Trend Tuesday: Purple Reign

There’s no doubt that the colour of the season is purple and we can’t help but follow suit and go all amorous for amethyst as it’s a prom match made in heaven. There are so many great shades to choose from – soft lilacs, vivid violets and deep berries – it’s the perfect colour if pink turns you a little queasy but you still want to look feminine. Here’s our fave purple picks for prom…


Asymmetric dress, £215 Ruby Ray

This one shoulder, floor length gown is so flattering! The gathered waistband will accentuate your waist and the full and floaty skirt will swish and swirl as you walk. This bold violet shade will look especially fabulous on girls with either pale or really dark skin and dark hair.


Autograph Pure Colour Duo Eyeshadow, £8.50 Marks and Spencer

For dazzling purple peepers try this sweet eyeshadow duo from Autograph by M&S. Sweep the lighter shade onto the lids and use the darker tone to blend into the outer corners and creases. The compact even comes with a mirror and brushes, so you can hide it in your prom bag for emergency top-ups on the night.


Purple pumps, £14.99 Blue Inc.

If you’re super tall or heels just don’t float your boat, then check out these gorgeous purple pumps from Blue Inc. We love the satin bow and diamanté detail – perfect for prom, plus they’re a steal at just £14.99.


Eye Candy London Colour Flip Nail Lacquer, £8 Sainsbury’s

For purple nails with a difference, get your hands on this colour flip varnish in shade Sexy And You Know It by Eye Candy London. We love the two-tone, metallic effect as the colour changes in the light. Other shades available are on-trend green, blue and gold.


Ring, £5 Allusions at BHS

Add a hint of purple to your prom outfit with this amethyst finger bling. Chunky jewels are always in fashion so team with matching accessories and a dark dress for a little gothic mystery.


Butterfly purse, £6 Monsoon

OK, OK, we did find this purse in the kids’ section of Monsoon, but it’s just so darn cute! The adorable butterfly shape, jewels, beads and sequins simply scream “prom”, so why not pop it in your clutch bag to keep your coins safe?


Limited Collection mascara, £5 Marks and Spencer

For extra impact, finish your look with a slick of mauve mascara teamed with a coordinating smoky outline.