Deciding what to wear on the big day can be difficult. This is your last official day as a college student. You’re going to want to preserve this memory; so where something that will look good, and avoid the following:
If flip flops haven’t been banned by your university they should be. Not only do they make obnoxious noises but they’re a definite tripping hazard. Can you imagine tripping across the stage in your squeaky shoes? Where a nice pair of heels or flats instead (that does not include sneakers). Stick to this rule, if you would wear it to work in a serious office job, it’s great for graduation.
2 – Jeans
Most of the other students will be dressed up, looking fabulous. Do you really want to stand alone in jeans and a t-shirt? Yes, you might be able to wear this combo to the office, but only on seriously casual Fridays. Stick to nice slacks, khaki pants, a skirt or a dress instead.
3 – Bulky Sweater
Not only will a lumpy mess of wool look weird under your graduation gown, but it will also be uncomfortably hot. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside, once you pack in a couple hundred students, professors, and proud parents your school auditorium will be roasting hot.
4 – Sweatpants
This isn’t the library or an afternoon class. Mom and Dad are planning to preserve this memory forever. You should dress nice. Years from now, you don’t want to be in an argument with your children over what they should wear to school or church and have them remind you that you wore sweatpants to graduation. Trust me on this.
5 – Prom Dress/Tux
This is not prom or your wedding. It’s ok to wear a formal dress, but make sure it’s not a bright color, doesn’t flare out like Cinderella’s gown, and isn’t covered in lace. Not unless you enjoy having people stare at you; if that’s the case go for it.
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