Formal (or semi-formal). The event that every girl looks forward to. The one that she spends all of her time fantasizing about and shopping for. It’s like prom but for CLassy college women – so it’s way more fun. It’s THE event!
Formal season can become a stressful season. Between trying to find the perfect dress, the perfect date, and having to worry about class and other activities in between, anxiety is likely to occur. But don’t stress! Look over these tips and you’ll be on your way to a fun and CLassy formal!
Choose your date wisely. When choosing your date, be sure to be selective. Make sure that you bring someone you can dance with, talk to, and who can have a conversation with others without you! Chances are, you’ll be away from your date for a little while for one reason or another. Conversational skills are crucial – for your own benefit and for the benefit of others!
Bring a friend! Don’t be afraid of bringing your best friend. Your date does not have to necessarily be the boy you’ve been crushing on; it’s very likely that you’ll have more fun with one of your best girlfriends killing it on the dance floor.
Be comfortable. A long prom gown isn’t necessarily for formal; keep it simple. Your hair doesn’t need to be in a paid for up-do, just curl it yourself! And while beauty may be pain, you might want to consider the comfort of your feet before fashion for this one! Not being able to walk – or dance – at formal would be a tragedy.
Take pictures! Similar to prom, this is a night you’ll want to remember. You didn’t get dressed up for nothing – have a friend who isn’t attending snap a few pictures of you and your sisters or friends before the big night, you’ll be glad you did!
Dance the night away. Have fun! Don’t be lame and hang out at the dinner table – this is a dance! Even if you “can’t dance” – which is impossible – get out on the dance floor and show off your best moves.