How to dress for a military ball

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Kate Hudson looks simply stunning in this nude dress. If you wear a dress like this you will look like a star at the military ball!

  • Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  • Clutch: Calvin Klein
  • Earrings: Kate Spade
  • Bracelet: Glitzy Secrets

How to dress for a military ball

Did you receive an invitation to join your husband or boyfriend at a military ball? Great, this gives you a reason to dress up and to show your man how gorgeous you actually are! There are a few things you should keep in mind when you're attending a military ball but if you apply the following tips you will arrive in the appropriate attire while looking beautiful!


  • The best military ball attire is a floor length evening gown but often a dressy knee length cocktail dress can also be worn. Make sure that you don't arrive over the top like you're going to your prom. At a military ball you're supposed to look modest and classy. The number one mistake you can make when going to a military ball is wearing something too revealing. this is not done! this means, no plunging necklines, high slits, sidecuts or low cut backs.
  • We recommend to keep your dress really simple. Often a simple gown in a dressy fabric like silk or satin looks more elegant and chic than a dress with a lot going on. You can glamour up your look with your accessories. Also keep in mind that darker colors look more formal than lighter ones. When you adjust the color of your gown to the season you're always good.

  • The number one secret to looking amazing is to dress in attire that is most flattering for your body shape. If your figure could use more support than consider reshaping underwear. They can do wonders! Make sure that your underwear is not visible under your gown. For more information on how to dress for a military ball for your body shape click here!
  • Combine your outfit with some delicate high open sandals in a color that matches with the color of your dress.
  • Do not bring a large bag because they are too casual. Instead go for an elegant small clutch in color that goes well with your attire. 
  • Wear your most beautiful expensive looking accessories but don't overdo it. Only wear a necklace if this doesn't compete with the neckline off your dress and do not combine it with larger earrings otherwise it will be too much. Wear smaller ones or leave them out. You can also wear beautiful crystal earrings with an eye catching bracelet.
  • Since a military ball often is a evening event your makeup can be more dramatic than what you would wear to a daytime event but don't overdo it. We recommend you to accentuate your eye or your lips and to keep the rest simple.
  • Do something special with your hair. We recommend you to wear it in a classic updo. Consider going to a hairdresser who is more experiences with doing updos. This will definitely be worth the money because every woman looks twice as good when her hair looks flawless at a formal event.

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Amazing examples of military ball attire

Kim Kardashian is looking gorgeous in this long deep red one shoulder dress! The color of the dress looks great with her hair and skin color. 

  • Bracelet: John Lewis
  • Shoes: Shopstyle
  • Earrings: Michael Kors

Sienna Miller Is wearing a very classic black evening gown perfect for a military ball! 

  • Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  • Accessories: Swarovski
  • Clutch: Petite Legs

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