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Graduation is of course a wonderful celebration. Not only does it mark an entirely new chapter of life, but also, it's a ceremony that recognizes your hard work and achievements throughout four years of college. It's a special occasion, so it's a good idea to put a little extra effort into your look. Since I've been to many graduations, I'm pretty well versed on the topic of dressing for the occasion. And recently, I've been thinking about a few tips to help all of you upcoming graduates put your best foot forward in front of your professors, classmates, family, and friends. Here are a few things to keep in mind on the day of the ceremony . . .
- Choose a cute but conservative dress.
You will of course want to look cute in photos with friends on the big day, but also keep in mind that graduation is a ceremony for people's parents, grandparents, and professors. That said, don't reach for the trendiest, tightest dress in your closet. Instead, opt for a cute and conservative style that will look appropriate in front of friends and family alike. Since graduation is in the Spring, I would recommend choosing a sleeveless style — especially since those robes can get a little toasty. This little number from my Paper Crown Spring collection is an adorable option:
- Wear comfortable shoes.
Being comfortable on graduation day is a must. You will be walking, standing, sitting, posing, and more! If you don't want to go the sandals route, I suggest finding a pair of wedges that is comfortable to walk in. They will give you support and make your look more dressed up than flats. It's also important to remember that when you're wearing your cap and gown, the only thing people will see are your shoes, making them equally as important (if not more!) as your graduation dress. Find a pair that is classy, cute, and comfortable, like this pair by Joie.
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