DRESSING FOR PROM

With it being prom season at the minute, I wanted to give my take on a look that would be perfect for an end of year or leavers ball, even though I’m about seven years too old now. For my prom I wore a floor length hot pink dress, and if I’m completely honest, I look back and absolutely hated it. At the time I thought it was gorgeous, but now when I see pictures I can see so many things wrong with it. The colour was completely wrong for my skin tone, the detailing looked too much against my colouring, my hair style was way too severe for my face shape and make up was pretty much non existent. I guess that’s all part of growing up and personal taste, but if I was to do it all again I would probably go for something like this red number from Chi Chi. It’s a lovely shape that suits my hourglass figure and the red shade sits nicely against my skin and hair. I love the delicate black beading as it gives a plain dress a little more interest, but is still quite subtle at the same time. You can’t see in the pictures below, but it’s actually got halter neck back, where it cuts down quite low and ties in a bow at the top of the neck, which is really pretty and again adds a little more interest.

Dress – Chi Chi*

Shoes – Nelly*

Clutch – Dorothy Perkins

Lips – Coco Rouge Cambon by Chanel

I’d keep accessories to a minimum with this dress, simply sticking to nude statement heels that help to elongate the legs, and a matching oversized clutch. Make up is nice and simple too with a light base, a touch of mascara and a bold red lip to pull everything together.

I’d love to see all your outfits if you’ve had your prom recently, so please do link me to your pictures below! It’s really nice to see what kind out looks are in fashion now compared to when I went to mine.

What would you wear to your prom?

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  1. July 2, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    That dress looks amazing on you Claire! The detailing is so pretty and I love your shoes too! xxx

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  2. July 2, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    This dress is gorgeous, I love the beaded detail and your shoes are awesome too!
    I love my prom dress (from five years ago haha), it was an Iron Fist one which I wore with six-inch platforms and fishnets. My head of year was not happy..

    Jess xo

  3. July 2, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    This colour really compliments you! Look gorgeous 🙂 xx

  4. July 2, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Really pretty prom dress

  5. July 2, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    Hello pretty dress. You look amazing in this, so so pretty <3 The colour is awesome, and it fits so well xx

    Stephanie

  6. July 3, 2013 / 9:03 am

    I love the bag and shoes! You look gorgeous! xo

  7. July 3, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    Fab outfit! My prom is coming up on Saturday which we were told we HAD to wear floor length dresses for (by people our own age I might add, not teachers) but um no, I'll wear what I like thank you very much! Technically my dress is floor length, but it's sheer chiffon with a short slip underneath so you can see my legs which I like 🙂 and it's white! Really lovely prom dress so i can't wait to wear it!

    When I look back at my year 11 prom dress I can see how bad it is! It was black and white leopard print haha! At least I stood out from the crowd! xxx

  8. November 20, 2014 / 2:23 am

    what a beautiful dress. Thanks for sharing…58eveningdress.

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