Glowing witches hat? Check. Smelly pumpkin mush? You betcha. Enough candy to keep a postcode worth of kids sugar-high? Why, sure. But why is the day we spend so long getting spooky, so hard to team with being seductive?
It's not that we want to wear Playboy bunny ears- and we're more than happy to leave St Trinians to the teens. But to actually feel like you’ve just fled the circus of horrors or crawled out a can of worms? Um, no thanks. So in the name of having a fabulous Halloween, here are some last minute tips on how to stay gorgeously ghoulish.
Just because, we know as a figleaves customer, you'll always be the belle of the beasts.
1. 1. Go in for gothic glamour
Feeling good doesn’t mean half measures. Think Morticia Adams’ tantalizingly red lips or Cat Woman’s bold smoldering eyes and embrace the look you’re going for. Add a paled out face and statement hair to work wonders. If you get your shoulders upwards right (and it really is as simple as a quick backcomb here, a splash of blood there) the costume will naturally follow.
2. 2. Use it as an excuse to buy something you will wear again…
Put down rash purchases, there is no need. This season is brimming with all the burnout lace, bondage leather and dazzling sequins you could possibly desire. To make it even more easy, here’s a quick peek at our favourites: French Connection’s studded batwing dress, figleaves chic winter maxi and, of course, the leather look leggings.
3. H 3. Have fun!
Embrace toffee apple scoffing, dunk like you’ve never dunked before and limbo like nobody’s watching. Don’t hold back on behalf of your makeup. Just take a Halloween handbag (see tip no.2) stashed with backup supplies.
4. Dim the lights
Just because everything seems to come in acid orange doesn’t mean you must transform your house into a garish mess. Simply light a candle, kill the brights and enjoy your romantically ghost-like layer.
5. Wear fabulous underwear
Yes, we know this one’s a little predictable, but if you’re going to have to don a shoddy wig and haggard witches nose the only way to feel irresistible is by looking exquisite underneath. To be truly vamp match Midnight Grace’s Foxglove set with Aristoc’s deliciously sheer stockings.
There you go: drop dead gorgeous.
Now happy spooking xx