What To Wear For Graduation
By Rebecca Maher on April 27th, 2023
Graduation for many students is the most exciting part of the education journey, so enjoy every minute. You will want to look your best for the day and make sure everything runs smoothly, so here we have put together a guide of our top tips for graduation.
Most universities will have a dress code for graduation on their website but if yours doesn’t, don’t worry. Graduation is a smart occasion so dressing appropriately in formal and comfortable clothing will help. If you still need some inspiration, search online for similar dress codes at other universities if yours doesn’t have one.
Many male graduates find that a formal suit is appropriate to wear under graduation gowns. You can rent a suit at a much lower price than buying one, meaning you can choose a more expensive one than you would usually go for.
Female students are typically expected to wear a dress or smart suit. Dresses should ideally be longer, avoiding anything too revealing.
A common piece of advice for parents, family or those alike attending graduation is to dress as if you are attending a wedding. Not overly flashy, but smart and comfortable for the many photo opportunities you will have throughout the day.
Graduation cap and gown are very specific items of clothing that alternate to match your university branding and colours. Most universities work with specific companies that provide academic dress for graduates, so you should be provided with information about this by your university. It is a good idea to hire your cap and gown well in advance for availability, following instructions on how to collect your cap and gown. Look at these websites for ideas of how much cap and gowns usually cost to hire or rent.
When putting together your graduation outfit, it is important you are comfortable as you will have a long and exciting day ahead of you.
Clothing rental services are a sustainable way to save money and help reduce your carbon footprint. It is the cheaper option than buying a full outfit and requires no laundry (just make sure you don’t stain anything). Here are some of the best places to look.