I’ve spent a bit of time looking at dresses the past few days. I’ve said these are for younger women only because I’m looking for one of my cool younger sisters going to her 6th form college prom. For her, it has to be a dress but nothing flowery or flowy and nothing long, and no ASOS, River Island or New Look either. Not as easy as you’d think! I’ve tried to keep the cost down too. Here’s what I’ve found.
This black lace dress is nice. It’s from Warehouse. A strapless bra and some kitten heels – helpful for those who don’t wear heels often.
This satin dress from Mango comes in khaki, silver and an orange print. A bargain at £19.99.
My sister asked me to steer clear of ASOS so she’s not wearing the same dress as all the other young women. Topshop could be the same though I thought I’d have a quick look. I quite like the colour of this dress from Topshop (and the Tall sizing would come in handy for my tall sister) but I wonder how comfy the nylon fabric would be after a dance. And of course, being less than £40 and Topshop, she may well have a dress twin at the prom.
Totally 90s and Topshop again but wow, what a dress! If I was 18 again, this would be mine!
Personally, this dress is my least favourite but it’s eye catching and more modern than lots of the prom dresses on the high street.
This Whiston dress would look beautiful on anyone! It is more grown up and subtle but stunning. Such beautiful detail at the back too.
As far as shoes are concerned, I’d say kitten heels all the way. They’re “back” again and easy to walk and dance in. I don’t think you can go wrong with these from M&S for £25. I have them and they’re true to size.
These ruffle front low heeled sandals come in lots of colours. Here in gold and here in goes with everything black. The reviews aren’t great but I tried them and thought they were comfortable (albeit just trying them on in the shop)
Higher and not subtle at all, I expect I’ll have added these beauties to my shoe collection by the end of the month.
I’d carry a plain black clutch with any of these dresses. This from Misguided via ASOS is a good buy for £10 and has a removable gold toned chain.
On top, I’d shoulder robe with a tux (on sale for £10 in H&M) but a cool teenager could get away with a denim jacket.
As far as my occasion dressing is concerned, I am (probably) only going to Henley this year. If they didn’t have such an insane dress code for women, I’d be wearing this top and trousers together. I’m trying to think of an occasion I could wear them for anyway…. maybe my birthday!
Back soon with some every day dresses for those of us over 20.