As you advance to higher classes, education becomes crucial as each stage is a building block in your academic career. One such stage is graduating from the 8th grade to a higher class. Graduation is a huge deal for middle school students and in most schools it entails a ceremony and party. Dressing up, obviously, is an inevitable part of the party. Usually, it is advisable to wear a dress shorter than the graduation cloak so that it doesn’t stick out and cause any hindrance. A lot of parents opt for getting the perfect dress stitched for their daughters, and with some help, the work is bound to get easier. Here are our top 5 picks.

Pleated dresses are stitched in a way to flatter your waist and hips without giving a bulky look. Also, an A-line dress suits all body types. Like the one shown in the photo, a yellow dress is perfect to wear on your graduation day.
Yellow is a fresh color and teaming it up with accessories that are either silver or gold will give it a perfect look suitable for the ceremony as well as the after-party. You can either wear strappy heels, pumps or simple ballerinas. Complete the look with a cardigan, so that you have the option of removing it if you decide to hit the dance floor after the ceremony.

Now, this is a dress that will go perfectly well with tights or stockings, especially if you don’t want to go the traditional way. For girls who follow fashion trends religiously and want to ‘stand out’, pairing it up with neon tights will definitely work.
For those who want to ‘fit in’, opt for black. Since this is a full-sleeved dress with a small neckline, try styling it by tying your hair up in a bun or in a sleek ponytail with large earrings that steal focus!

For a strapless dress like this one, jewelry can make or break your look. An elegant silver necklace with a pair of classy earrings, and blue pumps or peep-toe shoes is a combination that suits this color perfectly.
Black or nude almond toe heels with a matching clutch and bracelet is also a safe option. This color suits all skin tones, so you have one less thing to worry about, just pick the right accessories that aren’t too over-the-top and you’re set!

If you choose the Little Black Dress, as shown in the photo, you can never go wrong. A LBD is an excellent back up option if cannot zero in on any outfit. Keep the makeup light, you don’t want to look as if you’re headed to a club!
Team up your LBD with a cardigan or a shrug, give a dash of color of your choice by pairing it up with ballerinas or flat sandals. Add a stylish clutch, and you’re good to go!

The belt goes with the dress, so you can scratch one accessory off your list. Although the dress that we have picked is blue, you can opt for a different color and still keep the style same. This dress, again, can be worn with stockings if you feel it is too short.
Accessorize with a color similar to the belt; if not, go for staple silver and gold with earrings along with a necklace that follows the neckline. Heels or, if it is not a summer day, boots can also be worn with this dress. Finally, opting for a box clutch might be a good idea if you don’t fancy big purses.
Additional Tips
~ First of all, make sure your dress fits perfectly.
~ Buy the accessories and keep them ready weeks before the all important day.
~ Pamper yourself and get your hair, nails, and makeup done. Book the requisite appointments well in time.
~ Last but not the least, keep a camera at hand to capture the graduation party and the whole event!