The beginning of Spring brings longer days, warmer weather, and a whole new batch of graduates. Whether you are graduating yourself, or have a close friend or loved one who is, you’ve probably already gone on some Charleroi or Washington, PA shopping trips to find the perfect dress or gift.
To help you out, Prima Diva Boutique has assembled a guide to buying the perfect outfits for graduation, gifts to celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments, and fun outfits to wear at grad parties.
We will help you out with:
- Finding an appropriate, yet fun outfit for graduation day
- Picking the perfect gift to celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments
- Deciding on an outfit to wear to graduation parties
Graduation season should be fun, not stressful. With these tips, you’ll be able to spend more time focused on celebrating and less time worrying about what to wear at the ceremony or the next graduation party coming up.
Stand Out on Graduation Day
If You Are a Graduate
While your university or college may require you to zip up your gown for the ceremony completely, that shouldn’t stop you from wearing a killer dress underneath. You’ll still want to make sure that it matches your gown’s colors, of course.
But you’re going to be taking a ton of pictures afterward so you’re going to want a dress or outfit that makes you feel confident about yourself. Since each girl has her own style, we came up with several style ideas based on what your personal taste might be.
Light Pastels and Florals
Soft pink and baby blues match the lightness of Spring.
Simple, Yet Elegant
Nude or neutral, understated tones can be both safe and stylish.
Bold and Edgy
A black jumpsuit or funky dress with intricate designs immediately comes to mind.
This is where it’s vital to check whether the ceremony will be taking place indoors or outdoors. If it’s outside on the grass, you’re probably not going to want to wear stilettos. On the other hand, flip flops are a bit too casual for the occasion. Wedge heels or even flat ballet shoes are a safe yet stylish bet.
If You Are Attending a Graduation Ceremony
Here are also some fun outfit ideas if you are a friend or relative attending your loved one’s graduation. Most women elect to dress in semi-formal or business casual due to the nature of the occasion. Some schools even send out dress codes for parents and guests. You might also have to adjust your outfit choices based on whether the graduation ceremony is to take place indoors or outdoors. For instance, you’ll probably want to wear a dress or skirt if it will be outdoors in the warm weather, or a long-sleeve top and pants if it will be taking place inside an air-conditioned auditorium. But that certainly doesn’t mean that you have to settle for boring outfits.
Intricately designed shirts like the ones posted above are both fun and formal. Pair them with a nice pair of slacks and you’re good to go!
If you’re looking for something a little more formal, check out these dresses and jumpsuits below.
Find the Perfect Graduation Gift
Graduating university is no easy feat. Late-night hours spent in the library, days spent taking notes in lecture, and time that was taken to work for internships and extracurriculars have all led up to this moment. Show your appreciation for their hard work with these unique gifts while following proper graduation gift etiquette! Hint: Gift cards are also perfectly acceptable graduation gifts. Gifts ranging in value from $20-$50 are perfectly acceptable, especially if you aren’t a parent of the graduate. Leave the splurging to them.
Some nice gift ideas include:
- Accessories such as a bracelet or earrings
Celebrate With the Perfect Outfit at Your Grad Party
Now for the fun part: the actual graduation party! Whether you need an outfit for a party that you’re throwing or an outfit for a friend’s party, we have the perfect list of outfits and dresses for you to check out.
Graduation is a time for students and their families to come together to reflect on their time in school and the achievements they have made. Whether you’re a high school graduate moving away to college in a few months, a college graduate preparing to either enter the workforce or attend graduate school, your accomplishments have not gone unnoticed.
Make it special with outfits that show off your personality, and don’t forget to take lots of photos. For assistance in finding an outfit or gift, be sure to stop in at Prima Diva Boutique or shop online for the best fashions and gifts in Charleroi.