What to wear to your uni Christmas ball
You’ve reached the end of the first semester – finally! The exams are over, assignments are all in, there’s just one thing left to do before you crash out at home over the Christmas holidays: attend the Christmas Ball.
Every clothing website under the sun has probably sent you their offers, sales and deals on partywear this season and you’re completely overwhelmed by it all. I know we are! So we’ve put together a mini guide featuring a few different outfits you can wear to your Christmas Ball, whether that’s a fancy, all-inclusive Black Tie evening or simply a course Christmas night out on the town.
For a Christmas party
If your Christmas party is a pretty standard one that includes dinner and a disco afterwards, you’ll want to look good but not quite ballgown-good. Our pick for this includes a tulle midi skirt – tutu style like Carrie Bradshaw, a simple fitted black body to balance out the voluminous skirt and a pair of barely-there heels. Throw in a strappy bra under the wide neckline of the body and you’ve got an outfit that’s classy but fashionable.
For the men
Let’s not forget the man – fashion isn’t just for the girls! You’ll look especially dapper at a Christmas Ball in a tailcoat, but we’ve picked out a more practical and wearable suit jacket that can be reworn for future parties and even job interviews with made to measure shirts. Pair it with a festive bow tie and a glitzy pair of shoes – it is Christmas after all!
For a novelty ball
If your night is something a little different – perhaps it’s a course or society organised night for a novelty theme, this look with a 50s style retro dress complete with Santa’s Sleigh and a snowy Christmas night is ideal.
For a Black Tie ball
These often only come around once a year, so make the most of it! If you’ve got the chance to dress up in a floor-sweeping ballgown, stick to festive colours like this gorgeous, glossy red look. A simple bit of bejewelling on the sleeves and a satin skirt will have all eyes on you.
For a casual night out