6 Graduation Outfit Ideas You Won't Regret in 20 Years' Time

You've got the cap and gown on order, but what about the all-important ensemble to sit under the traditional garms? Forget that tough dissertation; this is where the real hard work begins. It’s no mean feat finding something that looks just as good swamped in big Dickensian layers as it will do hours later when it's time to celebrate in your favourite pub. However, let's take a moment to look at a few of the key positives before we begin on this fashion education: Black goes with everything, everyone else in the same boat and you won't be in the actual cape for that long.

This is a moment where endless photographs are taken (thanks, family members!) and memories are set in stone. You'll look back at these shots forever, and we're pretty sure it's comforting to know that you made an effort during what is undoubtedly one of the most important days of your life. As with all big occasions, there are dos and don'ts (really high heels have to be cast aside, white dresses could easily have coffee spilt on them, and so on), as well as a fine line between your personal style and what's required of you.


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So what exactly is and isn't acceptable? How dressy is too dressy? Can you wear something that will stand out in photographs, or is it wiser to play it safe? All very real concerns when shopping for such a momentous do. As ever, we’re here to provide practical shopping inspiration, and we've found some perfect looks to steal, courtesy of the street style set. Goodness knows what they wore for their own big days, but these easy-to-copy looks guarantee you'll be memorable for all the right reasons.

Scroll down to see (and shop) six pitch-perfect graduation outfit ideas and be the best dressed in your year.