It’s graduation season! Despite graduation being months away, it’s important to get excited about your uber-cute graduation photos. Although you are the star of these photos your dress is a really important element. I’ve searched the internet and found a few rules that you should use to find your perfect graduation dress.
- The dress should be as short as your comfortable with.
Take this rule with a grain of salt. I’m not saying that you should wear a mini skirt to graduation or that you have to wear a dress in a length that you aren’t comfortable with. I completely understand that many people will break this rule because of religion or comfortability. But, if you feel comfortable to opt for a short dress that won’t peak underneath your graduation gown. This will create a more seamless look and won’t give an illusion that you are wearing two dresses overtop of each other.
- Try to have your dress match your graduation cap and gown.
Think of your cap and gown as accessories to your dress. Personally, I like to think about my cap and gown as a coat and hat for this event. I’m trying to create a cohesive look where my cap and gown tie my outfit together instead of clashing against each other.
- Try not to wear a dress the same color as your gown.
That being said try not to wear a dress the same color as your gown. While taking pictures of yourself wearing your gown open you want a contrast between your dress and your gown. If you wear a dress that’s a similar color to your gown you run the risk of your dress blending with your gown and losing your silhouette in pictures.
- Your dress should be business casual, not formal.
This is graduation, not a dance!
- Don’t wear anything too bulky
When your gown is closed you don’t want to see your dress bulging out from underneath. Instead of wearing a poofy dress opt for a more sleek look.
- If your gown is a light color make sure your dress isn’t a bright color.
You don’t want to run the risk of having your dress being seen through a gown!
Hopefully, these tips will help you find the perfect dress for your graduation. No matter what you wear remember that your accomplishments and beauty will shine through on your graduation day.