Prom. Graduation. Just those words could bring on a migraine.
It’s a night to celebrate all your hard work over the last few years and let loose, but crucially, the night when you’re most likely to find your photos plastered all over social media.
Such an event calls for the perfect outfit, ensuring you feel as fab you look. Here’s Hannah Ahmed’s key looks for the Big Day.
Lace is a classic when it comes to graduation frocks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to make it your own and stand out. ASOS have a whole host of lacy dresses and jumpsuits, with this blue one being a favourite. The off-the-shoulder look is great for the warmer months without being too revealing, and the crochet detail is especially eye catching.
Paper Dolls Crochet Lace Midi Pencil Dress, asos.com, £60
Alongside Urban Outfitters, ‘free people’ is the go to for anyone with a more ‘boho indie’ type of fashion sense. They have a great selection of looks, with diverse silhouettes and shades.
This green piece had a midriff slit which gives the illusion of a two piece, which has become increasingly popular for formal gowns.
Vroom Vroom Midi Dress, freepeople.com, £58
Yellow is another great colour when it comes to graduation outfits, as it is bright, cheerful and flattering on all skin tones. This missguided number is the perfect shade of mustard to leave you looking like the belle of the ball rather than a bumblebee.
Mustard Satin Cowl Front Midi Dress, missguided.com, £25
This Boohoo dress is a fairly safe bet, given that red is obviously a classic colour. In China it also symbolises good luck, which is perfect as you’ll need all the luck you can get in your post-college or university endeavours. The additional frill detail is perfect for taking a simple dress to the next level, and paired with some bold earrings, can create a timeless look.
Bardot Layered Frill, Detail Mini Dress, boohoo.com, £20