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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

  • Omur Ozer 57228
    Omur Ozer 57228

    Sheer illusion short formal with epaulettes by Omur Ozer 57228
    Available in 4 colors

    $294
  • Alyce 6826
    Alyce 6826

    Glossy sleeveless pick-up gown from Alyce Paris 6826
    Available in 4 colors

    $250
  • Faviana 7859
    Faviana 7859

    Refined Radiance Pleated Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7859
    Available in 3 colors

    $218
  • Clarisse 3215
    Clarisse 3215

    Sleek Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3215
    Available in 6 colors

    $150
  • Mac Duggal 30322C
    Mac Duggal 30322C

    Eye-Catching Gemstone Fantasy Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 30322C
    Color: Hot Pink

    $278   $139
  • Omur Ozer 57277
    Omur Ozer 57277

    Shapely short formal with draped shoulders by Omur Ozer 57277
    Available in 3 colors

    $276
  • Faviana 7851
    Faviana 7851

    Plunging Beauty Halter Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7851
    Available in 4 colors

    $198
  • Sherri Hill 50546
    Sherri Hill 50546

    Strapless Bow Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50546
    Available in 3 colors

    $370
  • Faviana 7850
    Faviana 7850
    (1)

    Wrapped Sensation Draped Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7850
    Available in 5 colors

    $198
  • Faviana 7858
    Faviana 7858

    Shimmering Sweetness Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7858
    Available in 3 colors

    $218
  • Rachel Allan 4336
    Rachel Allan 4336

    Exotic Cinched Allure Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4336
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Mac Duggal 25026I
    Mac Duggal 25026I
    (1)

    Sultry Cold Shoulder Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25026I
    Color: Royal

    $178
  • Aidan Mattox A14580
    Aidan Mattox A14580

    Pretty sleeveless formal with high-low hemline by Aidan Mattox A14580
    Available in 3 colors

    $295
  • Ellie Wilde EW117147
    Ellie Wilde EW117147

    Tucked strapless dress with florals by Ellie Wilde EW117147
    Color: Navy

    $318
  • Mac Duggal 48478I
    Mac Duggal 48478I
    (1)

    Classic Flutter Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 48478I
    Available in 12 colors

    $238
  • Rachel Allan 4206
    Rachel Allan 4206

    Sunshine Sparkles Bejeweled Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4206
    Color: Blush/Fuchsia

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 25301I
    Mac Duggal 25301I

    Cinched Dream Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25301I
    Color: Emerald Green

    $278
  • La Femme 23361
    La Femme 23361

    Flirty Floral Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23361
    Color: White

    $350
  • La Femme 23308
    La Femme 23308

    Regal Lace Illusion Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23308
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 25012I
    Mac Duggal 25012I

    Fairytale Shine Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25012I
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • La Femme 23315
    La Femme 23315

    Classic Illusion Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23315
    Color: Black/Gold

    $278
  • Terani 1622H1115
    Terani 1622H1115

    Demure Goddess Lace Cocktail Dress by Terani Homecoming 1622H1115
    Color: Gold/Nude

    $517
  • Sherri Hill 50828
    Sherri Hill 50828

    Unique Applique Pocketed Party Dress by Sherri Hill 50828
    Color: Black/Multi

    $480
  • Ellie Wilde EW117016
    Ellie Wilde EW117016

    Sleeveless short formal with ruffles by Ellie Wilde EW117016
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Shail K 4014
    Shail K 4014

    Sophisticated Cocktail Dress by Shail K 4014
    Available in 3 colors

    $178
  • Sherri Hill 50638
    Sherri Hill 50638

    Darling Layered Dream Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50638
    Color: Navy/Multi

    $498
  • Sherri Hill 50634
    Sherri Hill 50634

    Lace Dream Halter Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50634
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • La Femme 23533
    La Femme 23533

    Layered Dreams Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23533
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Rachel Allan 4221
    Rachel Allan 4221

    Seamed Sensation Colorblock Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4221
    Color: Fuchsia/Navy

    $218
  • Faviana 7860
    Faviana 7860

    Dreamy Sweetheart Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7860
    Available in 3 colors

    $218
  • Madison James 17238
    Madison James 17238

    Playful Floral Flirt Cocktail Dress by Madison James 17238
    Color: Black

    $258
  • Morrell Maxie 15431
    Morrell Maxie 15431

    Quintessential cocktail dress with dimensional detail by Morrell Maxie 15431
    Color: Gold

    $218
  • Lara 32985
    Lara 32985

    Bold Contrast Beaded Cocktail Dress by Lara 32985
    Color: Black/Multi

    $298
  • Tarik Ediz 50015
    Tarik Ediz 50015

    Sumptuous halter-style dress with split by Tarik Ediz 50015
    Available in 2 colors

    $385
  • Milano Formals E2028
    Milano Formals E2028

    Vibrant Print Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2028
    Color: Cobalt

    $148
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

    Supreme Floral Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25296I
    Color: Blue Rose

    $398
  • La Femme 24500
    La Femme 24500

    Carefree sleeveless short formal with swing skirt by La Femme 24500
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • La Femme 23483
    La Femme 23483
    (1)

    Precious Lace Halter Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23483
    Color: Navy

    $250
  • Lara 32987
    Lara 32987

    Quarter Sleeve Textured Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32987
    Color: Ivory

    $298
  • Tarik Ediz 50033
    Tarik Ediz 50033

    Flirty short formal with ruffle by Tarik Ediz 50033
    Available in 3 colors

    $381   $305

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