Hogwarts Yule Ball Couture

Even though the next Tri-Wizard Tournament is not scheduled till 2019, word has it that the Hogwarts students have since insisted that the Yule Ball be an annual event. And who can blame them, since most days they have to wear robes and there’s nowhere really to take a date besides Hogsmeade?

Here’s what’s trending this year in the wizarding world.

In Ravenclaw Tower, the catchphrase is “Make Bronze Great Again.” Let’s be honest, the movies perpetuated a false idea that Ravenclaw’s colors were blue and silver, when every student at Hogwarts knows they are really blue and bronze. The trendiest witches this year are doing all they can to reclaim their roots.

Ravenclaw 2017

Marcella earrings, $180 (here)

Gryffindor has long been known for its daring and nerve, which is why this year’s Yule Ball fashions are saying “All eyes on me!” But the lion pride of witches wants everyone to know they have a softer side too, so watch for frilly details like bows and ruffles this season. The ROAR a la Lily Evans Potter plus the AWW a la Lily Luna Potter equals a hearty Gryffindor RAWR.

Gryffindor 2017

Lion ring, $30 (here) | Valentino bow pumps, retail $825, on sale (here) for $199 | Toriska clutch (here)

Those patient little badgers have been waiting all year to say, “Look, this sweet skirt may represent fair play, but this lacy crop top is not playing fair!” Some say this attitude was inspired by last year’s Head Boy Teddy Lupin, but regardless, Hufflepuff’s coming out so you’d better get this party started, Hogwarts.

Hufflepuff 2017

Amelia Full yellow maxi skirt, $75 (here) | Linda Flora bracelet, $29 (here) | Betsy Johnson flats, $99 (here)

The latest trend in Slytherin House is the vampy pantsuit, noting that it suits them, as Albus Dumbledore once said, to have “a certain disregard for the rules.” But if some unwritten rule said not wearing a dress to the Yule Ball was wrong, we don’t want to be right! These serpents are turning the rules on their heads … and turning all heads on their new rules.

Slytherin 2017

Jumpsuit #1, $67 (here) | Jumpsuit #3, $33 (here) | Jumpsuit #4, retail $240, on sale (here) for $97 | Snake on vine necklace, $75 (here) | Antique snake necklace (here)

Your turn to weigh in: Which was your favorite look? Is it from the Hogwarts House you’re in? Would you wear any of these outfits in the muggle world?

Hogwarts Yule Ball Couture

Because I am the biggest nerd you know, I found the time to create Yule Ball outfits for the different houses at Hogwarts.  Which is your favorite– is it the house you were Sorted into?  I’m a Ravenclaw, and it’s my favorite outfit below– but that’s unfair, since I’m the curator!


gryffindor yule ball

dress, Vera Wang; clutch, Toriska; headband, BeadsBroochesBridal; lion ring, King Ice; shoes, Valentino


hufflepuff yule ball

necklace, Jane Stone; badger ring, Accessorize; parasol, stncrafts; dress, David’s Bridal


Slytherin Yule Ball

dress, Fox Gown; earrings, Jane Stone; snake cuff, avicraft; snake purse, TheStarzLounge; shoes, Badgley Mischka


Ravenclaw Yule Ball

headband, E. Kammeyer; eagle necklace, Punk Fashion; shoes, Karen Millen; peacock clutch, Paulownias; dress, LaFemme


Hogwarts house fashion

I don’t know why I’m intrigued by this … but I am.  I know there are other Potter nerds who read my blog.  I hope you’ll enjoy!

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Also, check out these sites (Ravenclaw’s is the best!):






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