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Looking for a special dress or ball gown can be really daunting, especially if it’s something you don’t wear often. Don’t worry though, I’ve found the remedy…

Sterling clear

You guys know I love a “Princess dress”, I may like my black leather jackets & chunky boots.. but yes, I do like being girly too! This dress is one of those amazing quality, disco sparkly ball gowns and I just absolutely love it. A floor length trail that pinches you in at the waist is the best type of dress, always. Basically, this is the dress I wish I could have worn to my Prom but when I was 16 the choice was extremely limited, unlike you lucky girls now! I’ll have to save it for my next ball gown event… or my first one, rather. For now though, prancing around a very cold and very empty field would do, and I enjoyed that just as much! Well, until my hands turned numb.

When David’s Bridal got in touch to work on a post I have to admit, pretty much every dress stood out to me on the website. They pride themselves on dressing women for all occasions whether it be your wedding (there are some beautiful bridesmaid dresses too!) prom, formal events such as charity balls or awards ceremonies, graduations and so on. The photos online are also true to life which makes a huge difference, especially if you’re ordering yourself a special dress. If you’re after something special, go take a little look, but beware, you will not leave empty handed!

I decided to pair this glitter ball number with pink accessories, because.. why not!? Pink adds a slight girly twist on the whole outfit, and I think it helps make this beautiful gown come to life. These ASOS heels may well be my inner Barbie, but I just find them so pretty and can imagine they will be so good for Summer. Lastly, the lovely lady over at Crown & Glory hand-made this amazing headband for the shoot, and I think it adds a brilliant touch of fun. I think it’s really nice to be able to add a splash of colour into an outfit, even if it’s for a special occassion! If you want to stay on the safe side you could always add a pink lipstick to get the same effect.

I’M WEARING:  DRESS*  |  SHOES*  |  HEADBAND* | NECKLACE*

Photography – chris@alotofbradshaw.com

I love pink and I’m not afraid to say it. I feel that as a female if you like pink it’s all a bit girly (especially when you’re from Essex!) but it’s really okay to like pink – even more so when it comes to shoes. So in celebration of pink itself, here are some of my little pink picks in accessory form.

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29 Comments

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks Trudy! Glad you like the post 🙂 xx

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you so much Lucy! x

  1. 24th January 2016 / 7:04 pm

    What jaw-dropping photography! The dress is a stunner too. New to your blog, via Dolly and Dotty. Very impressed x

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Ah thank you SO much 🙂 Oh hello, nice to see you here! 😀 x

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks Hannah, such a sweet comment 😀

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much Carolyn! x

  2. 24th January 2016 / 9:23 pm

    These photos are stunning! I completely agree with you I definitely like the leather jacket and chunky boots vibe, but I also really enjoy dressing up and wearing a really pretty outfit for a special occasion, there’s just no nicer feeling really then feeling really pretty and wanting to dance in said dress the whole time
    http://www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks Beth! And yes, it’s so nice to be able to dress up sometimes 🙂 x

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:48 pm

      I love the dress! 🙂 x

  3. 25th January 2016 / 9:37 pm

    The shoes!
    These pictures are stunning lovely xxx

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Sarah, I love the shoes too! 😀

  4. 26th January 2016 / 8:30 am

    That is a gorgeous dress! It really suits you too! I’ll have my prom in like 2 years… too many dresses to decide which one to buy!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Ohhhh lucky you, I wish I could go to my Prom again! Have fun shopping for dresses! 🙂

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you Vivian! I love the dress too 🙂

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:45 pm

      So glad you like them, thank you 🙂

  5. 28th January 2016 / 9:49 pm

    This dress is beautiful! And the photos are amazing too x

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you Emma! x

    • 13th February 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your kind words Helena! x

  6. 24th November 2016 / 3:04 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous!

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