28 Matric Dance Dresses That Are Sure to Crown You Best-Dressed

Prom queen guaranteed!

Matric ball season is officially underway and finding the perfect dress is no easy feat. With tests, assignments and extracurricular activities on your plate, odds are that you still haven’t managed to find the dress you’ve been dreaming of. To make your matric dance dress the least of your worries, we’ve put together 28 drop-dead-gorgeous looks that are sure to make this milestone a memorable one.


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Shop 28 Matric Dance Dresses That Are Sure to Crown You Best-Dressed:

1. One Shoulder G-maxi

The one-shoulder neckline on this dress is perfect for girls who love a statement factor. With its side slit you’re guaranteed to be a showstopper on your big day. Bonus: you get to show off your stunning new heels and fresh pedicure!

R899 Marique Yssel at Zando SHOP NOW

2. Scoop Neckline Maxi Dress

A thigh-high slit and plunging back always slays.Pair this dress with some dainty heels and minimalist jewelry for a fresh and clean look.

R849 Sissy Boy at Zando SHOP NOW

3. Spaghetti Strap Sequin and Chiffon Mini Skater Dress

Wanna show off your legs? That’s what this effortlessly formal and feminine skater mini is all about.Dolled up or dolled down, You’ll turn heads.

R899 City Goddess at Zando SHOP NOW

4. Diamante Detail Maxi Dress

This mermaid dress is glitz and glam perfection.Bonus: you get to save on a necklace.Pair this with some silver earrings, an up-do and a statement clutch.

R1299 Sissy Boy at Zando SHOP NOW

5. Sleeveless Sequin Embroidered Maxi Dress

We are loving this lace! This dress gives you room to play with accessories.Pair it with a red lip and a matching manicure to complete the look.

R1099 City Goddess London at Zando SHOP NOW

6. Ruched Wrap over Dress

We are LIVING for this celeb-approved wrap over trend. This colour and asymmetry of this dress will make for an unexpected, yet trendy matric dance look. Show out in this with some strappy heels.

R899 Ax Paris at Zando SHOP NOW

7. Sweetheart Neckline Sequin Pleated Midi Dress

The sequin detailing on this mini is a great way to add some drama to the classic LBD!

R1199 City Goddess London at Zando Shop NOW

8. V-neck Empire Long Dress Black

Ready to bust out your best moves on the dance floor? This dress won’t restrict you! It’ll look great with a dramatic makeup look, so show out in your smokey eye.

R2099 Lunar at Zando SHOP NOW

9. Black Curve Sculpting Evening Bustier Dress

Uhm hello! You’ll be snatched all night. For a vampy look,pair this with a dark lippy and a some sky-high black heels. Or to take it up a notch, go ahead and add a cropped faux fur jacket.

R1399 Vada Black at Zando SHOP NOW

10. White off the Shoulder Evening Dress

Calling all insta baddies. This figure-hugging dress is to die for.Bonus: you can save money on an after-party dress by dressing it down after the dance.


R1299 Vada at Zando SHOP NOW

11. Sparkle in Time Sequin Wrap Dress Gold

This is for the girls who are all that glitters and all that’s gold.You are guaranteed to be a showstopper in this dress.

R1200 Princess Lola Boutique at Zando SHOP NOW

12. Butterfly Kisses Sparkle Twist Gown Purple

You’ll look like absolute royalty in this gorgeous purple dress. If you want to really make a statement, pair it with some yellow accessories to spice up your look.

R870 Princess Lola Boutique at Zando SHOP NOW

13. Shoulder Detailed Maxi Dress Emerald

The thick straps on this dress are perfect if you’re a little busty. There’s 100% no chance of a cheeky bra strap appearance.Bonus number 1 is that it’s ruched detail will have you looking snatched! Number 2 is that you can cop this baby without breaking the bank!

R699 City Goddess London at Zando SHOP NOW

14. Open Back Lace Maxi Dress with Bow Detail Navy

This is one for all lace-lovers. You can never go wrong with a classic long-sleeved, wide-necked lace dress. For some added sauce, its open back will still allow you to show some skin. It’s the perfect balance between classy and HOT!

R829 City Goddess London at Zando SHOP NOW

15. Metallic Glitter Gown - Blue

Metallic fabric is always a winner when dressing up for a special occasion. With this dress you can show off your shoulders and just the right amount of leg. We know it would look gorgeous on you!

R875 Alchemy at Zando SHOP NOW

16. Tassel Detail Sequin Gown - Pink

Looking to steal the show? With the top-to-toe sequin and tasseled arms there’s no way all eyes won’t be on you in this dress

R1350 Polished up at Zando SHOP NOW

17. Velvet Gown - Green

Velvet is such an underrated fabric for formal nightwear. It’s soft and stretchy. This dress will have you feeling comfortable and looking stunning. Does it get any better than this?

R895 Touch of sass at Zando SHOP NOW

18. Full Swing Swing Bling Abaya

On the hunt for something a bit more modest-wear ? We found just the dress. It speaks for itself with its bling and dramatic sleeves. You’ll look like a draped goddess in gorgeous this Mishah dress.

R2999 Mishah at Zando SHOP NOW

19. One Sleeve Slinky Midi Dress Blue

What’s not to love about this figure-hugging blue midi?  Compliment this unique shade of blue with some brightly-coloured accessories and there’s no way your matric ball look won’t be one for the yearbooks.

R699 Ax Paris atZando SHOP NOW

20. Square Neckline With Spot & Frill Detail Maxi Dress Black & White

Ready to channel your best pin-up inspired matric ball look? This gorgeous polkadot dress will have you looking oh so retro. Compliment this stunner with a red, bold lip and some soft curls for a timeless effect

R699 Sissy Boy at Zando SHOP NOW

21. High Neck Flower Bling MaxiHigh Neck Flower Bling Maxi

Here’s another jaw-dropping modest-wear dress. With the embellishment on this A-line number you’ll be your most elegant self.

R2999 Mishah Zando SHOP NOW

22. Mishah Bling Empire Maxi

You’ll look like a dream in this ethereal gown.With it’s clean silhouette you’ll appear to be floating on air all night long- even if your feet are killing you.

R2499 Mishah at Zando SHOP NOW

23. Sparkle Infinity Dress Cascade Glitter Gold

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around a dress that can be worn 27 different ways! Designed to flatter all body types, there’s no way you won’t stunt in this dress.Channel your inner design flair and adjust it as you please. It’s completely up to you!

R999 Infinity Dress SA at Zando SHOP NOW

24. Women 's 1920s Art Deco Sequin Gatsby Prom Dress

This breathtaking dress was inspired by the glamour of the 1920’s-think The Great Gatsby.You’ll look like a million bucks in it, old sport. There’s also 10 other colours to choose from!

R2640 Prettyguide at Want It All SHOP NOW

25. 30s Brief Elegant Mermaid Evening Dress

This Muxxn mermaid dress is as elegant as they come TBH. It even features a deep V at the back and is available in black, blue and burgundy- the choice is yours. Whichever colour you choose, we know you’ll look fire.

R2785 Muxxn at I Want It All SHOP NOW

26. Double V Neck Ruched Waist Dress

This is a perfect option for ladies who need a little extra padding. Plus, its lined so all your pictures from the night are guaranteed to be PG and facebook-able. Bonus: its available in over 20 colours, so you’re bound to find it in your colour.

R3185 Want It All SHOP NOW

27. V-neck Flowy Formal Dress

Got some gorgeous curves? This dress, available on Want It All, is a great option for you. They’ve also pulled through with a range of 15 other colours to choose from. You can never go wrong with a capped sleeve and wrapped bodice. Jazz this dress up with a chunky statement necklace and you’ll slay like never before.

R3295 Koh Koh at Want It All SHOP NOW

28. Satin Floral Tea Dress With Sweetheart Neckline Blue Black

The funky flower pattern amazingly contrasts with its traditional sweetheart neckline. This dress is the ultimate femme fresh look. It would pair well with a pointed heel and a good clutch. If you love yourself a flower moment, add a corsage to this look.

R899 City Goddess London Zando SHOP NOW

Have you found your dream dress yet? Tweet us @cosmopolitansa #COSMOStyle

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