A while back, my school held it’s third annual Masquerade, and much like the second annual Masquerade, I forgot the mask. However, I got super dressed up and had an amazing time anyway.
I didn’t need to purchase a new dress because I searched the back of my closet and unearth an old friend. Spice up an old formal dress with a new statement necklace, a new shade of lipstick and BAM! you are all set to go out in style. Who said formal occasions have to be on expensive? I personally had been dying to wear this dress to another occasion. Here’s a flashback to three years ago:
Woah, talk about a flashback. I wore this dress to my senior prom and I am still in love with it. (Though I can do without the purple hair and accessories)
To make the dress feel like new send it out to be cleaned, put on some higher heels, and avoid doing your hair and makeup in a similar way. This will make the look stand out from the dress’ first formal event.
And my friends were looking pretty fly too, they even let me borrow their mask.
So take out those old prom, bridesmaids or formal gowns for your next formal event. And get to dancing!
A Few months back my school had a 1920’s Gatsby Masquerade ball.
I took this theme extremely seriously .
I started a Pinterest board you can find here. This board was filled with different trend reminiscent of the 1920’s.
Popular threads I found in twenties style was drop waist or shift styled dress, the illusion of short hair, pearls, and lots of glamour. Women were becoming more risky in their attire, raising the hem line and shortening the hair. And if I was going to a Gatsby themed party I of course had to watch the new Great Gatsby movie, which is one of my favorite. I drew a lot of inspiration from attire in that movie.
The ball itself was a blast, and here’s how myself and some of my friends went.
So when it comes to themed parties. Do your research and go all out! I wore a column dress (ASOS) and gold headpiece (ASOS), my mother’s pearl bracelet paired with tights and t-strap heels I found at a thrift shop. My friend dolled me up with some classic makeup and a faux bob to tie the whole twenties look together.
*Photographer the Lovely Sarah
** My hair and Makeup done by Emmeline and Sarah
*** Friends Pictured Dallas, Jimmy, Curtis and Emmeline