What Not to Wear to Graduation

As the big day approaches, you are getting really excited for graduating! Whether you are excited about starting college, or entering true adult life, graduation day is a day to celebrate all you have accomplished in the past years of school. When going out and shopping for that outfit to walk across the stage in, be sure to put a little thought into your choice. To make your life a little easier we looked into a few outfit “don’ts”, and found some cute ideas of ways to style to rock your ceremony. Here are Faviana’s tips for What Not to Wear to Graduation!

Keep it Simple

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Graduation is almost always a somewhat formal, or semi formal, event. Make sure you keep your outfit appropriate, but shows your personality. Find a cute dress or skirt that is totally you, and keep your accessories minimal. Avoid flashy colors and embellishment  and, and dresses that will hang below the hem of your gown.

No Crazy Patterns

Many graduation robes are a very thin fabric, so make sure your outfit underneath does not show though! If your gown is white, make sure you also choose your color carefully. Also avoid anything with a collar or neckline that will show over your gown.

Walkable Shoes

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One of the biggest moments of the ceremony is walking across the stage, so make sure you can walk! Make sure you are are comfortable and confident in your shoe choice, and test them thoroughly before the event. Make sure you break them in beforehand as well! Flats or sandals are always a good choice for graduation, but if heels are more your style, choose them carefully.

 Simple Hair

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Sadly, your graduation cap will upstage whatever hairstyle you may choose. For graduation day find a hairstyle that can withstand hat hair, wearing your hair down or un a low bun or ponytail is best. Avoid looks with lots of volume or hairspray, and your look will quickly lose its bounce with your cap on.

Light Makeup

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Not only will lighter, natural makeup make your Grandma happy, but it will also last longer at a hot graduation. If your graduation is outside, there is a chance that you will be sitting in the hot sun for several hours. There is nothing worse than having your makeup melt off from the heat or stress! Also be sure to keep some oil blotting sheets in your body in case, and you could also pack a small mirror to do a touch up before pictures after the ceremony.

We know graduation day can be stressful! Be sure to get everything ready beforehand, remain calm, and take tons of pictures! This is a day you will always want to rememeber.

Do you have some graduation day tips? What are some looks that are graduation day “do’s”? Let us know your ideas or thoughts by tagging us on Instagram @Faviana_NY & Twitter @FavianaNY.



P.S. Check out our Top 10 Tips For Graduation Day here!


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