I ma going to be a freshmen in college and I was thinking about wearing a dress on the 1st day. Is wearing a dress on the 1st day too dressy or appropriate? I'm talking about a dress like this. www.urbanoutfitters.com/.../productdetail.jsp
One thing I learned doing Early college, there is NO type of dress code for college, I noticed a lot of people in jeans and t-shirts but then I also noticed them in dresses and skirts and I even wore some skirts and heels myself (I didn't have many classes) so if you like that I would wear it :)
is it appropriate? of course it's appropriate. wear whatever you want. you'll probably quickly realize that most people don't dress all too nicely for college classes (sweats, pjs, flip flops were all pretty normal in my classes) but for a first day there isn't anything inappropriate about wearing that dress
Wear something else, if you go in this dress day one you will be the eye candy of the college and attracting attention on the first day is never good, it makes you a threat in the eyes of girls who are low on self esteem and confidence and they would make your life hard by being jealous
My first day of classes was this week and I saw plenty of girls wearing skirt/dresses and have during the week. I could see a girl dressed up in a nice dress and flats and then the next girl is in a tank top, short shorts and sneakers. Dress however you want to dress.