It’s that time of year! Senioritis is setting in and the end is in sight…but what to wear for the big event? Whether you are the one walking the stage or the one sitting in the audience, I have just the outfit for you. Let’s dive in!
First of all, congratulations! Graduating from any program, whether it be high school, vocational program, college, or grad school, is pretty darn awesome. Pat yourself on the back for your accomplishment! Or do what I would do and pour a glass of bubbly…but I digress.
My favorite thing to pair with a cap and gown is a dress.
First up, we have the amazing black slip dress under a pink wrap top. I feel like you can never go wrong with a black dress–it goes with almost any color gown, it doesn’t show stains or go see through (if you’re like me and stuck sitting outside IN THE RAIN for your graduation ceremony), and it looks amazing in pictures. The spaghetti straps might be a little much for Grandma, so adding the lightweight wrap gives it a little polish and elegance. Plus, you will look like a ballerina. Win win.
Next, the Fisher dress. This one features a fitted bodice and waist and a flared skirt. I love this one for spring graduations. It looks beautiful in photos and is flirtatious and feminine without showing too much skin. It’s on the shorter side, but looks adorable layered over a slip dress for added length. Plus, pockets. Need I say more?
Finally, we have my favorite–the Adams dress. I actually wore a very similar cut to my own graduation. This is a fantastic wrinkle free fabric (Liverpool) in a classic A Line silhouette. The sleeves have a small bell to them, which gives it a little added interest.
Bonus pic–baby Taryn graduating college! Plus husband. I had a little black dress on under my gown. It rained and we were outside, so that explains the hair.
Let me guess–you have a friend/sibling/child/significant other graduating this season and you aren’t sure what to wear? Luckily for you, I have some great options!
I love the Austen dress for special occasions–it’s a maxi dress, which automatically gives it a little gravitas. This one in particular is baby suede material (leggings, friends) so it doesn’t wrinkle, drapes beautifully, and feels like pajamas. I love the little sleeve on it (I don’t love showing off my upper arms) and the subtle v neck, which is incredibly flattering.
If you like the cut of the Austen but not the length, the Curie is the dress for you. This is a gorgeous piece with the same nipped in waist, longer sleeves, and v neck but it’s midi length instead of full. I love this floral pattern for spring events!
Finally, we have the amazing Midi Skirt. I love love love this floral print. It looks stunning paired with a stone colored Essential Tank, which has an elegant drape and a soft v neck. Pair with some nude wedges and a clutch for a truly elegant look.
So what do you guys think? What would you wear to graduation?
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