As parents we have proudly attended many of our children’s lifetime achievements, from their first nativity play right down to their awards ceremony at the karate club or Dance school. Since the day that they were born we have wanted the very best that life can offer to them and haven’t we all strived to achieve this!
From the endless nights of worry waiting for them to make it home safely from a night out with friends or that text to let us know they are ok, we have always needed to know that they are safe and well. The college days soon pass by and before we know it our little cherubs are collecting their A level results hoping and praying that they have secured a place within their chosen University! The tears of joy when they open that little brown envelope to reveal their fate is certainly a relief.
With their enrolment date in place, and student loan arranged, watching them pack up their worldly belongings to get ready to flee the nest is simply harrowing and the dread that we feel after we leave them in a different city to survive without us is just unbearable.
The bank of Mum soon becomes a fund for student groceries and drinks with friends and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The phone calls become less as they start to face life without us, and we look forward to the holidays when they arrive home with a suitcase just to eat us out of house and home.
Seeing them all grownup and hearing the choices that they have made without us whilst they are away makes it time to accept, they are no longer our sweet little children, and just young adults trying to find their way in the world around them.
Three years of mud, sweat and tears later, Graduation Day soon arrives, and it will be without a doubt the single proudest moment of your life as a parent. For all the years we have been proud of our children, their graduation day is most definitely a day that we want to make them proud of us and what better way to do this than looking our very best for their special day!
Always a summer event, Graduation Day can be a hot and tiring one, with lots of photo’s being taken and glasses being raised we need to make sure we look amazing from start to finish. We simply cannot wait to see our grown-up babies smiling from ear to ear wearing that cloak and cap with a degree seal of approval and what a privilege it is to stand next to them clenching that well-earned scroll. I think overboard is the key to the Mother of the Graduates attire as don’t we just want to brag that the newly qualified professional belongs to us.
Go big, go hat!
A hat is a staple accessory for a mother when their son or daughter has something to celebrate. Actions speak louder than words and with a loud and proud hat you will never need to introduce yourself as everybody will already know who you are…! Most Universities have a chosen colour to signify their establishment and you may want to co-ordinate your attire with their Academic colours. Skirts and blouses are a great outfit idea when it comes to dressing up for that all important day as elegance always goes hand in hand with any academic celebration.
Our ladies Fedora Hat comes in a variety of different shades for you to choose from. With a 100% wool felt exterior and stunning feather accent, you are sure to stand out from the crows wearing one of them.
Scarves and neck ties
Scarves or neck ties are always a welcome accessory at a formal celebration, a mixture of pastel colours almost always compliment any ladies attire, and they are easy to remove as the fatigue of the celebration sets in. They are an ideal substitute for any costume jewellery, and they are light and versatile and you will likely forget you’re wearing one.
Rydale offer a truly stunning collection of light and delicate scarves that would be an ideal piece to accessorise your graduation outfit. From animal prints, stripes and more, this ultra-soft printed floaty scarf is ideal for accessorising any summer or spring country outfit.
Blouses and skirts
A button-down blouse or tie-neck blouse with a stylish tweed skirt looks very smart together, the items compliment each other well and you can experiment a little with colours. A sleeveless blouse is perfect for a beaming graduation day, floaty and thin in material, they will keep you cool all day long. A knee length skirt with a pair of elegant knee high boots are the true epitome of class and you can bet your little graduate will be more than proud to have that feature wall photo with you.
If you're looking for something to throw on over your top or blouse, then a tweed blazer is a good choice for a smart and elegant look. Our exclusive collections of ladies tweed blazers are the ideal option for special occasions. Our range women's tweed blazers are made from a durable and hard-wearing 100% British Wool for maximum quality and longevity. There is a style to suit every country lady.
Choosing the right footwear is important for special occasions such as graduation days. You will often find yourself stood around for long periods of time waiting for your new grad to appear on stage, so choosing something that is both comfortable and stylish is essential.
If you’re looking for that perfect Graduation Outfits For Mothers for that all important graduation day, get in touch with us at Rydale where we will be more than happy to help you to select that winning look.