Don’t Stop Dancing: Looks for the Spring Balls
If you feel like you haven’t danced at enough balls this year, then here’s some good news: on 8th April there’s a newcomer to the ball calendar at the Park Hyatt Vienna. Which you can also combine with doing your good deed for the day: the net proceeds of the Charity Ball – Treasuries for Children will be donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
What should I wear this time? A question that plagues women at the start of every ball season – which now stretches right into the summer months. Men have it a bit easier, every season: polished patent leather shoes, tux or tails, depending on the dress code, extravagant bow tie and medals that they have earned or simply awarded themselves for the evening. Hey presto.
Meanwhile, the women of the world are spoilt for choice. We dropped by Miu Miu, Emporio Armani, Saint Laurent, Etro, Mulberry, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen and Valentino to compile some handy hints to help you make a decision for the spring balls.
Whether it’s a dress (floor-length? But of course!) or a clutch, there are basically two things to choose from: 1) as extravagant a dress as possible, combined with sparse make-up and accessories and an uncomplicated hairstyle. Or 2) a simple dress with eye-catchingly lavish designer jewellery and a conspicuous clutch, in a matching colour, of course. Though only glimpsed when you’re climbing the stairs or sitting down, make sure your shoes sparkle.
One clear summer trend is perfect for the upcoming balls: a tiara! This year not just restricted to the debutantes, but something available to all women.