The Guide to Choosing A Graduation Dress

Options for my graduation dress

I’m graduating in one month (okay it’s 32 days total)!! I know, can you even believe it? In no time at all, I’ll be walking across the stage at the Ferrell Center with 14 of my family members in the audience and I can finally say that I’m done with school forever…or for the next 5-6 years! Getting my diploma is obviously the most important part of my graduation day, but I also love and write about fashion, so picking the perfect graduation dress is the second best part. I’ve been browsing my favorite websites– Nordstrom, Revolve, and Bloomingdales in search of the graduation dress of my dreams (my standards are clearly realistic in this situation) but my ideal dress features coupled with my extremely minimal budget has left me scrambling. Luckily, I do have around one month until I need to press purchase, so here are the top four dresses on my graduation dress wish list. The Dress the Population Ally Lace Dress is girly and feminine and comes in the most gorgeous shade of pink with a lace overlay. I love the dress’ shape and design, especially how the lace falls longer than the inner fabric. I think it would be a perfect piece for both graduation and fancier occasions in the future. The pale pink Reformation Rou Midi Fit & Flare Dress is much more simple and versatile because of its loose thin fabric and ability to be styled up and down. The only reason I’m slightly on the fence about this dress is because most, if not all of Reformation’s clothing is made for tall skinny girls whereas I am the exact opposite. I love the shade and shape, however, so this one remains on the list! My most classic and chic graduation dress pick is the Dress the Population Catalina Tea Length Fit & Flare Dress, which has pockets!! Enough said? My mom and I both agreed that this piece would be perfect for graduation and in the workplace as I become a real grown ass woman. The cut is incredibly flattering and the pink is not too beige and not too bright. This dress is an overall beautiful and adaptable choice. Now here’s my dream dress: the Lirika Matoshi Sara Mini Dress (which I discovered 10 minutes ago!), which is my personality come to life. This dress encompasses every feature I wanted in a graduation dress– a pink piece with short sleeves, a plunge neck, and some sort of embellishment. If I can muster up the will to spend my entire last paycheck + a little more, this one is the dreamiest option for my graduation dress yet!