My convocation ceremony is next week, and I thought I’d share some inspiration for
It feels so weird to say that I’m graduating university – it seriously doesn’t feel like four years have gone by.
I’ll probably write a separate post all about my mushy, gushy thoughts and feelings about graduating, but for now, this is a post about what to wear to graduation.
My grad gown is going to be royal blue and we don’t get caps to wear, so I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to wear myself!
I picked dresses I thought would look cute under graduation gowns.
Here are some of the best and cutest dresses to wear to your graduation/convocation ceremony!
Dresses to wear to your graduation ceremony
Grad is a special time, both for you and your loved ones.
I’d go with something that’s a little dressier, but also conservative.
Here are some cute dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits I think are appropriate for a graduation/convocation ceremony!
Can't go wrong with a classic little white dress.
The lace details on this
Free People dress make it more elegant and event-ready.
Wear it with these adorable
BP suede blush sandals for the perfect graduation ceremony outfit!
When in doubt, go with a fit and flare dress.
Sequin Hearts dress features a satin material, which makes it dressy enough for graduation and convocation ceremonies.
A little bit fancy with plenty of cute.
The modest v-neck and midi length of this
ASTR the Label dress makes it conservative enough to wear to your graduation ceremony!
After your graduation, you can wear it to any summer wedding or event.
Pair the dress with these
Sam Edelman nude leather sandals.
If you're looking for the perfect summer dress, this
Reformation dress is it.
It's a midi to maxi length, and you can make it even more modest by throwing on a light cardigan if you want to.
You'll be wearing it under your graduation gown anyway!
Pair it with simple
Steve Madden ankle strap sandals.
Afterwards, you can wear it to summer picnics and any other occasions where a cute floral dress is fitting.
Jumpsuits are a great low-effort way to dress up.
Throw on this
Ever New jumpsuit with some sparkly jewelry and it's the perfect graduation ceremony outfit!
Wear some sparkly
Badgley Mischka sandals to dress it up even more.
Whether you’re into high heels or flat shoes, here are some ideas for graduation shoes you can wear to your ceremony.
No shame in wearing flats by the way – I wore fancy flip flops to my grade 8 graduation!
A little #throwback to my old graduation dresses
Just for fun, here are some photos of what I wore to my grade 8 and grade 12 graduation ceremonies.
Fun facts: a girl at my grade 8 grad wore a very similar dress in a very similar colour, and a girl at my grade 12 grad wore the exact same dress as me.
Pro-tip: maybe don’t shop at Le Chateau or
Guess for graduation dresses.
*Update: I’ve also included what I wore to my university convocation ceremony!
My grade 8 graduation ceremony was the first time I’d ever dressed so fancy – I even got my hair done at a salon. I couldn’t walk in heels, so I wore sparkly silver flip flops.
I wore a simple white summer dress from Guess for my grade 12 graduation ceremony, and one of my classmates was wearing the exact same dress as me. She was also dating my ex-boyfriend. Awkward.
What I ended up wearing to my convocation ceremony! Simple, conservative, and cute.
For those of you also graduating this year, congratulations!
I hope you find some inspiration from this post on what to wear to your own graduation/convocation ceremony 🙂
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