At my Year 12 formal, I looked like a foot.
An uncomfortable, short, not-at-all-fashion-forward, foot. Being 17 and dressing up is awkward for the best of us, but for the rich and famous, it’s entirely effortless.
For Lily-Rose Depp, her prom was just another night of looking like she was about to step out onto a runway. It’s no surprise really, given that she’s the face of Chanel, has appeared on several high profile red carpets, and is currently starring in a new indie film, Yoga Hosers.
The last few weeks have been a tumultuous time for Lily-Rose and her family, but the 17-year-old seems to be enjoying some semblance of teenage life, spending her LA formal night with friends, and reportedly, a date.
Last night, the @yogahosers went to Prom! @harleyquinnnn_ & @lilyrose_depp had dates of course but (ever on guard for thee) they were there strictly to chew bubble gum and squish Bratzis! And from all reports, they were all out of bubble gum… #harleyquinnsmith #lilyrosedepp #yogahosers #thecolleens #prom #losangeles #harleyquinn
Her full-length, nude, tank-style dress is an outfit only about 0.000005% of the population could pull off. And it’s so, so far from anything the average prom-goer would consider wearing.
Where’s the satin?? Where’s the blotchy fake tan? WHERE IN GOD’S NAME IS THE OVER-THE-TOP SMOKEY EYE?
At 17, you’re not even meant to understand the meaning of the word ‘understated’, let alone be able to apply it to your clothing choices. While Lily-Rose clearly believes in the rule, ‘less is more’, my teenage self was adamant that ‘more is most definitely more’, and as a result, one comment on my Myspace formal photo read, “you look like a chihuahua.”
Let’s just say I got a little carried away with the hair teasing and the smokey eye.
But it wasn’t just Lily-Rose who managed to nail a perfect formal look. Her equally glamorous Yoga Hosers co-star, Harley Quinn, wore a sleek, black dress that looked like it came out of a movie set, rather than the typical ill-fitting impulse-buy most of us end up with.
The only similarity between my formal and this one, is that it would appear there were overly-keen parents documenting the whole thing. Harley’s dad, Kevin Smith, shared the above photo of his daughter and Lily-Rose to Instagram.
And the girls ‘grammed the occasion too (obviously).
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I can’t help but notice: why aren’t they smiling?
While Lily-Rose and co’s formal looks are undoubtedly stunning, I do believe there’s something to be said for the pure joy that comes from looking back at old formal photos and laughing at your obscene outfit choices.
My mum wore a red pant-suit. It was excellent.
So while Lily-Rose Depp is definitely #FormalGoals as the youngens are saying these days, it’s important to remember that in no way is she your typical 17-year-old.
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