What to wear for graduation (when it actually happens)

So your original graduation ceremony may have been postponed, but at least that means you get more time to plan your outfit. Forget the last-minute scrolling and ordering 12 dresses in the hope that one of them looks okay-ish. Now is your time to plan the perfect outfit to walk across the stage in.

Graduation outfits

Times are tough right now, but planning ahead can help you to feel more positive for the future. Pick your dress and be proud of yourself for getting your degree. Uni: Completed it mate.

The pant suit

Graduation usually means a dress, but who says you need to play by the rules. Channel some serious power energy with a strong trouser suit co ord. Team it with a pair of strappy heels and a belt for cinching the waist.

The little black dress

Why not opt for a dress that you will actually wear again? A chic little black dress is classic, ensuring all your grad photos are completely timeless. (Who wants to look back on photos from the big day and think WTF was I wearing?).

The floral midi

Add a subtle pop of colour underneath your grad gown, with a dark floral midi dress. Opt for ruching and mesh for a flattering fit.

The big sleeve energy

Choose a statement dress that everyone is gonna remember. Whether you go for big sleeves, bold prints or bright colours, make sure you stand out from the crowd. This is YOUR big day and you wanna be noticed.

The Satin Slip

A satin slip dress is simple yet classic. Team it with accessories and a contrasting pair of strappy heels for an outfit that will take you from grad ceremony, straight to the bar.–i2XnoGeV/



Hey, grad baller, you probably need to know these 5 grad tips on what to wear to graduation:

  1. Plan two outfits. Sounds silly but you’ll thank us later. There have been nightmare moments when your dress is having a bit of a bad morning and you need that last resort option to save you.
  2. Play it by the weather – especially when it comes to footwear. You don’t want your heels sinking into the grass. Plan your footwear just before the big day.
  3. They never tell you, but bring plenty of hair grips or safety pins, especially if you’re wearing a Bardot or bandeau dress. The collar on your gown may have no grip and, if it’s not attached to something, it can often slip to one side and can ruin some fire photo opportunities.
  4. If you try on a dress and it doesn’t really feel like ‘the one’, return it. A dress you don’t feel confident it won’t make you outshine the basics.
  5. Don’t forget your waterproof makeup. Surprisingly, it’s actually a pretty emotional day and, it’s officially the end of your student discount *cries*.

Welcome to adulthood.

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