From glad rags to trad, UKZN graduands dress to impress

2013-04-24 00:00

GRADUANDS pulled out all the stops for their outfits at the UKZN graduation ceremony held at the Royal Showgrounds yesterday.

The ceremonial gowns did not hide the fashionable outfits featuring sharp suits and killer heels.

High heels were the trend among the women graduands, while the men mixed traditional suits with patterned bow ties and other colourful neckwear.

Some graduates opted for traditional dress; others went with the trendiest apparel.

Family members and friends came out in full force to support their loved ones and also dressed to impress.

Tekwindla Dlamini received a BSc in microbiology. Her whole family came from Swaziland to support her. Her brothers and sister were resplendent in traditional red and white Swazi attire to represent their country.

Dlamini said she was proud of her family’s clothing choice.

“I’m over the moon that my family came out in traditional attire. I decided to wear red and white in support of my country and my family.”

For Ganani Manyathi, her red dress and matching shoes made her feel special and confident.

“I bought the dress and shoes especially for today. I wanted to look good not only for myself, but for my family too. My sister helped me pick my outfit.” Manyathi received a BSc in Dietetics.

As the graduates lined up to enter the hall for the ceremony, the variety of styles reflected the diversity of the graduands’ personalities, their backgrounds and their pride in their academic achievements.

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