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Graduation Dresses For Summer

How to Dress For Graduation — Even When It's Not Your Big Day

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Graduation season is upon us! If you have a graduating senior in your life, chances are you'll be heading to a campus in the near, near future. Whether the ceremony is for a high school, an undergrad, or a graduate student, it'll mark a major milestone; however, as an attendee, it's not your time to shine.

The goal is to pick a fitting frock that errs on the side of demure — the sartorial equivalent to dressing for a baby or bridal shower or wedding. But that's not to say you can't have fun! While the soon-to-be graduates will be cloaked in uniform caps and gowns, you can show some support for your diploma-receiving sibling, friend, or relative with a celebratory look.

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