Sunday, 25 May 2014

Throwback // Prom

Prom season is approaching, and so I thought it would be a fun idea to look back at photos of mine! I've also included a few group shots of my friends and I at the end, because why not? I finished high school last year, and prom was just a really great night. I personally did not think it lived up to the hype that the Americans tend to give it, but nonetheless I had loads of fun with my friends, and felt amazing all dressed up.

 My dress was from Vivien of Holloway, and was actually a last resort for me. Being petite but with a, ahem, full chest, well fitted structured dresses can be a pain to find. After searching through about every shop in town, I gave up and ordered this beauty online. It did need altering a little, the torso needed shortened, but my gran is a handy sewer so everything worked out fine. I adore the satin fabric, it's navy but in certain lights it shone purple, and it gave me a classy look, I felt. As a side note, these dresses can be worn with an underskirt to really shape the skirt outwards, but I chose to not to.
I kept the accessories fairly modern to contrast with the 50s style dress, and went for pinky nudes and rose gold, which I felt complimented the dress well. I was also the only one out of all the girls at my school that didn't have a floor length dress on, so it was nice to be different! Everyone's dresses were gorgeous, but it felt nice to stand out from the crowd for once.

I did my own makeup, and unfortunately can't remember exactly what products I used. I know that all of my eyeshadows were from Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette, though. I also borrowed my mum's lipstick, Mac's Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again as I didn't have a neutral colour of my own at the time. I can't believe how thin my eyebrows are there compared to now though. I got lots of compliments on my makeup which was great, as it was actually my first time doing a dramatic look (with practice before though, obviously).


And lastly, how gorgeous is my hair? I can say that, because I didn't do it myself, ha. My hairdresser (who is actually my cousin's boyfriend's sister, phew) adapted a Nina Dobrev updo on me. I wanted an updo that was still fairly loose and not-too-perfect, and I was so so happy with the result!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress // Vivien of Holloway
Shoes // New Look
Clutch // New Look
Necklace // New Look
Ring // Dorothy Perkins
Earrings // Market stall


I think this photo captures how miniature a person I am


It was really fun to look through all of these photos again. What did you wear to your prom, if you had one? And if you have a prom this year, what are you wearing? I would love to know!
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