Graduation Gown: How To Accessorize It

Congratulations, you have made it to your graduation day! Accessorising your graduation gown is an important part of making sure that you have a memorable and joyful graduation day. Graduating university is a big, important occasion and you want to make sure that you look and feel good.

Everything from what you wear, your jewellery, and how you style your hair will have an impact on your overall appearance and mood on your momentous day. If you are struggling to decide what will help you to look your best, here are five of our tips to accessorising your graduation gown.


There is one rule for accessorising your graduation gown when it comes to jewellery: Keep. It. Simple. After all, the day is about you and so you don’t want to be overpowering your look with too much jewellery. You can’t go wrong if you choose to add a simple, gold or silver necklace to your graduation gown.

Keeping your necklace small (and only have one or two) is a pretty, classic way to add accessories to your gown. If you are into jewellery that is a bit more out there, do not fret. A bold earring is always a simple way to add to any graduation gown outfit. Just make sure you go for simple colours and something that reflects your personality!

Finally, you can also add a few simple rings that match the rest of your jewellery to complete your jewellery accessorising.

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Avoid Big Bags

Graduation gowns are already big and bulky without adding to it, so if you need to bring a bag along with you then make sure it is small. If you bring along a big bag, then you either have to put it down for every photo or have its bulkiness in every photo.

If you opt for a small sling or a simple clutch instead then it will look much better in pictures and you won’t have to worry about putting it aside.

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Wear Thick Heels

Graduation gown outfits would not be complete without a cute pair of heels. Best suited in black, tan or nude, heels are the ultimate accessory for your graduation gown. However, you want to pick them wisely. If you pick heels that are too thin (like stilettos) there is a higher chance that your feet will begin to hurt.

With a thicker heel your weight is distributed over a larger surface and will prolong the inevitable heel pain. It also means that you won’t be sinking into the grass when you try and get some cute lawn photos!

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Wear something comfortable

What you wear underneath your graduation gown is also an important part of accessorising it. You want to make sure that you wear something flattering that looks good, but it is also important to make sure that it is comfortable. Graduation ceremonies are often very long events so you can be sitting down in whatever you choose to wear for a long time.

Our tips for picking you graduation dress are making sure the neck is not too low or loose so that you aren’t constantly adjusting it (cowl necks are out of the picture) and making sure that it is not longer than the gown itself otherwise it looks too bulky. You may also choose to go for a shirt and skirt combo.

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Natural Makeup

The final tip we have for accessorising your graduation gown is to keep your makeup natural. You definitely don’t want any heavy stage makeup as it will make you look older and can get oily throughout the ceremony. Natural makeup will show up better in photos and make you feel more comfortable being yourself!

Accessorising your graduation gown is easy if you keep it simple! Help out your graduating friends by sharing this article with them!

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Kali Somerville

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