Monday, April 22, 2013

A Little White Dress

After living in the South for 25 years I can tell you, we have some strange traditions. One that I've never really understood is the unwritten rule that girls wear white dresses to graduation. I suppose it's somewhere along the lines of a cotillion or coming out of sorts... so it kind of makes sense, right?

Well I have quite a few friends graduating school in a few short weeks, so if any of you out there are on the hunt for the perfect little white dress I've pulled a few gorgeous options for you! 



This dress is "currently unavailable" on ModCloth, but I love it so much I had to share anyways. Any southern girl who loves pearls is probably gasping somewhere at the perfection that is this dress. I need to come up with an excuse to wear this. Anyone getting married this year? Please wear this to a rehearsal dinner for me? k. Thanks. 

White Spot Jacquard Dress, Dorothy Perkins


I love the subtle polka dot of this dress, and I think this cut is flattering for just about everyone. Graduations are definitely a time to be on the more conservative side, so I love the high neckline, but the fit and flare keeps it current and attractive.  Plus it's on sale. You've got to love that. 





This dress is super classic, but the subtle wave pattern adds a bit of visual interest. I personally can't pull of shift dresses, but I love how effortless they look. Add some pearls, and you're the picture of southern perfection.

Brocade Peplum Dress, Ark and Co, Piperlime

I love peplum and this dress is just so perfect it really doesn't require much at all. 



Personally, this is the route I would go. The embellished silver studs across the top provide the perfect visual interest, making it not your average white dress. To me it feels slightly edgy, but it sparkles too so what more could you ask for? 


So, are you graduating this year? If so, what are you wearing? 

17 comments:

cheapchictraveler.com said...

Love this last one with the embellished studs and the nude pumps! Definitely a great dress to take from day to night!

Just think in a few years you'll be pulling a dress for your law school graduation!

Alana

Mrs. Type A said...

Wow, I LOVE that first one! That would also be gorgeous for a rehearsal dinner!

Allyssa said...

I've never heard of wearing white to graduation. It really must be a southern thing. I absolutely adore the first dress. It's perfection!

Jen said...

The last dress is AMAZING!!! I love it.

Erin Reissig said...

Um yes! Give me that last one, please. For high school, the girls had to wear white dresses because our school colors are baby blue and black... So what did they do? give the boys black and make the girls suffer through the see through baby blue cap and gowns.

Mree said...

I LOVE that first dress by Mod Cloth! Gorgeous!!

Best, Mree
www.twinlivingblog.com

Alexa said...

Ooh love them all...especially that sweet shift dress!

Alicia said...

i wish that first dress was available, its amazing! these picks are fabulous. i'm graduating in a few weeks from college, didn't opt for a white dress but i know it was mandatory for our high school graduation that we wear them!

xoxo,
alicia // river city chic

Helene said...

my sisters are graduating and this is so perfect! love your choices. it is an odd tradition but i love it!

Laura said...

oooo love the dorothy perkins one!

Melissa Williscroft said...

I love the peplum one, but I can't wear it!

Katelyn said...

That first dress with the pearls is amazing-I might have to make this my rehearsal dinner dress!

Terri said...

dont hate me if I steal that top Mod CLoth dress for something wedding related. it's BEYOND fantastic.

Heather Marie said...

Love that first dress!!! So adorable.

Heather
Honeebeeblog.com

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Love that modcloth dress, too bad it's unavailable!

Taylor said...

loving this post - so happy that now that I'm engaged I can actually buy the white dresses I love because I'll be able to wear them!
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