Prom. Graduation. Just those words could bring on a migraine. It’s the night to celebrate all your hard work over the last years and let loose, but crucially, the night when you’re most likely to find your photos plastered all over social media. Such an event calls for the perfect outfit, ensuring you feel as fabulous you look. Here’s Lauren Basset’s key looks for this year…
JUMP TO IT
If you’re not a dress kinda gal, these are an absolute saviour. Just as dressy, but these badboys mean you can dance the night away without worrying who you might be flashing at at neighbouring tables. (Always a plus if you ask me!) Style with statement jewellery pieces to catch the light as you make your way around the dancefloor.
Red jump suit misguided £35
Embellished, sequinned, glitter; this is the perfect opportunity for you to go all out and sparkle like the star you are. The old adage of less is more needn’t apply on this occasion, and there are so many options to choose from. I’d go for classic metallic shades teamed with nude accessories & subtle jewellery, but for a modern look try long-sleeved styles.
Embellished Dress missguided.com
Once strictly granny territory, floral prints have been wildly gaining in popularity in recent years. I’d recommend going as bold as you can, no soft dreamy watercolours here! The dress shape itself is simple, designed to show off the print for maximum impact. Team with minimal accessories for easy styling.
ASOS Petite Dark Floral Bardot Pencil Dress asos.com £65
SHORT & SWEET
Once upon a time it seemed that for a formal occasion, only a floor-length dress would do. Not any more! A blessing for the shorter girls amongst us, there’s been more choice than ever recently with the shorter dresses available –and you can go wild depending on your favoured style. Mini, midi, full-skirted…The options are endless! Just be sure to follow the time-old rule of being slightly more modest up top.
Three Floor Short Dress threefloorfashion.com £215