Formal Dresses

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Shop online at Beginning Boutique Australia for the latest trends in formal dresses. We have formal dresses to suit any occasion with an exciting range of evening wear, gowns, cocktail dresses, shoes and accessories for parties, weddings and your perfect formal night!

Formal Dresses

Formal Dresses Australia - Beginning Boutique

Shop the perfect collection featuring formal dresses, ball dresses and semi-formal.

Find the perfect formal dresses for your special occasion!

Get dressed up for your cocktail party with one of our stunning formal dresses from Beginning Boutique. Take your pick from our exclusive range of formal dresses so hot you’ll have everyone asking where you got your dress from!

Explore our large range of formal dress designs available

At Beginning Boutique, we bring you the latest trends, styles and fits, so new arrivals are dropping Monday, Wednesday and Friday! In fact, we've got so many styles to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice! 

Popular colours and styles

We know you won’t be able to resist the awesome range of colours we have in store for you! Go for the gorgeous gold sequin dress for that sparkling body-con look. Or pick white in a cowl neckline for ultimate elegance.

Dazzle everyone in the room with a rose gold strapless dress, perfect to highlight your beauty look. Or blue dresses and slips with a beautiful navy halter neck to show off that sexy back detailing.

Recommended formal dresses for your next wedding and black tie event

Beginning Boutique has you sorted for all your special occasions from weddings, cocktail parties to black tie events. We know you’ll love our ruched mini dresses, perfect if you're a wedding guest for that summer wedding.

Or slip into one of our flowy wrap dress, absolutely perfect for a bridesmaid. You'll stand out from the crowd at any wedding or event, guaranteed! As for that all important black tie event, we have the classic off the shoulder black maxi dress or a long sleeved bodycon. Or choose a statement red formal dress dress for that head turning factor!

Popular Year 12 Formal dress styles

For your year 12 graduation party, Beginning Boutique has you sorted.

Choose from our top 3 most popular dress styles:

  • The strapless open back maxi dress
  • The off the shoulder satin maxi dress
  • The body con maxi dress

Browse our range of luxe fabrics available 

When only the best will do! We especially design our formal dresses in the finest luxury fabrics. Soft and smooth to the touch our luxe fabrics have a natural sheen and lustre which adds a sophisticated touch to our formal wear.

Look no further for formal wear with the ultimate wow-factor cocktail dresses and party dresses. Match one of our stylish formal dresses to the perfect set of heels.

Finding the right design and size for you

We have dresses in all sizes from XXS to XXL, so you can find the perfect dress to match your style. Shop now for your petite and plus size formal dress. Popular styles include the slip midi dress, formal maxi dresses and the classic wrap dress.

For a formal dress that shapes to your silhouette,

Choose dresses that are:

  • Form fitting
  • With V necklines or try a halter 
  • Open necklines
  • Clinched-in waistlines, like a wrap dress

For a more classic ensemble, 

Choose dresses that are:

  • Strapless to steal the show
  • Fitted open neck dress
  • A line dress 
  • A V-neckline

For something with a bit more extravagance and attention to detail,

Choose dresses that have:

  • Ruffles or a ruched top
  • Embellishments like sequins 
  • Details which increase volume below the waistline

Purchasing your formal dress online at Beginning Boutique

Get your formal event outfit now from our amazing collection of evening wear. Prices reflect in AUD, GBP, and EUR. Checkout with Afterpay for a stress free option.

Shop at Beginning Boutique for your perfect dress. You will receive fast delivery with express shipping. This applies whether you're in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the UK, or Europe.

Formal Dresses Brisbane - Come visit our Showroom

For all our Brisbane girls, come into our showroom located in Lytton. The perfect place to come try on a Brisbane formal dress. Book in an appointment now here.

Frequently Asked Questions about formal dresses Australia:

What is a formal dress?

Formal attire or a formal dress is a full length dress or gown for a fancy event. Both exquisite, dressy, and sexy. Some formal dresses are midi or knee length, depending on the occasion. Most women see it as an opportunity to dress up for a special event and turn heads.

What events and functions can you wear a formal dress to?

Weddings are a memories you want to keep forever and the perfect occasion to wear a formal dress. Formal dress is also the perfect choice for graduation parties, prom nights and balls. If invited to a dinner party, a semi-formal dress would be the best attire to grace the evening. Other functions include black-tie events.

What are some popular fabrics for a formal dress?

The most popular fabric choice is satin. With a silky soft feel and glittering sheen it's perfect for so many formal wear. Other widely used fabrics include chiffon and crepe for that added texture. Not to mention the ever popular luxury fabrics, which is absolutely stunning.