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Show us your school ball style

Last updated 13:28 21/06/2013
Ruby Pleasants
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OSCAR-WORTHY: Ruby Pleasants, 16, spent about $500 on her big night, but says she is likely to splurge more next year - 'it will be my final year, so it will be a bigger deal.'

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Ball season is in full swing and teenagers all over the country are jumping at the chance to spend a night dolled up to the nines.

Word is that 2013 ball-goers are spending more than ever on their outfits, with some even citing reality TV show stars like the Kardashians as inspiration.

Whether it be an exatravagant masterpiece worthy of a red carpet, or a minimalist cocktail getup that exudes understated chic, we want to see photos of your chosen look.

Have you gone all out and splurged on your dream gown or tuxedo? Or maybe you've bucked the trend and crafted your own DIY look?

Do you know someone with an amazing story about their ball and what it means to them?

Contribute now to show off your style and inspire others.

Please make sure you tell us the names of everyone in your photos, what school you go to, and the date of the ball. We are unable to use professional images without permission from the photographer.

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