Ball gown showdown | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

MERMAID-CUT gowns, Michael Leyva

IF HOLLYWOOD red carpets have their fair share of “Who Wore It Better?” debates, your glamorous prom or graduation ball also has its own style showdown. Which is why there is no better time to get all dolled up than on this night of countless Instagram snaps, showstopping dance moves, and crowned kings and queens.

For this fashion showdown, we’ve rounded up the most eye-catching and flattering formal wear. Check them out and create the look that suits your style. With these dresses, the hardest part is choosing just one!

You don’t always need head-totoe rhinestones to shimmer and shine. Dance the night away in one of these elegant yet edgy metallic numbers.

GOLD metallic gown, Michael Leyva; silver-and-black cutout gown, Eric delos Santos
GOLD metallic gown, Michael Leyva; silver-and-black cutout gown, Eric delos Santos

Sleek in sequin
A dress with sequins all over is timeless, especially in a dramatic deep-navy hue. What makes this frock even more fabulous is the geometric cutout on its sleek silhouette.

BLUE sequined cutout gown, Eric delos Santos
BLUE sequined cutout gown, Eric delos Santos

Princess Diaries
If there’s ever a time to be a real-life princess, it’s the night of your prom or graduation ball. Twirl around in these classic A-line gowns with patterns reminiscent of the Victorian era.

FLORAL print gowns, Eric delos Santos; silver sandals, Nina shoes from SM Shoe City
FLORAL print gowns, Eric delos Santos; silver sandals, Nina shoes from SM Shoe City

Make a splash
Why we love the mermaid silhouette: It’s sultry and form-fitting on top and sweet
and enchanting at the bottom. Show off your curves in one or two gowns, each with a detailed bodice and stunning flared skirt.

MERMAID-CUT gowns, Michael Leyva
MERMAID-CUT gowns, Michael Leyva


Photography Toff Tiozon
Styling Luis Carlo San Juan and Krista Rodriguez
Makeup Justine del Rosario and Jet Babas
Hairstyle Ethan David and Jet Babas
Models Jasmin Alexandra Nulla and Giada Gardini

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