For many of us, the days of pulling all-nighters, late-night study seshes at the library, and bland dining hall food are nearing to an end. Although graduation (a.k.a. the beginning of real life) is still a month or so away, the next few weeks are sure to fly by for all of you seniors.
Between end-of-the-semester crises, scrambling to find a job, and making the most out of your precious last few moments of college, there’s hardly any spare time to shop for a stylish graduation outfit. Cue minor freakout.
Thankfully, I’ve scouted out six fashionable outfits that are guaranteed to win your family and friends over on your big day. (And for more on graduation day style, be sure to check out these CF articles!)
1. Greek Goddess
Channel your inner Greek goddess and rock this draped asymmetrical dress during your graduation festivities. Complement it with a bold statement necklace and delicate gold bangles. Finish off the look with comfy metallic sandals and you’ll be good to go.
2. Pastel Perfect
This sophisticated ensemble is sure to please your parents without coming across as too conservative. Pair this gorgeous sleeveless dress with soft pastels to create a springy ensemble. Try mint-colored oxfords if you’re aiming for comfort, or maybe some coral wedges if you want a bright pop of color. Accessorize with sparkly pastel earrings, then throw your hair up in a high bun to complete the look.
3. Classic LBD
You can never go wrong with a classic little black dress! This versatile lace dress can be worn on or off the shoulders and will certainly be a closet staple long after graduation. Pair it with sparkly dangly earrings, a trendy infinity necklace, some classy black stilettos, and red lipstick to make a statement on graduation day.
4. Flower Power
If you’re a fan of floral, try wearing this pretty strapless floral dress with ruched detailing – it’s perfect for spring. Pin your hair back with bejeweled clips, and accessorize with a simple gold necklace and studs. Complete the outfit with tan gladiator sandals, or if you’re feeling daring, a pair of platform wedges.
5. Sheer Perfection
This feminine maxi dress will complement any girl’s figure, and it’s amazingly low price (only $15.80!) is great for fashionistas on a budget. Add a little edge with glamorous feather earrings, as well as a studded watch to help you keep the time and a metallic clip to keep your hair out of your face. Finish the ensemble with tan flats, or for a boost of height, these strappy black wedges.
6. True Blue
If you’re going for a bold look, this cobalt getup is guaranteed to impress. This darling appliqué dress would go great with a pair of heeled sandals or pointy-toed stilettos. Add in a gorgeous black cocktail ring and a pair of glamorous chandelier earrings, and you’ll look absolutely stunning for graduation.
More Graduation Outfit Ideas
Not feeling these looks or just want more ideas? We’ve got tons more posts to help you graduate in style. Check ’em out below:
- Express Yourself: 4 Graduation Outfits to Suit Your Style
- How to Dress for Graduation
- 5 Stylish Outfits for Graduation
- Outfits Under $100: 4 Looks for Graduation Weekend
- 20 Cute Dresses for Graduation & Beyond
- 10 Under $10: Graduation Day
- What to Wear for Every Stage of Graduation
What do you think of these ensembles? Which one is your favorite? Do you have your graduation outfit picked out yet? Let us know by sounding off in the comments section!