Last night’s Clark Atlanta University induction as a Panther. The attire was a white dress and black shoes. The dress I’m wearing isn’t pure white; it’s a wedding cake white and the black heels pulled off well. This dress fits well on those who are long legged, medium to large framed bodies, hour glass or pear shaped bc it is an A-line wear, and for those with a little to no booty. I got it from Ross for $13…yes $13 dollars! It, also, ties to the front and you can adjust it to your comfort or keep it loose to exaggerate the top half a bit more being that it drapes a little. I was blessed to find my size (11). Sweet Storm is the designer, by the way.
This dress can go better with a pair of light brown to flesh toned heels or pumps, neutral colored flats, or a low neutral/flesh tone pump. As far as handbags, and depending on your shoes, a silver, gold, coral, and nude color clutch will set it off and minimum jewelry. I wore a gold stud and necklace set. Not too much nor guady. It was just enough to set the attire off. Silver studs and necklace or a pearl set will do wonders, too; creme and pink will go better if you do pearls.
As for hair and makeup, you want to keep it simple being that the dress is already a certain color, length, and design. So, you can let it hang but do add curls to give a soft yet mature look, a ponytail with a curl to give a sweet and innocent ora, or a low side bun for a clean polished approach. These hairstyles accentuate the dress in a manner of elegance and because the dress is two inches above the knee, you wanna keep it low keep and polished with a little sassiness. And makeup shall consist of blotting a creme foundation, concealer, and gold or any neutral eyeshadow. Don’t over do it with a too dark brown because then, you’ll take away the polish look. Now, you can add a little in your crease, but not the entire eye. As for lips, do oil them first and apply a small amount of color, a neutral color that is. For those who wear glasses, like myself, the same makeup applies to you, as well. Keep the makeup low tone and clean. And I would recommend wearing a low side or back bun for those who wear glasses to take off age and to keep from having too much hanging in your face. You, also, look fresh faced with hair off your face when wearing glasses.