Thursday, 14 May 2009

You shall go to the ball!

Yessssss, the moment I have quite pathetically been looking forward to for about three months is almost here!

As you may/may not know, last week was the end of term for us third years. Every year we celebrate it with a summer ball, but this year as it is the last one, I really wanted to make an effort.

SO.. The dress code is smart. Pretty vague really, but I presumed this meant men in tuxes and women in gowns. However, after discovering what my friends and colleagues are going to wear, I fear I'm going to be pretty over dressed.

I designed my dress myself about five months ago (yes this is very eager, but I'm always designing things and I knew what I wanted a while back!) and my wonderful, talented mother made it- with help from me of course! 
The dress is floor length, regal red satin ( I think?) with a deep V neck on the front and on the back. I wouldn't normally go for this sort of thing, but I was inspired by the dress Keira knightley wears in the Coco Madmoiselle advert. There is also a chiffon bow at the back, to give detail and hide my big bum! I've got some pictures but they're taken at my horrible student house so please excuse the quality and the ugly fire door!

Most other people are wearing knee length dresses, lots of puffball and strapless going around. What do you think, do you like it? Will I stick out like a sore thumb? 


  1. OMG Nic that is to die for!I love it you are going to look so beautiful, you will be the belle of the ball for sure!your mum is so talented!i love it!xx

  2. I think its gorgeous and with Dita Von teese style make up it will be lovely!

    Have fun :D x

  3. yey thanks lovelies :) xx

  4. I don't think the door does the dress justice! But yeah veerrrry pretty dress and I'm glad someone else has a full length dress who is also short like me! So let's be overdressed together!


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