5 Stylish Outfits for Graduation

If you need a graduation outfit idea, you’ve come to the right place.

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Graduation outfit ideas: Girl wearing a dress and heels at graduation

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, graduation shoes, and even cute graduation announcements to send out), but today we’re putting it all together.

Keep scrolling to see five cute and stylish outfits for graduation

Feminine Florals Graduation Outfit

Floral dress graduation outfit set with floral blue dress, blue tassel earrings, and nude wedges

Products: Dress – Lulus, Shoes – DSW, Earrings – Francesca’s

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. The tea length of this dress also makes it a bit more upscale than a normal floral dress might be.

Grab some trendy tassel earrings to finish the look off. 

The Classic LBD

Classic little black dress graduation outfit set with black dress, diamond earrings, personalized necklace, and black heels

Products: Dress – Lulus, Earrings – J.Crew, Necklace – Eve’s Addiction, Shoes – Lulus

A little black dress is always a fashionable and classic choice for special occasions, and graduation is no exception. 

Stand out in the crowd with this tiered dress that’s a little more interesting than your typical LBD. Pair it with some diamond earrings and a personalized roman numeral bar necklace — you can get this necklace engraved with the date you’re graduating!

Finish the look off with simple black ankle strap heels.

Bold Brights

Bold graduation outfit with coral jumpsuit, teal earrings, and nude heels

Products: Jumpsuit – Nordstrom, Earrings – Kendra Scott, Shoes – DSW

This year’s Pantone color of the year is Living Coral so why not embrace that bright color on your graduation day?

This amazing coral jumpsuit is sure to stand out in a crowd and of course will be fashionable. Pair it with these stunning teal earrings for that extra burst of color.  

Pair the color combination with neutral shoes as not to overload on the color.

Polished Perfection

Polished graduation outfit with diamond necklace, nude heels, and a lilac satin dress

Products: Dress – Lulus, Necklace – Banana Republic, Shoes – DSW

This lilac satin dress is perfect for a more upscale graduation ceremony.

To look perfectly put together, pair the dress with a simple and delicate necklace and some classic nude pumps. This look is all about elegance and the simplicity of this outfit definitely gives off sophisticated vibes.

Chic Separates

Other graduation outfit set with blue blouse, blue trousers, floral print skirt, white flats, and a navy watch

Products: Shirt – Madewell, Pants – Gap, Skirt – Macy’s, Shoes – Macy’s, Watch – Dillard’s

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 this cute light blue swiss ruffle shirt and white flats.

Keep your accessories practical, but fun. Try a watch with a navy blue strap to complete the look!

What do you think of these graduation outfits?

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!

21 thoughts on “5 Stylish Outfits for Graduation”

  1. Thank you! I was hoping CF would do a graduation post, since i’ve been trying to find a perfect dress for graduation for awhile now. The one I think i’m most likely going to end up wearing looks very similar to the floral print dress in your post. Good to know my choice was the same as CF’s 🙂

  2. This are brilliant! I’ve been trying to think of what I can wear to graduation (even though it’s not until November!) I want to wear a dress and heels, but I didn’t know what would go with my black robes + blue and gold hood….

  3. My convocation is June 1st and even though I’ve been using the thought of walking across that stage as motivation to get through the term, I haven’t thought about what to wear. Thanks for reminding me that I should probably figure that out! haha


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