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The Best Dresses for May Ball 2017


You’ve been looking forward to May Ball well before you even started prepping for exams. From the exclusivity and the potential surprises (ferris wheel? famous performer? balloon rides?) It’s bound to be one of the most exciting nights of your life! We are looking forward to seeing all of our UK friend’s Instagram photos of the delicious meals and glamorous parties in the beautiful campus gardens.

Of course one of the most important aspects of May Ball is the strict formal dress code and while you are in the middle of trying to decide what to wear, how to do your hair and makeup, and most importantly, who you are going to attend with, the Glam & Gowns team at Faviana has been busy curating a handful of our favorite looks that are May Ball Perfect! Read more below for style options and inspiration to ensure that your night is sure to be absolutely memorable.

Formal & Whimsical

This is the ultimate May Ball gown: Pretty, elegant, formal and it has pockets! You will surely stand out in this fabulous berry and black dress. Keep accessories simple with a black clutch to store some back up black flats, phone charger and lip gloss, and pair with a pair of black crystal teardrop earrings and delicate rings. Create a retro make-up look with a cat eye and lip gloss. Balance the fullness of the skirt with a high bun.

Classic & Clean

Faviana Style 7747 is beautifully simple. Available in many different colors such as cloud blue, ivory, black, red, cherry pink, smoke grey, navy and ruby, this dress is a perfect May Ball dress: free flowing, flattering and fun! Due to the lace up back that makes for easy adjustments, you won’t have to worry about looking good in this dress, or about touching it up all night – which it is one of our best sellers, and it comes in plus size! Accessorize this look however suits your style best, go edgy, glam or boho chic. Pair with pretty pearl and gold earrings and a delicate gold necklace to complete this soft, romantic look.

Boho Chic

Go full boho princess in Faviana Style S7937! This comfortable jersey dress is available in red, cloud blue, ivory and black and is cut to perfectly flatter every body type.  The boning in the bodice adds an element of structure to this on-trend, off-shoulder style. We recommend pulling your hair back with this style to show off your collarbone and shoulders.  As for accessories, a thin black choker would add the perfect touch to complete this look.  Keep your make-up soft and natural with this boho look.

Red Hot

Faviana Style 7950 is the definition of ‘Red Hot’. Form fitting and flattering, you will break some hearts at May Ball in this sexy strapless dress! If red isn’t your color, you can’t go wrong in black! Wear some fabulous shoes that will peak through the high front slit, and pair with some bold metallic bracelets and earrings. Big glam curls and and a bold red lip would compliment this look well!

Floral & Feminine

Romantic and alluring, this feminine two piece style will surely turn heads at May Ball! Available in rich color such as bordeaux, navy, evergreen and royal, you will look and feel like a princess in this dress! A similar beautiful style is available in plus size. A gold clutch and jewelry would look great paired with this comfortable jersey dress. Re-wear the top of this style with jeans and a leather jacket later!

Thinking of wearing one of these fantastic Faviana looks to May Ball? Do you like our picks for some of theBest Dresses for May Ball 2017? Have any style advice? If so, we would love to see! Show us your look and tell us all about your fabulous night by commenting below, posting photos on Instagram with our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, or Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!



PS. Be sure to check out more of Faviana’s Dresses this season here!