What To Wear Under The Gown For Graduation: 12 Comfy and Stunning Outfit Ideas

In this guide, you will see beautiful and comfy outfit ideas that you can wear under a graduation gown and maybe more!

What To Wear Under The Gown For Graduation: 12 Comfy and Stunning Outfit Ideas

So, it is almost your graduation day but you are confused about what kind of outfit to wear under the huge gown.

Well, you are not alone as this is a common issue with new graduates; I also had a similar issue in my own time.

The outfits you wear under a graduation gown even before your stole or sash say a lot about you so you must represent.

This means that whatever you decide to wear on that day must make a nice statement about your personal style.

In this guide, you will see beautiful and comfy outfit ideas that you can wear under a graduation gown and maybe more!

12+ Striking and Comfy Outfit Ideas You Can Wear Under Your Graduation Gown

This post is about strikingly stunning outfit ideas that you rock under your graduation gown on your big day.

Before you get started, you need to keep a few things in mind before picking a grad outfit; things like:

  • Make sure the outfit is comfortable,
  • Avoid wearing outfits in grey or brown colors if you are having your ceremony in a hotter climate; this will reduce the risk of sweat marks on your armpits after a long period of wearing the grad gown.
  • If you are going to be wearing a white outfit under your graduation gown, make sure to avoid dusty situations.
  • Always go for graduation gowns that are fuller, and almost above your feet; this is better for comfortable movements and if your main outfits have ruffles or big sleeves, it will reduce wrinkles.

1. Maxi green dress

This dress is the perfect fit for a graduation ceremony and it’s not just because it is stunning.

The comfy feeling this dress usually gives to the wearer at a regular event is why I am recommending it.

2. Tennis skirt fit

You might have been wondering if short outfits are allowed at a graduation ceremony, there you have it, it is at least in some schools so check first.

I love the neckline of the top too, super-hot and perfect for hotter climates so you won’t sweat your soul out inside your grad gown.

3. The classic plaid fit

This is the poster child for graduation ceremony outfits and who am I not to include it in this list?

Whether you are celebrating your graduation from college, nursing, or high school, you can never go wrong with this outfit.

4. African Ankara dress

I love how versatile African fabric can be and having one made into a lovely dress maxi like this is just a look you wouldn’t want to miss.

5. Bodycon dress

Okay, this is another simple yet hot graduation outfit idea for women.

I love how comfortable bodycon dresses are and wearing one with nice glam makeup is definitely a look.

6. Red bandage dress

Want to look snatched on your big day then copy this red bandage dress.

Just as the name implies, it will actually define your features and what girl would want that from a dress?

7. Matching pants and blazer

It can be so hard to figure out what to wear on a big day like this but blazers and pants will always come to the rescue.

My only advice is that you should always go for blazers and pants that are in the same color for the ultimate put-together look.

8. Corset dress

This dress is similar to the bandage dress we talked about previously and it is super cute.

I love how snatched it would make one look and the non-existent sleeves will surely give you room to breathe under that graduation gown.

9. Tube dress

Tube dresses have been in vogue for a while now and wearing them to your graduation ceremony will definitely make a good statement about your personal style.

10. Kimono blazer

This is a put-together look and I am loving it!

This is the kind of my style and I would be going for this exact one irrespective of the color.

11. Nigerian lace dress

If you have ever attended a Nigerian party, I bet you that you have seen a good number of lace dresses.

This dress in the photo is similar to them and with or without the sleeves this dress is a look you must copy.

12. Preppy skirt

Another skirt outfit, and my favorite thing about it is the top that she paired it with.

The look is super preppy and perfect for even a nursing school grad party or just a graduation photo shoot.

Read: 25+ Graduation Party Photo Booth Ideas To Impress Your Guests


And there you have it, stunning outfit ideas for women that you can wear under a graduation gown to literally turn heads.

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Read: How To Get Wrinkles Out Of Graduation Stole (3 Ways)

The trick is to go for what you are comfortable with and at the same time make yourself the talk of the party.

Also, if you loved this guide, then I prompt you to check out all these other guides under the graduation category.

Hi there, I’m Peach; an almost extroverted fash-loving gal and the one behind this blog. I aim to bring to your screens all the nice things about beanies you will love.