katrinairene said: Hello Nicole! I have a question for you about what to wear to a formal event that requires a floor length gown that doesn't scream "prom." It's for a Scottish cultural dinner and I want to make a good, sophisticated, slightly sexy statement. Your advice would be greatly appreciated! All the best during finals :)

Hi! Thank you! I know what you mean by prom dress; so just do everything to avoid that look. No glitter, no embellished cut outs, no weird tropical prints. It really depends on your body shape. I’m a fan of low neck, dolman sleeves, and cinched waist a la mk olsen:

my other tip of advice to get the most for your money: rent the runway.

PS. stay away from tacky jewelry and when in doubt, go minimal.