Anyway, so yeah about the outfit I wore, I hadn't planned what I was going to wear until about a week before the wedding (trust me I leave EVERYTHING to the last minute). I had a dress I had bought a while ago but wanted to oomph it up a little. So, I found an old burlesque costume from a costume shop and chopped the net skirt off to create a mermaid tail-like effect and used velvet for the sleeves. My tailor was literally my saviour because not only did she make my dress EXACTLY how I wanted, but she somehow managed to do all in 1 day!!! It's ever so easy to take a simple mini or midi dress and transform it into an evening or occasion dress. My favourite shops that sell beaded and embellished dresses are Miss Selfridge and Shop style and if you're looking for net try costume shops or any vintage store. So in total this dress cost me £42.50 including labour costs which is way cheaper than buying a dress of similar style readymade off the high-street.
Hope this post gives you inspiration for any future events you have coming up like prom or a graduation ball.
Dress: Miss Selfridge (similar styles here) £20
Net skirt: From costume shop £4.99
Velvet sleeve material: From any fabric store £1.50
Labour costs: £16 since the pieces were all hand stitchedHabeebah xxx
P.s My stunning make-up was done by my sister's talented friend, only 16 years old!!