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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

  • La Femme 22903
    La Femme 22903

    Fresh strapless dress with A-line skirt by La Femme 22903
    Color: Multi

    $438
  • Tarik Ediz 90469
    Tarik Ediz 90469

    Pleated Dream Lace Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 90469
    Available in 2 colors

    $644
  • La Femme 22485
    La Femme 22485

    Strapless Beaded Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22485
    Color: Black

    $398
  • Terani 1521C0231
    Terani 1521C0231

    Tailored short-sleeved dress with sheer accents by Terani Cocktail 1521C0231
    Color: Black

    $297
  • Faviana 7747
    Faviana 7747

    Lush halter-style evening gown with plunging neckline by Faviana 7747
    Available in 7 colors

    $298
  • Clarisse 2841
    Clarisse 2841

    Strapless Fine Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2841
    Available in 6 colors

    $270
  • Sherri Hill 50381
    Sherri Hill 50381

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

    $498
  • Terani 1611P1252
    Terani 1611P1252

    Lace Celebrations Sweetheart Evening Dress by Terani 1611P1252
    Color: Silver/Nude

    $649
  • La Femme 22533
    La Femme 22533
    (1)

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

    $350
  • Sherri Hill 50460
    Sherri Hill 50460

    Two-Piece Lace and Bow Print Detail Formal Dress by Sherri Hill 50460
    Color: Black/Ivory

    $450
  • La Femme 22018
    La Femme 22018

    Sublime Burnout Stripe Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22018
    Color: Black

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 30120C
    Mac Duggal 30120C

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

    $278
  • Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Johnathan Kayne 5002

    Luxurious wrapping cap-sleeve cocktail dress from Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Color: Black

    $360
  • Mac Duggal 30224C
    Mac Duggal 30224C

    Bow and Laser Cut Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30224C
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Dave and Johnny 453
    Dave and Johnny 453

    Lace Delight Pearl Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 453
    Available in 2 colors

    $240
  • La Femme 22961
    La Femme 22961

    Trend-setting strapless dress with dimensional effect by La Femme 22961
    Color: Black/Nude

    $350
  • La Femme 21937
    La Femme 21937

    Flirty Floral Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme 21937
    Color: Royal Blue

    $338
  • Mac Duggal 30211C
    Mac Duggal 30211C

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

    $258
  • Terani P1618
    Terani P1618

    Striped A-line cocktail dress by Terani Prom P1618
    Color: Nude/Silver

    $407
  • La Femme 22212
    La Femme 22212

    Posh sleeveless baby-doll dress from La Femme 22212
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Faviana 7672
    Faviana 7672

    Fine Ruched Evening Gown by Faviana 7672
    Available in 4 colors

    $258
  • Terani 1611C0041
    Terani 1611C0041

    Alluring mini with bib top and illusion band by Terani Evening 1611C0041
    Color: White/Black

    $473
  • Dave and Johnny 2231
    Dave and Johnny 2231

    Flirty Gemstone Striped Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 2231
    Color: Navy Blue

    $278
  • Sherri Hill 50147
    Sherri Hill 50147

    Shimmering Sweetheart Wrapped Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50147
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 30206C
    Mac Duggal 30206C

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

    $278
  • Mac Duggal 30217C
    Mac Duggal 30217C

    Cutout Beaded Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30217C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Tony Bowls TS11665
    Tony Bowls TS11665

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

    $495
  • Alyce 4430
    Alyce 4430

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

    $290
  • Mac Duggal 30123C
    Mac Duggal 30123C

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

    $278
  • La Femme 22621
    La Femme 22621

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

    $298
  • La Femme 22330
    La Femme 22330

    Fancy Sweetheart Embellished Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22330
    Color: Black

    $378
  • Rachel Allan 4100
    Rachel Allan 4100

    Lavishly embellished cocktail dress with cutout top by Rachel Allan 4100
    Color: White

    $458
  • Sherri Hill 50228
    Sherri Hill 50228
    (1)

    Iridescent Darling Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50228
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Tony Bowls TS11651
    Tony Bowls TS11651
    (1)

    Vibrant A-line cocktail dress by Tony Bowls TS11651
    Color: Sky Blue

    $526
  • Rachel Allan 4087
    Rachel Allan 4087

    Chic A-line minidress with cutaway top by Rachel Allan 4087
    Available in 2 colors

    $378
  • La Femme 21885
    La Femme 21885

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

    $278
  • Terani 1611P0003
    Terani 1611P0003

    Daring Brilliance Hourglass Cocktail Dress by Terani 1611P0003
    Available in 4 colors

    $176
  • Sherri Hill 50355
    Sherri Hill 50355

    Striped Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50355
    Color: Fuchsia/Royal/Ivory/Black

    $480
  • Sherri Hill 1928
    Sherri Hill 1928

    Gorgeous strapless cocktail dress by Sherri Hill 1928
    Available in 7 colors

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 50220
    Sherri Hill 50220

    Pristine Floral Dream Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50220
    Available in 3 colors

    $350
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