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    What do people usually wear for graduation? I know it has to be smart and i assume it has to be black, but do girls have to wear suits? I don't think i have ever owned suit. I don't really have any suit type things, I have smart black trousers and a couple of black skirts and one black jacket but nothing matches like a suit.
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    When I went to my boyfriend's graduation, most of the girls were in a white shirt, black skirt and black heels. They looked smart office in monochrome
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    My graduation is in November so i might need more than just a shirt to keep me warm. Do you think a smart black jumper would be ok rather than a jacket?
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    My graduation is in November so i might need more than just a shirt to keep me warm. Do you think a smart black jumper would be ok rather than a jacket?
    I spose it depends on your university, ask them if they'd approve maybe? But I would go with the jacket if I were you!
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    My graduation is in November so i might need more than just a shirt to keep me warm. Do you think a smart black jumper would be ok rather than a jacket?
    I should think so but check to be sure. And I assume tights would be okay too
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    You don't need to wear a suit as such. Just pick a nice black skirt/pair of trousers and you'll be fine - you don't need a jacket. Really, those robes are heavy, so I wouldn't worry too much about being cold. If you really think you'll need something extra then a cardigan will be fine.

    Only thing that I'd say is really essential is to pick a LONG white shirt that you can tuck into your knickers/tights to keep it down as the hood is quite heavy and can really make it ride up. Make sure your overall look is quite classic - you don't want to be looking back at your graduation pics in a few years and thinking 'oh, well it was the style at the time...'.
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    It varies on personal style, I know at Essex they ask you to wear smart clothes and comfortable shoes as there are quite a few steps to walk down.

    My friend graduated from Southampton the other day, she wore a black skirt, white blouse and black kitten heels as did most her other friends, some had trousers so it is just down to what you feel comfortable in.
 
 
 
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