What to wear to a college graduation

Advice About What to wear to a college graduation

A college graduation is an important day for the graduate and his/her family. Attending a college graduation is an important sign of support and encouragement. Because of the importance of these occasions and that fact that those involved (graduates and faculty) are formally dressed in gowns and robes, dressing appropriately for a college graduation is important.

College graduations often occur in the summer and are outside, so choosing the appropriate attire can be tricky. Attendees must maintain the perfect balance of looking appropriate while staying comfortable seated for long periods of time (often outside and in the hot sun). Luckily, a business casual outfit suits these requirements perfectly.

A business casual outfit including sport coat is perfect for a college graduation. It allows the wearer to maintain a formal appearance, while allowing the wearing of light colors and a removable sport coat for warm settings and when in the sun. For college graduations we recommend a lighter colored sport coat with light colored pants, a matching dress shirt and appropriate accessories

Useful Tips

  • College graduations are typically outside - remember to dress appropriately for the sun and heat.

  • Wear comfortable clothing - college graduations can often require you to sit in one place for many hours

  • The dress code might vary by location in the country. Check our advice about business casual for different regions of the count

Recommended Outfit (click for more info)

Recommended Sportcoat
$ 199.90
Recommended Shirt
Lands End
$ 39.50
Recommended Pants
Lands End
$ 64.50
Recommended Shoes
Banana Republic
$ 99.99

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