It’s that time of year again! High school and college-aged women around the world are getting ready to attend their graduation ceremony. Commencement is a huge deal, and it’s important to dress your best for it.
If you’re not sure what to wear, (we’re guessing that’s why you’re here!) College Fashion is ready to help. We’ve shared tips on picking your graduation wear (plus cute graduation dresses, graduation cap ideas, and graduation shoes), but today we’re putting it all together.
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Keep scrolling to see five cute and stylish outfits for graduation:
Product Info: Dress – Line & Dot, Shoes – Nordstrom, Earrings – Baublebar, Bracelet – TJMaxx
For a spring commencement ceremony, consider wearing a season-appropriate floral print dress. Worn with espadrille wedges, this v-neck frock makes for a cute yet comfy graduation outfit. Grab trendy tassel earrings and a delicate bracelet to finish things off.
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The Classic LBD
Product Info: Dress – Macy’s, Shoes – Tahari, Ear Jackets – Forever 21, Rings – Kohl’s
A little black dress is always a fashionable and classic choice for special occasions, and graduation is no exception. Opt for one that has standout details, such as the tiered silhouette and mesh overlay on our pick above. Style with block-heel sandals and modern yet timeless jewelry, such as pearl ear jackets and a sparkly ring set.
Product Info: Dress – Nordstrom, Shoes – ALDO, Earrings – Last Call, Cuff – Nordstrom
Since graduation is a celebration, we say go bold with bright colors. This fuchsia dress definitely pops, and we adore its flutter sleeves and cinched-in waist. Up the color even more with turquoise-hued drop earrings … they look amazing against the pink!
To keep everything balanced, opt for neutral footwear with a simple design. Lastly, echo back to the earrings with an intricately detailed cuff bracelet.
Product Info: Jumpsuit – Nordstrom, Shoes – H&M, Necklace – Revolve, Earrings – Topshop
Want to go bold in a different way? Rock a jumpsuit at your graduation ceremony! An all-black jumpsuit is fashion-forward yet formal, and looks so sleek when paired with attention-grabbing caged heels. Elegant yet slightly edgy jewelry, like a lariat necklace and hugger hoops, is the perfect accompaniment.
Product Info: Blouse – Mango, Pants – Express, Skirt – ModCloth, Shoes – DSW, Watch – Vince Camuto, Necklace – Nordstrom
Not that into one-piece styles? You totally can (and should!) wear chic and sophisticated separates. We wanted to give you two options here: tailored trousers and a full skirt, each in a polished navy blue. Both picks would look so stylish with a flowy white blouse and strappy charcoal pumps.
Keep your accessories practical, but fun. Try a watch with a patterned dial, plus a drusy quartz necklace for a hint of sparkle.
What do you think?
Are you graduating this semester? If so, have you decided what to wear? What do you think of our outfit ideas? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.
Also, on behalf of myself and everyone else at CF, congrats to all of the new graduates! Good luck in the future and we hope you have an awesome graduation!