Monday, 21 June 2010

I shall go to the ball.

In just over a month it is my graduation ball. It is pretty ironic that the ball is next month but I don't officially graduate until next May. However, any excuse to have a great night celebrating something amazing like becoming a qualified nurse deserves a good dress :)


I have been searching high and low for a dress but 'the one' has not appeared. I thought I found the perfect dress the other day but Matthew Williamson decided to bring out a new collection and stop making it...apparently that happens a lot with top designers or something hehe.


I have to say I am not a fan of the dress trend this summer season. It is a lot is bandeau style or strapless dresses, both of which I am not a lover of. Below are some dresses I have picked out that I really like and would love your opinion. Before you go down and think "these are not really graduation ball dresses" my answer is "I know" - it is not going to be an over the top event. It's just a big party, not a prom (although I wish it was prom!). I think I will go all dressed up to my actual graduation ceremony.


1)
My favourite pattern for clothes is Floral. Hence why I love this dress and the colours. I also like the neckline and hemming. I think I would make the belt more snazzy though.

2)
Again another floral but what I love about this is you can add a lot of accessories with it. I really like the black embellishing as well.

3)
I am just in love with this style. I adore the black neckline and the baby-doll puff to the skirt. I think the stencilling on the hemline is cute too.

4)
I wish I was the model haha. I am really a fan of baby-doll dresses and I think the colour and skirt style is gorgeous. I also really like the charcoal ribbon waist. This is a Lipsy dress and it is at the top of my price range.

5)
I think you can tell I love floral. I really like the sleeves and the slashed side waist. I do question whether it is a little short though.

So be honest, your my judging panel, what one do you like best?!

18 comments:

Kristen said...

It is between 4 and 5 for me. I like number 2 as well but I think you would look stunning in the others more.

How exciting though. I remember my graduation party and is was a night to remember.

Colette said...

You could always try to get the Matthew Williamson dress on Ebay. Keep looking!

I'm really drawn to the first dress but I love the Lipsy one. It's adorable.

Holly said...

LOVE the first one, like the second, and am not a fan of the rest of them. :)

Laura Anne said...

I like the first one the best I think. but I'd need to see you wearing them to work out which is best for you!

Steph{anie} said...

I love the pink one with the black neckline and stenciling on the hem...very cute!

Alex(andra) said...

Ah man, I am not a dress shopper. I like the 1, 3 and 4th ones, but they're all awesome. I like the suggestion of checking ebay for the Williamson dress!! Good luck!

Brittany said...

They are all adorable and you would look fabulous in any of them :) With that said, I love the 1st one!

Anne said...

Depending on your desired "look" -- I like #2 & 3 the best! Each one has something totally unique about it. Let us know what you end up deciding on!

Patrice said...

They are all super cute!! I love them all, really! If I have to narrow it down (I can't pick one, so narrowing it down is the best I can do lol) my favorites are 2, 4, & 5! Good luck picking! :)

Langley said...

2!

Allie Garcia said...

one or five FOR SURE. those are so cute. make sure you post pictures of the ball! we dont have anything like that here.

Amanda said...

I really like #5, but it looks super short. Which might be okay, but I wouldn't be able to relax the entire time. I like #1 next best :)

Janet said...

Oh I love #3 - I think it is so feminine, and perhaps a little more "formal" look! That's definitely my favourite!

Stacie said...

Love #3! Can't wait to see what you choose. :)

Ruthy said...

I think I like number 1 the bestest and then number 3, but i'd have to see you in them before making my mind up properly! can you go to the shops and try them on and take pictures for us??

Callie Nicole said...

Oo, lovely choices! I think number four is really pretty, but I'm also a big fan of floral, so I love all three of those too! And the third one does have an elegant neckline. I'm no help at all! :-D

Tarver said...

I am sooo in love with #1 and #4! The colors in number one might be my favorite though, so pretty!

Brooke said...

I agree with Laura Anne that I'd need to see them on. My faves are 1 and 2. I'm thinking that 4 and 5 are pretty short - I sound like an old granny! Enjoy shopping!

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