Congratulations babe! You’ve made it. This day has finally come around where you’ve worked so hard and now you’re faced with one more dilemma: what to wear for graduation. Graduating is an important milestone whether you’re just graduating from college or university, it marks a time of completion, a successful end - but first you’ve got to find that perfect graduation outfit to party in style.
Graduation ceremonies might be postponed for now, but it’s no reason to at least take the time to plan your grad dress or graduation outfits. Planning what to wear; this is your last “assignment” and it’s to look fabulous and feel gorgeous on graduation day. Times may be tough right now, but it never hurts planning ahead of the celebrations to feel a little bit more positive about the future.
When it comes to what to wear for graduation and picking your perfect grad dress, there are a few things to keep in mind. Scroll through to pick your grad dress of choice from long graduation gowns, to a sexy satin dress for graduation night, be proud of yourself for getting that degree!
You did it! We’re so excited for you. Graduation is the most important day to any student’s life, marking a significant chapter and to be able to share it with family and friends to embark on the next phase of your life. Whether graduation means you truly found what you LOVE to do, your career goals are coming into fruition or you’re just going with the flow (we feel you), graduation outfits should make you to feel good on the inside and confident on stage !
A little fun fact, graduation outfits make me feel nostalgic and emotional. Needless to say, we’re thinking of all the girls out there who are feeling anxious looking for the perfect graduation outfit and what to wear for graduation. You truly want to make a statement and to look good, and you truly deserve it. Why not buy a new dress for the occasion? But what do you go for. The graduation gown, the cute and comfortable mini dress or you’re just want to look a million bucks in graduation outfit thats won’t break the bank - cause we know all about those student budgets.
Get set to sparkle if you plan to celebrate in a graduation gown to make a statement. If your occasion involves making an entrance at a ceremony, glasses of champagne and prosecco with your close knit of family and friends, a dazzling sequin floor length party dress will really steal the show. The graduation ceremony may be a formal occasion that involves a sit down dinner or getting on stage so opt for a graduation dress that’s flattering, yet comfortable to sit in. A graduation gown or long graduation dress should nip into the waist giving you structure. Want to keep things more understated? pick a mid length maxi dress you can look back on and think of fondly in years to come. Choose a sophisticated long slip dress as your graduation gown in a block colour. It’ll be a chić silhouette that’s minimal yet classic. A split leg if you’re oh-so-daring and just simply add those sexy pumps for height and statement earrings or clutch to tie your whole graduation outfit together.
Graduation Mini Dress
Ladies, think cute but comfortable. When graduation sometimes takes the whole day, we’ve found three different mini dress styles to cater perfectly for graduation. One faithful style is a shift dress, it’s a mini dress that’s found in both sleeveless or with sleeves that will give you the appropriate and timeless piece to dress for the occasion. If shift dresses aren’t your thing a wrap mini dress will also give you that “just graduated” glow. Do you love details? We’re crushing on interesting elements like an off the shoulder mini dress, or one that’s trimmed with frill or lace border to give a nod to current trends. A skater dress is another option we’ve got our eyes on - it’s super flattering and comes in an a-line silhouette that stops elegantly at the knee, giving you that WOW factor. It could be your LBD or bold red dress (depends what your graduation colours are) to nail that glam occasion look. Whichever grad dress you choose you’ll look fab, it’s your day!
Anything But A Dress
What better way to rock anything but a dress, than a jumpsuit for graduation day. Dresses aren’t just for everyone when there’s cute rompers, playsuits and jumpsuits to choose from. You might already have a super extra jumpsuit in your shopping cart right now! Jumpsuits are perfect for the more casual formal graduation dress attire that works for Summer or Winter and a great option if you’re looking for an outfit you can totally wear again. From bold prints or bright colours in your jumpsuit choice, you’ll be sure to stand out for a special day like graduation. Do you want to channel some serious power moves to mark your achievements and university life? Who says you can play by the rules now? Opt for separates instead, like a co ord suit combo with strappy heels and a belt cinched at the waist. It’ll get you from ceremony, dinner to drinks.
Graduation Dress Tips
- Plan two graduation outfits. Yes it might be a silly thought right now, but sometimes a girl just needs backups. There have been some nightmare situations to take care of a dress and after all you don’t want to ruin your moment over something split on a gown. We also love choices, you can thank us later.
- Dress to fit. Don’t cull a dress option just because the gown is too long or doesn’t fit correctly. Most often, the case for gowns and formal attire is all about alternating it to your body shape or height.
- Accessories. The true key to dressing an outfit up or down for the occasion. If it’s a casual graduation ceremony outside - go for block heel sandals so you don’t end up sinking into the grass or for a formal event; metallic or patent heels, pumps and statement accessories will take your outfit to the next level.
- Always try your dresses. While you're planning your graduation outfit, try your dresses with the accessories and shoes you plan to wear altogether at home. Your outfit should make you feel great about yourself!
- Graduation kit. They never tell you this, but don’t forget your graduation ‘first aid kit.’ We’re talking, bandaids, bobby pins, mini hairspray, shoe grips and your lipgloss for re-applying those touch ups later.
Are you feeling inspired to sort out your graduation outfit? No matter what education you're celebrating your accomplishments, there are so many graduation dresses to choose from and to be honest it’s a pretty emotional moment (goodbye student discount *cries*) but the most important day is almost here, so celebrate with an amazing gown, jumpsuit of your choice or the swish of your dress that’ll have you breezing through grad day. It’s not easy to hustle in school. You earned it!