I had to order my graduation cap and gown today, which now has gotten me thinking about graduation dresses! Unfortunately our gowns will be black, which I’m not entirely thrilled about because in high school we got to wear white and it looked much prettier. I always prefer white, especially after Memorial day. Nevertheless, my dress underneath will just have to make up for it! Cornell graduation is Memorial Day weekend, and I cannot wait for the festivities and spring weather. As cold as it is during the harsh Ithaca winters, the late springtime is always beautiful and perfect for frolicking around in sundresses! I’m really looking forward to that weekend, and from what I can tell it looks like I will be needing three daytime and two evening outfits (dresses). The dress I wear Sunday for graduation ceremony will be the most special, and for that I’m thinking about one of the Jacqueline style dresses last season. Of course, it will be a Lilly! I’ve always loved the white Jacqueline that originally started the whole Jackie trend upon its appearance in Vogue last year, and I’ve even been lucky enough to track one down. The dress is very hard to come by, but the seller is asking quite a pretty penny, so I’ll have to think long and hard about whether it might not be better to wear a dress from this year’s Jubilee collection. Around this same time last spring, my brother was graduating from high school, and I loved wearing Jacqueline Lillys to his events because they were quite versatile and a fresh twist on classic, which is exactly my style. Here are some pictures from Justin’s graduation, and I’m also posting some Lilly dresses I didn’t buy last year but still love and now am considering for my upcoming events. Which are your favorites?
Posted by MLG at 2/28/2009