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Congratulations on making it to your graduation! We know you are really excited about making the best memories with friends and family on your graduation day. And so the most important thing you need to be careful about is that you need to look absolutely gorgeous for this occasion.
Therefore, you are in luck today because the tips we have written below will help you look your utmost fabulous self on your graduation day.
Graduation ceremonies can last for hours on end, and it doesn’t always have to be in the same venue either. If you have a ceremony to attend in the morning and a party to go to at night, having more than one dress can be the perfect saving grace you were looking for.
If your ceremony is being held outdoors, then it is highly likely that by the time you will be done with it, the heat is going to make you sweat like crazy. And then you, plus your dress will be soaked which will put a damper on the rest of your evening.
For such scenarios, you should always be ready by getting two graduation dresses for the awaited day. Something light and soft such as casual dress can help you deal with the heat of the morning ceremony. After that, you can change into a stunning gown so that you can be camera ready for when you enjoy the rest of your evening out with friends and family.
Dress According to Plan
Gowns and other formal dresses can be quite costly- so it makes sense that not a lot of people can afford to invest in two or more dresses for their graduation. But looking gorgeous on this special day is also crucial. So what should you do in that case?
You need to first know how you are going to spend the whole day out. First, there is the graduation ceremony you need to attend. Next is when you need to go out with friends for a party or have lunch out with your parents at a restaurant. Depending on who you go out with afterward can help you pick out a dress that you can manage wearing the whole day without feeling like a miserable mess.
After the ceremony, if you are planning to go out with your family for lunch, consider wearing formal attire. And if you have plans for a night out with friends, wear something that is a lightweight casual fabric clothing such as sundress.
Be Careful of Color Leaks
Now we know how tough it can be to pick out and buy the perfect dress for your once in a lifetime graduation ceremony. In fact, it can take up to several days of shopping to find what you are looking for.
But if you are shopping only to keep an eye out for attractive dresses that will make you shine out during the ceremony, you will come across some issues that you wish you had considered before buying that particular dress.
For one, gowns can leak color and stain whatever dress you are wearing underneath. Whether it’s raining or you are sweating too much from the outdoor ceremony, the wet gown will have its color come off from it, latch onto your dress and leave a permanent stain on your picture-perfect dress.
To avoid such catastrophes, make sure you choose darker colored clothes if you feel like it will rain or if it will be warm weather on the day of your graduation. This way, you can find an ideal dress without having to worry about any color from the gown leeching out.
Iron the Gown Before Hand
If you think it’s only your dress that counts when it comes to appealing to the crowd, then think again. During the time of the ceremony, it will not be your fancy dress but instead your gown that will be in the spotlight.
Most people focus too much on getting the perfect dress and looking good in it, which is why they tend to neglect the condition of their gown until the very last minute. If you unpack the gown a day before the ceremony, it is going to be filled with creases that won’t clear off if you iron it once. And in that case, you would have to deal with wearing a crease filled dress during the whole graduation ceremony and become a laughingstock for looking improper during such a momentous occasion.
Don’t let anyone bring you down on your special day. Iron your gown days before your graduation so that it can reduce the number of creases and have them entirely gone by ironing one last time before the anticipated day.
Wear Eye-catching Accessories
There is also one more important factor that you shouldn’t forget when you are only too focused on your dress. Wearing accessories is a must when you are letting your fashion sense outshine others. But which ones would be right for this occasion?
For most of the ceremony, you will be wearing a gown and won’t have most of your dress showing out from underneath. Since everyone will be in a gown during that time, this is when your choice in accessory helps you in looking stunning even when your dress isn’t fully exposed.
It’s important to wear accessories that stand out. If you are wearing a V-neck dress, wear a pendant and for a standard neckline, you can stick with a pretty pearl necklace. They will highlight the beauty of your neckline. Plus, the unique designs of pendants will definitely grab your audience’s attention for more than just a few seconds.
You can also wear statement purses and shoes as well. Just make sure you save the heels for later. It will be a long day and if the ceremony is outdoors, you don’t want to risk sinking your heels in the grass, and trip in front of everyone. Bring an extra pair of flats for the ceremony and change into heels when you have a fun evening planned out with everyone later that day.
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