Sure, the typical unflattering polyester graduation gown and flat square hat aren’t the epitome of high fashion by any standard. But you will have an opportunity to show off your personal style and/or comfort during this special event.
In fact, you may need more than one if you choose to celebrate with your friends at their graduations (TAMU has separate graduation dates depending upon degree). Check out the following key tips to prepping off your perfect graduation outfit/s:
5 Tips for Graduation Day Prep
- Double-check your gown for bleeding. Take care before you throw a ton of cash on a designer dress or similar upscale outfit. After all, you don’t want to ruin it the moment you throw your gown over it. Some of the lower to mid-quality dark gowns bleed when wet or even in excess humidity. So make sure the weather is clear. If there’s rain in the forecast, or you’re prone to getting sweaty during such exciting activities, then consider wearing a light layer between gown and outfit.
- Pack a second option. In fact, why even stress about the sweat? Grab a second outfit and pack it in your vehicle, bag it with your family or friends, or store it somewhere else convenient. This allows you to have a light dress during the day celebrations and more fitting outfit for later parties and celebrations.
- Choose a “Grown up” Style. While yes, you will likely end the night with friends, don’t forget all of the family and group photos that will be taken following the diploma handout. Plus, think of this event as the key moment from which you ceremonially step from college life to the real adult world. It is a time you will want to show off a more adult, sophisticated look to your family. Spend the little extra cash (if you can) to get your clothes tailored and fit to your liking.
- When in Doubt, Go Classic. Bold prints and classic colors never go out of fashion. A simple button-down and tailored trousers is an ideal choice for both men and women who wish to forgo the dress or skirt look. But if you do opt for the latter, grab a dress with at least one pocket. That’s because purses and handbags are often a hindrance when you’re marching down the aisle.
- Step Up Your Makeup Game. While you certainly shouldn’t go about experimenting with any extreme makeovers, it is a good idea to don some makeup. That’s because a little bit of mascara, blush, lipstick, and/or concealer can go a long way in helping you feel more confident. Plus, you’ll look great in all those pictures and videos sure to come!
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