Gowns and Ceremonies
Like most of you, usually when I think of gowns I imagine red-carpet-worthy molten crimson Valentino dresses. Ethereal Elie Saab numbers with chiffon skirts so delicate they look like they are made of soft wisps of smoke or cloud. And although I can now tell you that I walked down the red carpet in a voluminous black midi gown without lying to you, I’d only be talking about the red carpet in the ceremony hall and my scorching hot, oversized graduation gown. Definitely not as exciting. And most certainly not as glamourous. Especially in 35 degree heat…
It goes without saying that one-colour skater style dresses are getting just a little bit blasé now… Don’t you think? But this bright poppy-red silk dress with beautiful backless bow detail… just… there are no words for how perfect it is…
Although the back (or lack of back) was hidden for the ceremony, the bow peeped out at the top and added a tiny glint of glamour to the graduation gown.
Anyone who follows me on instagram will know all too well (sorry for the photo overload…) that I received Louboutin’s as my graduation present. This probably puts me in the top 5% of luckiest/happiest girls ever. But the reality? I am a coward. After days of breaking them in, I simply could not risk the possible humiliation of “Oh. My. God…She fell in Louboutin’s..?” during the ceremony. Obviously, I’d have styled it out as gracefully and humorously as the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence after the Oscars/Dior/Fall incident. But I would not take the risk. The Louboutin’s absence was filled by shoes from the complete other end of the price and design scale… the classic £12 Primark black strappies.
What do you think of my outfit? If you graduated what did you wear?