By DEBRA OSHEA
Congratulations!!! Your pride and joy is a graduate!!! All of their graduation milestones are of course, important, but some ceremonies, due to formality, length, or venue require extra care, in deciding what to wear.
There are definite dont’s, and they all begin with with adverb “too.” Anything too bright, too short, too low cut, too tight, or too boldly printed will be out of place and might even embarrass your grad.
IMO, this is a day to channel whatever your closest approximation of Kate Middleton is. The star of the day, is unquestionably, your child, so quiet, ladylike elegance is what is called for.
Outdoor graduations in particular, can be tricky. So much depends on weather, which can have us shivering one day and sweltering the next. It’s never a bad idea to have a something to add a bit of warmth, for too chilly air conditioning or a dip in temperatures. I love Susan Bender’s leather shrug which makes everything it’s worn over look chicer.
The easiest way to look completely polished is to simply wear a dress. A knit, in particular, is a great choice…it will look effortless and comfortable, especially if a long day is on tap; ceremony to celebration. A foot friendly shoe, like a wedge or a sandal with a chunky heel are the perfect pairing.
And of course since this is such a memorable occasion, a new dress is in order! It would be our joy to help you find something beautiful. Call us at 914-328-0330 or visit us at at 7 Renaissance Square in White Plains at the Ritz Carlton.
Congratulations again. You’ve earned them!