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Whether you’re being invited to a graduation ceremony or you’re the one crossing the stage to smile proudly with your diploma in hand, there’s a certain pressure to look elegant for the big moment while also conveying your personal style. The good news? In spring, there are many lightweight dresses, tailored jumpsuits, and cute combination sets that are suitable for any graduation situation. Because just being surrounded by people being honored for their hard work at a celebration calls for a serious dress-up moment. And nowadays people are less concerned about following binding “rules”. The best advice is to stick to certain proportions so you can’t see your look underneath your hat and dress.
Curious about what trends are on the rise this year? The most popular colors for graduation dresses in 2022 include black, white, and blue, according to research analyst Fenwick. The company also reported that “floral prom dresses” have seen a 750 percent increase since March 2021, and “midi prom dresses” have seen a 400 percent increase.
Meanwhile, fashion analyst Hussain Ul-Haq of LovetheSales.com showed a 75 percent increase in “One-Shoulder”, 70 percent increase in “Fringes” and 67 percent increase in “Sequins” requests for the last 12 months graduation day. He explains that young people are looking for ways to show their maturity through fashion, wearing trends that can be seen as opulent and sophisticated.
Retailer PrettyLittleThing shared that in March 2022 alone there were 57,000 searches for “graduation dresses,” with corsets, puff sleeves and satin details skyrocketing — likely due to the Bridgerton-inspired Regencycore trend. We took this data into account to compile a list of perfect looks for all your future graduation needs.