Summer/Graduation Ball Fashion // Inspiration from the Celebs

By Carrie Rose | Friday, 13 May 2016 Leave a Comment
With summer balls and graduations coming up I thought I would help inspire you by summing up my favourite evening/event outfits from some of the celebrity TV awards that have occurred recently! When I had my summer ball all I remember doing is googling celebrity evening dresses to not only get outfit inspiration, but hair, makeup and accessories too.

So in this post I have summed up my favourite looks to help you choose your style!

As seen on CelebsNow and voted number 1 best dressed, Alisha Dixon at this years Baftas looked absolutely amazing! Yellow is something that will make you stand out. Her outfit kind of reminded me of the 'How to lose a guy in 10 days' movie with the famous and loved by millions yellow dress here. The open boob area may be a little too much for a summer or graduation ball and wouldn't want any fashion fails to take place. Similar styles like this in pale yellows can be found online and in high street stores like here at ASOS


Jenna Dewan also sported a soft yellow bandeau dress for the Golden Globes in 2015 which I blogged about here. The ruffle at the front hides any belly rolls or lumps and bumps which is perfect! I love this style and think its perfect for a summer event like this.

Brie Larsons Blue feather piece was absolutely stunning for the Oscars this year. I am personally a huge fan of this tone as not only is it a classy colour, its also bold making you stand out and highlight features.

Reece Witherspoon during the Golden Globes in 2015 looked absolutely amazing in her sequin detailed bandeau maxi dress. Her simple waves are perfect for any summer or grad ball. I also like how her makeup looks very natural. She has gone for pinks and peaches to compliment the tone of her dress and of course light skin. For those that are blonde like Reece pull off this tone of dress perfectly! Golds, greys and silvers are certainly for the fair haired however they do seem to suit dark haired women too but give off a different look. Dark haired women wearing golds and silver give off a seductive and sexy feel whereas Reece here gives off an angelic feel.

For those with dark hair and darker skin, the marroon colour would be perfect! Zuri Hall looked absolutely stunning in this gown during the 2016 Oscars. Plus this dress is something that is available in high street stores like Missguided.

Blake Lively although looked a little casual for the Cannes Film Festival this year, I loved her maxi jumpsuit in rich red with the neck detail. This sort of look would be amazing for an evening graduation ball and comfy enough for the partying after. I am too a fan of a rich red colour. Red is certainly the head turning colour and only the brave can pull this off.

Get the look too on Missguided!

And lastly Sienna Miller rocked a completely different look to everyone else during last years Golden Globes . Her boho/tinkerbell style was personally my favourite. Her hair also finished the look and think this is the sort of style I would go for during a summer ball.

Celebrity Watch  along with my voucher codes have summed up the most outrageous Met Ball outfits showing you what not to do or wear for an evening event like this. Of course, the biggest FAIL was Kim K's grandma curtain dress as she ballooned during her pregnancy.


My advice would be to stay away from patterns all together and don't go for a long sleeved without showing a bit of skin!

What sort of style will you be going for for your summer or graduation ball?

 For more informal outfit inspiration, you can see what I wore here for my recent awards night at work.

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