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Graduation Dresses

You want to look perfect for your big day.

Your graduation ceremony is something you’ll remember for years to come and will be commemorated in photographs that you’ll share throughout your life. Look your best and feel confident in any of the graduation dresses available. We offer a variety of elegant, tasteful dresses fit for your graduation ceremony or party.

For many people, graduating high school or college is one of the most important moments in their lives. Thus, it is important to really put some serious thought into the type of dress you choose to wear on this all-important day. It is important to take are when it comes to this big day, even if you think the event is something casual. There are many different kinds of graduation dresses out there. If you look around, know what you want, consider the time of year in which the ceremony will be held, and know what you want to hide and accentuate, you can find a dress that makes you feel and look beautiful. The following includes some basic information about the different things to consider when selecting a graduation dress.

If your graduation is going to be held in the summertime, you would want to select a different dress than if you are walking in a wintertime graduation ceremony. Thus, when it comes time to look for graduation dresses, you want to think as much about the weather as the dress itself. A fun, light, and flirty dress with thin straps might be best for the summer months. Cotton, linen, and silk are great fabrics to use for a dress if your graduation is to be held during the hotter months. If you know that you are graduating on a particularly cold day or time of year, then you should look for graduation dresses that are made out of thicker or heavier fabrics like wool, thick cotton, or even mohair. If you can choose the right fabric and style for the weather, you can be sure to look good and to be as comfortable as possible on this big day.

You should always consider the length of your dress when it comes time to invest in a graduation dress. You do not want to go with a dress that is too short because it could be perceived as inappropriate for the event. However, a dress that is too long can cause you to trip on your way up to collect your degree. Thus, think about which dress lengths look best on you and which will be most comfortable and appropriate for the event. Often, the best graduation dresses are those that fall just above or just below the person's knee.

Often, if you are graduating, it is normal that you will have to wear ceremonial robes for this event. If this is the case, you want to think about looking for graduation dresses that will look good when paired with the robes. Thus, the color of your graduation dress should not only complement your skin tone and coloring, but it should also be something that does not clash with the color and look of the robes. If your graduation robes are bright orange, you might want to stay away from dresses that are hot pink or those that are different shades of orange.

Whenever you are buying a dress, you should consider the strap and sleeve styles that are available to you. often, high schools and colleges may have dress codes the prohibit strapless or even spaghetti straps, so you should definitely look into this before you look for graduation dresses.

Once you are ready to find a graduation dress, you need to take the time to consider whether or not you want to go with a long-sleeved or short-sleeved dress or one that comes with straps. If you decide straps is more your style, you can look into everything from a halter top kind of dress to one that has thick or even criss-crossed straps.

You want any dress that you buy to be one that flatters your figure. Thus, you should definitely take the time to look into different dress shapes and silhouettes. You can go with a fitted dress if you want to maximize either your top or bottom half, or you can go with a more flowy dress if you want a dress that is comfortable and one that will hide certain areas of your body. Dresses can come with an A-line skirt or can be straight. Take the time to try on different dresses to see which accentuates your favorite features and which can hide the areas that you might be a bit self-conscious about.

When buying graduation dresses, consider the neckline of a dress. This will be affected by the dress's straps and the silhouette you would like for the piece. You do not want to be too risqué when it comes to your neckline. After all, many people will have their family members around. A little cleavage is fine but too much can really make the dress seem inappropriate for the event. If you plan on wearing a strand of pearls that have been passed down from generation to generation, you may want to go with a neckline that shows this off. If you are worried about being cold or want the focus to be on your legs and not your neckline or chest, then you may want to go with a higher neckline.

Graduation Dresses

  • Mac Duggal 30123C
    Mac Duggal 30123C

    Striped Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30123C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • La Femme 21885
    La Femme 21885

    Fluttering Flair Draped Cocktail Dress by La Femme 21885
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • Terani 1611P1013
    Terani 1611P1013

    Textural Floral Two-Piece Party Dress by Terani 1611P1013
    Color: Ivory

    $451
  • Rachel Allan 6635
    Rachel Allan 6635
    (2)

    Bewitching cocktail dress with pretty accents by Rachel Allan 6635
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 50330
    Sherri Hill 50330

    Sleek Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50330
    Available in 2 colors

    $370
  • Mac Duggal 30211C
    Mac Duggal 30211C

    Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30211C
    Color: Cream/Gold

    $258
  • Mac Duggal 48376R
    Mac Duggal 48376R

    Vintage Flair Lace Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 48376R
    Available in 6 colors

    $578
  • Sherri Hill 50381
    Sherri Hill 50381

    Beaded Lace-Up Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50381
    Color: Ivory/Turquoise

    $498
  • Mon Cheri MCS11608
    Mon Cheri MCS11608

    Dazzling Sweetheart Flutter Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11608
    Color: Ivory/Gold

    $298
  • La Femme 22533
    La Femme 22533
    (1)

    Strapless Floral Print Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22533
    Color: Multi

    $350
  • Dave and Johnny 2000
    Dave and Johnny 2000

    Gemstone Plunge Lace Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 2000
    Available in 2 colors

    $240
  • Mac Duggal 30237C
    Mac Duggal 30237C

    Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30237C
    Color: Blue Multi

    $258
  • Mac Duggal 30120C
    Mac Duggal 30120C

    Beaded Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30120C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Rachel Allan 4087
    Rachel Allan 4087

    Chic A-line minidress with cutaway top by Rachel Allan 4087
    Color: White/Fuschia

    $378
  • Mac Duggal 30224C
    Mac Duggal 30224C

    Bow and Laser Cut Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30224C
    Color: Black/Magenta

    $298
  • Terani 1611P0107
    Terani 1611P0107

    Charming Plunge Floral Cocktail Dress by Terani 1611P0107
    Color: Off White

    $341
  • La Femme 22621
    La Femme 22621

    Off-the-Shoulder Striped Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22621
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 50323
    Sherri Hill 50323

    Jeweled Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50323
    Available in 4 colors

    $450
  • Mac Duggal 65578C
    Mac Duggal 65578C

    Colorblock Striped Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 65578C
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Mac Duggal 30206C
    Mac Duggal 30206C

    Jeweled and Print Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30206C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Mac Duggal 30131C
    Mac Duggal 30131C

    Beaded Detail Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30131C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Tony Bowls TS11665
    Tony Bowls TS11665

    Strapless fairytale cocktail dress by Tony Bowls TS11665
    Available in 2 colors

    $495
  • Dave and Johnny 1758
    Dave and Johnny 1758

    Passionate Perfection Bejeweled Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1758
    Color: Black/Green

    $250
  • Mac Duggal 30121C
    Mac Duggal 30121C

    Chevron Print Beaded Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30121C
    Color: Ivory/Black

    $258
  • Sherri Hill 50131
    Sherri Hill 50131

    Demure Rosette Enchantment Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50131
    Available in 3 colors

    $350
  • Jolene 15508
    Jolene 15508

    Glitzy Sparkling Cocktail Dress by Jolene 15508
    Color: Champagne

    $372
  • Envious Couture 15319
    Envious Couture 15319

    Asymmetrical Sparkling Cocktail Dress by Envious Couture 15319
    Available in 4 colors

    $388
  • Scala 48578
    Scala 48578
    (1)

    Scooped Fantasy Embellished Cocktail Dress by Scala 48578
    Available in 9 colors

    $258
  • Alyce 4430
    Alyce 4430

    Exquisitely posh cocktail dress by Alyce Paris 4430
    Color: Black/Nude

    $290
  • La Femme 22105
    La Femme 22105

    Bubbly Beauty Shimmering Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22105
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Terani 1611P0003
    Terani 1611P0003

    Daring Brilliance Hourglass Cocktail Dress by Terani 1611P0003
    Available in 3 colors

    $176
  • Sherri Hill 1928
    Sherri Hill 1928

    Gorgeous strapless cocktail dress by Sherri Hill 1928
    Available in 6 colors

    $298
  • Dave and Johnny 1506
    Dave and Johnny 1506

    Glam Sparkling Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1506
    Color: Gold

    $280
  • Beside Couture BC1130
    Beside Couture BC1130

    Enchanted Lace Cinched Cocktail Dress by Beside Couture BC1130
    Color: Ivory/Yellow

    $630
  • Dave and Johnny 2726
    Dave and Johnny 2726

    Flattering spaghetti-strap babydoll dress from Dave and Johnny 2726
    Available in 6 colors

    $240
  • Daymor 380
    Daymor 380

    Watercolor Print Cocktail Dress by Daymor 380
    Available in 2 colors

    $630
  • Mon Cheri MCS11620
    Mon Cheri MCS11620
    (1)

    Deco Enchantment Shimmer Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11620
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Mon Cheri MCS11628
    Mon Cheri MCS11628

    Notched Allure Illusion Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11628
    Available in 2 colors

    $198
  • Mon Cheri MCS11609
    Mon Cheri MCS11609

    Fairytale Flutter Illusion Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11609
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Saboroma 99886
    Saboroma 99886

    Simply steamy short shift with split sleeves by Saboroma 99886
    Available in 8 colors

    $430

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