Celebrity Inspiration – Blake Lively

Formals season is here! Whether you are in a sorority and going to your own formals in town, or invited along to a fraternity’s formal at a wonderful beach destination, it is time to start thinking about the perfect dress. When I think of someone who has effortless style with the perfect combo of hair and ensemble, Blake Lively automatically comes to mind. She is always featured in fashion magazines around the world for her amazing taste in clothing for every occasion. Since most greeks generally attend formals in short dresses, Blake is the perfect inspiration — she is always showing off her wonderfully toned legs in short semi-formal attire.


At CinemaCon Blake chose a red Marchesa minidress that had a stunning back. Here are some cheaper options for formals that still have exciting back details…

The “Outright Amity Dress” is $99.99 at ModCloth. The amazing heart back is sure to sweep your date off of his feet.

The “Call Me Baby Dress” in ivory is available for $37 at lulus.com. This white enchanting dress would look amazing with a new beach tan.

The “Criss Cross Matelasse Dress” is only $17.80 at Forever 21. This has a more conservative option to a detailed back.

The “Colorblock Cut Out Twist Back Dress” in orange is available for $32 on makemechic.com. Tangerine is the color of the season, and colorblocking is a huge trend so this dress has the best of both worlds.

The “Mint To Be Chiffon Dress” is a great way to switch it up from the normal crisscross back. This dress is $32.99 at Charlotte Russe.

The “Vans Part Deuce Dress” is available at PacSun for $49.50. This dress is more casual then the others, but has an awesome back!

The last option, is a more classy approach to a formals dress. The “Champagne Sparkle Dress” is $31.40 at urbanog.com.



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