What My Prom Looked Like 5 Years Ago

I cannot quite comprehend that my prom was 5 years ago now! Whaaat!

I really wanted to share the look I had at my prom when I was 16 and do a little memory throwback for myself.


My hair was significantly shorter when I was 16 to now but I styled it pretty much the same as I still do! I had light waves (which got ruined by the rain!) but suited what I loved perfectly. My hair inspiration Pinterest board is here.

The dress I wore was a dangerous buy! It was actually shipped from China and was around £80 but I had it significantly altered beforehand by the most lovely lady. What I loved the most was the colour. (Similar colour prom dress here). It was quite different to what a lot of other people had worn in previous years and I liked how it complemented my hair. I have linked some gorgeous prom dresses from ASOS below:

Dress 1, Dress 2, Dress 3, Dress 4, Dress 5.


Myself and my then boyfriend (Thank you Charlie for your permission to post this!) Can we just take a moment to appreciate my fantastic tie and dress colour matching?! My dad drove us to the venue in an Aston Martin Rapide which was just totally amazing and a fantastic experience.

My handbag was from Accessorize and I still have it to this day! I remember it being reasonably affordable, under/around £20. I have linked some prom bag styles from ASOS below:

Bag 1, Bag 2, Bag 3, Bag 4, Bag 5.


This is the only photo where you can see my shoes! I wore cream wedges because I was terrified of standing on and consequently ripping my dress but the rain destroyed these so much that they were sadly binned afterwards! I remember them being from New Look but I l have linked some prom shoe styles from ASOS below:

Shoes 1, Shoes 2, Shoes 3, Shoes 4, Shoes 5.

I hope you enjoyed this little throwback to my prom which I still cannot believe was 5 years ago now!

What was your prom like?




  1. sewtonya
    July 15, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Just wait till your prom was 10 years ago! 😳 that still blows my mind. I had a dress in almost the same color. You looked great. 👍🏻

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Ahh I don’t know where the time has gone already?! Really? That’s so cool! Thank you 🙂 xx

  2. July 15, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Aww, I love these pictures! You did do a good job with the matching colours of the tie with the dress 😂

  3. July 15, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Great pictures! You looked gorgeous.

  4. July 15, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    My prom was five years ago as well and I seriously cannot understand where the time went! I feel soooo old haha! But you looked gorgeous!!!

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      It just seems so long ago now! I feel exactly the same! Thank you so so much xxx

      • July 17, 2017 / 12:11 am

        I feel like an oldie haha but no problem 😊😊

  5. July 15, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Your dress was really pretty! I don’t think many would go for that kind of color!

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved it so much xx

  6. July 15, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    You looked stunning! I like that concept of matching tie & dress color. Perfect combination!!

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you so so much! So glad you liked it!

      • July 16, 2017 / 5:15 pm

        Yeah I think it’s pretty! I had a similar dress for my prom but in light blue

  7. July 15, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    That dress is so pretty! Sadly I didn’t go to prom because of my health but if I did, I would’ve gone for a similar colour myself!

  8. July 15, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    You totally looked stunning! Love the green pastel gown, so lovely xx

    • July 15, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you do much! You’re so lovely xxx

  9. July 15, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Love your look! Your dress very much reminds me of my own haha It’s really nice to see girls who actually look like they’ve just graduated and not 20 years older! xx

    • July 15, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much! Ah really?! That’s so cool xx

  10. July 15, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    You looked so lovely! That color was really pretty and so unique!

  11. July 16, 2017 / 1:29 am

    You’re brave ordering a dress online! It looks beautiful. I’ve never actually been to prom before, at my school you have to be a senior or asked by a senior, and I’m not a senior yet!

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      I can’t believe I did it to be honest! Oh really? Not a huge amount of people have actually been to one! I had one two years ago as well but that was very casual xx

  12. July 16, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Beautiful dress for a beautiful young lady!

  13. July 16, 2017 / 8:44 am

    How beautiful! I absolutely loved my ball dress and the night in general. My only regret is that I did not begin dating my boyfriend sooner and instead went to the ball with an acquaintance which made the night awkward. I would’ve loved the opportunity to go with my boyfriend. And now this year he cannot attend my university ball because he lives too far away and the air tickets were too expensive. Frustrating!

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Ah no?! That is so typical, what a shame! Well, all of my photos are pretty much with my boyfriend who I had quite a messy breakup with a few months later so that wasn’t ideal! xx

      • July 18, 2017 / 7:52 am

        Oh no that is a pity. Well in the ones you posted you looked pretty!

  14. July 16, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    You looked so pretty 😄😄😄😄

    I would have loved if you put a recent picture to compare, but all good.

    • July 16, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Aw thank you so much! A recent picture of myself? xx

      • July 20, 2017 / 4:38 am

        Yeah… To compare, but you’re done with the post, so it was mainly just a comment.

  15. July 16, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    This is a neat idea for a post. Very pretty!

    • July 16, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much, that’s so lovely! xx

  16. July 16, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Love the dress it’s such a unique colour and suits you!! I nominated you for the Liebster Award on mt last post, check it out 🙂 xx

  17. July 17, 2017 / 4:33 am

    I was not one for dances, so I never went to any. But I absolutely LOVE the color of that dress. It is stunning.

    • July 17, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Ah thank you so much, that’s so sweet! xx

  18. July 17, 2017 / 10:09 am

    That matching was impressive. You looked lovely

  19. July 18, 2017 / 6:13 am

    I love that soft green color, it suits you well. My prom was almost 6 years ago👀. I wore a navy blue one shoulder dress. That’s a sweet ride.

    • July 19, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Ah thank you so much! Oh really? That sounds amazing! xx

  20. July 18, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Oh my god, love how your outfits are matching. Life goals!! You looked so pretty!!

    • July 19, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Awww you’re the actual best, thank you!! xxx

  21. July 26, 2017 / 3:50 am

    I love that shade of green! My best friend and I also bought dresses from online (Amazon) and everyone thought we were crazy for doing it, but they turned out to be absolutely beautiful and fit great! It was also a nice guarantee of not having an accidentally twin 🤗

    • July 26, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you so much! Exactly, it is sometimes worth the risk to have the great outcome 🙂 xxx

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