I was going to title this post, What to Wear to Your Child’s Graduation, and then I remembered that moms aren’t going to get to go their kids’ graduations this year. How sad is that?
Well, then, this is a great outfit to wear to church, or out to dinner, or to a casual wedding… since most happening this summer are going to be small anyway.
This is the Esmeralda Jersey Dress from Boden, and it’s 30% off right now with code T6F4.
It’s made of a drapey jersey fabric, and the skirt hits just below the knee.
It comes in four color ways, and each pattern is different. Actually, three are patterns and one is solid black. This is the Milkshake, Facade Small.
It’s predominantly blush and navy, with some white and brown tones as well.
The bodice is fully lined, and it has a concealed back zipper and a tie at the waist. It’s also machine washable.
It has a boatneck and cap sleeves, and I really like how it dips into a V at the back.
My only complaint is how the armholes are cut on the larger side. I wish they came up higher under the arms.
This dress is probably going to be more flattering on someone smaller on top — I think it’s probably made for the pear-shaped among us. Something about the way it’s cut on top makes me look a little broad through the shoulders and thick in the waist.
That’s why I typically go for sheath styles with good structure, but not everyone can wear a sheath, and I wanted to show some different styles throughout this series.
This dress runs TTS or maybe a bit small. I’m wearing the 8 regular, and it also comes in petite and tall sizes.
I paired it with white leather espadrille sandals. I got these last summer, and I was so glad to see them back again this year.
They’re remarkably comfortable for a 4″ heel, but the platform is 1″ so that helps with the heel drop.
The straps are a smooth, soft leather that feel good against the foot. I’ve never had an issue with rubbing or blisters.
I also carried a white bag. I don’t always match my shoes to my bags, but it seemed to make sense in this case, and really allows the dress to take center stage.
I can’t wait to be back in church and dressing up for going out to eat. In fact, we went out to eat last night, but I went a little more casual in white shorts and flat sandals.
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photos: Alison Cornell