Night of your life
formal, pfft. Just the most important social event of the year, no biggie... Right now your head’s probably swimming with questions about what colour eyeshadow to wear with your dress that you haven’t bought yet and if that cute guy in science is going to pluck up the courage to ask you (seriously, what is he waiting for?). But don’t stress!
We’ve pulled together this one-stop formal guide to help you out in the dress department, give you major makeup inspo AND make sure you slay every second of your night of nights – from finding a date, right through to handling any drama at the afters.
But first, because preparation is key and you know I love a good list, here’s a little head’s up about five things that will most likely go down at your formal: 1 There will be one of those fugly marble backdrops set up in the entranceway for you and your plus-one/besties to take profesh looking photos. If it’s not marble it might be a photo of a red curtain, or even better, a fake night sky with a fake drawbridge #magicalmoments. 2
There will be an awkward teacher presiding over the snack table looking suuuper uncomfortable. Pro tip: have a chat to them as you scoff down the mini burgers – they’ll probably love you for being cool and not avoiding them. Brownie points! 3
A random will be wearing the same dress as someone in your squad and there will be a minor freakout before they get over it and decide to take an all-time twinning selfie. 4 There will be a time near the end of the night when everyone’s dancing to Despacito (lol) and all the groups come together – and it’s actually so fun. 5
A bunch of people will leave really early for the afters and booooo, farewell them. More space on the dancefloor for you.
Have the best time ever!