Ah. The matric dance! A night filled with glitz , glamour, and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you've are dreaming of a classic loom or something a-bit more avant-garde, we have got you covered. Here’s the ultimate guide to ensuring you're the star of the evening , from your head to your toes.

1. Dress Styles: 

Choose a dress that compliments your body shape. A-line, mermaid, and ballgowns are popular choices.

  1. A-line and ballgowns - these timeless styles flatter almost every body type. They are perfect for creating that fairy-tale princess moment.
  2. Mermaid - for those who want to flaunt their curves, these styles are a stunning choice. Just make sure you can move comfortably.


2. Colours:

Choose colours that compliment your skin tone. Jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and ruby make a bold statement, while pastels and neutrals offer a softer, romantic vibe. Don’t shy away from classic black and white pieces for an elegant yet timeless appeal. 


3. Accessories:

When it comes to accessorising, balance is key, less is more. Choose a statement piece (like earrings or a necklace) and keep the rest simple. You could pick one statement piece but keep the rest minimal. Think elegant drop earrings or a dazzling neckpiece-not both. Remember that your clutch should complement your dress without overpowering it. 

4. Shoes:

Opt for comfortable yet stylish shoes. While stilettos are always in vogue, consider your comfort. Block heels or elegant flats can be just as stylish and will keep you dancing all night long.

Pro-tip: break in your shoes before the big night to avoid any unwelcome blisters.

5. Hair and makeup:

Your hairstyle and makeup should harmonise with your dress. Match your hairstyle and makeup to your dress style. Loose waves or a chic up-do can complement most styles, while your makeup should enhance your natural beauty. If possible, do a trail run to ensure everything is prefect.

6. Bag:

A small clutch that matches your outfit is perfect for essentials like your phone, makeup touch-ups, and money. 

Your matric dance is a night to celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter. Dress to impress, but more importantly, dress to express who you are. Shine bright, have fun and make it a night to remember!