There is one outfit essential when planning what to wear to watch your “baby” walk out of the school gates for the very last time.
Anyone peeking into any school assembly hall in Queensland on Friday would have seen a sea of sunnies on the mums witnessing the final farewells to the “12sof12″.
… and just quietly, more than a few dads too.
It’s such a terrible time of year for hayfever. Terrible
So, not for the first time (and certainly not for the last), I planned what I was wearing around a pair of sunglasses. My white Pradas bought in New York.
And then I thought, why not keep that whole white thing going for the graduation day outfit? I’d recently been gifted* this fabulous white dress from Queensland-based label Verily.
It was love at first try.
For me, finding a white dress that is easy to wear, doesn’t crush and can be thrown in the wash after any accidental food or drink incidents, is annual summer mission.
This one ticks all boxes, plus it offers shape, while still delivering on comfort. Winning.
There’s a lot of detail in the dress, with a net fabric layered over a crushed knit, which is breathable and not too see-through.
You will need to wear those non-sexy nude undies though. I also added a white slip dress underneath just to make sure.
Verily Netty Dress (was $129, now $99) | Prada sunglasses (bought in NYC) | Sophie Kyron necklace (from about three years ago) | Vivid jewellery necklace at Piper Jordan $20 | Zensu shoes (were $129.95, now $70)
A white dress is such an easy summer fashion blank canvas.
I chose to keep things neutral with my shoes* and with the main necklace and add a surprise pop with the neon yellow one* … because I can’t help but pop a little colour this summer. Can you?
The shoes had to be flat (well, these have a little wedge) as there was a fair bit of walking involved afterwards when we headed down to the beach to watch the graduates jump into the water in their uniforms.
All there was left to do after that was to celebrate with bubbles with some of the other mums … one of whom I first met when in ante-natal classes. True.
What say you on the summer white dress? Are you a fan? Or, like white jeans, is it too much of a magnet for stray food or drink?
* These items were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.