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May Ball: A Style Survival Guide


As America’s high school seniors are getting ready for prom night, the U.K. is gearing up for the legendary college extravaganza: May Ball. This all-night event marks the celebratory ending of exams for Cambridge University, and here at Faviana we have gathered our best tips, dresses ideas, and style hacks for style survival on the big night.

May Ball is the time to show off your personality and individual style, so put together your favorite pieces and have the time of your life!

The Shoes

May Ball is the perfect time to rock the most original and fabulous Carrie-Bradshaw inspired shoes you can find. However, May Ball is known to last into the wee hours of the night so your feet may resent you for the edgy stilettos you bought, regardless of how good they look. Our suggestion is to stow a pair of small, packable flats in your bag for when your feet need a break, or for the walk home. Faviana style 7860 is the perfect dress to showcase seriously awesome heels or flats, with its perfectly flared, above the knee pleats.

The Bag

While a mini clutch is classy, it is almost never big enough to fit all the items you will want to bring. Partying till dawn is made easier with a few essentials, such as make up wipes, chapstick, and spare hair elastics for when your “do” is done. Go for a medium sized bag with a strap to fit everything you need, and to make it easier to carry. A chic bejeweled bag with a chain strap is the perfect edition to a simple, classic gown. Try a pearl encrusted cross-body bag with Faviana Style S7937 for a simple, yet glamorous look.

The Hair

Boho-chic is trending for 2017, and it will make your hair for May Ball a no brainer. Try simple hair, either up or down, with a decorative crown to make your look pop. Long flowing gowns are easy breezy for any formal event (and perfect for dancing all night!), so show your personality with Faviana Style 7946, which embodies boho-chic. Pair this look with neutral make up and your favorite rings, and voila your boho look is complete.

The Layer

With quickly changing spring weather, it is always a good idea to bring something to throw on for the grand arrival, or for the exit. A leather jacket might be a good option for the edgy girl, or a tasteful wrap could be more your style. Whatever you choose, make sure it will add some warmth and originality to your look.

Confidence is key for rocking any look, so wear whatever you feel the best in! Do not forget to have a great time, take a lot of pictures, appreciate your friends and celebrate yourself. 

What are your tips for surviving May Ball? Do you already have your accessories picked out? What Faviana Dress do you plan on rocking? Show us by posting photos on Instagram and tagging our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, or Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!



PS: Check out more of Faviana’s Spring 2017 Collection here!



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