If you’re graduating this year, congratulations! Once the exams are finally over, it will be time to start the daunting task of finding the perfect graduation outfit to mark the big occasion. There are so many questions to consider, so here are a few suggestions to help you get started in your pursuit for sartorial graduation success!
The dress code for female graduates tends to be fairly conservative, but you can always add personality to your outfit. Most universities recommend plain, buttoned shirts and dark, knee-length skirts or trousers. The buttons on a shirt allow you to easily secure your gown, which tends to be quite heavy. Here are three elegant looks that we recommend:
The Classic Pencil Skirt
Designed with a sleek silhouette and a flattering knee length, pencil skirts will never go out of fashion. A timeless navy, charcoal or black skirt will go with every colour shirt. Style it with classic black court shoes for a sophisticated ensemble.
Timeless Tailored Trousers
Well-tailored trousers and an elegant blue fitted shirt is a go-to look for graduation. Team them with vibrant red heels for a pop of summer colour.
The Statement Print Shirt
When you graduate, you don’t have to follow the monochrome memo. Why not wear a bright floral shirt or a polka dot blouse to liven up the fairly formal dress code.
Most graduations often go for a smart approach; this is why the dress code for men tends to be a dark suit with a formal shirt. It’s advised to wear a buttoned shirt in order to attach your graduation robe.
We recommend that you wear a suit to this special formal event. Dark charcoal or navy suits are always classic and a slim fit is the most moden option for young graduates. If you want to make a lasting impression, opt for a royal blue suit or a double-breasted design. A three piece suit is too formal for this occasion.
A plain formal slim fit shirt will always look understated and cool under a graduation robe. Light blue, white or light pink are eternally elegant colours. Select a shirt with double cuffs to add the finishing touch to your tailoring.
Add a splash of colour to your graduation outfit with a silk tie. Go for a thin tie to keep your look young. If you’re wearing a plain shirt, you can select just about any pattern you like. A silk knitted tie is a cool alternative to a traditional tie. A pocket square in a coordinating colour will add extra panache to your ensemble.
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