Here's What to Wear to a Graduation Party

Graduating from college or high school is no easy feat, making it a milestone worth celebrating with friends and family. And when you have a graduate in your life, more likely than not, you’ll be invited to the festivities that follow. Whether you only have a handful to attend or just one, you’ll want to be ready at a moment’s notice with a number of graduation party outfits for any setting.

Of course, dressing for a graduation party, like most celebratory occasions, is easier said than done. And depending on the setting of the parties you’re heading to, you’ll want to make sure your ensemble is appropriate for everything from a garden party to a casual backyard barbecue.

To help you get an idea of what to wear to the graduation parties in your calendar, take a cue from some of our favorite fashion girls who have nailed looks that’ll have you looking fresh for summer and in the mood to mingle with the other partygoers. From floral dresses to wide-leg pants, you’ll be making the party circuit in style.

You can never go wrong with a simple floral dress. Wear a pair of sandals and a wicker handbag for a summer-ready outfit.

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Embrace the colors of summer with a pastel midi skirt. Wear a white long-sleeve shirt to keep the outfit simple.

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Perfect for day or night, light-colored midi skirts are more versatile than you might think.

You simply can’t go wrong with a pretty white summer dress. Since your dress will be a statement, keep your accessories on the simple side.

Perfect for keeping cool on a hot summer day.

Need a foolproof ensemble? Try a light pencil skirt with a button-down shirt tied at the waist for an appropriate look for the festivities.

This shirt will be so comfortable during the hottest days.

We love a good striped print for the season.

We love a bright dress to celebrate the graduate. Let your dress be the focus of your look and style it with a pair of minimal heels.

We’re seeing this minimal sandal style everywhere.

We always welcome a monochromatic look—slip on an easy dress with a pair of classic heels for an outfit that doesn’t take a second thought.

Wear this to any summer occasion.

You can’t go wrong with a wrap dress for summer. Throw on a pair of sneakers for a look that’s put together and comfortable.

When don’t you need a classic wrap dress?

You can’t go wrong with classic white sneakers.

If you have a more formal graduation party to attend, a floral midi dress will do just the trick. Add a pair of strappy sandals to complete your ensemble.

We’re all for unique heels right now.

For those outdoor parties, a sleeveless shirtdress will keep you formal enough for the occasion without suffocating you.

A colorful blouse-and-skirt combo is great for running from party to party. Embrace the colors of the season and go with pastel-hued pieces.

Ditch your standard dress or skirt and opt for a pair of wide-leg pants styled with a simple camisole for a look that’ll be comfortable and polished.

Everyone needs a silk camisole in their wardrobe.

You can wear these to work and on the weekends.

Now before you head to the party, grab a gift any graduate will love.

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