Formal occasion: outfit, hair and makeup idea


Hello lovelies!
Wedding and prom season are here, or close... Those are occasions that make us think in advance what to wear, what to do with our hair and makeup. When a formal event takes place in late Spring/ Summer you know it will be hot and you will melt if you don't make the right decisions. We don't have prom in Croatia. The only high school related formal event for which we dress up to look all fancy is a dinner after the last year which is usually in June. In this post I'll show you some dresses and talk a bit about hair and makeup.

Part 1: Dresses
I'll show you two dark and two light coloured dresses in collaboration with Pickedlooks.
You can find them in their Ball Dresses 2017 section.

Long Ball Dresses

Long dresses are so elegant and you probably won't find yourself wearing them too much through life. So when you have the opportunity to wear one go for it. No matter your height or size you'll be able to find one that suits you. While going through Pickedlooks website these four different styles caught my attention.

Two piece dresses are such a thing now, there are even two piece wedding dresses. I don't know should we consider it as a skirt + top or a dress since you can wear it separately later (which is a big plus). This top has long sleeves but it's lace and transparent so it wouldn't make any problems during warm season and the bottom part has a high slit. Do I need to say anything about it? Just look how cool it looks. The other dress has a more classical feel to it. It's tighter in the waist, falls down beautifully and the top part has a discreet decolletage. Add some statement earrings or a discreet necklace and you have a classical romantic look.

Split Front Two Piece Long Sleeve Ball DressesElegant Princess Tulle Floor-length with Pleats V-neck Ball Dresses

Probably most of you think mermaid dresses suit more taller girls. But a friend of mine is a living proof that shorter girls can pull off a mermaid dress as good as anyone else. The dress accentuates all your beautiful curves in an elegant way.
And for the end this lovely flowy dress that looks like it belongs to a Disney Princess or some forest faerie. If we had prom I would definitely wear this one. I love everything about it. From the way it falls, the detail around waist, to the little dropping sleeves. Everything about this dress is enchanting.

Mermaid dressoff the shoulder dress
Part 2: Hair

You might get your hair professionally done but there will always be people who prefer doing their own. As a person with wavy messy hair whenever I wanna look neat and different I straighten my hair. Flat iron is my go to but it takes so much time and preparation. All that sectioning of hair, straightening a small parts at a time... haven't you wished there's a faster way? Well there is. I've recently come across hair brush straighteners but there are so many kinds for different hair types. So we wouldn't have to do all the research HotAirBrushReviews did it and made this easy infographic. They also have reviews of many other hairstyling tools so if you're planning to get some definitely check them out. But if you prefer a flat iron and are planning to get a new one has an article on the best ones of 2017 so check that out here. After straightening your hair you can leave it like that, add some cute pin or head piece or  you can make a braid from one section like in the photo. What I also like are little natural looking waves, nothing too exaggerated.

Part 3: Makeup

For the warmer seasons I'd definitely recommend you to wear light makeup. Light foundations with SPF factor, less makeup on your eyes and in more neutral tones. It's much easier to reapply a lipstick than anything else if you start "melting" so go for bolder lips rather than dark smokey eye. Some earthly tones, golden, silver or pinkish glitters look very pretty and are always a good option. What I like to do is put the lighter glitter in my inner corner of eyes rather than eyelid to brighten them and make them pop out.  Red lips are a classic but nude tones also look amazing. Nyx cosmetics Lingerie collection has a great variety of shades so if you're looking for a nude lipstick check there, you'll probably find a shade that fits you.

Do you like formal events or they stress you out? When you're going somewhere do you prefer doing your hair and makeup or let a professional do it?

Thank you for reading, have a great week

** Disclaimer: All photos belong to their righteous owners and even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine**

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  1. Great post :) I always have problems with finding an ideal dress :)

    1. Thank you dear. it's so hard, specially if we have a certain one in mind or too little time.

  2. These all look so pretty, I want to go to a ball