Alternative Formal Dresses

Welcome to a world of exquisite formal dresses with an alternative fashion twist at RebelsMarket. We offer a unique shopping experience with distinctively designed dresses that are formal or semi-formal from different corners of the world to meet your alternative clothing needs. Get your piece today and be part of a culture that embraces style in a rare form. 

Formal attire is rich in elegance but can often be daunting as it often works in a code. When it comes to dresses, the length of it often matters. For most formal occasions, one should put on a floor-length dress; however, midi and knee-high options can work for certain occasions. It is best to stick to dark or muted colors in your clothing to be regarded as formal. The neckline and cut of your dress are up to you and what flatters your taste and body.

Such strict adherence to these rules and lack of a creative outlet can often strike fear into the chicest and most creative of women. Incidentally, women look their most regal when they wear these dresses; this is not that they don’t look like queens and princesses when they don’t wear these gowns, but if you were asked to pick the best outfit to wear your crown on, you would choose a formal dress. 

So what is formal attire? 

Formal attire is what to wear to the most high-brow events on your calendar. What events these are can range, and not all are of the same level. Believe it or not, there are different degrees of formality, and they all have their way of dressing. A dress that you may wear at one event doesn’t mean that you can wear it at another event.

A White Tie Event

Think of being invited for a state dinner at the White House or a ball at Buckingham Palace. Translation: You need to pull all your fanciness out of your hat and onto your sleeve. If you are an ardent anti-establishment person, you are probably wondering, ‘Why would I need to do this?’ If you were into goth fashion, the answer would be even goth heads need a queen, and a goth queen should still look classy to her subjects. Wear a floor-length black gown and glam yourself up with gothic jewelry for the perfect look. 

A Black Tie Event

A black-tie event is the next on the levels of formality. If you are going to a fancy evening wedding event, this is the perfect opportunity to get glammed up. The length of choice is floor length. You would be right in the ballpark if you chose a floor-length white formal dress that doesn’t show off your ankles. 

Try out our silhouettes with our delectable women’s heeled sandals for an exceedingly elegant look. A winter gown like our gothic long sleeve dress fits this occasion and will undoubtedly leave you looking stunning. Cap the look off with our range of bohemian jewelry for a beautiful finish to your outfit.

Formal or Black-Tie Optional 

This level is marginally less formal than a black-tie event. There is a bit more freedom in this category when it comes to what you can wear. You could opt for a floor-length dress or even a cocktail dress. Get our red lace midi dress today and up the glam factor as you get a vintage purse with our vintage jewelry


As you can probably tell, this level is where the emphasis on the fun outweighs the scrutiny of the attire you wear. In terms of length, instead of one that reaches the floor, you could go for a knee-length or tea-length. This style is less conservative, so feel free to experiment with different textures and colors. A short dress that is a bit formal is a sexy slim-fit white dress that is pleated. Get a stunning women’s wallet to get the best out of your dress.

Semi-formal Dressy Casual

Range and freedom define this category, meaning that the dress you choose depends on the particular occasion you are going to. Semi-formal may cover a range of events, so it’s up to you to discern and possibly enquire as to the nature of the event and attire.  For example, a wedding event would need you to look at the location and its timing to get insight into the dress type.

Diversity is welcomed in this range of dresses, meaning that you can find the dress that suits you in different shapes and sizes. There are plus-size maxi dresses that would be excellent on just about anyone. We have high-waist mini dresses that would look divine with sexy sheer lingerie or gothic lingerie underneath for the petite ladies. 

Outdoor Formal 

It may sound like an oxymoron because events happening outdoors are often casual if not laid back. However, this isn’t always the case. This category comes with a bit of freedom in color and designs, but fancy affairs such as garden parties can also happen outdoors. A stunning floral dress with tasteful bohemian accessories such as a headband is ideal for such an occasion. Err on the side of caution by choosing not to wear revealing options. A pro-tip is to avoid traditional heels that may get stuck in the grass. 

We certainly hope that our guide has been a big help to you. Remember always to keep the context of the event you are attending in mind. Luckily you won’t have to break the bank for an exquisite dress with us. 

Indulge yourself in edgy alternative fashion at RebelsMarket, which has an ultra-cool collection of formal dresses for sale at our online store. Our pieces will give you a fashion statement like never before. Plus, our collection is affordable, meaning you can secure yourself one or two pieces at cheap rates. Shop at RebelsMarket today and get 10% OFF your first order. Worldwide shipping available!


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