|I look like a garden knome next to this regal creature, but I really needed to show you the similarity in shape.. See?|
So, when I was invited by the wonderful people at Fanny Crown to write about - and maybe even win - one of their dresses, this idea immediately came to mind.. Although it was difficult to stick to, as there were so many other beautiful dresses in every style conceivable. It's not just limited to proms/debs dresses either; I could've done a Goth Bride post if really I wanted to! And if ordering such an important dress online makes anyone feel a little anxious about sizing, never fear - you can include your measurements in your order, so the dress can be tailor-made. They also offer for the dresses to be made in every colour under the sun.. The world is your oyster, formal-dress-fiends!
After much thought and consideration, I picked out the I Am Mermaid Strapless Designer Dress for my fantasy Goth Prom ensemble. It was pretty shocking to see how much it reminded me of the dress we made for Junk Kouture. Although our dress was unsymmetrical and maybe even a little unflattering, the similarity in shape is definitely there. Funnily enough, people always (jokingly?) told me that I should wear the Junk Kouture dress to my Debs.. I always scoffed at them, saying that there was no way I would wear such a rough-and-ready dress to such an event. However, this Fanny Crown dress is the perfect nod to 'the glory days', whilst also being far from embarrassing!
|Fanny Crown Dress//Jeffrey Cambpell Shoes//Accessorize Earrings//Alexander McQueen Chunky Necklace//Regal Rose Ring//Alexander McQueen Clutch|
This dress does itself enough justice on its own, but I've accessorised it here to make it stand up to the dark, angsty world of Goth Prom. I feel like I've got to address the Jeffrey Campbell shoes I've included in my mood board first, as they're not very conventional Debs shoes - but then again, what about being a goth is relevant to traditional Debutante wear?! These shoes are a comment on modern society and conform... Duh - and the platform's a nice nod to the iconic, rough 'n' tough Goth Stompers. Aren't they fabulous? I've also picked out a gorgeous Alexander McQueen clutch, which has a distinct shape that brings out the petal layering in the dress very nicely. It's also got some colour in it, which will work well with the jewellery and makeup I've selected. Speaking of jewellery: I've gone for all-silver, and deep red gemstones (links are all in the caption).
|Makeup inspo on upper left//Hair inspo on lower right and centre//Nails? Well, you can see them.. hm.|
Fun fact: Cinderella was actually a goth and loved Hallowe'en - that's why she went to the ball (GOTH PROM) in a pumpkin. Bleedin' Disney..
OH, and an added bonus! If you're looking for a formal dress any time soon (until the 15th September specifically) you can get 15% off by using the coupon code BTTFOURWALLS14 on the Fanny Crown website. Cheers!