Graduation dresses form one of the most important items you will ever buy for your wardrobe. Bar your wedding day, your graduation will be one of the most photographed days of your life and those pictures will be hung on your parents’ wall forever – whether you like it or not – so you want to make sure you pick the right frock.
Although it is your day, many graduation ceremonies have alot of rules about what you’re allowed to wear. While some universities stipulate that you can only wear black or white, others have restrictions on how short that hemline can go. Regardless, you want to ensure you look smart and professional, rather than like you’re off to a party (that bit comes later.) On top of this, you’ll have to battle the weather – with graduation season taking place during the summer, sometimes you have to deal with a seriously hot day while draped in a graduation gown, so it’s important to stay cool.
With all this in mind, we have raided the high street for the most amazing dresses to shine in so that you can look appropriate, stay cool and look beyond chic.
From Bardot midi dresses to mini shifts and pencil-skirt frocks, we have selected the best out there to have you nailing this summer’s hottest trends, whilst also ensuring that you will be the best-dressed attendee. With Topshop, Whistles and Mango all delivering on the goods, it’s time to take your pick from our edit and don’t worry, you’ll be able to rock these frocks way beyond graduation day.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to find the perfect dress for your big day. Oh and one more thing – congratulations!
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By Amy de Klerk