Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Girls - what are you wearing to graduation?!

Announcements Posted on
Applying to Uni? Let Universities come to you. Click here to get your perfect place 20-10-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 4 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi!

    I can't decide! Our website says girls should wear a white shirt with black skirt or trousers, or a plain dark or white dress. Don't know whether to be traditional and just go for shirt and skirt, but it always looks a bit office-y to me? Was thinking of these dresses:
    http://www.oasis-stores.com/Bow-Band...uct/5550047603

    OR

    http://www.oasis-stores.com/Drape-Ba...uct/3470082405

    More leaning towards the latter Any advice?!
    • 13 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    An academic gown and a mortarboard would be more appropriate...
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I wore a white dress and black belt. Most people wore plain black but with the black gown it all seemed a bit dark especially in the photos. I think white looked much better
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    The latter is adorable! Our graduation is different, we do it in full on formal evening wear
    • Thread Starter
    • 4 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    An academic gown and a mortarboard would be more appropriate...
    Well yes, I will be wearing the gown over whatever I choose to wear
    • Thread Starter
    • 4 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DaitaG)
    The latter is adorable! Our graduation is different, we do it in full on formal evening wear
    Oh really? So like proper evening gowns and things?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    i think the second one the first one just does not stand out to me
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I like the 2nd one
    I haven't a clue what I am going to wear. We don't really have a set colour or anything. Maybe something Coast or Karen Millen style.
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pauline_lg)
    Oh really? So like proper evening gowns and things?
    Yup like full on floor length gowns
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DaitaG)
    Yup like full on floor length gowns
    I guess theres regional differences. No one wore floor length at my Graduation it was all cocktail style. I guess youll need to ask around in your own uni group to see what style others are going for
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Weirdly my university only seems to specify that you might want to wear a buttoned top underneath to make it easier to attach the academic hood without pins.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I'm deliberating between either a dress or a blouse (not button up shirt) with a pencil skirt/straight leg trousers.

    Love the second dress btw.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    A white dress .like an angle
    • 4 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    My uni specifications are:
    Students are recommended to wear smart clothing beneath robes, either skirts or trousers are acceptable. Clothing with buttons down the front, such as blouses and shirts, are highly recommended to secure the hood which drapes over the shoulders
    I've ordered this skirt. Planning on wearing it with a sheer shirt blouse (possibly this one), with a coloured vest underneath (colour depending on what shoes I wear).

    I haven't tried it all on together though, so that could change...
    • 19 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I think we're allowed to wear dresses of any colour under our gowns, so long as it's not short. I'm not sure what I'll go in, but it's an excuse to buy another dress!
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I would definitely say the latter dress

    I'm thinking of wearing a pretty knee length royal blue, strapless dress. I was wondering if the strapless bit would be an issue, but I figured no one can really see my shoulders anyway once the gown is on! :')
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    The way my revision is going, I'll be lucky to make it as far as graduating this summer!
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    We've been told we have to wear white shirts and a black skirt/ trousers not sure whether this rule is bendable or not.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 6, 2012
New on TSR

Join the Welcome Squad

Become a part of the TSR team!

Article updates
Useful resources
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.