Fashion: Yes, you shall go to the ball

By Michiko Hylands

Winter Ball season is here and there's an amazing array of gorgeous dresses to choose from. Think dramatic numbers with trumpet sleeves, fitted gowns in striking colours and luxurious, slinky options that will make you the belle of the ball.
Winter Ball season is here.
Winter Ball season is here.

World Samu dress $999
Team this dress with long, sparkly earrings and add a metallic silver bag for extra wow-factor.

Trish Peng Manhattan dress from $950
This dress is a perfect option if you have a rectangular body shape and want to create a waist and curves where you have none.

Miss Crabb Summertime Kowhai dress $390
This luxurious silk slip dress is best-suited to smaller-busted women who can wear an unstructured, wrap-style dress without needing extra support.

Orchid gown $299
Halo heel $299
Vampire choker $29
All from Ruby
Add a faux-fur piece for true gothic glamour.

Clare gown by Rubber Ducky $429
From Glamour Boutique
This blue-based red dress will flatter your complexion If your skin tone is warm with a neutral undertone.

TK long wrap dress, in white $450
Opt for a softly braided up-do and add high strappy sandals to channel "Grecian goddess."

Versus dress in purple $370
Strap block heel $400
Deco earrings in gold $100
Revolve necklace in gold $120
All from Moochi
The rich, royal purple of this sheath style dress calls for stronger makeup. Sweep liquid liner on your eyes for a cat's-eye effect and add a bold, statement lip.

Beauty bar

Bobbi Brown Sun-kissed Gold eye shadow palette $110
Mecca Cosmetica Luxe false lashes $24
The Collection Gorgeous Glow Bronze Block $15.99
Essie In the Lobby nail polish $22.99
Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick in Midnight Rose 377N $57
Skinfood Tanning Moisturiser $15.99
Redken QuickDry18 Finishing Hairspray $36

For him

American Crew Fiber $44
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum $79
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo 75ml $153
Working Style Cannes patent leather ceremonial shoe $599
Crane Bros Cinabre Bandana Rouge flower $195

Vellotri tuxedo $2295
Burlington shirt $325
Duchess silk self tie bow $89
Drake's white pochette $139
All from Crane Brothers


• Aesop available from World
• American Crew available from
• Essie available from selected pharmacies and department stores
• Giorgio Armani available from selected pharmacies and department stores
• Lancome available from selected pharmacies and department stores
• The Collection cosmetics available from


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