Monday, 15 June 2015

Blog 4: How I tackle the prom dress

Prom is a big occasion and there is much excitement about what dresses people are wearing. I know that for me prom is very soon but for those who haven't got their dresses yet, I have devised a quick guide. For this blog I haven't managed to do any photos yet of my prom dress but I think you can guess it isn't the average prom dress. So my quick guide to prom dresses...

1. Long or short?

Most people would just go long but if you are short or have extremely long legs, it is maybe worthwhile looking at shorter dresses as they can really flatter your appearance. That's not to say that long dresses can't be worn by shorter people, just may help on sizing as you don't want material trailing on the floor.

2. Straps or strapless?

I love strapless dresses but they are a hassle. You have got to have a big bust to hold the dress up, otherwise you end up pulling up the dress for the entire night and it gets tiring. Make sure if you are getting a strapless dress, that it is relatively tight around the waist as well as bust as this helps to support the dress. Straps are a lot easier and can make the dress really classy. I would go for a thicker strap to conceal bra straps and to make it softer on your shoulders.

3. Design

This is prom, so use it as a time to express what you love through your dress choice. Not everyone has to love your dress but as long as you're happy with your dress, that's all that matters! In my opinion I would go for something a bit different and not plain. Don't overdo it with the sequins and crystals but definitely have some on there! Maybe go for a controversial colour? Or an interesting design of dress? A black dress, although a classic and incredibly classy, can get a bit dull. A pattern can help liven it up. Maybe go for a slit up the side? Make it different to other peoples dresses as you want to stand out, of cause! I would also just check that the material is a light material as you don't want it to be weighing you down the entire night.


So I have been exploring for some of the best deals and here are a few of my suggestions:

1. Asos

The first, most obvious place to go:
My personal favourite dress is:
It is colourful and has a lovely strapless design as well as only being £34!!
Or maybe this one?:
Really lovely colour and an interesting different design. Slightly more expensive at £65

2. Little mistress

This shop is full of beautiful dresses! Link:|pcrid|7888702876|pkw|%2BLittle-Mistresses|pmt|e|pdv|c|

Personal favourites:
Lovely pastel colour and off the shoulder straps are so pretty. £58
Bit different design, maxi dress. £80

3. Chi Chi

Even more pretty dresses from:
Personal favourites:
A different colour but really modern design, £60.
Beautiful strapless dress with embroidered material, £45

Hope this has been helpful for all of you still looking for your prom dresses! Good luck!

Ciao xxx

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Blog 3: How I tackle the maxi skirt

Before I start, I just want to say thank you! I have had this blog for about two weeks and I've already had over 1.2K of views! I'm shocked and surprised that it has been this successful so thanks for all your support. If you have any ideas of what you would like me to do next, just comment below or message me!

So, the maxi skirt. It is a difficult piece but I'm sure it can be tackled! There is such a wide range of maxi skirts so it can be hard to choose one that's right for you. It's great for shorter people as it can make them look taller, and for people my height, we can feel like giants. But it is definitely worth taking the time to find a nice maxi skirt that suits you. So, here's how I styled it...

Top New look £5, Necklace Colette £5, Maxi skirt Primark £5, Boots Next £40
Flower garland Primark £4, Floral top New look £5, Maxi skirt Primark £5, Heels New look £10

The maxi skirt

I would choose quite a plain skirt so then you can wear it with more things. Patterns are awesome but they can limit your outfit which you really don't want. My maxi skirt is from Primark for about £5. Although cheap, it can look quite expensive as the colour is white. Sometimes however white isn't the way forward as you can get loads of stains on the skirt so be careful where you sit! If you have decided to go for a patterned skirt then style it with a denim jacket and plain top.

The style

The style of the maxi skirt can range as shown in my photos. You can go for a grunge look or a girly look. This completely depends on your style. The grunge look is great because it isn't too gothic and gives the whole outfit a lighter feel because of the colour of the skirt. This look is great for spring and autumn as it keeps you warm as well. The girly look is sweet and summery. The white makes it a vibrant and outgoing look, whereas the pastel coloured hairband and the black help to maintain the colour balance.

The accessories

Contrasting the colour of the skirt with a bright coloured necklace can make it look quite sassy but I styled it with a bronze necklace to offset the black top but still keep the outfit really chic/classy   For the second outfit I choose a flower garland instead to give a subtle colour difference. The boots are helpful as it prevents the skirt from trailing on the ground and also makes your legs seem endless. The other heels make it quite an elegant look. Would definitely recommend heels under a maxi skirt!

Thanks for reading! I'll keep you all updated. Follow me on instagram @goudgee28!

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Shoutout to upcoming brand Pebbles Cove. They are launching Aug 4th 2015 and have some amazing clothes (hopefully doing a blog with them soon!) IG: @pebblescove

Ciao xxx