Long Dresses for Formal Wedding Ten Maxi Gowns for a Formal Wedding by POPSUGAR Fashion UK 30/4/09 2 Reactions 2 Shares Print 0 2 0 0 0 I love any excuse to dress up, but preparing myself for a formal event is one of my favourites. These kind of events don't come along every day (unless you're a celebrity), so make the most of them in a long flowing, maxi dress. Coast What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 I like the soft neckline on Coast's Maddie print dress (£175) and I imagine wearing it with a statement flower headpiece. 1 / 10 Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colour blocking is a key trend this Spring and the carefully placed colours on Alberta Ferretti's chiffon maxi mean it will be lengthening. This style is perfect if you're worried about being too short for this kind of dress. 2 / 10 See by Chloe What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 There is a slight tribal feel to See by Chloe's toucan maxi (£160). You could play on that with chunky bangles and funky flat sandals. 3 / 10 Temperley of London What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 This is my favourite dress from this selection. I have seen Temperley's blossom gown (£1,150) in the flesh and the fabric is just amazing. Also, the floral print makes it perfect for a formal garden wedding. 4 / 10 Monsoon What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 If you're attending a black tie wedding try this Monsoon Cissie maxi (£225). It is made from 100% silk and the black band around the bust stops you from upstaging the bride. 6 / 10 Warehouse What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 There is an Alexander McQueen feel to Warehouse's Spirograph (£85) frock. Keep accessories simple for a fun wedding guest ensemble. 6 / 10 Paul Smith What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Paul Smith's cobalt gown (£1,149) is the ultimate in understated elegance. Blue is more appropriate for a Summer wedding than black, yet still as flattering. 7 / 10 Dorothy Perkins What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 This is my favourite affordable maxi gown. This red dotty dress is from Dorothy Perkins and retails for just £45! 8 / 10 Debenhams What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 There is a very classic feel to Debenham's taffeta gown (£120). It's great for an extremely formal wedding, or perhaps if you're a bridesmaid. 9 / 10 Missoni What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 I can imagine Nicole Richie sporting a maxi gown like this one shouldered version (£2,255) by Missoni. The pattern is quite busy, so keep accessories simple. For an all out glam look, pair it with a gold alice band for a boho luxe look. 11 / 10 0 2 0 0 0 Read More MonsoonWeddingDorothy PerkinsDressTemperley LondonMissoni Wedding We've Got the Shortlist For Kim Kardashian's Wedding Gown Designer 1 day ago Surprise! These Stars Flew Under the Radar With Secret Weddings 2 days ago Aisle Style: The Must-See Wedding Dresses at Bridal Fashion Week Autumn 2014 5 days ago Barely Legal: Celebrities Who Got Married as Teens 6 days ago Gettin' Hitched? We've Got You Covered From Head to Toe 1 week ago Jennifer Lawrence Plays the Real-Life Role of Blushing Bridesmaid 1 week ago Monsoon Lily Donaldson Stars in the Monsoon Lookbook 14/2/11 Best of 2010: Affordable Handbags 06/12/10 Rosie Huntington Whiteley for Monsoon Lingerie 10/4/10 Rosie Huntington Whiteley for Monsoon Lingerie 07/4/10 shirley12 4 years really nice dresses. I love to wear all of them! Nice one.