Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Masquerade party dresses


I love everything about this photo except the cig wink!

It’s less than 3 weeks from now until the WEVents 1st Anniversary Masquerade party organised by WEVents (WomenOnlyMENnotinvited). I’m excited to be invited and be part of this social event only for women. The highlight of the day is the WEVents masquerade queen, there will be best mask competition where participants will get 5 minutes fame on stage to convince the audience why they have the best mask through the theme they choose. Sounds exciting!!


Strappy heels are, once again, preferable, for that sexy, femme fatale with killer legs ensemble. I love this deep neckline dress with a sun-kissed tan skin!

I just thought of sharing this and hope will give you some ideas of how and what to wear on masquerade ball/party. Masks are normally mandatory for masquerade party. The common mistake people make about masquerade is, you’re just supposed to dress fancy and then wear a mask. However, a masquerade was almost a costume ball where most were dressed in the epitome of opulence displaying wealth, glamour and celebrating women’s improved status in the society.

Polyvore masquerade1

More details on the dress and simple mask

Polyvore masquerade

The Ice Queen masquerade ideas!

The key to choosing a really great dress for your masquerade ball/party is to try to match your mask to your dress as closely as possible, which can sometimes be a difficult task. The general rule on this is to match the colour of your mask to the primary colour in your masquerade dress.


Strapless tulle ballgown featuring contrast lining peeking through beaded bodice, sweetheart neckline, beaded waistband and corset back.


Slinky satin sheath featuring sweep train, ruched bust with elongated keyhole, jeweled bands that wrap the waist, cut-out back and one-shoulder strap.

Classic femininity calls for a dress of simplicity – the embellishments, the sequins, the embroidery, etc. Leave all details to your mask: pick a mask of feathery ornamentation, or bejewelled with sequins and/or rhinestones – the possibilities are endless with such an accessory. Your dress, on the other hand, should remain simple in jersey, chiffon, or some light fabric to maintain breathability and avoid a potentially “stuffy” look.


Strapless taffeta fit-and-flare with sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice featuring jewelled motif at waistline, and corset back.

“Accessorising” perhaps, the most enjoyable part of the entire process of dressing up. Finding (or making!) the perfect mask is of course the highlight of accessorisation (yes, I did just make a new word, dahlings!). Avoid statement necklaces. The top half of you is already over-accessorised by way of the mask; thus, focus more upon the bracelets and rings adorning your arms. Think cuffs, unique bracelets, cocktail rings, the likes. Find an interesting clutch – rhinestones, bejewelled, metal, or simply adorned with, well, adornments – to finish the ensemble. A touch of McQueen in the bag is quite sensual.