Crazy that it’s over a year since I was posting about prom dress searching! The build up to it was half the fun, I’m sure most girls will agree. When LittleBlackDress.co.uk contacted me about styling a prom look for my blog, I was happy to oblige, of course. We might only have one prom at most schools in the UK but I’m not gonna turn down an opportunity to pretend! After a pleasant while spent browsing their huge collection of pretty dresses (I challenge you to try prying yourself away from the site before reaching page 56!) I settled on this jersey number from Lipstick Boutique. The length, shape and pretty much everything else is a completely different look to my actual prom dress last year, which is exactly what I fancied. Another swishy long dress was tempting, but realistically I don’t get that many opportunities for ballgowns in my life so thought I’d pick something slightly more versatile. I’d wear this one dressed down with sandals and belted for a nice meal or something in summer too, so I think I made a good choice!
I loved all the Jones & Jones dresses too, but they looked like they’d be somewhat risky even on a petite frame so would probably sit at an awkward sticky-out tunic length on me. Not to mention indecent. Have to allow for dresses being a good few inches shorter on me than photographed – this one’s almost knee length on the website and clearly nowhere near that long on me. I’m all for short tight dresses but wouldn’t want to go too short for prom, it just doesn’t seem like that kind of event. Sticky-outy swingy is all good though 😀
Giving it my best Victoria Beckham pose haha! When all else fails, copying VB can never be a bad idea. It’s not often you’ll catch me in 5 inch heels but I thought the shorter hemline merited something a little more snazzy shoe-wise. No harm done borrowing a pair (thanks Nicky!) to play dress up in is there? If I were actually to do prom again I’d probably go for a big messy updo too – shows off the shoulder cutouts and earrings and keeps my hair from sticking to my lipstick. There are loads of prom looks I’d like to try though – jealous of you American people with all your multiple proms and homecomings and everything!
dress: c/o LittleBlackDress | earrings: Wallis | shoes: borrowed
How’s everybody’s weekend been? After a Friday night in with a few friends I’ve had a pretty chilled one, just running a few errands and generally getting stuff done at home. And dressing up in prom dresses, like you do. A much needed catchup weekend 🙂
Would you choose differently if you were dressing for prom now?
lily kate x