|Laurel Parade class of 1922|
It's a very cool tradition stretching back to the early 1900's and traditions like this are one of the reasons I love my college so much. It's amazing to be doing archival research (like I am right now) and stumble upon pictures of alumnae doing the same tradition I will be doing in several months, with some very cool variations.
|Laurel Parade class of 1970|
program for young women.
I look forward to joining them, in all honestly, when I graduate this spring. I like weird little campus traditions like this
But... I have to wear white.
I'm not opposed to wearing white for special occasions, but as I've never had to buy a white dress before this has become somewhat of a taxing process for me. This isn't helped by the fact that retailers like to slap the "wedding dress" label on white dresses and inflate the price ten times over, but I digress. Here are some of the designs I've been looking at for laurel parade dresses.
My goal is to buy a dress that I will later be able to dye (maybe to a beautiful blue or red, if not back to black) to incorporate into my regular wardrobe so I'm mostly looking for shapes that I could use at other times. I still have some time to decide since the event is not until May, but starting now feels like the best course of action.
Have you ever put together a gothic white outfit?