My Graduation Guest Outfit

A couple of weeks ago, my big sister graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science after years of hard work – and I mean a lot of hard work. Alhamdulillah I’m so proud of her and what she’s achieved and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.

Of course, she got all dressed up for the occasion and she looked stunning. To see pictures, you can head over to my Instagram or my most recent post. But in this post I’ll be sharing my own outfit. I know how hard it is to decide what to wear when you’re a guest at someone else’s graduation, so hopefully this might come in handy for some of you. If not this year, maybe even next year, or the year after, or the year after, or the year – okay, you get it!


So, let’s start with the dress. I wore a navy blue midi dress with lace panelling which was from I absolutely loved it as soon as I saw it on the website; it’s the perfect length and looked so good on the model. Plus, it had 20% off at the time, which is never a bad thing! To shop this dress, and the latest Boohoo deals, click here.

I wore a short sleeved t shirt underneath in the same colour just to cover up a bit and make the outfit a little more modest. I paired the dress with some standard black leggings from Primark.


Now, on to the accessories. I wore a gorgeous silver choker from New Look, with a little nude pink bag, which was also from New Look. I loooooove the choker – it’s definitely more pricier than any choker I would usually buy, but I think it’s just stunning and hopefully I’ll get a lot of wear out of it.


Now, it’s time for the shoesies. You may have seen these shoes before as they are very popular at the moment. They’re nude and white Valentino dupes and were just £14 from Primark – yes, £14! They were so reasonably priced and I found them absolutely gorgeous. However, I hardly ever wear heels these days, so if you pair that with the fact that these were quite high, my feet were pretty much red within a couple of hours and I had to keep switching between these and my Ego Official sliders. I literally changed shoes like 6 times and towards the end, I just gave up and was walking around barefoot #sorrynotsorry.


So, there you have it! All in all, I loved each part of my outfit and I think everything worked together really well. If you’re wondering what to wear as a guest at someone else’s graduation, my advice would be to ask them if there’s a theme first, so that if so, you know what style/colour to wear. Other than that, just wear something smart-casual and something you’re comfortable in.

I hope you enjoyed reading! What was your favourite part of this outfit?

Lots of love,

1 Week Mary x

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3 thoughts on “My Graduation Guest Outfit

  1. You look stunning. My son graduated in July and I wore a navy dress with oriental lilies on, it comes to just below my knee, has ruching around the bust and is a wiggle. I wore a pair of Irregular Choice shoes. It was a lovely day and I’m so proud of him. His father turned up in a pair of trousers with a polo shirt, his gf wore a beach dress with flip flops, they made no effort what so ever.

    You look absolutely stunning.

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