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What to Wear to Graduation … sisters, moms, etc.

5.12.2010 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

I  know that I am not the only one stressing about what outfit I should wear on my graduation day. In fact, many people who just attend an event like this find them selves wondering what they should don to look good and be weather-appropriate. I have found some gorgeous dresses lately that we carry here at Tog + Porter that I want to show you. And I have a few tips to share with my fellow ladies about what looks good and what to avoid.

1. BCBG MaxAzria

‘One Shoulder Chiffon Dress’ in Bamboo

I love this dress because it is the perfect balance of dressy and casual. The chiffon material dresses up the more casual one shoulder design, and the pleating on the bust also adds to a more polished look. Yellow is a prefect color because it is springy and bright, but not too flashy. You could wear this dress as the graduate or as an attendee and look FAB. Also, play with different belts to make the dress look different. I love to add something a little edgier with a feminine dress to balance it out. Pair this dress with gladiator sandals for the complete look!

2. JS Collections

‘Cutaway Shoulder Chiffon Dress’ in Peach

I just love this dress. Again, chiffon dresses your look up a little bit. Try to avoid a cotton dress because they give a more ‘beachy’ vibe rather than special occasion. This particular style is extremely flattering on most body types. This dress will look great on its own, or you can pair it with a cardigan (especially if the weather is on the cool side!) This color again is somewhat muted but still embodies spring. This dress can also be worn as the graduate or the proud parent! I can see it paired beautifully with some coral jewelery. Gold sandals or flats would go well with this dress.

3. Velvet

‘Evelyn V-Neck Dress’ in Violet

This dress is great because it is a fun print that is still easy on the eyes. I love purple and I think it looks really good on a lot of skin tones. This dress would pair perfectly with a little cardigan. The knotted detail in between the breasts is also very flattering. However, I suggest this dress for guests of graduation and maybe not the graduates themselves. The more I have thought about graduation for myself, the more I have decided that I would like a solid dress more than a print. My reasoning for this is that in 20 years, if I look back at pictures of my college graduation, I don’t want to look completely dated. Solids are classic, whereas you run more of a risk of things looking outdated and old with prints.

4. VeronicaM

‘Flutter Sleeve Mini’ Dress in Maui

This dress is great because the pattern is fun but not too heavy. I love the colors in this dress, and I think the style would flatter every body type. It is also a little more on the conservative side, so women in all age ranges can get away with it. Flats or sandals would pair best with this dress, but you could also get away with heels. If you plan on wearing heels, make sure you are not going to be in grass the whole day (chances are that you will). There is nothing worse then sinking heels in the mudd!

If you like any of these dresses, we can order them for you. Remember to wear a fun springy color, but nothing that is too bright. Solids are a safer choice, but patterns can work too. Make sure that the pattern you choose is not too graphic and is easy on the eyes as I’m sure there will be lots of pictures taken!

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