How do you make the best night ever even better? With wedding and prom season around the corner, we've rounded up the dresses, heels and jewelry you need to shine extra bright on your big night...
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | While some girls can get away with going super low-cut, or micro-mini short, some people's parents just might not be down. If you want to look sexy at prom but still please your 'rents, a cut-out dress is the perfect compromise. This red stunner keeps you covered while its well-placed cut-out makes it subtly (but undeniably) sexy. Va. Va. Voom.
WE LOVE | Cut-Out Dress, $59.99, H&M
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | Fringe means carefree. Fringe means playful. Fringe means fun. And if you can have a pair of shoes with a fringy little detail or a pair of shoes without, why wouldn't you go for the fringe? We love the way a bright little fringe-detailed shoe instantly makes a simple dress more exciting.
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | Whether you go edgy or classic, earrings are a must for a formal fête. If you're heading to prom or getting married, remember that you're going to be getting loads of head shots. Your dress might be ballin', your shoes might be sick, but for those close-ups, sparkle near your face will only enhance all that happy glow. And no need to spend a fortune - we love the $12 ear jackets just as much as the $110 drops.
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | You've picked your perfect dress, you've got your accessories locked down - now it's time for hair & makeup. Ugh - guys have it so easy. Before you just throw on a random lipstick, ask yourself this - what would Kylie do? Sephora's new Virtual Makeup Artist lets you try on different lipstick looks at home before you buy. Or (because we all know lipstick colours need to be seen in person), you can always set up a time with a Sephora or M.A.C. Cosmetics pro to help you score that perfect makeup look before the big day.
WE LOVE | Virtual Makeup Artist (and the real makeup experts) at Sephora
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | Want to stand out in a sea of tulle? We can't get enough of matchy two-pieces like this dreamy ballet pink number - as formal as a traditional gown but more modern and just way more fun when split into two.
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | I used to be freaked out by falsies. I'd buy them, pull out the glue, oh-so-carefully apply it and then, disaster. Always disaster. I'd either glue my eyelids together or end up with horror-movie doll lashes that fell off halfway through the night (sexy). Then I decided to let the pros do it for me. M.A.C. applied my lashes, showed me which glue to use, then directed me to some YouTube vids and now I have falsies down to an art. Fancy night must, IMO.
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | Why spend all that time on your look if you're just going to let your bag be an afterthought? A clutch is the perfect way to show off your personality - from girly to funny to edgy. And remember - don't even let the word 'practical' enter your head on this one.
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | If you've ever had a bad spray tan experience, you'll know that it never pays to cheap out on your glow. The new Sephora tinted self-tanning body mist is our new body beauty secret since it applies so evenly, and looks so natural. For beginners, make sure you exfoliate first and apply sparingly to start. Orange you glad you read this?
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | If you're on a strict budget, don't despair - the easiest way to make a statement without spending a fortune is to just go bold. This swing dress from GAP comes in the most gorgeous shade of pink that's perfect for a spring celebration. We'd pair it up with sparkly ear jackets (see above), a cool clutch (also see above), and a pair of shoes in a lighter shade of pink (you've got it - see above).
WE LOVE | Swing Tank Dress, $69.95, GAP
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | Since spring is so unpredictable (um, hello April?) and even early summer nights can get chilly, a cute little jacket is an absolute must. This soft faux-suede biker jacket would look amazing with a maxi dress and adds just the right amount of edge to any feminine frock.
WE LOVE | Biker Jacket, $59.99, H&M
WHY WE'RE OBSESSED | Don't be afraid of prints. When it comes to formals, going with a solid is just a formality. From proms to weddings, nothing says you're ready to party like a super fun print.
WE LOVE | Adriana Papell Illusion Yoke Floral Gown, $279, Hudson's Bay