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SHOP: Is dressing up for a virtual graduation worth it? Yes, it is—here are some ideas

By Ingrid Mendoza Published Jun 30, 2021 8:17 pm Updated Jun 30, 2021 11:20 pm

Graduation season is here! Even as we are all excited to finally celebrate this milestone in our lives, it also comes with a bit of disappointment because we have to do it virtually.

No traditional throwing of caps in the air and hugging friends. Some may be less excited to doll up or buy that dream graduation outfit since you will be receiving your diploma in the living room.

What’s the point, right? Well, you can bring back the spirit of graduation. Here are outfits to spice up your graduation and open some creative possibilities.

Get that graduation outfit

Graduation at home gives you more freedom to choose that outfit to slay in. There are fewer restrictions to the dress code, and you can go all out. This is a celebration of you, so get that outfit that screams your personality.

If you’re running out of ideas, here are suggestions from Tiktok. 


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Of course, we’re not going to leave you empty-handed. If you found an outfit peg, here are  shops online and in malls to get your grad outfit.


    Zalora caters to a wide range of styles with brands such as Mango, Misguided, H&M and many more. It is a virtual department store minus the hassle of going out.

    Prices range from P239 to P14, 949, depending on the brand, but there are affordable ones too. They have an ongoing sale until July 1, where you can get an additional 30% off on red-tagged items when you reach a minimum of P1,995 and 50% off for a minimum of P2,995. Isn’t that a steal?

    Check out more outfits from Zalora below. 




    Zara is an international brand that made its way to the Philippines in 2006. They offer a wide range of clothing styles (a little on the pricier side) with some gender-fluid suits. And who says that only women can slay in dresses?

    Check out more outfits from Zara below. 



    Shein has trended worldwide especially on Tiktok. You can often see content creators doing hauls from this online shop as it offers various styles at affordable prices, perfect for those who are really into fashion on a budget.

    Check out more outfits from Shein below. 


    If you’re looking for a dress that’s more on the formal side (that’s not expensive), and you want to get all dressed up for those “graduation feels,” check out Shein.


    One of the most accessible stores for Filipiniana clothing (it's in almost all SM Malls), Kultura offers casual, semi-formal and formal outfits using traditional materials such as piña, jusi, inabel and others.  Graduation is a time to be proud of your accomplishments—and your Filipino identity too.   

    Check out more outfits from Kultura below.