Matric Dance dress tips

Whether it’s your daughter, sister or niece helping a young girl put together a matric dance look can be daunting.

So, South African designer Errol Arendz offers gives some valuable tips on how to get a hot-off-the-runway look for matric balls.
It is essential to make this once in a lifetime event unforgettable from head to toe. This is the time in your life where you have to pull out all the stops to make sure they  look so stylish that people can’t help but look twice.

Know your body

“We all come in different shapes and sizes so it is important to know your body in order to dress it. Choose an outfit that that compliments your features,” says Errol.

Prints are rocking the runways this season and could be a great addition to give your outfit that extra something.

Shoe crazy

A pair of designer heels is the ultimate way to add elegance to your outfit, choose playful runway colours such as plush pinks, orange, coral blue or something multicoloured to give yourself a stylish edge.

Make sure you are able to walk in them, if you are not use to walking in heels, practice before the big event. There’s nothing worse than falling over your own feet or looking as if you've never worn a pair of heels.

Keep it chic

The red lip has been trending on the runway this season and it is a great look, there are different shades of red – make sure you pick one that compliments your skin tone.


Choose a necklace or bracelet that compliments your outfit. Keep it simple, and don't go too over the top, your best feature is your skin at this age, show it off and let your accessory enhance, not detract!.

Check out some of Errol Arendz designs here.

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