Welcome To Formal Elegance

From vintage to modern, we carry elegant and chic gowns with crown worthy designs. Currently carrying multiple magnificent designers, we are sure to have what you are looking for! No matter the occasion, whether it be a wedding, prom, pageant, quinceañera or a night on the town, it’s easy to make your dreams come true at Formal Elegance!

We take great pleasure in showcasing our style and philosophy on the art of wedding gowns and formal wear. From simple to fancy and all in between, Formal Elegance provides gowns that transform women into beautiful, blushing brides, prom queens, princesses . . . Whatever look they hope to achieve on their special days. We specialize in the latest and most up-to-date fashions and styles for weddings, proms, pageants, and quinceañeras, as well as after five events. We also provide tuxedos! From top to bottom, we do it all! So, if you are looking for a special, full-service experience, Formal Elegance is the place to go! Proudly serving Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Nelson and surrounding areas!

We know that the cost can add up quickly when it comes to planning your dream wedding. Because of this, we have partnered with I Do Lending to help every bride get into the dress of her dreams! The process is simple! All you have to do is fill out their quick loan application once you are approved & contracts are signed & approved through their company, you will be on your way to stepping into the dress that your dreams are made of!

Now Featuring

Gather & Gown - Dresses for the wedding and beyond, all under $200.00! Be sure to gather your party and book an appointment so each of you can get the gown you've been dreaming of!

Bridal Packages

On a budget? Ask about our Bridal Packages! They are designed to get you in the dress of your dreams all while keeping you from breaking the bank!


Looking for a more personal experience for you, your family and friends? Schedule a private appointment with one of our fashion consultants!