Fantastic May Ball outfits and where to find them

Ariel Yuqing Luo 18 April 2016

Is there a better way to relax now than to browse online shops in the name of ‘I have nothing to wear for May Week’? We think not. Shopping in Grand Arcade can be convenient, but only until the dress you like is not available in your size. Worse is the considerable possibility of someone getting the same jumpsuit as you do. Online shopping is way better for choices – and if we’re doing it, we might as well be doing it properly. So here’s an Easter term blockbuster not to be missed: Fantastic May Ball Outfits and Where to Find Them. Starring: some major 2016 trends that you can definitely wear again.

New Romantics: Dive into the new romantics trend and have a search for spring pastel, floral print and silk dresses. ASOS is of course the place where you can find anything, but it is particularly good for chiffon maxi dresses at affordable prices. Before you shop, it is a good idea to have your measurements ready and to refer to the size guide, because ASOS features a wide range of brands which do not necessarily fit true to size. For a high-fashion bend, also has a great selection of dresses and jumpsuits at discounted prices.

Bohemian Festival: It is that time of the year again when Coachella fashion resurges. For a fresh and summery look, go for tribal prints in white, beige and camel. American online retailers such as shopbop and feature many ultimate boho brands loved by Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner: Free People, For Love & Lemons, etc. But with import taxes, similar styles at Urban Outfitters and Topshop might work out cheaper.

Effortlessly Chic: If floor-length dresses and jumpsuits are too much of an effort, get a knee length dress from Zara or Warehouse that is easy to work with, and simply style up the look with jewellery and bold makeup such as metallic silver eyeliners. Who knows, maybe effortless is the coolest way to do a May Ball.

Americana: The bold red and blue colours from the Americana trend make for a great statement style in May Week. Sexy halterneck plunge dresses and burgundy satin jumpsuits are spotted on Nasty Gal and Missguided. The red maxi dress from the Ariana Grande for Lipsy collection is worth checking out.

And before paying, make sure you have entered your student discount code from Registration is free and they work with a lot of online shops – even and it’s for a limited time only. I’d say, save that 20% and spend it on a matching lipstick!