Perfecting your look for a special occasion can be so much fun, but also pretty stressful. If you’ve got a ball, prom, night out, or something else coming up that requires you to get all dressed up, this post has got you covered. Perfecting your look for a special occasion is always worth it - after all, the pictures last forever.
Find A Suitable Outfit
You know that you need to find a showstopping outfit to wear to this occasion. But you need to remember; it should be suitable. If you’re going to a wedding, then there’s no way on earth you should wear a white dress, or anything ‘too short’. It would likely be frowned upon! If you’re going to a formal ball, then many people tend to wear long dresses, or dresses below the knee. Wearing a mini dress could be possible depending on style, but you should be careful. If you’re going on a night out with your friends, then keeping it a little more casual with a hint of sass is a good idea. Your hemline can be short, but make sure it isn’t too short. You should be able to bend down without showing everything off - you don’t want attention of the wrong kind!
The most important thing is that you’re comfortable in what you choose to wear. Lots of famous people throughout fashion broke some rules, so you could too if you’re brave enough (and you know you won’t be asked to leave). Girls at proms have made skater dresses very fashionable, rather than those big puffy dresses everybody used to wear!
Get The Correct Underwear
Once you’ve got the perfect outfit, it’s time to start shopping for the right underwear. If you’re lucky, then a bra and a pair of pants you already own will do the trick. However, you might want to invest in some quality shaping underwear if your dress is quite fitting. This can help to smooth out any lumps and bumps and make you look incredible!
If you’re wearing an off the shoulder dress or something similar, then please, don’t show off your bra straps. You can get bras that can be worn a variety of ways, and strapless bras so you look more polished. You shouldn’t have a VPL either (visible pantyline). Make sure you take underwear shopping super seriously!
Accessorize The Right Way
Now you have your outfit and your underwear, you’re doing really well. It’s just time to find some amazing accessories so you can really emphasize your outfit and look professionally put together. Depending on your look, there are so many different pieces you can go for to make an impact. Something like frost NYC hip hop jewelry could be a great choice if you want a unique look that stands out. If you want your outfit to take centre stage, then wearing daintier pieces is a good idea. Make sure you don’t over accessorize, as you’ll end up looking garish rather than gorgeous.
Break In Your Shoes
Whether you buy new shoes or wear a pair you’ve already got doesn’t really matter, as long as they are clean and look nice. However, you should attempt to break them in before the big event. Try wearing them around the house for a few hours a day so that they can conform to your foot shape. If you don’t do this, you may end up hobbling around during your special night, or having to sit down. Not only will this look bad, you won’t be able to concentrate on having a good time. As well as breaking in your shoes, try buying some gel insoles to make them even more comfortable.
Take Care Of Your Body Hair
Whether a woman wants body hair or not is completely her prerogative. However, you’ll usually opt to be as smooth as baby dolphin if you have a special event coming up. If you plan on getting waxed, make sure you do this 2 days before, as you don’t want redness and sore skin to ruin your look. You could potentially just shave yourself, but this can cause itchiness, and even dry skin. Plus, you don’t want to risk any cuts! There are other methods of hair removal too, so make sure you research the best for your hair type and budget.
Practice Your Makeup In Advance
If you have the money, you could consider hiring a makeup artist whose work you like to do your face. However, many women prefer to do their makeup themselves. If this is the case with you and you really want to nail the look on the day, practice in advance. Consider the colors you’d like to use for your eyes, and practice getting a flawless base. This will make your makeup look amazing! Don’t forget to do it in natural light either, and make blending your best friend. You might already know all this, but it won’t hurt to watch a few YouTube tutorials for inspiration and ideas either.
Give Your Skin A Healthy Glow/Shimmer
As it’s a special occasion, making your skin look as gorgeous as possible is a must. Make sure it’s well moisturized, and consider using a fake tan or just a moisturizer with a shimmer in it to get a healthy glow. You could potentially get a spray tan, but make sure you trust this person first. You don’t want to wake up in the morning too dark, not dark enough, or streaky!
Manicure Your Nails
Make sure your nails are nicely shaped and painted. It doesn’t have to be a French manicure; in fact, going for something like black on the day could give your look an edge. If you want to treat yourself, visit a professional to have gel on your nails, or get some extensions to go all out!
Treat Your Hair Ready To Be Styled
Treat your hair in advance so it’s more than ready to be styled. Apply a conditioning treatment a few days in advance, and use things like Moroccan oil to make sure it’s in great condition. You can also use a silk pillowcase.
Drink Plenty Of Water And Eat Well
Drinking plenty of water and eating well at least a week in advance should make you glow from the inside out. You’ll feel great too!
Use these tips and you’ll be more than ready for your big event!