We know you all want to impress Timmy so here you go…
- The gown is not an excuse to forget about fashion…it’s what underneath that counts…
- Think classy/elegant daywear vs. our advice for Cherry Blossom which was classy/elegant evening wear
Day Vs. Night
- No Jeans under the gown under ANY circumstances
- No laurels on your head…yes Bologna that’s for you (unless you have been selected for…
- Nothing too casual..save your boho-chic sundresses for beach week
- Accessorize where the gown sack permits some fashion flair: beck, ears, shoes, hands
- Statement jewelry can make you stand out but make sure you don’t overload with bling
- And stay away from….
- Keep the outfit looking light..cream, white, lace are a good place to start
- Understated goes a long way…and definitely no excessively low or short dresses…again save those for beach week ;)
- Colour can work but we would recommend toning it down rather than up for this…total opposite for beach week of course, the brighter the better
- Black is ok but maybe lighten it up with cream shoes or bold accessories
- Heels are always good but make sure you can walk in them…tripping over even makes Louboutin’s look like a bad investment…well almost
- Espadrilles can work as long as they are not some variant of TOM’S Shoes…
Bad Vs. Good
- Keep the makeup to a natural look - too much and you risk looking like you never took it off from the night before
- Clutch bags are ideal but if you have to wear one with a strap make sure its elegant
- Hair down or half up half down…remember your hair will have to look good under the caps
- NO BIRTHDAY SUITS!
- Wear long pants, otherwise you risk looking naked in front of Timmy
- Wear a nice pair of dress shoes. Please go get them shined, and remember, NO SQUARE TOES!!!
- Wear a shirt and a full tie underneath your gown — remember our neck-lines stick out so your tie knot will be visible.
- Want to make a statement that sets you apart from the others? Wear a nice tie that stands out against the backdrop of your black cap and gown.
- Don’t wear chinos of any kind — this includes colored chinos. Wear dress pants in the usual neutral colors — navy blue, grey, etc.
- Suits are not suggested given the polyester fabric of our gowns. Make sure to wear a cotton shirt and cotton dress pants if you have them. Polyester tends to suffocate and trap heat, so you want something breathable underneath.
- Give your suit jacket to your mom/dad/family/girlfriend to hold for pictures after you take the cap and gown off.
- Military attire — As a team of two U.S. civilians and a Brit, we don’t know much about military attire, but believe that if you got it flaunt it..but it may be too hot..you have been warned…