How to dress for a graduation

How to dress for a graduation
How to dress for a graduation
How to dress for a graduation. Wear a dress with pockets because carrying a bag will look strange.

Best dress code for a graduation party

While graduating from university is exciting and a relief in some ways, it can also be a scary time in a girl’s life when it comes to the dress code.

You have overcome the stress of course-works, exams, relationship and their associated nightmares, after leaving the home and friends you have grown to love over the past 3 or 4 years.

So, graduation is the main event of the season, and you will want to make sure you look and feel your best during this exciting memorable day.

And if you are still worried about what to dress on a graduation day, worry no more, here are tips on the best dress code for a graduation.

Dress to impress.

You will be taking dozens and dozens of photos. Graduation day is not a day to sleep in and forget to shower. Pick out something conservative but still sassy to wear.

And you need to look like the mature adult you’re about to become, but still look great and age-appropriate. Take the extra time to straighten or curl your hair, throw on a little smile and put your best face forward. Trust me, you’ll be thankful with the outcome of the photos.

Plan what to wear under your robe.

Some people assume that what they wear on graduation doesn’t matter because it will be covered up by a bulky robe. I completely disagree wearing something great underneath the robe will be perfect because:

  • First of all, you might not have time to change between the ceremony and dinner with your extended family, your best friend’s or your last night on the town with your best friends. You need to put on something that’s cute and stylish so you can leave campus with a bang.
  • Secondly, wear a dress with pockets.  Carrying a purse body bag will look really strange while marching down the procession with 100 of your classmates. Leave your wallet and other such items in your car and only keep your keys, phone, and a camera with you.
  • Also, it’s important to wear something somewhat sleek. A graduation robe will add enough bulk on its own, so a really full skirt will look strange under it. If a skin-tight bandage dress just isn’t your thing, look for relaxed-cute items that will be comfortable but not add any extra volume.
  • Lastly, check the weather. Nothing will cramp your style quite like freezing (or burning up) while you’re trying to listen to a graduation speech.

Consider footwear.

The only part of your outfit that people will be able to see is your shoes. So wear a cute, somewhat dressy pair, and be sure to paint your toenails, too. Sexy, sky-high stilettos might be a little inappropriate, but the occasion calls for something fancier than a pair of sandals.

A pair of wedges or 2-3 inch heels can be a good one, this way, you will look great and still be able to walk the long distance as you march. Be sure to break in your shoes and practice walking in them before the day. This will minimize the risks of falling! down.

Step up your makeup.

Graduation day is definitely not a day to experiment with new looks, but it’s not a bad idea to wear eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick if you’re comfortable with it. This way, you will look great in the far-away pictures your parents will take from the audience!

Have some fun.

Of course, this depends on what kind of school you go to and what kinds of rules have been set out. Try to keep it at a low profile though. Don’t be the girl that brings a blow-up beach ball or blow horn to the fancy event.

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