How to Get Ready for a Semiformal

Yay! The big night that kept you up for days! Here is how you can make the best out of your night and how you prepare.

Steps

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    Get an outfit. You'll probably want to get it at least a week or two before the dance. If you are going with a date, you can coordinate the colors. Here are some ideas:
    • Top: A fancy blouse that compliments your skirt is excellent and looks great!
    • Skirt: Don’t get a skirt that is too short, as this is a semi-formal. Instead, get something knee-length or longer.
    • Dress: You can get a dress instead of a skirt too. Since it's a semi-formal, look for something about knee length. Don't go for sparkly, glitzy, or super short dresses. Buy what fits and suits you.
    • Shoes: They don't have to match your dress, but should be a complementing color. Semi-tall heels work well with knee-length dresses. Make sure you can walk in them!(Ballroom dance shoes are elegant & comfy)
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    Take a shower about two-and-a-half to two hours before the dance. Use a good smelling body wash. Shampoo and condition your hair. Shave if you can,
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    Put your hair up in a towel to dry.
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    Put on a sweet smelling body lotion.
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    Do your nails. Paint them, or at least file them. Shimmery, light colors work well.
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    Take your hair out of the towel.
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    Decide on a hair do. Sometimes it can be better to go to a stylist who knows what they're doing. But if you have to do it yourself. You want something that isn't so loose it will fall out when you dance; you want something pretty. Halter dresses look pretty good with any hairstyle. Strapless dresses look good with up-dos. Strap dresses look good with anything. If you have straight hair, try smoothing and shining it and wearing it down. Or, put it in a sleek high ponytail. If you have wavy hair, try wearing down and a little bit messy; feel free to add a headband, put it in chic messy bun, or even try on a messy side ponytail.
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    Brush your teeth and use mouthwash BEFORE you get into your dress. You don't want to stain your dress with toothpaste!
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    Get into your outfit.
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    Apply makeup! Go glam for nighttime. Green eyes: try lavender, purple, or light gray shadow. Make a smokey eye. Put on some mascara and curl lashes. Put on some shimmer cream as blush and some shimmery lip gloss. Brown eyes: try a green or purple shadow. Blue eyes: try a brownish or coral shadow. If you go heavy on eyes, don't go heavy on lips.
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    Get a bag. A pretty pocketbook or clutch is fine. Include: bottle of water, mascara, lip gloss, breath mints or gum, cell phone, floss, body spray, hairbrush and pins, and money.
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    Put on some good body mist.
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    Go out there and have fun!

Tips

  • Most people sweat - it's advisable to wear deodorant. Make sure to apply shortly before getting dressed, so you don't get any white stains on your clothes, or you try a clear deodorant.
  • Make sure all the tags are off your dress!
  • Drink water and keep hydrated! All that sweating will make you hot and deprive your body of the water it needs.
  • Make sure you have enough money for a ticket to the dance. If you bought your ticket in advance, make sure to bring it with you!
  • Make sure you have a ride to and from the dance.
  • And most importantly, Relax!
  • Don't eat a heavy meal before you go.

Warnings

  • Don't be a snob.
  • Follow the dress code (if they have one).
  • Don't get anything too revealing.
  • Use your common sense.
  • Be polite and lady like.

Article Info

Categories: Dances