Outfit Details // 'Shirley Dress' ( c/o ) Camilyn Beth (on sale!) | Boots, Forever21 | Coat, (old) Forever21 - similar here by Tommy Hilfiger //
Photo creds - Jeanne-Marie Exposito
Hey y'all! Today I teamed up with the loves at Camilyn Beth to give you some tips on dressing for a Military Graduation. My boyfriend graduates in about three days in South Carolina and I'm not gonna lie- finding a dress was starting to stress me out. No matter where I shopped or how many dresses I tried on, nothing felt right.
I wanted something classy (slightly conservative) and with a pop of color. I decided to shake up my usual all-black tendencies. I still wanted to feel cute and stylish without being uncomfortable or feeling like my look was '' too much ''. I love the patriotic detail this dress has and the fit is great too. I paired it with some over the knee boots and a black coat from Forever21.
My other favorites from Camilyn Beth are the Nanette, the Clara, and the Eloise dress.
Here are some tips for finding the perfect dress -
1. Leave your party dress at home.
Due to the fact that this is a family event and that most graduations are held during the day, you don't want to look like you just stepped out of the club. If it's super shiny, skin tight, low cut, or has cut outs - I'd save it for another event.
2. Dress for the weather.
Do a little research and find out what the weather is like before purchasing your dress. My dress is sleeveless but you may want something a little warmer. Most graduations are also held outdoors.
3. Simple Details.
Instead of making a part of your body the focal point of the look, focus on the details of your dress.
A great lace print, scalloped edge, or ruffled hem for example. You could even wear a fun pair of heels!
Hope these tips are helpful to you!
You can also use the code 'thanks4yourservice' to save 15% when you shop at Camilyn Beth!