If you’re a university/college student like myself, you’ll be well aware that we’re coming into ball season. Being someone who shies away from signing up to things, I’ve never really taken anything to do with events like these, but my uni’s annual Sports Ball is happening next weekend and so I figured I’d at least go to one just to say I’ve been. **Side note – it’s worth mentioning that I’m actually just gatecrashing this ball. I can’t even remember the last time I took part in a sport of any kind, and I only ever break a sweat when I have to run downstairs to meet the Dominos delivery guy.**
Because of my lack of experience, and also the fact that my high school was too small to have a prom (boo), I had no idea what kind of outfit I’m expected to wear to this kind of thing. Turns out it’s pretty formal, but with a three-course meal and a load of alcohol… so my next issue was trying to find a dress that could fit around these three factors! I’ll probably do a bit about my outfit next week, but for now, I’ve shortlisted five of my favourite dresses I came across in my search 🙂 (links are in the headings!)
I was really close to ordering this dress at first, until I realised that they’d sold out in my size 😦
One of my worries was that I’d end up in something that looked way too formal, and a lot of the off-the-shoulder styles gave me that impression. Despite this, I felt like this dress’s style manages to capture the whole “this is a fancy event, but I’ve still managed to play it cool” kind of vibe? I really love the colour too; I’m really into pastels, and so the fact that this shade is pretty light really drew me to it. I also liked that while the design isn’t too OTT, there are little features within it that add a bit of a dramatic look. Much love!