Your matric dance is just around the corner and let’s face it ladies, it’s all about the dress. Here are six super stylish trends to make sure you slay on the big night. And Mom, don’t stress. A hassle-free RCS Personal Loan will have you covered. 

 

ILLUSION BODICE

An illusion bodice is feminine and shows off just enough to get you noticed without the fear of a wardrobe malfunction. Render your date speechless in a dazzling dress like this one from Cape Town designer Janu Steyn. Describing the look, he says, "This gown's bodice is fashioned in a luxurious Italian tulle with breathtakingly intricate lace detail, and the skirt in layers of sheer flowing chiffon. A beautiful silhouette for a goddess."

 

 

SLEEK SLITS

Legs are dominating this year with high slits being one of the favourite ways to show a bit of skin. Designer Melissa Roos from Blackeyed Susan knows how to keep things chic and offers dresses that are completely unique and original. "Young and fun means taking risks to create something that stands out from the crowd and expressing the wearer’s unique personality," she says. Don’t you love that embroidery detail?

 

 

FULL SKIRT

Matric dances are happy, fun-filled occasions so why not choose a playful style to match? David Cohen, a designer at Design Liaison Brands says, “Make a statement with a full skirt at any event. Not only does this style suit any body type but it emphasises your waist, adding that extra bit of femininity to a playful look". We’re totally onboard with the high-low length and bow too.

 

 

OFF THE SHOULDER

“Bardots are big news this season, seen all over the catwalks and on the red carpet. This shoulder-baring style is classy and gives any outfit just the right amount of sexy," says Cohen. Off-the-shoulder anything is big this year so you can’t go wrong choosing this feminine neckline. You can check out the amazing dresses from Design Liaison Brands at your local YDE.

 

 

PLUNGING NECKLINE

“Big trends are the low open back, deep plunging V-neck cut, and most recently the slit in the skirt," says local designer Rose Molteno. It seems like low-cut necklines will always be hot and you’ll find loads of celebs sporting plunging necklines that go from daring to more daring. Just don’t go all J.Lo at the 2000 Grammys.

 

 

OPEN BACK

An open back is a subtle and sexy way of showing some skin and you can decide how bold you want to be. With a deep V or open back, balance the look with the right skirt. “Both flowing chiffon skirts and the classic fit ’n flare have been popular, with girls selecting the best shape to suit their body type," says Molteno.

 

 

SHOP MATRIC DANCE DRESSES WITH AN RCS LOAN

Treat your daughter to the night of her dreams, complete with the perfect fairytale dress. Luckily, applying for an RCS Personal Loan is easy and will give you a cash loan with flexible repayment options so you can relax and enjoy this exciting milestone.

 

Image credits: Archer Rose Photography and Kaitlyn de Villiers Photography.