Saturday, 25 April 2009

Graduate in Fashion

With graduation looming, dissertation in the midst of being bound, what is a girl to think about next? What do i do now? How will I get a job? How will I pay for my next Topshop fix now that my loan has run out? (Actual shock, actual horror) But as these conversations come to a close, the next one is, what on earth am I meant to wear under THAT monstrosity?

(I totally picked this pic for comedy value)

Lets be honest, the graduation gown is less glamour, more polyester blend, budget superhero get up. The cap is so-so. Yes we might get hat-hair to a certain extent but they create the look and have a certain charm about them. What doesn’t have charm is a static shock inducing sack.

So, to the outfit. I’m thinking definitely a dress, just because it creates that sense of occasion. But how far along the smartometer does a fashionista go? Perhaps not too far that all feeling of trend goes out the window and we are left with a straight laced look. Sadly my gown will have bright pink and purple in stripes down the side. Talk about feeling sorry for the boys. Bless them. But should you bother attempting to match your dress to these colours or do the sensible thing and imagine it’s not even there? I vote the latter. These issues aside; some possibilities:

BTW, I'm a teeny bit obsessed with

Just INCASE you didn't notice..

It's always going to be hard to get the balance right. You need a dress you can wear with some heels (sturdy ones at that, no one wants to fall over on stage!) which then means it can't be too short otherwise anyone would thing you're off down town to find some hotties (well, maybe later!) Confidence and comfort is key. Now i really think about it, this is going to be a full on mission. Several shopping trips are needed. OK, but only if we HAVE to.......

Now, if only we could wear a waist belt around the gown to sort out the unsightly shapelessness.........hmmmm

1 comment:

  1. I solved the gown issue by declining to attend the graduation shebang. But it is something i'd considered as a potential sticking point if attendance was mandatory.x