Photo courtesy of Emmy Feng
Photo courtesy of Emmy Feng

President’s Ball Fashions

Saturday might have been the climax of Homecoming week, but the Friday night biennial President’s Ball gave the game a run for it’s money.

President and Mrs. Hatch know how to throw a party — one that features lots of free food and a band.  Deacs and alums were certainly dressed to impress for the occasion. Styles ranged from black suit and tie to more unconventional, fun ensembles. The range of formal attire was as diverse and lovely as the group of students who wore them, all coming together to create a fantastic evening. There were several stand out outfits at President’s Ball, but here are some of the ones we noticed.

Photo courtesy of Cydney Meadows

Cydney Meadows – Sophomore

Channeling her inner Jackie O., sophomore Cydney Meadows (above) glided into President’s Ball wearing a muted salmon, silk gown. Meadows said, “For my first President’s Ball, I wanted to feel beautiful but also comfortable. This dress met both requirements and the biggest plus of all: it had pockets!” You can never go wrong with pockets and Cydney certainly won our hearts with this dress.

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Photo courtesy of Maddie Baxter

Maddie Baxter and Sania Ali-Juniors

Baxter and Ali (above) rocked the evening with twists on classic dresses. Baxter’s purple dress dazzled the evening with sparkles. Ali’s off the shoulder pink dress was trendy and fashion forward, plus it matched her friend’s hair! Baxter stated, “I borrowed my dress from the lovely Kate Hubbs and felt like a sparkly eggplant, but in a good way. Hubbs must have great taste, because we loved this look on Baxter.

Photo courtesy of Priya Patel

Priya and Paula Patel-Junior and Sophomore

This dynamic sister duo (above) sported sweet, feminine dresses to this year’s President’s Ball. Patel said, “I’m thankful I got to share my last and my sister’s first President’s Ball with her. It was interesting to see how even though we’re very similar, our dress choices were very different.” Their choices might have been different, but both of these sisters looked great.

Photo courtesy of Emmy Feng

Emmy Feng, Elise Davis and Eugenia Huang-Seniors

A senior year President’s Ball is a nostalgic event, and these seniors (below) made it count with their outfits. Emmy Feng told us, “It’s great to dress up for my last President’s Ball with friends. They make me laugh and keep me sane.” This might be your last year at Wake Forest, but with dresses like these you’ll always have class.


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