What to wear for a graduation and look awesome

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.

Girl wearing a lace dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

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. 

Girl wearing a floral dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

LBD

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.

Girl wearing a LBD by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Ruched dress

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.

Girl wearing a ruched dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

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?

Wear a dotted skirt if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

Midi dress

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. 

Wear a midi dress if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

Solid jumpsuit

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.

Wear a solid jumpsuit if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

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.

Wear a off shoulder dress if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

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.

What to wear for a business dinner

Dressing up for a business dinner is a completely different proposition. It is one that demands an entirely different wardrobe. And then there are different types of business dinners too. There are the formal ones, casual ones or award function types, so definitely it’s not easy to know what to wear for a business dinner.

Deciding what to wear for a business dinner demands that you turn out with a certain level of professionalism. After all you will be interacting with people you work with. Get help from your outfit planner to come up with something appropriate. You may also consult Chicisimo for suggestions that can be downloaded  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.). The style needs to be a bit understated. You can always play with colours within a restriction of course. 

Do you want to know what to wear for a business dinner? Keep reading:

The occasion

Like stated above, a business dinner can be for various reasons.  You could be meeting people for a dinner interview. Or it might be business with pleasure. Or part of an awards night. Depending on what kind of occasion is involved, take care to dress. The rule to go by is to choose middle ground in any case.  Not too casual or suggestive, but definitely not the typical 9-to-5 outfits. Suppose it is an interview dinner. You need to pull something formal from your wardrobe. That does not mean it has to be stiffly formal.  After all it is dinner as well. Mixing formal trousers with a slightly flouncy top works great.  A little bit bolder make up but not too loud is needed. 

A black suit outfit for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

The weather

Your choice of outfit for a business dinner depends greatly on weather. Ask your outfit planner to help with a good choice.  Keeping things warmly casual is very easy in summers.  You can experiment with a lot of clothes.  Winters pose a challenge in that everything is topped with a heavy jacket. This is quite okay!  Make sure what you wear under the jacket is winter material too.  Take care to choose the right colours for winters.  Chicisimo is a good way to make sure you make the right choice.

A mini dress for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Dress culture

Each workplace has a different culture. No one needs an outfit planner to tell you that. It is an important factor when choosing a dinner outfit.  It helps that in some dinners, the dress code is mentioned.  One can then play around with a number of choices within that.  If no such code is in play, choose an outfit that is in keeping with your company.  Some workplaces are quite rigid in outlook. Other places are much more relaxed when it comes to business dinners. Keep in mind this aspect.  This is something that varies from company to company.  Your perception of your workplace plays a big role in your choice.

A elegant outfit for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Pick outfits conservatively

However the occasion might dictate, one cannot but dress conservatively.  After all this is about work. How you turn up for a business dinner will reflect later.  Let your wardrobe choices speak for yourself. For example, a skirt or a dress can never be too short.  Just below knee or at knee level works well. Your tops ought not to be too clingy. Or with a neckline that shows too much cleavage. Like stated, your choice of clothes will have an impact on your work environment. Remain understated but not underwhelming in your choices.

A white outfit for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Accessorize well

Any outfit, and we mean anything at all, can be taken to a different level with accessories.  Even the most regular office outfit.  Make sure you pop in some mind blowing accessories into your work bag the day of dinner.  This is in case you do not have time to get back home.  A chunky neck piece will act as a lovely pick up to your dress.  If the weather dictates, pack in a beautiful shawl with a dazzling pair of earrings.  On the way out from work, just put these on and voila! Your ordinary office dress is now a thing of beauty while maintaining the conservative look.  Even your simple office shirt and trousers can be jazzed up in a minute. Adding an elegant scarf will do this effortlessly. 

A stylish chic outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Time available

This is of utmost importance when picking the right dress. Say you have very little time on your hands. Office work just got over and you are in a regular dress. There is no time to rush home and freshen up.  In such cases, remember to carry a stylish jacket to work.  And spice up your regular outfit with that. Along with this, pack in some jewellery, a stylish bag, and a pair of embellished fancy shoes. That will be enough to transform the boring work dress.  But if you do have time on your hands, make best use of it. Put on another dress altogether, something in shinier material perhaps? Keeping your look professional yet feminine is the key.  Talk to your outfit planner before making the final choice.

A total black outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Mind your footwear

Like any outfit planner will advise, footwear adds a whole new look.  If required carry a pair of fancy footwear to work. And you can then slip into those at the end of work. A business dinner, as stated, requires a fine balance. You might already be wearing semi-formals.  It is totally okay to play around with your shoes here. Of course you would not go all glittery and fancy. That does not mean you go in work shoes either. A regular pair of wedges with a fancy clasp will work wonders.  But ensure it goes well with the overall planned look.  Before you leave for the dinner, go through your wardrobe once and pick out a good bag. That kind of completes your look.

Outfit with animal print heels by Chicisimo fashion planner app

It is not easy to look beautiful and gorgeous within rules.  But who said it is not possible? You need not always think in terms of neutrals when it comes to work. Add a dash of colour to your outfit for that wow factor. And make heads turn where company heads meet. Chicisimo will guide you adequately to this end. Worry no more girls. Because you now know what to wear for a business dinner.

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