How to Dress for Your Relative's Graduation Ceremony

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Dress for Your Relative's Graduation Ceremony. What a pleasure it will be to see a dear family member accept his or her diploma. This special event calls for a nice outfit and comfortable shoes.

Items you will need

  • Hosiery
  • Men's Dress Belts
  • Men's Dress Shirts
  • Men's Dress Shoes
  • Men's Dress Sweater
  • Mens' Dress Pants
  • Neckties
  • Sports Coat
  • Women's Dress Coats
  • Women's Dress Pants
  • Women's Dress Shirts
  • Women's Dress Shoes
  • Women's Dress Sweater
  • dresses and skirts
Step 1

Consider the type of school your relative is graduating from. Anticipate a dressy casual crowd, as graduations are memorable events.

Step 2

Attend a professional school ceremony, such as law school or a military academy, in a suit and tie (men) and a nice dress and heels (women). Opt for lightweight materials such as cotton and linen for summer, and keep warm in the fall and winter with wool pants or a sweater dress and tights.

Step 3

Wear a sport coat, slacks and a button-down shirt (men) and a nice skirt and silk blouse (women) for junior high and high school graduation ceremonies.

Step 4

Select shoes that are dressy yet comfortable, as you'll be on your feet the better part of the day.

Step 5

Choose colors that flatter your features. You'll be a part of many pictures and video recordings, so you'll want to look your best!