You’ve made it. All that hard work finally paid off, and you’re about to graduate. It is time that you head out with your friends, party and enjoy it. You must stand back and appreciate this special moment, but before you can start dreaming about the road ahead there’s still one more thing left to do, and that’s slaying your graduation ceremony.
It’s the last ride, and you want everything to be perfect, but in your attempt to make this a flawlessly memorable event, you must make sure you get the dress just right. Choosing the right outfit can be very stressful. One wrong move and you will remember it as the day you had a massive public wardrobe malfunction. So, to get you started, here are 10 ideas on what to wear on graduation and nail it.
- Get Colourful
Deciding what to wear now may seem quite more challenging than you initially thought, but the best trick is to dress according to what you’re feeling right now. Graduation dresses can be as colourful as you want them to be. If you’re going for pastel colours, lavender and teal will never fail to disappoint. You can pair them up with some gorgeous gold jewelry to make the dress really pop. If you’re feeling extra edgy go for bold colours (especially if you are not afraid to stand out and be the center of attention).
- Classic White
Sometimes it just helps to stick to the default graduation dress, but you don’t exactly have to play by the rules. With the black cap and gown, your white dress will stand out. If you want to add a bit of glam, pair it up with either a black belt in the middle and black shoes or a gold belt and black shoes. The options are endless, and there’s no way you could go wrong but be sure you don’t overdo it. Make sure the colours you pick complement each other or else you won’t like what you see in the pictures.
By default, you are supposed to wear a graduation “dress” but you don’t really have to follow the rules here at all. There are so many clothes that look chic and honestly, quite better than a dress. It’s all about what you can carry and pull off the best. If you love statement jewelry, pick the clothes that will help you show them off best. You can wear a skirt with an embossed shirt or a bold-coloured jumpsuit. Pair it with some laced heels or comfortable flats.
- Floral Prints
If you’re enthusiastic and excited for summer, this idea just might be perfect for you. Flower patterns come in all kinds, and the range is exquisite. When picking a floral dress, you want to stay far away from maxi dresses because they tend to look very informal and laid back and you don’t want to seem like you did not put in any effort. Floral dresses are fabulous, whether they are printed or embroidered. You should go with a strapless one, and maybe a sweet, delicate necklace would just do the trick.
- Chic Bohemian Style
Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl has been a fashion icon for many girls out there. Not only were her clothes edgy but they were very regal and chic at the same time so her style can be a great inspiration for you. A high-waist skirt with a chic bohemian shirt (not a t-shirt) is a great idea. If you’re more of a jewelry person, you can pick bold statement necklaces on neutral dress colors that will definitely show it off.
- Black Dress
You can never go wrong with a black dress no matter what size or skin colour you are. Black dresses exude such elegance that no matter what you pair with it, you’ll pull it off well. If you want to mix a little rock and roll with the element of extravagance, you can put on a jacket. However, since you’re already wearing a gown, some tight red and white or gold sneakers will make all the heads turn.
- Black and White but Accessorise
Black and white is such a go-to-combination. Wearing a black sequin tie or a black statement necklace will perfectly complete your look.
If you’re all about those geometrical patterns, sundresses can look wonderfully amazing. The colour range can go from bold yellow and blacks to pure earthy tones. Pair it up with some cute flat pumps.
- High-Waist Pants
If you want that vintage chic look, then pairing brown high-waist pants with a white blouse seems perfect especially if you are a brunette. You can pair it up with heels, flats, or sneakers. Follow your instinct.
- Crochet Dresses
A crochet graduation dress will definitely stand out in the crowd because it’s not that common. The dress can be of a variation of colours. Try wearing your hair up so the dress can have its well-deserved moment of glory.