Formal on a Budget

By Abigail Padgett

It’s formal ~szn~ and that means looking for a dress (or three) for all of the crazy weekends to come. It’s an expensive night/weekend, but it doesn’t need to be. Whether you’re here in Ox or somewhere in Tennessee, here are some reasonably priced formal wear ideas. If you aren’t able to purchase more than one dress like me, (this is college, what is money?) think about buying something simple that can be accessorized multiple ways. Think loud or oversized jewelry, a cute leather jacket or a fun pair of heels. It’s the little details that go along way in giving a piece of clothing an entirely different vibe. Also, give consider a jumpsuit as an alternate option; they are universally flattering that provide an added air of sophistication. Happy formal-ing!

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