They say a girl must be supremely confident to wear a purple dress to a formal event, and while that might be the case, choosing such a bold color shouldn’t be an issue, providing you choose the right design and accessorize wisely. If you have decided to go purple for the event, here are a few tips to help you create the right look that is sure to turn heads.
- Accessories – Yellow and gold are the two best colours to match with a purple dress, and a gold satin belt might work for you, while yellow gold jewellery is a must! A turquoise bag would really complete the look, and with an up hairdo and the right make-up, you are ready for the big night! As purple is a rich and bold colour, you might want to accessorise using neutral colours, and white can also be included in your accessories.
- Go Designer – You can’t afford to take any chances with such an occasion, and with designers like Sherri Hill and Jovani, you can be sure of real quality. You might be tempted to wear those Peaches Boutique short purple homecoming dresses that can be found on their website, and this would make for an ideal choice. Make sure you order with sufficient time to have a few minor alterations carried out, as is usually the case when buying an evening gown.
- Black High Heel Shoes – The best choice with a purple gown, black high heel shoes work perfectly with the boldness of purple, and make sure that the shoes have been worn in prior to the event, otherwise the evening might be spoilt. If you are going for a full-length gown, then shoe height is critical, so make sure you get that right.
- Full Dress Rehearsal – Nothing should be left to chance if you are attending a homecoming or prom dance, and with a full dress rehearsal (makeup as well), you get to see the finished look, and in the event you are not happy with something, there’s still time. Spend some time thinking about hairstyles, and this is the perfect occasion for an up-do, which will give you the chance to show off those diamond earrings.
If you plan on tanning, make sure you do that at least 3 days prior to the event, and you might want to consult with your hair stylist a couple of weeks ahead of time, as she may want to experiment a little. Plan each component of your final look, and with a little trial and error, you are sure to come up with perfection.
Nothing wrong with dressing up and taking a few selfies, which you can send to good friends, asking for an honest opinion. This will give you added self-confidence and that will prove to be invaluable on the night. With a designer dress, you really can’t go wrong.