Graduation is a momentous occasion, a culmination of dedication, perseverance, and success. Such an event deserves a look that embodies the spirit of achievement while capturing the personal style of the graduate or their guests. A designer silk dress is the epitome of elegance, sophistication, and timeless beauty. At Jasper Conran London, we have a vast collection of cultivated silk dresses available in varying styles, hues and prints to suit your individual style and wardrobe. Crafted from refined silk to suit contemporary, on-the-go women, our dresses will be the friend for your wardrobe no matter the season.

Why Should I Choose a Silk Dress for a Graduation?

Florence printed short sleeve wrap dress

Silk is a beautiful cloth for special summer events and occasions, combining effortless style with a lightweight, comfortable feel. During long summer days, designer outfits that can keep you cool whilst also making a statement are essential. Silk is a breathable, hypoallergenic material, making it the perfect choice for the summer sun. Silk dresses in particular are a versatile choice for day look that can transition effortlessly into evening wear; our Florence printed short sleeve wrap dress is a great choice for all types of summer occasions, serving you for years to come.

Silk dresses have a refined feel that can ensure you look your best at all formal occasions and special events. Silk is also a strong natural textile, ensuring your dress can serve you for events and possible future graduations to come. Dresses made from silk fabric possess an unmistakable shine; our Celia collection is a perfect example, with dresses available in zesty yellows and vibrant pinks to help you stand out at a summer graduation.

You can view our full collection of silk dresses here.

Celia Silk Full Skirt Wrap Dress in Mustard

What Colour Dress Should I Wear for a Graduation?

When selecting the ideal silk dress for graduation, it is essential to consider colours that not only complement your complexion but also align with the formality of the occasion. Jasper Conran London's exquisite collection offers an array of sophisticated hues.

Celia full skirt shirt dress in black

The timeless elegance of navy or black silk exudes a classic sophistication, perfect for a formal academic setting. Our Celia full skirt shirt dress in black is an ideal option for presenting an enduring silhouette; not only will this dress look perfect at a graduation setting, but will even serve you well at alternative formal events such as dinners and drinks with friends. Match this dress with our Francine top handle grab bag and our Filippa wide brim hat in black for a look perfect for outdoor graduations.

Vibrant hues such as yellow, green and pink are notable colours for the summer months; bright colours work well with occasions that take place in the sun, from outdoor weddings to events such as Ascot or Wimbledon. Our Eliza V neck silk dress is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, and can serve you well from day to evening. Pair this dress with a black heel or pump and handbag to match, such as our Francine top handle grab bag, to complete your outfit.

Eliza V neck silk dress in Pink
Francine Top Handle Grab Bag in black

Both classic, darker tones and brighter hues work splendidly when creating a graduation outfit; a black dress can symbolise and sophisticated combination of formality and style, whereas a zesty yellow or vibrant pink can highlight the welcoming of summer without compromising on refinement.

What are Some Unique Prints and Designs for a Silk Graduation Dress?

If you want to elevate your look with a stand-out pattern or print, a graduation is the perfect excuse to choose a silk dress that adds a distinctive touch to your wardrobe. We have a collection of silk dresses at Jasper Conran London adorned with exclusive patterns and prints guaranteed to suit your style.

Our Flora A Line silk dresses are the perfect choice for a summer graduation, available in navy and green for a classic look or a pop of colour. Embellished with our signature print, you can make a statement with our eye-catching designs, and even re-use the dresses at other events such as the Regatta or Ladies Day at Ascot. We recommend our Flora in green for summer events, ensuring you have an outfit that can benefit you throughout the years with a design that will never go out of style.

Flora A Line silk dresse in green
Emma printed full skirt silk wrap dress

Another classic look with a beautiful ditsy print is our Emma printed full skirt silk wrap dress. Available in a choc floral pattern, this dress is a flexible, versatile option, with the ability to ensure you look your best and feel comfortable during the graduation ceremony and the celebratory drinks afterwards. A graduation is a special occasion that should be celebrated as such, and our classic Emma silk wrap dress are perfect for all special occasions. Its darker colour palette also makes it a great dress for all seasons, ensuring it is a friend for your wardrobe.

How Can I Accessorise a Silk Dress?

A handbag can exquisitely accessorise a designer silk dress by adding a complementary touch of elegance and sophistication. The right handbag can enhance the dress's luxurious texture and sheen, creating a cohesive and polished look. For instance, a sleek clutch in a matching or contrasting colour can provide a chic focal point, whereas a grab bag can combine practicality and style with ease.

Crafted from smooth leather and complete with a sleek gold chain, our Francine leather chain clutch is available in black, silver and cream to match all styles and colours of silk dresses. Our Francine clutch is the perfect bag for all occasions, day to evening, and can complement your ensemble at a graduation event with enough internal space for your essentials. Match our cream bag with our Filomena full skirt shirt dress for a go-to look for all formal events.

Filomena Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Cream
Bee mini grab cross body bag in Red

For a versatile look that can elevate an evening dress as well as complement a more daytime, casual look, our Bee mini grab cross body bag is available in a range of colours to add a vibrant hue to any look. Our red Bee mini grab tote bag is perfect to pair effortlessly with our Edie silk dress for a polished look that can outlast the seasons.

Grab bags are a popular option when looking for a bag to accompany a designer silk dress. Our Francine top handle grab bags are available in green, black and cream, with a detachable chain strap. Our green Francine top handle grab bag blends perfectly with our Flora A line silk dress in green for a vibrant, summery look that is bound to make a statement at a graduation event.

You can view our full collection of designer handbags on our website.

Francine top handle grab bags in green

Sophisticated Occasion Dressing at Jasper Conran London

Our collection of designer silk dresses at Jasper Conran London are perfect for a graduation event, no matter whether you’re the one graduating or you’re simply celebrating a loved one’s achievement. Our elegant designs match perfectly with our designer handbags, whether you’re looking for a cross body chain clutch or a compact yet stylish handbag.

You can view our full collection of designer silk dresses here.

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