2010 and 2011 Winter Formal Dresses. Top trends to where in formal dresses for winter season 2010 and 2011. Now that winter has arrived it’s time for formal dinners and formal dances and this year there are so many dress trends to play with. The hottest look this winter season include styles that are beaded and crystallized perfect for reflecting lighting during the winter nights. If beaded gowns are not your style you can also try dresses with sequins for the same effect.Silhouettes this season can be seen in the form of long ball gowns, asymmetrical styles , strapless, mermaid, halter and short styles. If you’re the type of girl or woman who loves to get attention you can try some of the hottest trends in dresses this season which include looks of lace, feathers and animal prints. Other trends in formal wear that you may want to follow are embellished pieces, dresses featuring bows and ruffles. Some of the hottest hues for this season include dresses that are white , red, gold, and black and white worn together. Look below for ideas you can use for your formal event.