The Big Grad Ball Dress Hunt

Saturday, 26 October 2013

So it's just under a month until I graduate (ahhh!) and that means it's just under a month until I'll wear a lovely dress to the grad ball. In true abi style, I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to wear so have been frantically hunting everywhere I can think of for the perfect dress. As you will all know, this is much easier said than done, especially when you're on a budget.  I've  I've found some gorgeous dresses for over £100 but just can't justify spending that on a dress I will almost certainly only wear once so I've been looking for options under the £40 mark and what a mission it's been!
1- RIVER ISLAND | 2- NEW LOOK | 3- MISSGUIDED | 4- ASOS | 5- BOOHOO | 6- BOOHOO
It's really hard to find the right balance between being too casual and being OTT formal and I'd really like a dress I could wear again and I want it to have sleeves, and lace, and be a skater style.....Ok so maybe this is my problem, i've worked up a massive checklist. I didn't set out with this criteria but as you can tell, my chosen dresses are all very similar (and all very predictable if you know me!). I'm sure you've all been in the situation when you have such a clear idea of what you want and it can never be found. What a disaster!  Honestly though? I feel like I'm no nearer to finding the perfect dress which means that I still have a whole month's worth of dress shopping left....Every cloud!

14 comments :

  1. Have a look at http://www.jonesandjonesfashion.com/ babe! The dresses are amazing, I'm obsessed!
    xxxx

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  2. I love number 5, I think it would really suit you!

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  3. I really like dress number 3. I know how it feels, it happened to me.

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  4. 3 and 5 are gorgeous! Hope you find the perfect dress. :)

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    Heidi ♡

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  5. I love number six, the back is so lovely.
    Congrats on graduating! I hope you find the dress you're looking for.

    samantha

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  6. Ohhh, but number 3 and 6 are both amazing! Good luck hun ;) xx -b.

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  7. I am having this dilemma too! Which Uni are you graduating from - I graduate in November too :) I think my favourite is number 3 x

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  8. I love no 3 & 4! Really pretty and lacy! X

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  9. i love 2,4,5 they're gorgeous!

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  10. I love all of them :)

    Love,
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  11. Love number 5 and 6! The back is super nice! I love your blog btw, so I started following you on Bloglovin :)

    xo Mel
    Anxiety | Depression | Panic Attacks

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  12. I love no. 6! :)

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  13. ah the third one is really beautiful! i hink the neckline is gorgeous!!
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    x

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