May 23, 2006

Graduation Fashion I

Its the graduation time of the year again! I used to think that the only fashionable thing one needs for graduation is a fabulous pair of shoes-after all, isn't that the only thing one can see with the long black graduation gown?

Boy was I wrong. During dinner with some graduating friends the topicof what to wear on graduation came up. The first question was, pants or dress? Since I've never been to a graduation, I don't have any first hand experience on what is the norm. But while wearing pants underneath may look good (or so I heard), college graduation IS one of the most important events of one's life,and one should celebrate it with a fabulous dress. Besides, at some point one will probably take the gown off and take pictures in your dress!

That settled, we moved onto what kind of dress one should wear. The ceremony is in the day time, so you probably don't want to wear something that is shiny and too evening. On the other hand, you don't want to be wearing a dress so casual that you might as well be strolling in the mall. Nor do you want to be too revealing, this IS graduation. The trick is to find a balance between casual and formal. And since the gown is black already, you don't want to wear anything black either. Here are a few of our ideas:

My first instinct was too go for a pretty white eyelet dress. Something like this dress from ABS. Mostly this is because I wore a white eyelet ABS dress to my high school graduation and hence I shall forever link white eyelet dresses with graduation. But also becausse the style is pretty, classic, formal yet casual and summery- perfect for graduation. However, this might be a little too girly, innocent looking and classic for some. So moving along....

. . there is this simple printed nuetral colored summer dress from Burberry. It fits the occasion and is more sophisticated and elegant. Definitely a winner.

In fact, my friend bought something very similar from BCBG (above). Here, instead of print, there is floral pattern and black trimming, making the dress more interesting. You don't want something too plain and classic afer all, this is a memorable day!

And speaking of not boring, the dress Rory wore to Logan's graduation comes to mind. The GORGEOUS Marc by Marc Jacob's dresses this season (especially the vibrant silk ones-like the one above) are perfect. They are vibrant, bold, exciting and totally unforgettable- just what graduation should be! Plus its very photogenic against the green grass background!

28 Comments:

Anonymous shopdiary said...

the first dress is classic while the last one is definitely not boring. it will leave a lasting impression (a good one)!

5/24/2006 4:17 AM  
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5/24/2006 4:32 AM  
Anonymous Your Birthday Present is Amazing said...

The first two are slighlty boring while the last two are simply gorgeous! good picks and great post topic my sister just went through the process and wore the typical black pants (blah) I wish she could have seen this post!

5/24/2006 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But watch out, because if it's raining, the dye in the gown can run. Either wash the gown beforehand, or wear something else and then change as soon as you get indoors. I work at a college so I've seen a lot of pretty dresses wrecked this way.

5/24/2006 8:54 AM  
Blogger colon said...

Are the Burberry and BCBG dress from Nieman Marcus?

5/24/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of months now and just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading it.

I have to say the second last dress is just gorgeous!

5/24/2006 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm graduating in 17 days. YAY! I have to say, I absolutely love the first dress... Classic.

5/24/2006 10:55 AM  
Anonymous J. Lam said...

I def. wore a white eyelet dress to my graduation too. Well, it was one of the few things that didn't show through a white graduation gown... but I love the BCBG dress! It's very fun and classic at the same time.

5/24/2006 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE the last dress. The color's so eye catching and vibrant!

5/24/2006 1:16 PM  
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5/24/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger plain.jane said...

if u wanna look more formal.. u can add on a corduroy jacket...

5/24/2006 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the bcbg dress! wheres it frm?

5/24/2006 3:52 PM  
Blogger Lizzie said...

that marc by marc jacobs dress is absolutely gorgeous! i can't wait to see that episode of gilmore girls. it'll be forever till it airs here (air) xox

5/24/2006 3:58 PM  
Blogger fjl said...

This is great, I flatly refused to wear a white shirt and black skirt aswell. I wore a floaty pink jigsaw skirt, and a little pink top, the piccys are lovely. The University dressers ( who fit you in the cloak and hat) were really matronly, though, and tried to button me up in the cloak to the collar! Awful to learn there are still such old matrons around! x

5/24/2006 6:04 PM  
Anonymous patri said...

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5/24/2006 10:59 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Thanks so much this was a great post!!

5/25/2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Also where did you get that BCBG dress from??

5/25/2006 2:07 AM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

Colon: The Burberry dress is from the Burberry store on Michigan and the BCBG dress is from the BCBG store on Oak Street in Chicago. But if you're not from Chicago, I'm sure you can find it in other flagship stores of the respective brands or even maybe department stores. You can also find it on their respective websites. Hope this answers ur question as well Kimmy.
Patri: We don't mind you adding our blog to your links at all :D

5/25/2006 2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't find the ABS dress anywhere! Where did you find it?

5/26/2006 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=018&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=280114773380&rd=1&rd=1

this dress would be perfect

5/17/2007 11:08 AM  
Anonymous oana said...

hey
i bought a similar dress to the first one, as in a babydoll one. but the lower part looks kinda weird with the gown, it looks like i just opened an umbrella under the gown! it's quite bizarre

5/20/2007 5:22 PM  
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