Whether you call it Winter Formal, Snowball, or Sweetheart’s Dance, this special occasion between homecoming and prom is the perfect time to show off your style. Sherri Hill dresses, both long and short, when paired with the right accessories and feminine details can make for an unforgettable look and an unforgettable night. Here is your 2013-2014 Winter Formal style guide from the formal wear experts at Henri’s Cloud Nine.
“This is perfect for a Winter Formal dress. It’s simple, yet elegant, and the high neckline is great for the season – not too bare. This color looks great on every skin tone, too. I would do an earring with a lot of volume and a black shoe with just a little bit of sparkle to match the belt. The belt is great because it hits your body right at the smallest part. It gives you a defined waist and a pretty silhouette. Definitely do your hair in an up-do or a low side bun, and for nails, just a simple french tip.” – Maria, 19
“This is a very sophisticated dress for a Sweetheart’s Dance, but when it’s paired with a funky, red earring, it gives it a younger look. It’s a great short dress, but it also comes in long if that’s the style at your school. I would leave the hair down in big, tousled curls and do a dramatic eye with a nude lip. You have to have somewhere to put your lipstick, so you have to get the matching purse and heels! Make your date wear all black – that would look really polished and put together.” – Kristen, 20
“This is a beautiful dress, and it’s absolutely perfect for a Snowball Queen. Nude is one of the hottest colors this season, and the stones and bead work make the dress sparkle like snow. I would do a loose, curly up-do or even a messy bun for hair. Small bracelet, big earrings. For makeup, I’d say do something very natural, light eye liner with maybe a pop of color on the lips like berry. A french tip nail is always pretty, but you could mix it up with a stripe of silver, but nothing too flashy.” -Nick, 24
“This high-low would be really pretty for a Winter Formal. The fabric is soft and flowy, and the bodice is heavily beaded and very sparkly. I feel like with this, you could do some funky makeup. I would do a cobalt and silver smokey eye with a pale pink lip. Leave the hair down – curls or waves would be pretty – and get some big, long earrings that stand out even with your hair down. Because it’s a high low dress, you could do some really cool strappy, silver shoes.” -Samantha, 21
“A lot of girls do short dresses for Winter Formal. This is a really pretty dress in a really pretty color – navy is popular this year. I would do a nude, closed toe pump to make it look more fun and fresh. Simple earrings in silver or maybe even blue. I think natural makeup would look best. You could really do your hair up or down, but no necklace, just a stack of bangle bracelets or a big, flashy ring. For your date, heather gray with a navy tie!” – Sierra, 19
Now tell us what you think! Have you picked out what you’re wearing to the Sweetheart’s Dance? What do you think of our stylists’ picks for Winter Formal dresses? Do you prefer long or short dresses for Snowball?