ALS graduation dress code x.x

posted 11 months ago in Military
Post # 2
13528 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have a friend nearby that you could borrow a dress from?

Post # 4
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I think it could be very easy to dress up a knit dress and adhere to a semiformal thing, but it REALLY depends on what the knit dress looks like. Do you have a picture of it? If it’s got a lower neckline (no turtleneck) and/or some pleats, it would probably be fine with some nice pumps and jewelry. 

Post # 5
1047 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I would not wear a white dress.  What does the knit dress look like?

Post # 7
11866 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

DappledDuchess :  any chance you have a good resale shop nearby? Sometimes they have amazing formal dresses because people tend to only wear them once or twice. 

Sorry if that isn’t your thing, I know some people refuse to buy “pre loved”but for a few dollars you might be able to find a dress that works really well. And congrats to your husband!

Post # 9
6311 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

For the cost of a box of RIT dye you could have a black dress.

Post # 10
2678 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Do you have a blazer you can wear over the white dress, maybe with colored pumps &/or statement jewelry? I think that would jazz it up a bit.

Otherwise, I would considering dying the dress like echomomm : suggested.

Post # 12
11774 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Is there a particular reason a white dress is out for a graduation? 

Post # 13
473 posts
Helper bee

I bought a nice dress at Macy’s today for $12. I know you said money is tight, but if you’re that worried, there are options out there. 

Post # 14
4486 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Id advise against dying anything as you don’t have a back up option if it goes bad.

How handy or crafty are you? An option would be to maybe sew on some trim to the edge of the sleeves to jazz it up a bit. A lot of sewing stores have pretty premade trim, ribbons or appliqué going fairly cheaply. They gave beaded stuff too. Maybe go for something sparkly in black and keep to a black and white theme that can be quite classic and elegant.

Can you post a picture of you in the dress? If you do that we might be able to advise better. Also can you tell us what fabric it is? Post your shoes and accessories too. 

Post # 15
47175 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t try dyeing your dress when you don’t have other options if it doesn’t work well.

If Megan Markle can wear a white sheath dress to a dressy event so can you. Check your closet and drawers for accessories that you could use- a jacket, a statement necklace, some killer shoes or bag.

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