Graduation Dresses


Graduation Day is a big event happening in every student's life. It's a ceremony of appreciation of all the hard work that you had put in throughout the college years. Most of the graduands would be down with worries as to "What to wear on a graduation day and look their stark best!!" No worries!! We are here to help you dress up from top to toe and look impressive in your attire. All you need is, heed to our advice and be a winner on the most crucial day of your student life.

Read on!
Considerations for Convocation Day:

Impressive Attire

Convocation gowns are generally made of synthetic material, and one feels uncomfortable if wearing it for longer hours. Stay comfortable by wearing breathable fabric dresses that allow air circulation. Here are some dresses to choose from for both him and her.

Impressive Attire
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Dress Options for Him:

Appropriate graduate attire for men should spell comfort and style together in first sight. Although attire options for men are somewhat narrow yet here are a few options to choose from, that spell confidence and style both for the young graduands.

Semi Casual look:

Dressy trousers with matching collared shirt and loafers are best for a semi formal look for the convocation ceremony. Opt for pastel shades. Same colored trouser and shirt creates an illusion of taller height.

Semi Casual look
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Formal look:

Dark colored trousers and a dress shirt in bright color paired with a blazer or sport coat gives an extra edge to your graduation dress up. A tie can also be added to the look. Team up this dress code with leather loafers or slip on shoes for an elegant look.

Formal look
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Semi formal look:

A button-down shirt paired with khakis look amazing and extremely comfortable for an outdoor convocation ceremony. You can also opt for a silk tie in bright hues.

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Casual Dress up:

Dark jeans paired with a polo shirt and tie is okay if you are going for a casual graduation party after the convocation ceremony.

Casual Dress up
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Dressy Formal look:

A French cuffed, crisp white shirt with a dark colored pant and a waistcoat/ vest is also a very appealing look for smart and stylish men.

Dressy Formal look
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Intriguing Formal look:

Create an intriguing formal look with mix and match of fabrics like a silk blazer with a dressy shirt and dark pants.

Dress Options for Him
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Dress Options for Her

The easiest way to look beautiful and stand out stylishly in the crowd is by choosing bright spring hues to brighten up your graduation look. Graduation attire should be both comfortable and stylish. Few options to choose from are:

LBD :

The classic little black dress is the easiest way to flawless dress up for convocation ceremony. You can opt for a short dress with frill at the edges for more glamorous effect.

LBD
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Bandage Dress:

Bright neon hued bandage dress can lift up the mood and make an intriguing style statement. You can choose a net or chiffon dress for warm weather, Brocade, Velvet or Silk for a little dipping temperature.

Bandage Dress
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Snazzy separates:

Shimmering blouses with matching pastel maxi skirt does wonders for a graduation dress up. You can even team up a pair of silk dress pants with a button down top for a semi formal look for your convocation ceremony.

Snazzy separates
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Black and White Casual:

A black silk skirt or a dress pant teamed up with a flowy white top with cute embellishments like a buckle or a sequined bow will make you look like a stunning diva in your graduation attire. Keep the jewelry to minimum and nude makeup. Try wearing stilettos with this dress.

Black and White Casual
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Bohemian:

Team up a bright graphic print skirt with a bohemian long sleeved lace top for a chic dress up. Layer it with a matching waistcoat in a salmon or tan color. Choose neutral colored footwear like nude pumps or suede boots to go with this outfit.

Dress Options for Her
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Preparations before Graduation ceremony

Graduation day is not just any other usual day in your life; it's a very special occasion that marks the end of a student life and a beginning of a professional one, so it sure calls for some extra preparations.

  • Take a good night's sleep before your D-day so that you start the next day afresh.

  • Wear fashionably stylish attire that is comfy as well.

  • Opt for sleek dresses and cut back on the bulk, as the convocation robe is bulky enough to be topped with a bulky dress.

  • Lastly, wear a weather appropriate dress. You wouldn't want to catch a heat stroke on a hot summer day or a cold sore if the temperature is freezing on your Graduation Day.

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Comfy Footwear

Footwear for him:

Footwear choices for men are quite limited yet a few options are:

  • Tan or Black dress shoes for a formal look.
  • Balmorals/Oxford in dark hues for a semi formal look.
  • Derby shoes in black shine for a Dressy formal look.
  • Loafers/Slip on in matching hues for a casual look.
  • Monk shoes in tan shine looks great for a formal look.

Footwear for Her:

Women's footwear is mostly about a personal preference. Most women prefer wearing heels for a dressy effect. Certain considerable options are:

  • A closed toe or a peep toe in black, brown, and other neutral shades as they are the most acceptable footwear for a graduation ceremony.
  • Ballet flats are extremely comfortable and look great with formal attire.
  • Stilettos matching the attire.
  • Wedges are great if you are looking for both comfort and style.
  • Nude pumps or bright hued skyscraper heels look great with a LBD or a bandage dress.
Footwear
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Stylish Makeup

Look ravishing on your graduation day by wearing makeup that suits your skin tone and stays fresh even for longer hours. Opt for a matt finish natural brown or pink makeup for cold weather. Glossy makeup looks great in summer. Subtle toffee and pink shades adds natural blush to your beautiful looks. Highlight just one feature (like eyes or lips) at a time for the drop dead gorgeous look that you want.

Stylish Makeup

Stylish glares

Pop up your style quotient a degree ahead of everybody else by wearing stylish glares. Glares will make you look stylish as well as protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays of the sun.

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Jewelry

For Her:

Add the bling factor to your attire, by wearing just one dazzling statement piece. Either a necklace or a large cocktail ring is enough. Add a sleek bracelet watch and matching earrings to complete your look.

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For Him:

Men should opt for a stylish wrist watch as they add an extra zing to their masculinity.

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Appropriateness

Keep the attire appropriate, as you won't be wearing your convocation gown all day long. If your college follows a dress code, follow that to the core. If in doubt, consult the convocation committee about the clothing style and footwear as well.

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Things to Avoid

Convocation ceremony is the day for celebrating your hard work and achievements during student life with family and friends. Avoid doing following things to make it an unforgettable event of your life.

  • Torn and unkempt jeans, shorts etc. should be avoided as they are inappropriate dress for a special occasion. You can keep this look for your holiday or picnic days but not for convocation ceremony. And for once, your parents will be delighted to see you dressed in a suit or formal attire.

  • Do not overdress; keep the attire as subtle as you can.

  • Avoid wearing ill fitted clothes that are one size large or small.

  • Clothes should be color coordinating.

  • Don't show up wearing wrinkled clothes on your Graduation Ceremony.

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So, that's a wrap. Hope all your queries are resolved.
Best of luck for the Graduation Ceremony!!

Last Updated: 18th March,2017