even more sophistication too.
Trend #2: The Beautiful Blush Dress (#45160)
Step into any clothing store right now and you’ll notice one color trend that’s dominating all others. Blush and nude tones are everywhere! This huge trend also applies to evening dresses and perhaps even looks best when given that formal twist.
Thankfully, these blush and peachy tones are so flattering. You’ll be able to find at least one that will complement your skin tone. We love this ultra feminine blush v-neck embellished ballgown as it takes the blush trend and gives it the perfect evening spin.
This flowing piece has a soft layered sheer skirt and embellished waistline. This designer evening dress is so feminine and on-trend. Watch as the layers move with you on the dance floor!
If you love this trend and want to wear blush to your evening event, pair it up with nude or beige accessories. Suede nude heels and a simple envelope clutch will add a little texture. They will create a very modern formal outfit.
A fishtail braid crown or braided strand will make your hair another focal point. For your beauty look, go for highlighted glowing cheekbones (a pink-tinted illuminator will give you this effect). Add matte neutral lips with plenty of mascara and defined brows.
Trend #3: The Caped Goddess (#45566)
With an obvious surge in popularity, historical and fantasy dramas are even influencing how we dress. Look no further than ‘Game of Thrones’ or Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ for inspiration. It’s no surprise that the fashion world wants its own taste of all things regal and fantastical.
However, this look has been given a high fashion and modernized makeover. That’s why dramatic cape dresses that are fit for a princess are trending. We’re not going to complain about feeling like royalty!
Look for dresses with long, flowing capes that drape down the back. For a more subtle approach, choose a dress with cape-style sleeves. This statement cape dress will make you feel like a goddess. The off-the-shoulder cape will trail dramatically behind you.
This beaded cape dress also features a pretty sweetheart neckline and intricate beadwork. The glittering beads add sparkle to the already amazing charcoal shade. The sweeping neckline is immediately attention-grabbing.
Pair this dress with glossy loose hair, a light mocha lipstick and bronze eyeshadow. Team up with a beaded clutch and grey heels to add simple and coordinating finishing touches. Go for a polished and elegant beauty look.
Trend #4: The Sheer Embroidered Dress (#48113)
Sheer fabrics continue to be popular as they’re constantly adapted. They have the ability to transform a simple design into something far more complex. Add embroidery into the mix and you have a delicate evening-wear trend that is just right for springtime.
This blue long sleeve embroidered dress style is a gorgeous example of how to best wear this trend. The long sleeves show off the embroidered detail. This embroidery continues all over this dream dress in floaty sheer layers.
A sheer panel at the front of the bodice makes the plunging neckline easy to wear. The pastel blue hue of this design just adds to its soft and elegant vibe. An embellished waistline creates another attention-grabbing detail.
Pair with silver heels and a silver clutch to match the waistline embellishment. A half-up hairdo such as a low bun and loose wavy strands can be paired with a pink lipstick. A touch of blusher on your cheeks and add some sparkle to your eyes with a silver eyeliner.
Trend #5: The Velvet Dress (#50340)
Velvet is another big fashion trend that will continue to be big on the catwalks long into the future. It’s perfect for all things formal as it instantly says ‘dressed up’. This fabric is a current celebrity red carpet favorite.
Wrapping yourself up in velvet is a no-fail fashion-forward option for spring formal events. This midnight navy blue velvet dress is flawless. The color and fabric are a perfect match.
This flattering piece will look gorgeous on anyone. The figure-flaunting beautiful dress design has sheer lace sleeves which adds another unique detail. It also has a flared tail with a short train and a deep open v-shaped back.
Style this trend with classic black accessories. Black stilettos, a small black box clutch and some silver jewels. A ring or bracelet would work best with this high neck design.
For your beauty look, opt for a matte red lipstick, cat-eye black eyeliner and loose side-parted hair.
More Evening Dress Choices for Spring
These are just five of the top trends for spring taken from a great selection of Jovani designs. There are plenty of other designer dress options for any springtime formal event.
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