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Matric Dance Dresses

Written by Tamzin Janse van Vuuren


Posted on November 03 2020

Your Matric Dance is one of the most important events in your life and we know it is essential to find the perfect dress for this special occasion. 

If you are in Matric (or you are the parent of a girl in Matric), shopping for that perfect Matric dance outfit may seem overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be! 

Here at fbo, we have a selection of unique designer dresses and formal dress that cater to this exact purpose.

Whether you are looking for a dress that is beautifully feminine with soft lines or a slinky, sexy number, or just something completely different, we may just have what you are looking for at massively discounted prices. Our designer brand labels are unique and that’s is what you need for a special occasion.


How to look your best for this classic, school-leaving event 

Every girl wants to look her best for her Matric dance. The first step to looking amazing on the big day is to find the perfect dress that you not only love, but that also suits your body type and personality. 

In fbo’s online and physical outlet stores, you can find the dress that you love without any fuss or frustration. We recommend chatting to one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales assistants if you are not sure where to begin as they can point you in the right direction and make some great suggestions for you. 

Try and choose a dress in a colour that suits your complexion and brings out your natural beauty. Bright and bold colours are trendy at the moment so be brave and go bold or select a classic black number and you won’t go wrong.

Once you have decided on a colour, you will need to think about the style of dress you want. If you are short or petite dresses with shorter skirts are ideal but if you do want to wear a long dress, opt for one that gently hugs the body with a stunning stiletto heel.


Taller girls look amazing with long, flowing, and full skirts, or shorter dresses. 

If you are self-conscious about a certain area in your body, take this into account when choosing your dress. Opt for a fabric that lightly skims the area so that you look great and feel confident. 

How to shop for the perfect fitting dress

Most girls already know their dress size, but you should note that sizes vary from brand to brand. At fbo, we stock an extensive range of brands, and what is a size 32 may be a size 30 with another brand. International brand sizes also vary between regions. I.e. UK vs Europe. It is always best to try and fit your outfit. 

Our trained sales assistants can assist you to determine your dress size and then point you in the right direction when it comes to the best size dress for your body type. Simply talk to one of them and they would be delighted to help you! 

Don’t forget to accessorise!

Your accessories can make or break your outfit so be sure to choose them wisely. 

At fbo, you will find a wonderful collection of beautiful shoes to complement your Matric dance outfit.

Whether you like to shop online or in one of our spacious outlets, you will find stunning shoes, clutch handbags, jewelry, and more to make your Matric dance outfit pop and look unique. 

Shop all our lux dresses in-store and online

Our easy-to-use online store means that you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your bedroom when shopping for that perfect Matric dance outfit! 

Once you have found the dress and accessories of your dreams, simply place the order, sit back, relax, and wait for your items to be delivered directly to your door. 

All our Matric dance dresses are of the highest quality and are beautifully made. That being said, our prices are surprisingly affordable for what you get, and we have something to suit all tastes, budgets, and wishes! 

And remember because this is outlet shopping and most of our dresses are unique there is always the case for only one size in a particular design. So if you find it and it fits then, take we recommend you take it.