Now that you have correctly measured and received your graduation gown, you may not know how to wear your graduation gown correctly. It may seem pretty obvious but wearing a graduation gown is not something you do every day so it wouldn’t hurt to review these steps. Please read these easy directions to make sure you look great in your cap and gown on graduation day.
In Order to Wear A Graduation Gown Correctly You Will Need:
Check to make sure you received the right size and color before you open the packaging to remove the cap and gown. Most companies won’t accept returns of previously opened gowns, so it’s always solid advice to look before tearing the packaging apart. The size tag is located where tags are typically on shirts (center top back). There should also be a sticker on the outside of the package indicating the size.
Take your gown out of the cellophane wrapping, unfold it carefully.
Remove the square piece of cardboard wrapped in the center of the gown.
Unzip the gown from the top to bottom opening it like a jacket.
Apply gown on top of clothing, start from the bottom, line up both sides and hook zipper. The zippered area sits between the pleats (as seen in below image) on the front of the gown.
The gown will fall somewhere between the knee and ankle. Put on shoes as required by the school. White, black or tan shoes usually look the best with all academic attire. Ladies, if you are wearing heels, not to worry, it will not impact your gowns appearance all.
*If your gown appears wrinkled or you need to safely store it, please see How to Safely Store and Care for your Graduation Products.*