What to Wear to a Graduation Party

When planning what to wear to a graduation party, it may be a bit nerve-wracking. Not only do you want to look your best, but you also want to go along with the stipulations of the party, whether it is a theme or dress code. With careful consideration, you can choose the perfect outfit that reflects your style and blends perfectly with the party.


The weather is important to consider when choosing an outfit for a graduation party. If it is cold, you may want to wear a shawl or a cardigan to go over your outfit. If the weather is hot, stay away from fabrics, such as satin, that could make you feel warmer. Wear something that will keep you cool without showing too much skin.


You can choose the color of your outfit depending on the location of the party. If the party is on or near the beach, opt for neutral colors. If the graduation party has a color theme--for example, all white--then you should stick to the appropriate theme. If the party is in a general location, such as a hall or in a home and there is no theme, any color is appropriate.

Dress Code

Almost every invitation you get for a party will mention a dress code. It is important to adhere to the dress code to show respect for the host, the location of the party and so that you will not stick out. If it is a formal graduation party, for a female, you should go with a long dress. If it is semi-formal, a long or mid-calf dress would be fitting, and for semi-casual, a knee-length or longer dress would work well. For a male needing to wear semi-formal to formal attire, you should wear a blazer, button-down shirt and tie. You can always remove pieces later. For semi-casual, a button-down shirt is appropriate. For a casual party, whether you are male or female, almost anything goes.


Whatever you wear to the graduation party, it is important that you are extremely comfortable. If you are tense or feel that you do not look right, it will show on your face. Before you buy your outfit for the graduation party, make sure to try it on and check that it fits properly.


When choosing an outfit for a graduation party, choose something that shows off your style. Even if you have to adhere to some guidelines, such as a dress code or a specific color theme, choose an outfit that you love and you know you will make you feel good.