Cue: Graduation by Vitamin C
After tackling one graduation, I am quickly approaching another one three years later. So, I thought it’d be a good idea to do my (hopefully) first published EIU post on tips to look your best on quite possibly your most photographed day. As awkward your high school or even college may have been, you still want a great outfit for people to remember you by.
Things to consider:
1. Material: If your ceremony is going to be held outside, chances are you wouldn’t want to be baked while wrapped in a heavy, unbreathable material. Instead, opt for light, airy dresses.
2. Length: While maxi dresses may be the chic alternative to sweats, it may also be a tripping potential. At the same time, we know it’ll be hot, but please don’t flash everyone, except with your cameras of course. I’d say go for a few inches above or below your knees.
3. Height: Another tripping potential: high heels. Leave your sky-high Pierre Hardy for Gap wedges and platform heels at home. Opt for a pair of cute oxfords or a pair of wedges, you wouldn’t want your heel to get stuck in the football field’s grass!
4. Color: If there’s one thing I’ve learned through this community, it’s that any color-combination can be chic. At the same time, make sure your outfit doesn’t clash with your cap and gown.
1. Florals can be a fresh take on the traditional formal wear. Kjulien shows that she has both brains and style with her cute floral dress and stable, chic shoes. Throw in a cute flower accessory that can easily be moved from your cap to your hair and some walkable mary-janes and you have Paulinabelle.
2. If you still want to go the formal and traditional black route, here is a dress you may want to try: it may be dark but it’s still as light with its cute ruffle detailing. If only our caps were as cute as Fashionisaplayground’s straw hat…
3. A little bit more formal than a sundress, but still just as cute, Chubbylumpkin’s reporter dress is another great alternative.
4. Another great preppy yet still light option would be the shirt dress, shown on Annebeth, to give you a polished, crisp look on the last day of one chapter in your life and to carry you onto the next.
More ideas can be found here, Graduation in the Style Gallery
Congrats and good luck in your future endeavors!
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