What to Wear to a College Graduation

Summer is coming, which means a deluge of graduation ceremonies are too. To celebrate such a momentous event for these students bidding their alma maters farewell, it's important to dress the part.

While not incredibly formal, a certain level of polish is expected in one's ceremony-going attire. Of course, that's not limited only to dresses. Elegant trousers and suiting separates are also perfect for the occasion. If you need a little inspiration ahead of the graduations on your calendar this summer, look no further than these five ensembles.

An occasion dress with a matching bag feels of-the-moment, especially in a trendy lavender hue.

You can't go wrong with a classic—some sort of dress (whether you prefer a mini, midi, or maxi) goes great with pointed-toe pumps.

Flared trousers paired with a laid-back blouse makes for an easy, uncomplicated ensemble.

Available in sizes 4 to 12 and 22 to 24.

Suiting separates in fun colors are a fashion-girl favorite right now (not to mention work for a range of occasions). Muted or sherbet hues plus accessories in a complementary color look super cool.

Blazer available in sizes 34 to 38. Trousers ($169) available in sizes 34 to 40.


A structured midi skirt pairs perfectly with a statement blouse—it's just the right amount of dressy.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

Now all that's left to do is wait for that name to be called.

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