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kittydreamer Sun 11-Sep-11 11:59:21

Hello everyone I hope you can help me. I am going to my daughters graduation in December at the Royal Festival Hall on south bank in London. It is at 11am in the morning. Havent a clue what to wear. I have no smart clothing so would have to purchase everything. I am size 14/ 16. I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago and my figure shape has changed my problem area being tummy. I cannot tolerate tight trousers as it causes pain. I was thinking of a jersey dress of some sort. Has anyone recently been to a graduation and how were people dressed? Any ideas appreciated .

tethersend Sun 11-Sep-11 13:44:55

What's your budget?

KurriKurri Sun 11-Sep-11 15:29:31

I went to a graduation recently (my DD) and I wore a cotton empire line dress with a shrug and mid heels. (It was summer though). So I would say a jersey dress would be fine. Not everyone wore jackets, not all the men wore suits. It was kind of smart but not extremely formal. - My DH wore a suit, and my DS a jacket and dark trousers.

I also have a problem tummy, which is why I went for Empire line - covers a multitude. A wrap dress would probably look nice too.

KurriKurri Sun 11-Sep-11 15:48:45

patterned looks flattering

would be lovely with some chunky jewellery and heels - red maybe

I nearly bought this one, comes in a lovely blue too

kittydreamer Sun 11-Sep-11 20:46:53

tethersend hadnt thought about a budget but i guess about 200 pounds. thanks to kurri kurri for the info on what people wore at previous graduation. Ill look for empire lines when i go shoppiing

tethersend Sun 11-Sep-11 20:59:01

What about this?

kittydreamer Mon 12-Sep-11 08:46:53

Thats a beautiful dress tethersend but wool irritates me next to the skin . Love the style tho

tethersend Mon 12-Sep-11 09:29:28

If you like that style, have a look at Lk Bennett (on phone so can't link)

KurriKurri Mon 12-Sep-11 14:04:45

pink ditch the tacky free necklace grin

classy - the ruching on this would cover any tummy probs.

I like this do you like prints or plain?

kittydreamer Mon 12-Sep-11 14:53:11

kurrikurri yes I like the john Lewis one. Might check that out when i go shopping! Prints or plain? Both really depends what the print is like

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