I had my summer ball at university at the weekend to celebrate the end of my first year and exams being over for summer. It was a black-tie event which meant everyone was dressed up to celebrate. It got me thinking about some of the things girls deal with on nights out in order to look good.
First of all, the typical English weather was a problem for us all out in our dresses. It was windy (so you had to hold your dress down), it was raining on and off, and it was very cold (yes, even though it was the end of May). As I stood waiting in the queue for fairground rides, I couldn’t help but look enviously at the guys stood there in their suit jackets while I was shivering in my dress. Inside a club on an average night out you don’t have to worry about being cold all night. However, I do always stress over the decision of whether to take a jacket or not. Do I pay to leave it in the cloakroom? Carry it round with me all night? Or just brave the cold on the way in and out?
Then there was of course the issue of making sure you weren’t flashing in your dress whilst on the rides! Luckily it wasn’t too bad because of the way you get strapped into the rides. Wearing heels also causes some difficulties. Me and my friends were struggling to even find the entrance to the ball and ended up on a long walk around the campus to get to where we needed to be. This resulted in some of my friends taking their heels off temporarily before we’d even gone in! I didn’t have any flats with me to change into so I carried on all night in my heels. However, I’d been on my feet all day at work beforehand and by the end of the night I was definitely feeling the pain and I couldn’t wait to get them off! I don’t wear heels very often so spending hours in them walking around and dancing isn’t something I’m used to.
Most of us tend to want some kind of fatty food when we’ve left. We had planned to grab something on the way back, but it was just typical that the food places all decided to close by the end of the night so we had to go without *sobs*.
It’s always an effort when you get back after a night out too. It’s the early hours of the morning and you just want to crawl straight into bed but you normally have more make-up on than on your average day, and I have to take it off before I sleep. So it takes longer than normal to remove it all at a time when you want it to be a very quick process.
Which of these do you associate with? What similar problems do you face on a night out?