Our new series, What to Wear to… will be showing you fun, stylish, and appropriate outfits for a variety of events. Today, we’re talking about junior high or middle school graduations. Depending on your school, you might have an important graduation ceremony in 5th, 6th or 8th grade. Last week was all about getting our high schoolers ready for prom. This post is dedicated to helping our middle schoolers find beautiful outfits for their graduation or promotion day. Since most middle school graduates don’t wear caps and gowns, you will need to find a special dress, and maybe new shoes, for your ceremony.
Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing your look:
- School Dress Code – make sure you’re aware of any attire rules. Does your school allow spaghetti straps or strapless dresses for graduation? Check your school handbook before shopping.
- Short or Long? While prom goers can choose either a short or long gown, we recommend short (but never too short) dresses for middle school graduations.
- Flats or Heels? The answer is: either. A low-mid heel that you can walk in easily is appropriate for graduation. We don’t want you tripping when it’s your turn on the platform! Dressy flats or low-heeled sandals are also perfect.
- Wear it again! Choose a dress that you could also wear to a wedding, holiday party, theater production, or a school dance.
Now for our picks! This mood board features dresses in junior and women’s sizes.
This mood board features dresses in girls’ sizes 8-16.
We hope our ideas have given you a place to get started. Start shopping early and don’t leave it for the last minute. For all of you graduating and maybe moving on to junior or senior high school, congratulations from the Chronicles!