Today we want to talk about what to wear for a graduation. Because it’s the D-day of a student’s life- A landmark, a culmination, an achievement! It’s the day to enjoy with family and friends. And it’s the time to rejoice and celebrate. There will be unforgettable moments to be captured. For example to throw the cap in the air. Those are moments to cherish forever.
And of course a day to dress up for the occasion! You will suddenly hear suggestions pouring in from all quarters. There will be a prospective outfit planner in every one to help you decide what to wear for a graduation. From your elder sister to mom to best friend and her mom, all pitch in. Be prepared to search feverishly in your wardrobe if you don’t plan early.
Most graduation robes and caps are primarily black. Which means a white or cream coloured outfit would go great with it. Here is a look at some possibilities of what to wear for a graduation:
White and cream coloured lace dress
This is a graduation day classic that rules hearts and minds. So, imagine a pretty white lace dress under your robe, a contrasting thin leather belt and a pair of high heels. Perfect! Just what the doctor, err, outfit planner ordered. This has remained a fashion classic for graduation day over ages. And there is reason too. Because the contrast looks beautiful, it’ is delicate and chic. Grab one today to get your wardrobe ready. And remember that Chicisimo can offer suggestions on where to buy.
A long dress with prints
Also a white coloured long dress with soft prints is another choice that works. A long dress is comfortable not only for the ceremony but also for later. For example, choose one where the whiteness is more predominant. Because this will set it off beautifully under dark robes. And wearing it with high heels in black will definitely complete your look.
When did the LBD ever go out of fashion? For every reason and every occasion, it is undoubtedly a fashion classic. So, do not think twice ladies! Just go for one and enhance your wardrobe. And you can add colour by way of accessories. If your outfit planner feels it is much too black, choose a monochrome. Mind that it has more of white in it. Either way accessorize with a dash of colour for the X factor. It will make for great photo ops. Because after all, this is your special day to cherish.
These come in soft materials that have a beautiful fall. One time when bunched up dress is actually a fashion statement. For example, choose a colourful one with a deep neckline. Something in solid bright colours will look stunning. So, head out shopping today if you do not have one. And search your wardrobe for a simple piece of jewellery to adorn the neck.
Polka dotted dress
Another fashion classic that has survived the ages. Because polka dots are the epitome of cool. As dresses and tops made of polka dots are casual and formal at the same time. Get one in bright colour to look good under your black gown. Check with your outfit planner what suits you best. Meaning if you ought to wear a dress or separates. Imagine a bell-sleeved red and white polka top, and try pairing it with solid black trousers. But don’t worry you do not have to actually put it on. Just ask Chicisimo to show you the virtual outfit. And now imagine a black graduation gown on top of this. The best part of separates is that they are great to go for after the ceremony. And to be honest, that is when the fun begins, right girls?
Surely you have many of these in your wardrobe, and in many colours too. Then the decision needed now is which of those is fit for graduation day? Have a heart to heart with the ladies around you, because ladies in the family have had to choose in their day too. And you will be surprised at some of their suggestions. A midi dress is actually a very good idea for graduation day. Because it embodies cool and comfort. For example get something that is button down the middle. Also it is advisable to go for prints but you should take care not to overwhelm.
This is an outfit that effortlessly falls in many categories. It is casual and it is stylish. Why don’t you check for a solid colour one? Have one already? So try it out now and decide. If you are opting for one with a plunging neckline then choose a neckpiece with it. Something delicate and tiny. You know the kind that spells chic? Why not let Chicisimo give you a virtual look-see? It is better to try out different options including footwear. It is not done to go scrambling around on D-day.
Off shoulder drama
If you are the adventurous kind, ask your outfit planner for off shoulder dresses. These look very fetching and alluring too. Go for colourful printed ones. Long or short, the choice is yours. It will anyway bowl everyone over. Paired with high heels these look very cute. If you are picking something in very bright colours, go easy on the rest. In fact skip the adornments altogether. Let them rest in your wardrobe for a later occasion. Too many accessories will ruin the cuteness factor. If you are really keen, go for that one piece of jewellery. Say a sleek bracelet. You really do not need anything else.
Savour every moment of this beautiful day. Get your outfit ready beforehand. You may check out Chicisimo for exciting new combinations that are trending. You can download Chicisimo here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). This is your day, girl! And now that you know what to wear for a graduation make it memorable and go trigger happy capturing the moments.