If you’re as fashion-obsessed as we are, you probably sat at your laptop, refreshing your screen to get a glimpse at the latest Met Gala arrivals to ooh and aah at all the stunning gowns. While a pearl-encrusted Givenchy gown may not be in your near future, the gorgeous looks that went down the red carpet can still provide the perfect inspiration for a celebration that’s all about YOU: your graduation party! Take a peek at some of our favorite looks to inspire your party outfit pick.
1. Blake Lively
As if it was even possible to love Blake Lively even more, this light and Grecian floral Burberry gown makes her look like a complete goddess. Channel your inner goddess at your graduation party with a drapey look and add some florals to make it even more summery. Sadly, the diamond earrings she’s wearing cost far more than your education did, so maybe skip those for now.
2. Kendall Jenner
While it may be a bit uncomfortable to greet Grandma in a partially nude Versace gown at your party, Kendall Jenner is on to something. The unique halter style beautifully compliments every shape, and the color blocking is a perfect way to support your school’s colors!
3. Selena Gomez
Our girl does it again. Leave it to Selena to perfectly mix the innocence of cutesy polka dots with tough biker booties. Pair a mom-approved dress with your favorite Doc Martens for a similar look.
4. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
White is a great celebratory color to say “I did it!” in and also looks great against an early-summer tan. We love the one-shoulder take on a very simple dress. Also, take note of the pulled-back hair trend—it looks both professional and classy.
5. Jessica Hart
A dressed-up crop top is perfectly playful for a party where you’ll be bouncing from guest to guest. Hart’s high neckline adds drama to a sexy lace look.
6. Katie Holmes
A bohemian maxi dress is an easy option for the grad who likes to be comfortable and stylish. A nature-inspired design is seasonally appropriate, and combined with simple hair, it’s a perfect laid-back ensemble.
7. Julie Macklowe
So maybe a completely bejeweled silver jumpsuit reminiscent of a robot isn’t the graduation party look for you, but a jumpsuit itself is a great option. Jumpsuits provide comfort and mobility, while remaining utterly fashion-forward.
8. Adriana Lima
Please Mom and Grandma in a ladylike tea-length dress with a high neckline, but please yourself with a punchy lip and bedazzled material.