Graduation is the day you, your parents and your whole family have been looking forward too. Years of hard-work, determination, and of course the occasional night out or two has all come down to this day. Naturally, watching all your friends graduate and receiving your degree certificate is very a memorable and fun way to spend your time, however, the outfit you chose to wear on the day is going to be on every family members mantelpiece for a very long time to come…
So Team LBD, in a bout of graduation day nostalgia have made it our mission to help you look perfect for your big day. Above everything we recommend keeping it simple in block-colour dresses and elegant cuts as not only does your outfit have to match even the most unsightly of robes (lime green with burgundy anyone?!) but it’s also a demure affair where you’re showing off how dedicated and professional you have and can be. Not that that means you can forget all your fashion-forward quirks in the aid of education!
From Left to Right: Mascara Beaded Waist Short Dress, £189.00, BLESSUS Tailored Dress with Detachable Skirt, £190.00, BLESSUS Globed Afternoon Dress, £230.00.
We love this pretty in pink number from Mascara to inject some delicate feminity into your grad day look but if you’ve been cursed with go-with-nothing robes stick with a white or black dress– BLESSUS have a great range of monochrome pieces with girly chiffon inserts and sexy skater-skirt styles.
From Left to Right: The Style Standard Loxton Dress, £110.00, BLESSUS Tailored Dress with Short Sleeves, £220.00, Bernshaw Earl Dress, £315.00.
For a dress that will double up as a graduate career chic option once you’ve got your scroll stick with prim and proper pencil styles. The Style Standard is your go-to brand for day-to-night essentials and the Loxton dress is one of Team LBD’s bestsellers. For a punchier pencil look opt for this figure-flattering yellow piece from delectable designer range, BLESSUS. And if your proud parents are footing the bill for your special day style why not indulge in the Earl Dress from occasion wear extraordinaires Bernshaw. We promise this sumptuously silky style, which nips and tucks you in all the right places and looks positively stunning with nude heels, is worth every penny, but we’re sure you’ve got your ‘oh but I DESERVE it, Daddy’ speech sorted already!
From Left to Right: Bourne Agnes Shoe, £138.00, Kat Maconie Delilah Shoe, £160.00, Just Anna Audrey Leather Patent Court Shoe, £139.00, Just Anna Lucinda Laser Cut Shoe, £179.00.
The on-going debate of heels or flats at a graduation ceremony is never ending and it comes down to comfort or style. But Team LBD don’t believe in compromising so we’ve found you a selection of comfortable and elegant shoes for you to pick from. Our top tip? If you’ve opted for a black dress, be sure to stand out on that stage with colourful footwear.
And of course, no graduation outfit would be complete without some accessories to add that extra bit of sparkly to your special occasion look. Be careful to avoid large necklaces though as this will make your neckline look too fussy and distracts from your ceremonial cape.
From Left to Right:; Zoe & Morgan Roxy Earrings, £171, Fiorelli Adjustable Purple Catseye Ring, £12.95, Fiorelli Gold Flower & Leaf Necklace, £34.95, Rok Chix Silver and Large Freshwater Pearl Spinning Ring, £45, Brandts Quartzite Blossom Drop Earrings, £26.
It’s not every day you graduate so fill that shopping basket high…