Not often you get he chance to dress up all fancy so you’ve gotta make the most of it when you can! A friend hosted a Great Gatsby themed fundraiser ball on Friday and it turned out to be quite the night. Everyone made such an effort – all the guys were suited and booted and the girls were all ‘gatsby-fied’ in fancy dresses. Loved it 😀 Was kinda like prom again but with extra people, and no teachers around to keep things tame so we embraced the speakeasy spirit haha. Thank you so much to Holly for organising, she did so well!
Anyway, what I wore! I ended up with a few options on the night after asking around if anybody had anything 20s style I could borrow. Then decided on the night which to actually wear. Was a difficult choice! I thought I’d share all 4 on here though because they’re all cute dresses and it seemed a shame not to. So I ended up kinda playing dress up at home today haha. Sequins, feathers, fringe or some combination of the 3 seemed to be most girls choices, but it was just fun to see everyone dressed up in general really! ‘Dressed up’ rather than full on ‘fancy dress’, which I liked.
So, option no. 1!
This one’s super slinky and I think that gives it a subtle 20s vibe without being OTT. I’m not sure if black and white is Gatsby related in any way but that’s the theme I seemed to end up with! I wore a metallic headband feather thingy too but that had to go back to the fancy dress shop before today, so just use your imagination there! I did really like this dress, but whilst the underwear situation is alright for taking photos (hellooooo sideboob), I’m not sure how reliable it would’ve been for an evening’s partying. Didn’t chance that one 🙂
Option no.2 – another beautiful dress! This one’s so swishy and glitzy and fun to wear. Not too much to say really, other than that I love it! I know some very nice people with some very good taste in clothes don’t I? This one’s vintage French Connection. I’ve never worn this floaty midi silhouette before as it really needs the heels and usually that’s a no-no for me (#tallgirlproblems) but I wasn’t too fussed about that this time round! I quite like the booties with it rather than typical ‘dressy heels’ too.
Option no. 3 – more black! The fringing on this one probably makes it most ‘Gatsby-ish’. Everyone who wore fringe dresses looked so good on the dancefloor too! Again, I really liked this one but it was just a little too big for me.
Option no.4 – the one I actually wore! This was a lucky find in the Matalan sale. Bit of a LBD trend going on here, if you hadn’t noticed. The all over sequins left me with a load of scratches under my arms the next morning but no pain, no gain I guess! Looking at these photos now I’d maybe have picked one of the others but this one worked easiest with shoes and underwear and all that stuff. Just need another Gatsby themed ball to come along in the near future, like they do!
Couple more snapshots of the night on my Instagram, complete with feather headband. I had such a good time, and loads of money was raised for charity too which is always a bonus Thank you to Michelle, Roxy and Colette for lending me your lovely dresses too! Have you ever been to a themed ball?
lily kate x