Year 12 formal is just around the corner and with it comes the dress finding frenzy. For most girls, their school formal is the biggest glam event they attend before their wedding. So choosing the perfect frock for the night is essential. And although the dress is the pièce de résistance, learning to style it and being organised for the night is truly what makes for a stress-free and memorable formal.
Here we’ve put together some Year 12 graduation dress tips to make your night one to remember.
1. Put together a mood board
Before you even begin to look for a dress have a good think about the look you want to achieve. Research different styles and put together a mood board. You might like to consider aesthetics, functionality, and comfort. This will give you a good foundation before you even begin your dress hunt and ultimately means you’ll know exactly what to ask the dress shop assistant.
2. Try on a few different dresses
Once you’ve decided on one or a couple of styles book in a ‘Try On’ day. You might like to book into a couple of dress shops to view their selection of year 12 graduation dresses. Once there pick a few different styles that appeal to you. Once you have these on, get mum or one of your besties to get some shots of you posing – make sure they get lots at different angles!
Give yourself a good week to think about your options and review your mini photoshoot to help you decide on The One.
3. Book in your trial hair and makeup
Okay so now that you have your dress, it’s time to book your trial hair and makeup with a well-reputed hairstylist and makeup artist. Do your research and check the reviews of artists in your area. Nailing your hair and makeup for the night is truly what ties the look together!
Accessories are the cherry on the cake. Elegant jewellery, fun heels, fancy hair accessories and a gorgeous clutch really finish the look! Take your time choosing each piece and have fun with this. Refer back to your mood board for inspiration.
5. Book in tanning, lashes and nails a few days before
Graduation day and night is a very eventful and emotional day. You really don’t want to be giving yourself added stress by being time-poor on the day. So things that can be done days in advance should be organised – even for the weekend! We’re talking about booking in your tan, lashes and nails. Having these long term physical aesthetics done days prior will leave you feeling gorgeous and on top of everything.
6. Relax and let loose!
You’re looking gorgeous and you’re all organised. Now enjoy the night with your friends, teachers, and parents – don’t forget to get lots of photos!
We hope these 6 tips help take the stress out of shopping for year 12 graduation dresses and make your formal a night to remember! If you’d like to view our range of labels, give us a call today and one of our friendly experts will book you in for a fitting!