The time is finally here, it’s winter ball season and what better way to celebrate than with a stunning ball gown or dress! Just fresh off the back of the Met Gala Ball and a number of other fashion related red carpet events, we can’t help but feel mega inspired! Let us share some of our favourite fashion picks forecasted for this coming winter’s formal season which can be easily emulated at your upcoming formal function, black tie wedding or a winter ball event!
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Get the right look for your upcoming ball event with our easy to follow style break-down featuring winter inspired colour picks, back to basic styling and hot up-to-date trend options! Be inspired by floor length gowns, lavish midi dresses or perhaps channel something a bit more contemporary with a powerful pant suit set. Style your perfect winter ball outfit with our What to Wear Style Guide featuring our hot tips and tricks!
Picking the right colour: Our top 5 jewel inspired winter ball colour trends!
Emerald green is shaping up to be one of the hottest colours to emerge this winter season. With its luxurious appeal and abundantly rich colour value, emerald is a beautifully diverse hue that works in harmony with most skin tones, thus making it extremely popular amongst fashion lovers. In recent times the colour trend has been embraced by highly favoured celebrity fashionistas such as Rihanna and Beyonce. As seen above, Beyonce nails her flawless ‘green with envy look’, accompanied by a burgundy fur wrap and exquisitely oversized gold drop earrings. Get the look with an emerald dress from our Green Dress Collection!
It was most certainly the colour of the night at this year’s Met Gala Ball, an elaborate plethora of gold as far as the eye could see! We couldn’t help but ooze with excitement over this colour trend as it confirms in our mind that you can never be too glamorous for an event. A religiously regal experience transformed us to the heavens for what truly was a fashion spectacle. Armour inspired bodices encrusted by ornate beaded detailing and floating full length skirts had us feeling like we had been blessed by the gods above. Adding the golden topaz inspired trend to your upcoming formal style will undoubtedly take your glamorous look to the next level. Try it today with a gown from our Gold Dress Collection!
Nothing will have you feeling more fiercely feminine than a sapphire coloured gown at your next special ball function. A stunningly powerful hue, sapphire blue is also a fabulous way to add a touch of classic elegance to your style. Sapphire blue is a particularly great colour option for fair skin tones as the warm richness of the colour contrasts beautifully against a fair skin tone. Sapphire blue also looks exceptional when styled with silver/crystal coloured jewellery as it creates a timeless look guaranteed to stand the test of time. Look and feel classically beautiful in a matter of moments with a gown from our Blue Dress Collection!
A ruby red gown will not only make your feel incredibly womanly, but also undoubtedly have you standing out from the crowd! Most certainly not a look for the faint heart, ruby red offers an exhilarating experience. So what are you waiting for, dress to thrill at your next gala ball event and unleash the voluminous vixen that lies within with a ruby red gown! Try an off-the-shoulder style for indulgently feminine vibes or, for more of an imperially luxe finish, go with a bejeweled red sequin gown. Add a pair of opulent ruby red oversized crystal drop earrings to you look and you’re good to go. For more red hot gowns, browse our extensive Red Dress Collection today!
As one Ms. Monroe once said “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and that’s all the inspiration we need to get on the sparkle bandwagon. Feel like a million dollars in a stunningly embellished silver gown today! Reflect the best version of yourself with a opulently lustrous silver sequin floor length gown or keep it classic with intricate beadwork. The perfect option for your upcoming winter wonderland inspired ball or Gala dinner function. For the ultimate glam girl, take your luxuriously dazzling look to the next level with head to toe crystals accessories. Everything from your earrings and necklace to your bracelet and rings. Shop from our range of gowns today featured in our Silver Dress Collection!
Keep it elegantly classic: When it doubt stick to the basics!
The Black Gown – Alluring Vixen
When it comes to a black tie event you can’t go past the classic black gown! Essentially a fail proof option, the black dress has proved time and time again that it can stand the test of time and provide a flawless finish every time. To spice up your look add a bold pop of colour with a red lip and a pair of statement drop earrings!
The White Gown – Natural Beauty
Feel angelic in a white gown at your upcoming charity ball function A refreshingly vibrant crisp hue, white in fashion has evolved and is becoming extremely popular and less feared. White or ivory has become a celebrated ball gown go-to hue fundamental! For feminine chic vibes, keep accompanying makeup muted/fresh faced and avoid over embellished accessories.
The Nude Gown – Golden Goddess
The nude gown is a fresh, feminine and effortlessly versatile option! Particularly great for olive and dark skin tones, a nude coloured dress is a great way to add a touch of elegance to your evening ball style. Remember the trick is finding the right shade for you, whether that be a muted dusty pink, beige or cream. To style your nude look, keep your skin highlighted and glowing with illuminating bronzing powder and glossy finish products.
TIP* When matching up accessories to your gown make sure they are of the same colour tone to avoid looking mismatched and messy!
Try something a little different: Break the traditional ‘ball wear’ mould!
Try: Embroidered Florals
Try the emerging floral trend for your upcoming ball celebration. A great way to shake up your style and channel your feminine side! Choose florals that work well with your skin tone and complement your overall fashion style.
Try: Tailored Pant Suit
With the celebration of strong women more prominent now than ever before, the tailored pant suit has become all the rage as it encapsulates a beautiful balance between masculine tailoring and feminine silhouettes resulting in an overall luxuriously understated style. Be bold and try it at your next work gala ball event!
Try: The Midi Dress
When we think of acceptable ball attire our mind always seem to be drawn towards the obvious choice of a full skirt gown extravaganza. Nowadays however the push for practicality and sustainability versus overly elaborate fashion has shifted that perception, making the formal midi length dress a potential front-running option!
TIP* This relaxed fitted silhouette offers a great option for a work related ball themed function. Try a sequin or satin fabric finish for a touch of glam!
Add to your winter ball look
Top style tips to consider when accessorising your outfit!
- Add a bold oversized earring to your black floor length gown for a luxe finish.
- Incorporate a faux fur bolero/coat to your glam winter evening look.
- For a touch of drama try adding a gold headpiece to your evening dress.
- When in doubt, keep your makeup simple! Less is more, let the dress do the talking!
- Match the colour of your accessories with your gown hue. For example, faux oversized emerald jewellery with an emerald coloured dress.
For more style tips read our What to Wear to a Ball blog post!
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