Keeping it Cool at Commencement


Another commencement is upon us. Although you’re excited to see your friends standing on Graduation Terrace, you’re dreading the sticky, hot May weather. But luckily, the Fourcast has some suggestions for appropriate attire for commencement, which will keep you looking and feeling cool.


Madewell: Madewell will not let you down if you’re looking for a cute and versatile white dress. Though it may be a bit pricey, you’ll be wearing this dress for years to come.

The Impeccable Pig: A favorite of many Hockaday students, make sure to check out the Impeccable Pig for a casual commencement dress.

Forever 21: If you’re looking for a one-time wear dress that is both affordable and appropriate, head to Forever 21. This website is a savior if you need a dress in a hurry. In the mid-price range, Lulus has a wide selection of dresses for you to decide from.


Nordstrom: Brands like Sam Edelman and Steve Madden offer white sandals that will go well with several outfits not just your commencement dress.

Designer Shoe Warehouse: An affordable option for everyone, DSW will not let you down.

Target: Target sandals may not be the most durable, but they’re the best if you’re planning to wear them once a year. If white sandals aren’t your normal thing, check out your local Target.

Amazon: With a wide variety of shoes, Amazon has options for every buyer. You can even buy name-brand sandals at a discount! You might be taking a gamble with the sizes, but delivery is only two days and returns are free.

Story by Ponette Kim