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5 Awesome Winter Formal Dresses Trends

2013 Winter Formal Dresses Guide

By Adrian Leighton
winter formal dresses
As ever OuterInner's here to walk you through some of the best dress styles to suit your tastes and the event you're going to! This time we're going to look at some of the winter formal dresses that you'll be wearing in 2013! These fancy dresses are worn pre-prom, but can be worn to all kinds of formal events such as military balls, Christmas parties, and formal weddings.

Let's Get Inspired By These Killer Winter Formal Dresses!

You're having fun with your friends, so get ready to glam it up and flaunt what you've got with these winter formal dresses!

1. Feather Dresses

feather dresses
The stars have been loving feather dresses this year, and now you can grab this trend for your own winter formal dress. They're a seriously daring look, but if you can handle it you'll never be forgotten! Just be careful not to lose any feathers as the night goes on!

2. High-Low Dresses

High-Low Dresses
The great thing about high-low dresses is that you get the benefits of both long and short skirts! These asymmetrical hems are a flirty way to show off your legs, and don't forget to wear amazing shoes for maximum effect!

3. Sequinned Dresses

Sequinned Dresses
No party is complete without sequins! They sparkle, captivate, and enhance your look with some 'Bond-girl' glamour! If a total sequin dress is a bit much for your tastes then don't worry, as there are many dresses that have a sequinned bust, or some sequins woven into the skirt here or there.

4. Mermaid Gowns

Mermaid Gowns
Mermaid is the King, or should we say, Queen of long winter formal dresses! This style hugs your hips and bust, giving you that killer hourglass figure! As you can see, the skirt doesn't remain tight, because it flares out below the knee and will allow you to move freely.

5. Pick Up Dresses

Pick Up Dresses
If BIG dresses, and BIG impact is your thing, then pick up dresses are a good fit for you! This is a slightly more recent trend, so let's look at how they make that cascading, pyramid style skirt! The pick up hem has many points where fabric is picked (pinned) up, pleated, and tucked at different intervals. This results in a 'pyramid' shape dress, and there is often extra decoration at each pick up point in the form of a rhinestone, crystal, or such sparkly baubles! Which of these winter formal dresses would YOU choose? If you love our dresses help us to spread the word about them! Let your Twitter followers know about us, simply click here now to post a tweet on Twitter: http://clicktotweet.com/ qd9xj!

Join Our Pinterest Competition And Win A FREE OuterInner.com Dress

Win a FREE OuterInner.com dress with Pinterest! Contest runs from March 6th to 20th.

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Do you love Pinterest?

If you're not sure what it is, Pinterest is a really fun collection site where you can set up boards and pin images of your favorite things to them. For instance, if you're getting married you can set up a board called 'wedding ideas' and as you come across lovely ideas for cakes, dresses etc you can collect them all on your board so they're all in one place and you can go back to them easily or show your friends. Because so many other people are pinning stuff as well including us here at OuterInner.com, you can get ideas and inspiration from them too! WARNING - it's quite addictive once you get started ;-) We love Pinterest here at OuterInner.com and you can follow our boards here for the latest dress pics and videos: http://pinterest.com/outerinner/  

GOOD NEWS! You Can Win A FREE Dress From OuterInner.com!

We're excited to launch a fun contest on Pinterest where you can win a FREE custom sized dress of your choice or clutch! Who wouldn't want to win a free dress?! All you need to do is have fun on Pinterest to do it :-D
win a free dress by entering our pinterest competition

How do I win the FREE prizes?

All you have to do is join Pinterest and create a board named My favorite OuterInner dresses, pin as many of our dresses that you like (the more you pin, the more repins you will get) and get the highest number of repins.   Here's how to enter step-by-step:
  1. Join Pinterest
  • Add a new board called 'My favorite outerinner dresses'
  • Pin as many dresses as you like from OuterInner.com to this board (you need to add quite a lot to be sure that enough people will see them and repin them to their own boards)
  • Get people to repin your pins to their boards - maybe ask your friends?
  • Send the link of your board to us at 'mkt@outerinner.com' before March 20th
  You need to follow each of these steps - if you don't then we're afraid that you won't be able to win!   Pinning is really easy and pretty self-explanatory, however if you need help getting started then check out my no-frills guide to pinning in this video:
The winner will be the person who has the highest total number of repins* from the named board, (a repin is where someone looks at your board and then pins one of your pictures, in this case dresses, to their own board), so to stand a good chance of winning a free custom sized dress of your choice remember to ask your friends on Pinterest to REPIN the dresses you've chosen to their own boards!
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When is the competition running?

This competition starts on the 6th of March and finishes on the 20th at 12pm Hong Kong time - so you have 2 weeks to set up your boards, pin our dresses and get as many people to repin the dresses as possible. The winners will be announced on the afternoon of the 20th after 12pm on our Facebook page and we'll contact you privately there to arrange the prizes.

What can I win?

1st place: 1 FREE custom sized OuterInner.com dress of your choice delivered to you for free (up to the value of $130 and excluding wedding dresses). 2nd and 3rd place: 1 FREE clutch of your choice from OuterInner.com's catalog delivered for free & a $20 coupon code to use against your next purchase with us. Don't forget!
  • Your board MUST be named My favorite OuterInner dresses - sorry, but we cannot accept entries of boards with a different name.
  • You MUST email the link/address of your board to us at 'mkt@outerinner.com' so we can check how many repins you have.
  • If you are not already on Pinterest, please email us at: 'mkt@outerinner.com', we'll send you an invite. It's free, quick and easy to join.

Good luck and happy pinning! We can't wait to see your boards between the 6th and 20th of March!

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