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From wedding dresses to prom dresses, we have all of your formal wear needs covered, you can count on Spotlight to help you look your best.

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Spotlight Formal Wear is a family-owned business located in the heart of Omaha. We carry a variety of formal dresses, from bridal gowns to bridesmaids dresses to dresses for special occasions. Whether it be prom, homecoming, military balls, pageants, and more, when you walk in our door the “Spotlight” is on you!

Guys, we haven’t forgotten about you! We carry a full line of tuxedos and suits in a wide range of colors and styles sure to meet your needs. Stop in today, and see what’s in store!

Your Special Day!

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Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. Let us help you find the perfect wedding dress for your special day.
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Memories That Last Forever!

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Creating prom memories begins with what you decide to wear. Let us help you find the perfect prom dress.

Formal Wear For Every Occasion

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Wedding Dresses

All eyes will be on you when you walk down the aisle. Let us help you pick the perfect wedding dress for your perfect day.

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From weddings to prom to galas, we have the latest tuxedo styles that will keep you and your friends looking sharp.

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Prom & Homecoming Dresses

Are you looking for the perfect dress for prom, homecoming or another special event? Your search is over! We have everything you need to complete your look and help you steal the show.

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Bridesmaids & Special Occasions

Have your bridesmaids looking their best with these gorgeous dresses.


Our unique tuxedo collection boasts over 200 color options for your vests and ties. Not to mention the numerous color and style choices available for tuxedos and suits. Whatever your event, (weddings, prom, black tie events, etc.), and whatever your sense of style, our Stylists will help you put together just the right look to bring your event to life!
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What People Say About Us

  • positive review  Wow! Party formal wear selection is out of this world! The prices are amazing and styles for every personality!

    Sandy Auen Spady Avatar Sandy Auen Spady
    December 16, 2019

    positive review  We had a great experience here today (and I said YES to the dress!). Staff was friendly and helpful, and it was a very personalized experience.

    Brianne Schuler Avatar Brianne Schuler
    December 7, 2019

    positive review  I want a dress that is beautiful and plus size for me and couple plus sizes for my bridesmaids

    Emma Hutchinson Avatar Emma Hutchinson
    November 26, 2019
  • positive review  The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone there listened to my wants and made it happen.

    Lexi Chapelle Avatar Lexi Chapelle
    November 20, 2019

    positive review  First thing walking in and I felt very welcomed. They were really sweet and accomodating! I love my dress and definitely love the variety that they had there for me to try!

    Mary Le Avatar Mary Le
    October 10, 2019

    positive review  This was my second dress shopping stop and I had a great experience here and everyone was so nice! I’m completely in love with my dress. The only thing I was bummed about was I got an envelope from a bridal show with $100 off a dress and they have a deal that offers another $100 off if you purchased that day but was told neither of the deals were valid on sale dresses and the one I chose was on sale. Aside from that I was very please.

    Felishia Loux Avatar Felishia Loux
    October 9, 2019
  • negative review  I waited a little while before giving a review to Spotlight. Spotlight was my first bridal dress appointment. I had a great experience at first, I pick my dress at the Council Bluffs store and was not expecting to find it the first day. Alexis was very helpful, She helped me in and out of the dresses. Any girl who is went shopping for a wedding dress will agree that there’s no way you can get in that thing on your own without a little help. My dress was the third dress I tried on. I was very excited, spent more than I wanted to and bought a overpriced handmade veil (it ripped, I really regret buying it) as well as the steaming package. I was told we would get a gift card for liking their page and letting them post a picture of me saying yes to the dress. Which I did. My husband and I are efficient people. I had a good experience with my dress purchase and because I got a free suit for spending over $1000 for a dress, we decided to get our tuxes there as well. This time we picked out the suits with Robin at Lakeside. It was an easy experience, she was very kind and helpful, it wasn’t a long appointment at all. Our groomsmen got sized just fine and no one had any issues. Our gift card got forgotten about but I asked about it and was told I can pick it up the next time I came in. I don’t really care about the gift card and still haven’t picked it up. They can mail it to me if they want. When it was a month before my wedding, my dress was in so I had my first fitting. Dress was big and definitely needed to be taken in. My veil wasn’t done yet. I thought that was going to be made by then but I must have misunderstood. I was bothered that no one helped me get in my dress which had a lot of buttons going up the back, I had to ask for help. Spotlight was very helpful at my purchase but this time, acrylic nails were an issue. This was the same thing at my final fitting and my sister-in-law had to help me. I was just showed a dressing room and left to my own devices. They were more helpful the first time around and this is where I started to feel like I was just a sale. They referred an independent seamstress for my alterations named Gloria. She put in the bustle and took in the dress for me. Her work was sloppy. The veil cost me $165 and it was cheaply made and tore, there’s no point in preserving it. Where she took in the lace on the top was sloppy as you can see in the pictures provided. She only gave me one button and a string for my bustle. My wedding coordinator and a guest spent 30 minutes in the bathroom with me trying to secure it because my train was too heavy. The groomsmen before us were late in turning in their suits and as a result we got our suits late too, with one of my groomsman getting theirs the day before the wedding. One of our groomsman suits had a hole in it and had to be fixed as well. Even though we got our stuff late we still had to turn our suits the day after the wedding. Which we did, we wouldn’t want another couple to go through what we did. I’ll tried to be fair in this review and honest, my whole experience was not bad but for the amount of money spent, our experience should of been better.

    Heidi L Skupa Avatar Heidi L Skupa
    October 7, 2019

    positive review  I really want to share my first bridal experience with this place because I feel it is really important to tell you how great they are. I worked with Alexis mostly because she was helping me get in and out of dresses!! Everything about this environment was so great that I will not need a bridal experience anywhere else with me as the bride! I found my dress here and it was the FIRST dress I tried on! And I tried on a lot of dresses (poor Alexis because we got our workout in yesterday. ) I felt so welcomed there my mother was really happy as well because every time she would pick out another dress for me to try they would set it aside for Alexis to help me get into. They were so patient and kind and it was really appreciated especially on my end where I do not enjoy trying on clothes! I would say this could be the best experience I could have asked for! Thank you Spotlight!!!

    Tabitha Lacey Zimmerman Avatar Tabitha Lacey Zimmerman
    September 16, 2019

    positive review  This was the second place I went wedding dress shopping. Robin was amazing! She helped me find the perfect dress! The shopping went smooth since her daughter was helping trade out gowns when I was done trying them on. There was room for my family to sit for when I came out to show them dresses. When I picked the one, Robin went in the back and found the perfect hair piece for me. She had just got it in! This was a great experience!

    Jessie Silknitter Avatar Jessie Silknitter
    September 15, 2019

Find Us


We have an independent alterations seamstress available to help make any necessary adjustments to your purchase. Alterations are available by appointment Sunday from 3-6PM or Wednesday from 5-7PM.

At Lakeside

2545 S 174th Plaza Omaha, NE 68130

Only 6 miles southwest of Boys Town and less than 3 miles east of Shadow Ridge Country club.

located on the West side of Bakers in the Lakeside Shopping area.

Store Hours

Monday — 12-6PM
Tuesday — 12-8PM
Wednesday — 12-5PM
Thursday — 12-8PM
Friday — 12-6PM
Saturday — 10-4PM
Sunday — 12-3PM