15 Fantastic Graduation Outfits That’ll Earn You an A+

First off – Congratulations!! You’ve made it! Now, it’s coming up on time to accept that award for all your hard work.

So you know what that means…Graduation outfit shopping time! The best looks of course are always something fresh, versatile enough to take you through the day’s many events, and totally you. Okay, so we know you’re probably also a little strapped for time and cash. Hey, we got you!

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Our editors have put together 15 amazing, on-trend pieces that are perfect for planning your whole look around…and they’re entirely college-girl budget-friendly.

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

BRIGHT WHITES, BIG CITY

A traditional color of graduation dresses, here are some fun and flirty updated versions that hit different.

Starting with this adorbs skater dress from Windsor. The eyelet pattern is just oh-so pretty and will look great for your pictures. Did we mention the square neckline that also happens to be super trending right now? We think we just did…

Windsor, Easy Breezy Eyelet Skater Dress $39.90

What better way to wrap up your schooling than in a wrap dress? Okay, but seriously, wrap dresses are forever staple pieces for a reason. By controlling the tying element, a wrap dress can conform to your exact silhouette, making for a tailored look that feels comfortable.

Lulus, Sweet Like You Ruffled Mini Dress $64

This sophisticated hi-lo midi is the whole vibe. High slit in the front shows off those legs while the back demurely dips into mid-calf range. And those ruffles! This is most definitely a dress you’ll want to wear again and again…

Windsor, Add Some Flair Ruffle Detail Midi Dress $35.90

 

SOFT SORBETS FOR DAYS

It’s no secret that our craving for color has dominated our post-pandemic palettes. And while bright hues are exploding like wildflowers after a spring rain, equally popular are the softer edges of these color schemes. Soft pastels have us dreaming in sherbet and sorbet.

Starting with this pretty in pink number from Plum Pretty Sugar. Plenty of soft, flowy ruffles give it a summery, romantic feel.

Plum Pretty Sugar, Preston Dress $59

A little stretchy knit and a little sexy cutout waistline makes this lovely lilac the perfect party number.

Lulus, Cutout Lavender Dress $49

This chic, baby blue jumpsuit from Love, Bonito has us all a-flutter. With a sleek modern silhouette, this outfit would work equally well for all sorts of summer events to come.

Love, Bonito, Cisphenia Flutter Jumpsuit $46.90

 

BACK IN BLACK

Timeless and always in fashion, the LBD (or LBJ as you’ll see soon enough) is the second most popular color choice for graduation.

This puff-sleeved LBD from Lulus is an outstanding example. The 3-D wavy applique gives an unexpected textural element that elevates what would normally be a simple dress and turns it into a real showstopper.

Lulus, Black Puff Sleeve Mini Dress $69

We challenge you to find a reason not to wear this dress. With its cutout sides, easy adjust tank straps and midi skirt length this one will go from running errands in flip-flops to dinner date night in heels without skipping a beat.

Rue 21, Black Side Cutout Midi Dress $24.99

Finally, we talk a lot about the Little Black Dress but when you’re desiring something truly sleek and flattering, we should be talking about the LBJ…as in, Little Black Jumpsuit. This piece can go everywhere your LBD can, and even be a quick one-and-done office-friendly look to boot. This wide leg version from Windsor is your next big wardrobe staple piece just waiting to happen.

Windsor, Iconic Glam Wide Leg Jumpsuit $46.90

Hey! Psst….looking for more fun and fashionable graduation dresses? Check out Windsor’s White Graduation Dress Collection, Lulus Graduation Group Line Up and DB Studio’s Great Graduation Dresses for even more awesome fits you’ll want right now!

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