As the seasons shift and a long-awaited spring finally arrives, a few things are inevitable: the ground is thawing, the birds are chirping, and graduation ceremonies are right around the corner. In traditional practice, whether your graduation is from high school, college, or beyond, a white graduation dress perfectly complements all your robes and cords.
Instead of letting this unspoken dress code inhibit your sense of style and self-expression, lean into it! When you look good, you feel good — let this mantra ring true on your celebratory day with these white graduation dresses. You’ll find a range of styles, prices, lengths, and more to help you find your perfect match.
Lulus Cause to Celebrate Midi Dress ($79)
Hell-bent on avoiding an all-white ensemble? Then this beautiful, chiffon midi dress from Lulus is what you need for your big day. Artfully covered in subtle, gold dots, this dress is truly a ‘cause to celebrate!’
Lily Pulitzer Zoya Romper ($218)
Giving the illusion of a dress, this jacquard romper is complete with shorts underneath hidden by side-tie panels for both coverage and comfort.
Altar'd State Ida Floral Crochet Dress ($110)
Yes way, appliqué. The flower overlay is a sweet nod to femininity and the interesting crochet texture that covers this mini dress is sure to make you stand out among others.
Sabo Skirt Fabi Midi Dress ($90)
Effortlessly chic, this cap sleeve midi dress will photograph like a dream in any and all graduation pics. Plus, it’s the perfect addition to pack for all your post-grad travels this summer! Win-win!
Anthropologie Somerset Eyelet Mini Dress ($160)
Luckily for you, Anthropologie's bestselling, best-reviewed dress ever just happens to also be white! The unique eyelet pattern and elastic waist detail make it the perfect fit for a wide range of wearers.
Lulus Devoted Lover Midi Dress ($68)
Business in the front, party in the back; this bodycon dress features a high neckline that exudes a professional feel while the low back with a twist detail brings a playful aspect.
Reformation Catarina Dress ($218)
Short and sweet - enough said.
Amanda Uprichard Evaline Dress ($198)
Amanda Uprichard hit the nail on the head with this beautiful, sleek short-sleeved dress that will leave you wondering how you ever survived without it.
Abercrombie & Fitch Premium Crepe Jumpsuit ($120)
If dresses aren’t your style, not to worry, Abercrombie has you covered. This strapless jumpsuit is sophisticated yet sexy; perfect for saying your farewells to any classmates you may have been crushing on ;).
Hill House Silk Ellie Nap Dress ($250)
Hill House is known for their nap dresses, and for good reason. Constructed from 100% silk, this sleeveless dress lets you wear it, instead of the other way around.
Dissh Milahn Linen Dress ($190)
Graduation aside, you need this dress in your closet. Featuring front and back slits for easy movement, this fitted floor-length dress is a staple piece that will last through the years.
Everlane Satin Square-Neck Slip Dress ($128)
This elegant slip dress is comfortable enough for all-day wear, yet has a timeless feel that elevates the look of anyone who puts it on.
Eloquii Twisted Shoulder Sheath Dress ($100)
Eloquii’s mission to provide extended sizes in a fashionable manner is evident in this curve-hugging midi dress complete with twisted shoulder detailing.
Francesca's Hannah Mini Dress ($66)
This flirty, flouncy wrap dress features long sleeves if you’d prefer to show less skin, and it’s less than $100 - how could you not buy it?
Showpo Vashti Mini Dress ($70)
Showpo’s puff sleeve dress is so cute, you’ll have a hard time not buying it in every color after graduation.
River Island Satin Halter Neck Dress ($70)
This twist-neck dress offers full coverage and a minimalistic design for easy wear underneath a graduation gown.
Free People Eye-Catching Mini ($78)
A plunging neckline and open back with a bow detail add unique detail to the traditional white graduation dress. Comments share that this mini dress is best suited for taller girls or those with a long torso, so if you fit the bill, this is the dress for you.
Lisa Says Gah Toit Volant Bridgette Dress ($265)
Lean into the coquette aesthetic with this lightweight, cotton midi dress, sure to fulfill your grad dress dreams and beyond.
Peppermayo Loren Midi Dress ($75)
Elegant and affordable, this silky midi dress has details including a ruched chest and a back tie to accentuate your curves in a subtle way.
Madewell Plus Tiered Midi Dress ($128)
A sweetheart neckline and button detail make this sleeveless dress perfect for warmer graduation ceremonies, and with size offerings up to a 28, it’s a great fit for all who are interested.
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