If having just one look for your debut isn't enough, consider wearing another look for the after-party. A fact: you don't need to do a total overhaul to wear a different look. Check out the tips below for an effortless (and affordable!) reinvention.
You'll be surprised with what simple tweaks can do. You can wear a more traditional style—like a chignon or a French twist—for the program proper, and then wear it down for your after-party. Add a playful flair to your loose locks with a sparkly headband or a floral wreath and you're good to go.
You don't need another gown to pull off a brand new look—transformer gowns make for easy (and practical) changes. Finish off your ensemble for the program with a shrug or bolero jacket, and then remove the cover-up later on to reveal a whole new look. A skirt that allows you to detach the train or shorten the hem can be options too, so that your outfit starts off as a traditional dress and eventually shows a chic skirt in the end.
For the program, you can wear makeup in pastel shades to complement your pretty dress. Later on, you can be more daring with your makeup choices. Wear a bolder shade of lipstick (maybe a red one) or smoky eyes to transform you from the regal debutante to the fun-loving life of the party. Remember to highlight just one feature to keep your look classy.
Rely on accessories to pull off a different look for the after-party. Complement your attire with a few key pieces that pull your look together. Wear dainty accessories for the program, and thenchange things up with statement pieces for the party. Again, remember that less is more—strike a nice balance with elaborate and simple accessories for a flawless transition of your look.