Congratulations! You made it. University is finally over and you’re about to take your first steps into the adult world. Don’t get ahead of yourself though, because first and foremost you need to attend your graduation ceremony! Graduation is a day where your hard work over the past few years is acknowledged, and it makes all those late nights in the library seem worth it. Whatever your plans are for after uni, it’s a great day to celebrate your achievements with your family and course mates.

Most graduation ceremonies have a dress code, and will require you to look smart and formal. Whilst this comes naturally to some, for others the idea of conforming to a formal dress code may feel somewhat alien, especially if you’ve been used to turning up to your lectures in joggers and a jumper!

Here is our guide for First Class dressing on your graduation day…

The not-so LBD:

Try an LBD with a twist. Keep it simple and sleek, and choose a modest style that falls just on or above the knee. A V-neck will add a subtle shape to the dress.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG BLACK MINETTA DRESS

This dress by Diane Von Furstenberg is perfect, as it’s got all the formalities you need for the ceremony, yet the polka dot print is fun and contemporary.

The Colour Pop:

If you’re looking for something a little more colourful, go for an elegant, unembellished piece that will take you from day to night. Choose something that is form fitting for some added style.

PATRIZIA PEPE RED FITTED DRESS

This red dress by Patrizia Pepe is ideal. The simple style can be dressed up or down so you can accessorise as you wish, whilst the fitted design will give you shape under your gown.

The Understated Print:

If patterns are your thing, try and keep it classic and subtle. Something with a subtle pop of colour is ideal.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG BLACK JEWEL WRAP DRESS

This Diane Von Furstenberg dress creates the perfect balance for your graduation, as the wrap around style is figure flattering, whilst the floral skirt is striking and feminine.

The Bit of Flare:

Looking for something with a bit more of an edge? You don’t have to stick to tradition for a style that is elegant and timeless.

RELIGION LIGHT GREY PATTERNED PEACOCK DRESS

This alternative style dress by Religion strays from convention, yet can be perfectly dressed up for any occasion including your graduation!

The Match Up:

If dresses aren’t your thing, try a smart match up set. Opt for a block colour and tailored shape, but don’t be afraid to go for something a bit out of the ordinary.

MICHAEL KORS WHITE PLEATED SLEEVELESS TOPMICHAEL KORS WHITE WIDE LEG TROUSERS


This white match up set by Michael Kors features a white sleeveless pleated top and wide leg trousers. It’s the perfect choice of outfit keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day.

 Accessories:

You’ll want to make sure that your accessories are on point too. Choose a pair of statement heels and add a stylish bag to carry all your graduation day essentials!

Accessories

 

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