The first dress I chose is my favorite silhouette; the class ball gown!
Casablanca Beaded Organza Ball Gown
This gorgeous ball gown is Style 1992 from Casablanca's wedding collection. It's made of sheer organza over silky satin, strapless, and a sweetheart neckline. The gown has silver bead work, lace appliqus that are accented with Swarovski crystals and crystal sequins, and crystal buttons that go down the whole gown. It retails for $1,000.
A dress this classic, traditional, and timeless can be complimented with equally elegant makeup that is soft and romantic. The ball gowns are already heavy dresses. So the makeup must be toned down to balance everything out. This is what I've personally picked out for the dress...
A soft smokey eye with neutral nails and lips are the way to go for this one. Natural is key! With a flush of color on the cheeks, you'll look just as elegant and timeless as the gown you're wearing!
Products in this pic: 1). Naked 2 Basic Palette by Urban Decay ($29) sephora.com 2). Givenchy Beauty Le Prisme Blush in It Girl Purple ($42) net-a-porter.com 3). Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Seduction ($22) bergdorfgoodman.com 4). Deborah Lippmann Lacquer ($18) revolveclothing.com
My next pick was this beautiful mermaid gown!
Taffeta Mermaid Gown with Floral Sash
This show-stopping taffeta mermaid silhouette is sure to turn heads when you walk down the aisle! It has softly beaded strapless bodice and a removable taffeta sash at the waste with a floral detail. The best thing about this dress? The price. It is only $100!
Mermaid gowns bring out all the right features of the body! This silhouette is modern and flirtatious. So for that, I decided to go with makeup that echoed that style.
The palette of colors in this picture is soft, feminine, and flirty, which perfectly compliments this mermaid gown. Smoked out colors on the eyes paired with pinkish nude lips and light pink nails top off this ultra romantic, feminine look.
Products in this pic: 1). Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($64) harrods.com 2). Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick ($16) zappos.com 3). Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28) marcjacobs.com 4). Essie Sheer Nail Polish in Hi Maintenance ($7) 6pm.com
Last, but definitely not least, I chose a super fun, non-traditional short dress!
This fun and frilly gown features rouched chantily lace with a sweetheart bodice and a knee length last cut floral detailed skirt. This one retails for only $1,495!
A women who's into this style is young, fun, and loves to wow! So I wanted to throw in a makeup style that would really be true to that type of personality! This is what I would pair it with:
The makeup for this style should be just as showstopping as the dress! I would do a neutral eye that's slightly smoked out with a bit of glitter gently tapped on to the lid. This in combination with one of my favorite mascaras ever will make the eyes stand out. The glitters on the nails will help to bring out and compliment the hint of glitter on the eyes, and that'll really make them pop. Finish off the look with a bold hot pink lip, and everything will be just as bold and fun as the dress you're wearing!
Products in this pic: 1). Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Warm Eye Palette ($49) neimanmarcus.com 2). Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara ($7) nelly.com 3). T. LeClerc Lipstick in Candeur ($25) barneys.com 4). Goldie Nail Polish ($14) julep.com
What do you think of the gowns I selected and the makeup paired with each one? How would YOU style a particular silhouette? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Please don't forget to check out Loverly once again! It's a fantastic site, and I'm already addicted!
Have a great day :)