By Natalie A. Correa
Can you believe it, seniors? There are only 195 days until graduation, five weeks until the end of the semester, and ONE week until Senior Ball. Where did the time go? Due to the quick and hectic semester, I’m sure there are a few of us who haven’t had time to find the perfect gown for this black tie affair. But have no fear because The Crusader is here to help you “say yes to the dress” in time for the ball. Read on below to learn where to get a dress at last minute.
ASOS is an online shopping super center that is based in the United Kingdom. They “sell cutting-edge fashion and offer a wide variety of fashion-related content.” ASOS has dozens of dress styles to choose from, but my personal favorite is their ASOS Kate Lace Maxi Dress. Want to radiate your inner Kate Middleton? Similar to the Duchess’ Jenny Packham Dress for the Olympic Gala, the ASOS Kate Lace Maxi Dress gives off quite the royal feel. According to ASOS, this dress fits true to size, has a beautiful v-neckline, and sheer eyelash detailing. It also has a “silky feel, semi-sheer fine mesh.” The best part? It has a full skirt, which means you won’t feel confined when you dance the night away. This evening dress comes in navy and nude and sells for $102.22.
- Amazon Fashion
Amazon Fashion is another great online shopping resource! You can purchase gowns from a variety of designers, including Theory and BCBGMAXZRIA. My pick is Gracekiki’s Womens Spaghetti Evening Dresses Sequins Split Cocktail Dress. You know the saying “Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.” This dress personifies this quote. The dress is made entirely out of sequins, with options in navy, rose gold, and silver. Offering the perfect balance between sexy and elegant, the evening dress has a thigh high slit on its left side and a form-fitting bodice. Because of the slit, this dress is also perfect for one who wants more legroom to dance and move around throughout the night. Did I mention the list price for this dress is $209.00 and is now selling on Amazon for $69-$79?
Get a friend to drive you to Auburn Mall, or take advantage of the free SGA shuttle to go to Macy’s! Because of the upcoming Christmas season, Macy’s has a variety of winter gowns in store. One of my favorite dresses at Macy’s is B Darlin Juniors’ Embellished Halter Dress. The formal dress has a halter neckline, a sophisticated embellished bodice and allover pleating. If you want this dress, think fast! It’s almost sold out, but on sale for $38.99. This dress runs true to size and comes in navy.
- David’s Bridal
My favorite dress available at David’s Bridal is their Sleeveless Key Hole Beaded Jersey Dress. This dress comes in black, coral, eggplant, navy, and red in both Plus and Missy sizes! According to David’s Bridal, this dress is“elegant, fun and above all comfortable! You will love this gorgeous beaded jersey dress!” Furthermore, this dress has a sleeveless bodice, a long skirt with a front slit, and a “heavily beaded empire waist [that] adds tons of sparkle and helps create a flattering silhouette.” I’m not sure what you’re thinking, but I think this dress offers everyone the full package – it’s comfortable, elegant, and sparkly! This dress is priced at $139.95 and can be ordered online.
Senior Ball is on Friday, November 18th at the DCU Center. Make sure to get your tickets!