Former Debutante Lizzy Clarke gives Schooldays.ie some great advice when preparing for your debs. She writes,
‘With only a few months to go the eagerly anticipated countdown to the Debs begins. Looked upon as one of the most important events in the school calendar, the Debs marks both an end and a beginning in a student’s life. It is important that some thought is put into the big night so as the celebration goes to plan!
The debs dress
It may be time to hit the shops and begin to get a feel for the style of dress that would best suit you.
Don’t worry if you don’t find anything straight away – by leaving yourself plenty of time you will have lots of opportunities to find the perfect gown.
Who to ask?
Start giving some thought as to whom you will bring along as your date for the night. Is it a friend or a partner?
You will want to pick someone who you know you can rely on and have fun with. Don’t be shy in asking someone to come along with you; most people will be delighted at the thought of a good night out!
Once the dress has been organised, it is time to add the finishing touches to your outfit. Remember that a very plain, simple dress may be transformed through the addition of a statement necklace or clutch bag.
Think about what kind of footwear you will choose for the big night. The key here is to choose a shoe you know you will be comfortable in. No one wants to have to opt out and head home early due to aching feet!
The lads - while the Debs may be considered less of an occasion for the boys, at the two-month mark, male debutantes should be considering tux hire and whether they will opt to wear accessories such as a waistcoat or braces.