Friday, January 20, 2017

What to wear: Ball Season

I guess a lot of you guys know that the first two months of the year  here in Vienna are pretty packed up with all kinds of balls you can imagine!One of the biggest question is definitely ‚What to wear’. I’ve teamed up with the Mariandl Shopping center in order to share with you my personal tips when it comes to getting ready for these kind of events! Attending a classic ball night is not only exciting but also a little bit nerve-wracking – which shouldn’t be the case when you follow a steps.

Depending on the event you’re attending  you should definitely have to make sure to wear a dress that works for you. There are so many different options out there that it can be tricky to find the perfect gown that enhances your personal features. Personally i always love to get inspired when i’m not even sure what i’m actually looking for. In this case i can highly recommend Pinterest which allows you to create your personal board that helps you to define the search. Of course not everybody has the same bodytype – so in order to find the most flattering dress here is a quick overview (scroll down).

Thin frame – accentuate your long and lean physique with a fitted dress.

Bust is larger, your hips are narrow and often the waist is not well defined. Draw attention up to your face and try to achieve an hourglass effect. Try to find dresses that add curves to your hips which will create a more defined waist.

If your not that tall it’s always a good idea to wear an asymmetrical hemline that can make you appear taller. Feminine dresses with a V-neckline or pleating are also a great way to elongate your silhouette.

Slim legs, weight in the middle and a shorter undefined waist. For this bodytype i can highly recommend empire dresses which helps you to camouflage your middle. 

A hourglass figure is curvy. This bodytype is known for a well-defined waist. V- and open necklines but also accentuated waistlines will look great and add an extra feminine touch.

Hips are larger than your bust and your waist is well defined. Try to add volume to your upper body which balance out your hips and emphasizes your small waist.

So on to the next steps – HAIR & MAKE UP

Equally important as finding the perfect dress is definitely choosing the right style when it comes to hair and make-up. Personally i love to get inspired by all those celebrity red carpet hairstyles but let's be honest - this can be a challenge that you might lose! So if you are not super talented or let’s say not super patient when it comes to new hairstyles and make-up looks print out your favorites and get in touch with a trusted pro before you end up being late.


To top things off it’s always important to find the perfect accessoires that will add a little bit more depth to your outfit. Try to find something that enhances your look – because in the past i’ve seen so many ‚christmas tree’ inspired looks that ruined the whole appearance. It’s actually pretty easy – if you covered up in pailettes or shiny fabric it’s better to become a minimalist when choosing the right jewellery.

But most importantly – have fun!


H&M: Dress 
ZALANDO: Shoes Mai Piu Senza 

LOCATION: Mirabell Castle - Marmorsaal 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Pictureknox


  1. Sehr schönes Photo

  2. Kann man auch nur mit deiner Figur tragen <3 siehst super aus!

  3. Wow, du und das Kleid seht hinreißend aus! Habe mir erst vor kurzem ein sehr ähnliches schlichtes Armband von https://www.ella-juwelen.de/marken/MichaelKors geholt und dachte ich würde es zu legeren Jeans und T-Shirt tragen. Aber deine Kombination beweist, dass es auch perfekt zu einem wunderschönen Ballkleid passt. Ganz großes Kompliment! :)