A young woman making her debut into society at an elaborate formal party is called a debutante. While they are less common today than they used to be, debutante balls are still held for the introduction of young ladies into fine society.
Being a debutante is a tall order. For starters, you need to pick the perfect debutante ball dress. This calls for planning and careful shopping for the right fit and tailoring. A debutant ball dress needs to also be elegant. To look your glamorous best, you can pick from a range of luxurious to inexpensive debutant dresses that will make for a striking silhouette.
1. Vintage charm
Traditionally, the debutante ball dress worn by young women was a white satin ball gown (mostly sleeveless) that was matched with a pair of long white gloves, earrings, and a string of pearls. So if you would like to be a vision in white, choose vintage over contemporary cuts, especially if the party is going to be a traditional affair. Another advantage of white debutante dresses is that they can be used for weddings too. Even today, white debutante dresses are very popular.
2. Southern Belle
Every girl’s dream is to find her Prince Charming at her debutante bash. Another top debutant dress tip is to reproduce the southern belle style worn by Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
3. Designer dresses
Since there are many beautiful debutante dresses designed for the occasion, a designer label can make you the star of the evening. If you can splurge, go for a classy spaghetti strap number, or an off the shoulder gown. There are exclusive designs that use English net on the sleeves and midriff or use a beaded bodice pattern – just right for a modern debutante dress.
4. DIY dresses
For an inexpensive debutante dress, get a full-skirted, ankle length gown stitched by your local seamstress. Just make sure that the fabric is soft and is trimmed with embellishments to create a unique look. Try shades of ivory or champagne for the color of the dress.
5. Whatever option you go for, make sure the dress you pick is comfortable, since you will be wearing it for a long period of time. Match your divine debutante gown with a pair of high-heeled shoes and make your grand entry into high society!
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