Assembling your ensemble is not only about the clothing. Jewelry, hair, bags, makeup- it all goes with the dress and shoes. Do not think for a moment that when the dress and shoes are selected you are done. You are far from done. An elegant hairstyle is such a compliment to a pretty dress, I can’t even imagine wearing everyday beachy waves or a messy ponytail with a dress I have dreamed of since I wanted to be a princess and own a rainbow pony. Prom, the symphony, a play, don’t even joke about your wedding…. these are all a chance to be a stand-out in a sea of pretty.
So- how do you turn heads? By paying attention to your own. Consider your dress and jewelry. With a strapless dress you can wear some hair down by the neck, as in a low bun, as long as the jewelry isn’t overwhelming enough to get tangled in the hair. A dress with a high neck or shoulder detail demands an updo. Larger earrings may be appropriate, as the ears will show. But no necklace. Either way, if you are a bridesmaid, if you are attending the prom or some other formal, you need to have your hair attended to by a professional. This is your chance to really make a statement that your whole look is complete, not just that you can choose a dress from the racks. People will notice a nice dress, but they will take the time to compliment a standout hairstyle. This is unique to you and your evening look, and people will notice. Seem like science? It is. Grandma may say being yourself is more important that impressing someone else, but As The Curl Turns believes that if you can look in the mirror and impress yourself, the whole world will follow.