12 Apr Top 16 Best Sims 4 Formal Dresses and Prom Dresses CC
Events are a big deal in the Sims, a time for them to get together with their friends and family they may not have seen in a while, complete activities with the chance to win a prize in the end, and of course, getting to wear their best outfits. Especially for the events that have a dress code, it may be one of the only times your Sims get to wear their most fancy clothes, especially their formal dresses.
However, some formal dresses work really well for weddings, but wouldn’t look appropriate for something like a funeral. Or maybe it would work well for a fancy dinner party, but not for an upscale charity event.
The fact of the matter is your Sims wardrobe needs versatility when it comes to their formal dresses. If you feel like they’ve already worn the same couple of dresses a million times and they’re ready for a change, then you’re in the right place, let’s look at some formal dress custom content!
- 16. Myla Dress
- 15. Alexis A-Line
- 14. Olderania Dress
- 13. Chisami Low Back Halter Dress
- 12. DS Design Bridal Dress
- 11. Dress DR378
- 10. Alma Dress
- 9. Carmilla Dress
- 8. Lillian Dress
- 7. Anastasia
- 6. Recolor SLYD ElieSaab Adult Dress
- 5. Aimara
- 4. Layla Gown
- 3. Floor Length Silk Gown
- 2. Francesca Gown
- 1. Sailor Neptune
16. Myla Dress
Reading the dress code for an event before you actually show up can be a struggle. How fancy is too fancy, and what would be too formal? You surely don’t want your Sim to stick out like a sore thumb whether they’re overdressed or underdressed, and if it’s not something like a wedding, it can be hard to understand the tone.
In these situations, you need a good dress that’s somewhere in the middle. It’s formal, it’s dressy, but it’s not flashy and doesn’t make your Sim look like they more effort into their outfit than everyone else. The Myla Dress is a great formal dress for expensive dates, and the thin straps with sheer fabric make it a great choice for the warmer months.
15. Alexis A-Line
The Little Black Dress- a staple for everyone’s wardrobe, and yes, that includes the clothes you have available for your Sims. Really, the only thing that makes a dress fall into this category is that it’s a shorter length, and of course, black. But the great thing about them is that they’re so versatile, they don’t even necessarily need to be used for a formal event.
However, if you are trying to find the perfect dress for a special occasion, the Alexis A-Line dress is a good choice to look the right amount of dressy, nothing too much. They can be used for nicer restaurants, important family events, and anything else your Sim may be invited to. It’s an easy outfit to throw together, and any accessories and shoes you choose are sure to match.
14. Olderania Dress
I think there’s an association a lot of people have with big, ball gown style dresses and weddings. Sure, they’re a great pick for your Sims special day, but these types of dresses are much too beautiful to only be used for the event of a lifetime. Some ballgowns, like the Olderania Dress, add enough personality with their details that you start to think, hey, maybe I could use this for other occasions too!
Speaking of the details on this dress, the most interesting one has to be the sleeves. Instead of being just short or long sleeves, the bottoms are detached from the top of the dress and cover just your Sims forearms.
The dress comes in both white and pink, and the design on the dress itself is so beautiful it will make your Sim feel like a princess just by looking at it.
13. Chisami Low Back Halter Dress
I won’t lie, I’m a huge fan of halter anything. Tops, tank tops, dresses, especially in the summer they’re a great way to ditch the sleeves without having two awkward strings of fabric hanging off my shoulders, everything’s out of the way just how I like it. So, of course, when I saw the Chisami Low Back Halter Dress, I automatically fell in love.
Another long dress option for formal attire, this dress incorporates the contrast of having a long skirt with next to no sleeves.
Added with a slit on the side and the obvious low back feature, it’s a good dress for all of your summer party needs, especially if your Sim likes parties that are more about wine and cheese rather than beer pong and keg stands.
12. DS Design Bridal Dress
Formal dresses don’t always have to be these long gowns that look like they’re out of a Disney movie. I know for my own personal style, long extravagant dresses aren’t really my thing, and they don’t suit every Sims body type and personality the same way. But, we still want to feel pretty and dressed up, so there has to be some kind of middle ground.
Thankfully, there is. Short formal dresses are good for a variety of body types, formal events, and especially if you want to show off that new pairs of shoes you just downloaded to go with the outfit. DS Design Bridal Dress is a great example of how short dresses can be just as formal as long ones, and with its sleek, modern design, it can be used for more than just weddings.
11. Dress DR378
This dress combines the right amount of scandal with the perfect amount of modest to create a good dress for all occasions, all seasons, and all moods that you may be looking to portray through your Sims outfit.
Dress DR378 comes with 12 swatches, and some of the main details to it include the halter top design, the bare piece in the middle of the chest, the slit in the skirt, and the sinched detailing at the top of the slit. Talk about a show-stopping dress!
10. Alma Dress
Here’s a way to look put together without spending a lot of time doing it. Picture this, your Sim is minding their business tending to their garden or reading a book inside, and all of a sudden, their phone goes off. Byt it’s not just a normal text, they have an invite to a party going on right now, and they have to leave ASAP. What are they going to wear?
The Alma Dress is here to save the day. The dress comes with long sleeves, is off the shoulder but made with a thicker material, so you could literally wear it whenever for whatever the purpose may be. You need a good go-to, last-minute formal dress in your rotation, and this one definitely does a good job.
9. Carmilla Dress
Are you having a hard time deciding whether a long dress or a short dress is the right move to add to your custom content collection? I must admit, making a decision like this is hard, and it would be a lot easier if I didn’t have to choose between one of the other.
Thankfully, with Carmilla Dress, you can have the same basic idea for the dress that comes in both a short and long version! Now you don’t have to worry, you can have the same dress for winter or summer.
8. Lillian Dress
Lillian Dress is exactly what you would wear for a night on the town with your best friends. If you’re planning on grabbing some drinks at the bar downtown this Saturday night, in The Sims, of course, then you should consider using this dress, maybe you’ll find someone to take home with you!
I think we can all agree that Anastasia was one of the most iconic films from our childhoods. The story felt so much different and more moving than a lot of the others, especially Disney films (no hate to Disney). But, the thing that really stood out was her clothes, which is why we had to include this dress based on Anastasias’ formal gown.
Complete with white gloves, this floor-length, dark blue dress is one for the red carpet. It encaptures everything we love from the film for our Sims to enjoy, and it’s a perfect formal dress for when your Sim really needs to look their best!
6. Recolor SLYD ElieSaab Adult Dress
This dress is specially reserved for the best dressed Sims out there. You know the ones, they look like they have their lives together, and whether they actually do or not is a different story, but you could be easily fooled by how well put together they always are. Recolor SLYD ElieSaab Adult is a dress that does a good job of keeping the illusion to these Sims, and they look great while doing it.
One of the main details of this dress is the belt around the waist, as well as the dimension and shape that is created on your Sims body by the overall design. The slits go in, then they flare out and let a little bit of skin show on both the top and bottom half. If I’m honest, words don’t do this dress justice!
Here, we have another dress that’s ready for the red carpet at a moment’s notice. Aimara is a skin-tight, floor-length dress with an open back that’s ready to steal the spotlight. This dress comes in 14 swatches, including neutral tones, because everyone knows a dress is even sexier in nude!
4. Layla Gown
Simple yet elegant, the Layla Gown is something we would expect to be paired with the best accessories your Sim owns and a pair of gloves to match. All the color options available for this dress are jeweled tones, which go well with just about any skin complexion or hair color, so you don’t have to worry about your Sims clothes not matching well with their actual body.
Sleeveless, a deep-plunged neckline, and a simple gold belt around the waistline to tie the dress together, for a dress that has such a toned-down design, it sure does make your Sim look fancy.
3. Floor Length Silk Gown
Ugly bridesmaids’ dresses are a thing of the past. We get it, it’s the bride’s day, but that’s no excuse to pick dresses for your best friends that aren’t going to flatter them at all. Instead, they need something subtle yet beautiful that’s going to make them look good without drawing too much attention to themselves.
Floor Length Silk Gown is a great option if you’re looking for some bridesmaid dresses to go with your Sims wedding. Its pale pink color is pretty enough to look good on most Sims, and it has extra beaded and sequined detailing, so it’s not too boring. Now everyone can be happy with what they’re wearing to the wedding.
2. Francesca Gown
Another floor-length gown option for the fanciest of events that your Sim has the pleasure of attending, we have the Francesca Gown. All of the details in this dress are concentrated at the bust, leaving all the attention to the top half of your Sim.
Combined with a unique neckline and intricate fold details at the bottom of the skirt, this dress is as realistic as it is breathtaking.
1. Sailor Neptune
We all know and love the traditional Sailor Guardian’s attire, but what if there was a way to take the same basic concepts of their designs and make them more formal? Sailor Neptune is a collection of clothing and accessories based on the Guardian that represents the planet with her signature blue hues, but the most amazing piece to the collection is the floor-length formal dress, which absolutely had to be included in this list.
A simple dress design in her staple aquamarine with a cape draping from the back of the skirt makes for a formal dress like no other, plus, it’s an homage to one of the best Guardians!
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