Coast. I had originally intended to buy a long gown, but I felt this dress was perfect and more wearable for other events. What I liked most about this dress was the high neck and the pleated effect that made a diamond shape on the bodice of the dress. The dress was great for the humid evening as well because it was made of a light, airy chiffon fabric.
Emerald is also a key colour for S/S 13 which drove me to buy the dress. Emerald goes well with metallic colours, especially silver. I had intended to wear silver shoes but I was unable to find the 'right' ones, so instead I focused on metallic accessories.
To 'glam' up my outfit, I wore large crystal-esque earrings with a beaded clutch both from ASOS. The earrings were part of a pack of two and I decided to wear the larger stone earrings for more of a statement. What was great about the earrings was that they were lightweight, as with chunkier earrings you can run the risk of weighing the earlobes down.
The clutch was a good size and to my surprise was made of leather (which justifies its original price of £40, but fortunately I got it half price in the sale).
I also wore a bracelet I picked up in the sale for £3 in Republic (USC as it is now), which reminded me of the Cartier bracelets I love the look of.
Overall I decided to use natural colours for my make-up and focus on my hair. A hairdresser put my hair into an updo, forming tight curls which were them put up into a bun shape. It worked really well with my dip-dyed hair too, which I was worried I would have to re-dye as I LOVE it too much, but it looked good with some blonde curls.
For make-up, I used Bourjois smokey eye trio in Vert jungle 14 with B's gold eyeshadow as a highlighter. The two together linked in with the metallic and green colours in my outfit and were long lasting. To finish off my eyes, I used my Maybelline eyeliner and Sheer cover mascara, as seen in my previous post.
On my lips, I used Avon's glazewear duo reflect in 'bronzed & beautiful' and Revlon's colourburst in creme brulee to seal the colour.
I painted my nails with Essie's 'buy me a cameo' and a glittery OPI nail varnish as a top layer. I also wore the Jimmy Choo perfume I got for my Birthday last year, as its a long wearing perfume.
I had such a fun time, getting ready and at the actual event and can't wait for another event like this! I know its prom season at the moment, so if your getting ready or have had your prom, comment about it, I'd love to see your dresses!