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What to wear for Elementary graduation

The graduation of an elementary school student is a special milestone for any parent. It’s that moment when a child becomes ready to take on the next stage of their educational journey. It’s as emotional as it is significant, so as a parent, you must prepare the right apparel for celebrating this major part of their life.

Much of the preparation you will need to do involves knowing what you and your child should wear during the ceremonies. It looks simple, but if you want this to be a major event, then you will need to wear your best threads.

Here’s a guide to help you pick the right style for your child’s big day:

1. Tops (Blouses and Polos)

Your child will probably be required to wear a prescribed gown in a specific color matching the school’s hues. This is easy since you only need to look for an online store that sells elementary school cap and gown sets that fit the school’s specifications.

When picking clothes, focus on what to wear on top. Aim for something that strikes a balance between professional and casual. Go for a plain neutral-colored blouse with ruffles at the sleeves. Avoid tops with too many details. If you’re wearing a polo, a white or blue long-sleeved shirt is ideal.

2. Dresses

In the same way, the dress you will be wearing shouldn’t be too loud or too simple. Wearing one adorned with too many pearls and glitter is considered out of place. After all, you are not attending a gala. If anything, go for a wrap or a semi-fitted dress in one color (black or gray). Avoid wearing a cocktail dress or anything with too short a hem. If you can’t wear a dress to the occasion, go for a simple blouse matched by a pencil skirt that’s darker than the top.

3. Pants

Since it’s a formal school event, men are discouraged from wearing shorts and cargo pants. Some schools, however, allow men to wear denim jeans so long as they’re paired with professional-looking polos or collared shirts. Then again, this combination is unacceptable in private schools where you may go for a business suit. To be safe, attend the graduation ceremony wearing basic jet-black slacks.

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4. Footwear

Moms have several options to choose from when it comes to footwear, but wedges and heels are the most ideal. Just be sure that the soles are adequately cushioned for optimal comfort, especially if the graduation occurs outdoors. On the other hand, dads can opt for boat shoes or all-black sneakers.

5. Accessories

When picking accessories, the most important factor to consider is the color combination. When your entire get-up is all green, rose gold bracelets and necklaces are the perfect tandem. Silver accessories, on the other hand, are best for professional combinations such as slacks and white button-up shirts. Then again, when it comes to accessories, less is always better so avoid going overboard.

A young child, bathed in natural light, is focused on threading beads onto a string. The warm setting creates a peaceful atmosphere.

And finally…

When preparing for your child’s elementary graduation, don’t leave home wearing the wrong wardrobe. It’s a special day, so you need to make sure your outfit matches the significance of the occasion. Use this guide and find out what to put on.

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