Make the right choices to ensure you're evening runs smoothly. (Picture: Pixabay)

Most girls start planning their matric ball outfits long before they even get to matric. For those who haven't had their matric balls and still frantically trying to get an outfit together here are a few tips and dress inspiration for your big night.

Before we get to the oh so important dress, don’t dismiss the importance of getting your hair and makeup just right.

When deciding on a makeup artist it’s worth spending a bit extra on a professional. Don’t hesitate to ask to look at examples of their work and insist on a trial run. Using a good makeup artist makes all of the difference on how your pictures turn out. The same applies to your hairdresser. 

Use a professional makeup. (Picture: Pixel)

During a trial run, you are still able to change what you don’t like to perfect the look you want. On the night you want to enjoy the whole experience and not arrive at the venue late and disappointed.

Whether it’s your hair or makeup it’s important to be comfortable. There’s no point in wearing large false eyelashes when you’re going to be stressing about them falling off.

The same rule applies when choosing an outfit.

Comfort, and style, of course, is key. Are you able to sit in your dress? Are bits showing that shouldn’t be? Does your dress fit well and not too tight? These are a few questions to ask yourself to avoid wardrobe malfunctions and embarrassing moments.

When choosing a dress show off your best asset - if you have long lean legs, don’t hesitate to show them off.

For the girls who are still looking for an outfit here a few dresses from our local designers for inspiration:

Quiteria and George (Picture: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo)
Imprint. (Picture: African Fashion International/Reze Bonne)
Erre. (Picture: Eunice Driver Photography)
David Tlale. (Picture: African Fashion International/Reze Bonne)
Orapaleng Modutle. (Picture: Simon Deiner/SDR Photography)
Lumiere Couture. (African Fashion International/Reze Bonne)