Diplomas are being handed out, speeches are being made, hats are being thrown in the air; that’s right, its graduation time! Graduation is one of the most memorable moments in a person’s life. Therefore, because this occasion does not occur every day, it calls for a great graduation dress to kick off the celebration!
Because a graduation celebration is all about you, and the accomplishments, it is all about you, so you do get some leeway on what your graduation dress will look like. Of course, like any celebratory event, you do want to look your best; after all, it’s your time to shine and no boring old dress will do! Still, there are plenty of factors you can consider when choosing this dress.
Since most schools have you wear a cap and gown for the ceremony, if your dress is a little more casual or risqué, it is ok as nobody can see it anyways. After graduation, your family most likely has a party in your honor planned. The venue of the party, the type/level of party, the area the party is held in, and the general income of the area are all huge factors when choosing your graduation dress.
For example, if you live in a more rural, laid back community that is not about fuss and frills and generally people live on a low or modest income, you’re not going to need an uber fancy formal dress that costs thousands of dollars. A less expensive graduation dress is fine.
Now, if you live in a more urban, high paced community where people stay up on the fashions and live on higher incomes, you’re going to need a different sort of dress. Different cultures/groups of people have different standards and expectations and ways of doing things. Graduating in this type of environment means there may be people who you have to impress clothing wise, therefore, a fancier, more expensive dress is the norm and should be worn.
Von Vonni is a great company to turn to when choosing a graduation dress. Von Vonni designs women’s tops, bottoms and dresses. He has a decent price point, with some dresses being more expensive, and then his other lines quite reasonable. There are lots of dresses to choose from. Whether your party is casual or super glitzy, there is a dress for you.
That being said, what kind of party is it? If it’s a more casual gathering of friends in your parent’s backyard, then a ball gown is not necessary and you might just look ridiculous as you trip over a sprinkler head in your flowing frock. Technically, you can wear a casual dress, or whatever you want, being that it is your party. However, a nice summery dress, perhaps with a floral or other type of summer print and pretty but simply detailing shows that you care about the celebration and allows you to be fashionable yet comfortable and casual.
Then there is the other side of the party spectrum; the blow out, party to end all parties. If your parents rented out some venue/space and got the whole affair catered and invited many of their friends and associates as well as your own friends and families, this situtation calls for a different kind of graduation dress. Depending on just how expensive and fancy the venue is depends on your dress.
If it is moderately priced and you’re coming from a perhaps middle class background, there is no need to break out the ball gowns. A cocktail dress is the perfect choice for this. It’s short, but not too short to look inappropriate in front of your parent’s friends. After all, you are celebrating your academic life, which is a serious achievement that doesn’t really necessitate a mini club dress.
Now if the venue is a higher price and you come from an upper class family with lots of cash, you definitely need to look like Cinderella, although perhaps not with a big poufy gown. A graduation gown or dress from a special occasion store that sells dresses such as prom dresses or a high end fashion company will do perfectly. If extremely formal, you should choose a long to the floor dress that is detailed and sophisticated. If a little less formal, a shorter dress can work, but make sure it is luxe and definitely not a dress to wear to a picnic!
Since most graduations are held during the warmer months (unless you are graduating from college in the winter semester) Graduation dresses tend to be on the lighter side. Light fabrics are usually used for dresses that are appropriate, especially luxury ones like silk, as after all, this is a special occasion. Plus, fabrics like silk are breathable and better for the hotter temperatures as they keep you cool.
A perfect Von Vonni graduation dress is the Flora dress. It is made up of shimmery silk, which is suitable for the season and especially for the more formal events. It features a long hemline, but you can still feel young and sexy with the v back and front. It is sleeveless, with wide open armholes, perfect to keep you cool. It comes in an array of sophisticated yet striking colours such as nude, jade, red and black. The ribbon belt allows you to style it as you wish and make it your own! It retails at around $200, which is a very good deal for amazing quality and design.
If your celebration is on the more casual side, the Shell #7 dress in ivory is the perfect graduation dress. It has a handkerchief hemline, with the highest point exposing your knees. Sleeveless, it has a nipped in waist and lace insert around the crew neckline. Lace drips off the hem. It is a great dress for an outdoor party, allowing you to look carefree and young while still comfortable, beautiful and stunning but not over the top.
Graduation is all about celebrating you, while still also respecting your parents and the care and help they gave you growing up to get your diploma. So what you wear is almost up to you, as long as it is appropriate for the venue and money spent!
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