Our purple graduation gowns package comes with a cap, gown, tassel, metallic year date (signet), and white or gold collar for women. When you buy this package, it is enclosed in clear plastic, and includes a size label with height and sizing for weight.
List of Graduation Gown Color Choices:
To view a particular color, click on the corresponding link.
These types of graduation gowns are called our Keeper line of gowns. These caps and gowns are made from polyester fabric. Ideal for single -use or as a souvenir during a school commencement ceremony. These gowns are usually used by high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, community colleges, and some four-year colleges and universities. If you are looking for a matte color, more durable gown, or a professional robe, please return to our front page and take a look at our Academic Regalia section.
The fabric is lightweight, shrink resistant, mildew resistant, and quick drying. It is also strong, resistant to stretching, most chemicals, and abrasion. They are reliably resilient and crisp when wet or dry, and retain heat-set pleats and creases. These robes can be washed in ordinary washers and dryers, though we do not recommend you do so very many times as they are not intended for long-term use. These gowns can fade from long exposure to the sun.
Tassel and Year-Date
The metallic year is called a tassel drop or signet. We carry the current year, most prior years going back about ten years, and sometimes the next future year. We cannot make a special tassel-drop at this time, and all tassel drops are pulled from our stock and not cast on-site.
This Purple Color
The color is listed as purple. Shades of purple include: amethyst, cerise, eggplant, fuchsia, grape, heliotrope, indigo, iris, lavender, lavender blush, lilac, magenta, mauve, mountbatten pink, orchid, palatinate, persian blue, purpure, red-violet, sangria, thistle, violet, violet-eggplant, wisteria.
Purple usually symbolizes royalty. Dating back to Roman times, the cloth was dyed Tyrian purple and was limited to the upper classes due to the rare dye used. As a result of its association with the Roman Empire, imperial is often used to mean purple, such as ‘imperial dye.’ The color, which was closer to a deep crimson/red-violet color than to the modern idea of purple, was favored of kings and queens. In China, the Chinese name of the Forbidden City means ‘purple forbidden city’.
For graduate hoods and academic regalia colors, purple is used to designate the degree or discipline of Architecture, Dental Surgery, Dentistry, Law, Jurisprudence, Regional Planning, and Urban Planning.
Schools Using Purple Gowns
Purple has found its way into many high school colors and university or college colors, symbols and logos. If you would like references to schools using purple graduation caps and gowns, please look to our homepage for a testimonials link, or email us and ask for a reference in your area.
How to Buy
Prices range from $12 to $25 (plus shipping), depending on the quantity you buy and whether or not you need a cap and tassel. Bulk discounting is available. We offer two ways to buy these gowns. The easiest purchase method is to Buy Online . The alternative method is to download a Graduation Gown Form , print it, fill it out, and fax it back to us at (818) 886-8743. You can receive more information on buying graduation products, including full cost and pricing, from our main Keeper page at Cap and gown , and at our home page at Graduation Gowns .