How to choose the right dress for graduation!

Graduation is more than just an occasion to celebrate. It's also a time to look sharp, feel confident and wear something new!

Girl wearing a dress for graduation

Congrats on graduating now lets talk outfits!

Choosing the right dress for your graduation is a big decision. You want to look your best and make an impression on your family and friends, so it's important to consider all of the options.

You should start by thinking about where you'll be wearing your outfit: if it's indoors or outdoors, whether there will be air conditioning or not (this can affect what fabrics are appropriate). You also need to consider whether this is going to be an early morning ceremony or one later in the day--you don't want anything too heavy if it's hot outside!

Your body type should also come into play when choosing clothing for any occasion; if you're tall with broad shoulders but narrow hips then it might be better not go overboard with tight-fitting styles like pencil skirts that emphasize these features instead of flattering them!

Creating the Perfect Outfit

Choosing the right fabrics: The first step to creating your outfit is deciding what fabrics you want to use. When choosing a fabric, think about how it will feel against your skin and how well it will hold up in different weather conditions. If you're attending an outdoor ceremony, for example, consider wearing something that won't get too hot or cold depending on whether there's sun or shade on that day.

Determining color palette: Once you have chosen your fabrics, determine which colors will work best together in order to create a cohesive look for graduation day. 

Dressing for the Occasion: There are several things to consider when picking out your outfit. First, you should make sure that the dress you choose fits well and is comfortable. You don't want to be fidgeting with your clothes all night! Next, select accessories that complement the color scheme of your dress. For example, if you have on a white gown with gold accents around the bust area, try wearing gold jewelry or shoes with it. Finally, create balance between different parts of your look by pairing up formal pieces like heels or suits with casual items like sneakers or jeans--this will help keep things interesting while still maintaining an elegant appearance overall!

White dresses are a classic look you can't go wrong with but make sure it is not simple and basic like everyone else.

White dresses are timeless. They are easy to dress up or down, and it's also perfect for warmer weather. You can never go wrong with a classic white linen dress.  It's simple, timeless and elegant and you can incorporate accessories to make it unique.  If you are not into dresses consider a cute white top with pants.  This will be more casual, but if you want to go all out with your look, try pairing it with heels and accessories like necklaces and earrings.

You don't have to worry about what shoes or jewelry you're going to wear with your graduation gown because white goes well with everything!

girl wearing a white linen dress for graduation
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If you are not into the white try a little black dress.

If you are not into the white and you want to stand out from the crowd, try a little black dress. Black is a classic color that can be worn year-round. It's perfect if you aren't sure what to wear or if you're going to be in the sun, because black doesn't show sweat stains as much as other colors do. Black goes with any color of accessories or shoes--red pumps with your red lipstick? Go for it! 

Black also makes it easy for you to add some fun by adding an accessory like colorful jewelry or an interesting pair of shoes (that could even match one of your classmates' outfits).

girl wear a black dress with sequins on the sleeves for graduation
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Florals that complement your school colors are always a good idea.

Floral prints are the perfect way to express your personality, and they're also feminine and timeless. If you do it right, you won't look back on this decision and regret it--but if you get it wrong? That may be worse than not wearing anything at all!

Keep the florals simple and not too bold; this will help ensure that people notice how beautiful they are without making an impression that's too strong for a graduation ceremony (as opposed to prom).  Your florals can be short, midi or maxi dresses.  Maxi dresses are great because they're comfortable and easy to wear, but they also look really nice when paired with heels or sandals.

Consider wearing a two piece white skirt set or jumpsuit instead.

If you want to make a statement, consider wearing a two piece white skirt set or jumpsuit instead. If you just prefer pants over skirts--a jumpsuit may be right for you! Jumpsuits are great because they give off an air of formality without being too stuffy; they're also easy to pair with other pieces in your closet so that no matter what event comes up during graduation weekend (or afterward), there will always be an outfit option available via one piece of clothing instead of two separate items like dresses tend towards being used as part of their outfits most often these days."

Now it's time to accessorize the look.

Accessories are the finishing touches to your outfit. They can make it or break it, and they're a great way to add a pop of color, texture, or pattern to an otherwise simple ensemble.

Here are some ideas for accessories that will help you stand out from the crowd:  You don't have to go all out with diamonds and gold--simple pieces like pearls or silver will do just fine! A statement necklace will draw attention to your neckline (and make those graduation gowns look less boring). Try wearing a chunky chain necklace with an elegant dress.

The Best Shoes to Wear for Graduation

When it comes to shoes, you want to make sure that they are comfortable and appropriate for the event. If you don't want to be hobbling around in heels all night long a flat sandal might be the perfect fit for you! The best thing about flats and sandals is that they can go with any outfit and work with any style you choose. If you're going for a more formal look, then consider wearing heels or wedges instead of flats--they're still comfortable enough for walking around campus but will give your outfit an extra boost of glamour. 

In terms of color, black tends to be the safest option because it goes with everything (and everyone). However, if there's one thing we've learned from fashion magazines over the years: rules were made to be broken! If there's another color that strikes your fancy more than black does (blue? red?), then go ahead and wear those instead! It might not seem like much at first glance but trust us when we say that small details like these can make all difference between looking good versus looking great on graduation day."

Shoes and grass bag to complete graduation outfit

Hair and makeup can make or break your look.

You want to look like you're ready to take on the world, but not in a way that will make other people go "Wow, she's trying too hard." It's important to strike a balance between making yourself look good and making sure your outfit doesn't distract anyone from the real reason they're there: graduation!   It is always better to look like yourself than someone else.

The first step in creating a natural look is to choose the right hairstyle. You want to make sure that it's not too busy or complicated, but also not too plain or boring. If you have long hair, consider wearing it down with some waves or curls added for extra interest. If your hair is shorter, try pulling it back into a ponytail and adding some volume at the top of your head with bobby pins.

Your makeup enhances your natural beauty and complements your outfit. A soft, natural look is perfect for graduation day, with a focus on glowing, radiant skin. A simple foundation, concealer, and powder can help even out your skin tone, while a peachy blush and highlighter will add a healthy, youthful glow. For the eyes, keep it simple with neutral eyeshadows like champagne, bronze, and beige, and add a touch of definition with a thin line of black or brown eyeliner and a coat or two of mascara. Finally, for the lips, opt for a nude or pink shade that complements your skin tone, such as MAC's Velvet Teddy or Nars' Orgasm. Remember to keep your makeup fresh and light so that you can enjoy your special day with confidence and ease.

Graduation day is a momentous occasion, and your outfit should reflect your personal style while still maintaining a level of sophistication. While it's tempting to go all out and wear something over-the-top, it's important to remember that this day is about celebrating your accomplishments and those of your classmates. Therefore, it's best to opt for something simple yet elegant that will enhance your natural beauty and allow you to shine. Whether you choose a classic dress or a trendy jumpsuit, the key is to stay true to yourself and let your personality shine through. So go ahead and make a statement with your outfit, but always remember to keep the focus on the true stars of the show – you and your fellow graduates!