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Best Graduation Outfit Ideas For Grads & Guests


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Congrats you’ve made it! Whether you’re finishing your years as an undergraduate, postgraduate, or maybe you’re a guest of somebody graduating this year. You can find the perfect pieces to celebrate your achievements in style with our favourite picks below.

Graduation Outfit Top Tips

Most graduations in the UK take place in the summer, so be sure to bear that in mind when you’re looking for an outfit.

  • Graduation is a formal event, so you should wear smart clothing – leave the jeans and trainers at home!
  • Make sure that you choose your footwear wisely as you will be on your feet for the majority of the day. Opt for padded soles and adjustable straps.
  • Make sure your outfit is firstly comfortable but secondly breathable. If you’re sat inside a hall for 3 hours of the day it can get quite warm. Opt for lighter fabrics as the gowns are heavier than they look.

Outfits For A Graduation

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The perfect dress for a special occasion, this midi dress is perfect to sit under your gown on graduation day. Featuring a frill detailing and wrap front, this dress is made from quality fabric and is finished with a dipped hem.

Add bright heels and accessories to tie your outfit together.

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If you prefer a more elegant neckline then this midi dress if for you.

Featuring a tie waist, this figure hugging dress is finished with a v-neckline perfect for highlighting your décolletage. Be the best dressed grad with this leg lengthening maxi dress, team it with heels and a clutch for an effortless look.

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Dress to impress with this stunning midi dress.

This dress features a sweetheart neckline, sleeveless design and an elegant lace detailing. The lace texture adds some depth to your outfit especially under your gown. Partner with comfortable ballet pumps so you can walk across the stage with confidence.

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Make a lasting impression at your graduation with this stunning midi dress. Featuring an elegant lace details, short sleeves, and a sophisticated scoop neckline. Enhance your look by pairing it with low heels and a clutch bag. This dress not only offers an instantly polished look but is the perfect blend of comfort and style, making it the ultimate choice for your graduation event.

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Look to this flattering halterneck maxi dress for a super elegant occasion dress. Made from a soft woven fabric, it features a pleated style, ribbon tie waist and is finished in maxi length. Style with neutral accessories to let the dress do all the talking.

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If you’re not really a dress person then our jumpsuit range is the perfect choice for you.

Made from a comfortable jersey fabric this stunning jumpsuit features a pleated wide leg design with waist-cinching belted tie fastening and v-neckline. Pair with a clutch and heels for a sophisticated finish.

Graduation Guest Outfit

As a guest at a graduation ceremony, your outfit should reflect the significance of the occasion. If you’re attending as a guest we’ve pulled out a couple of our favourite outfits below.

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Step into the graduation celebration in show-stopping style with our captivating bardot dress. Made from soft woven fabric, it showcases a bold polka dot print and features a frill detail for a flattering silhouette. Pair it with high heels and a sleek clutch for a polished, sophisticated look that perfectly mirrors the importance of the occasion.

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Ideal for your upcoming graduation celebration, this dress blends comfort with a touch of sophistication. Made from soft woven fabric, it features an intricate zebra print, long sleeves and sits at maxi length. Pair it with your favourite heels and a shoulder bag to achieve an effortlessly elegant look that is perfect for a guest at a graduation ceremony.

Did you know we offer student discount at Long Tall Sally? Register with either Unidays or Student Beans to unlock your student discount and check out all our latest offers and discount codes right here.

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