What Makes a Master's Gown Different?

Master’s graduation gowns are made from a matte-black fabric and have a similarly tightly pleated yoke and open front when compared to Bachelor gowns. The main difference is that the gown sleeves are much longer, crescent shaped and closed at the ends. There is also a horizontal arm-slit just above the elbow.

Both bachelor and master’s gowns are made from our premium fabric that is 70% recycled polyester, manufactured from recycled plastic waste. This is then blended with 30% viscose for a soft finish. Every graduation gown contains a minimum of 550g of recycled plastic waste, which equates to at least 28 500ml plastic bottles. The final result is a soft fabric that feels like a much more expensive wool garment while also being crease resistant, hard-wearing and better for the environment.

What colour is a masters gown?

The vast majority of Australian universities such as the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne choose to use black gowns, however, some such as the University of Wollongong and Deakin University wear blue gowns. Please check the our uni specific pages to see what colour gown is used at your university by visiting the Select Your University page.

Origins, History and Purpose of Graduation Gowns

The tradition of wearing graduation gowns can be traced back to the medieval European universities where scholars wore long robes to indicate their status and affiliation with the institution. Over time, the gowns evolved into the academic regalia we know today and have become an integral part of graduation ceremonies all over the world

Graduation gowns come in different styles, colours, fabrics and designs, depending on the degree and the university. For graduate students, in addition to wearing a masters gown, they will often also wear an academic hood (colours) and graduation hat (also called a mortarboard) with tassel, which are part of the academic regalia. The use of graduation gowns and regalia is a tradition that has been passed down through generations and continues to be an important part of university graduation ceremonies and college life.

Wholesale Masters Graduation Gowns

Churchill Gowns supplies its masters and graduate gowns to several wholesale customers in Australia, including high schools, tertiary institutions, residential colleges and universities both in Australia and overseas. If you are interested in ordering wholesale masters graduation gowns then please contact us via our wholesale graduation gowns and accessories page. For bulk orders we are more than happy to customize the academic dress to your exact specifications, including the colour and style of the robes. We would also be happy to send you a sample graduation gown so that you can examine the quality and see if it is right for your institution.