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12 Graduation Dresses That Won’t Be Going Out Of Style Anytime Soon

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Last Updated on June 2, 2023

So, you’ve spent three years (or more for some poor souls) slogging away at university. What’s next?

Well, only one of the most important days in many people’s lives: graduation!

It’s a time to celebrate all of your hard work before mundane things like a 9-5 and taxes start to govern your life. So, if ever there’s a time to celebrate in style, it’s grad.

Ombre Shell May Dress from Never Fully Dressed for graduation dress
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Before you start endlessly scrolling for your dream dress, bear in mind that some universities will have certain coloured gowns, and you’ll want to make sure that aren’t clashing with it.

Once you have a colour palette roughly narrowed down, then comes the fun part… deciding on the style of dress.

Maybe you’re envisioning a floral mini, a midi with romantic ruffles, or perhaps a sleek maxi to steal the show? This is your special day, so go for a graduation dress that matches your personal style (you’ll thank me when you’re looking at the photos in years to come).

You’ll also want your dress to be high on the comfort scale as chances are you’ll be wearing it from morning until it’s time for bed.

To help you edge one step closer to your dream graduation dress, I’ve scoured some of my favourite brands (think: Kitri, & Other Stories, Free People) and found some absolute winners – if I do say so myself.

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Shop graduation dresses for 2023

H&M Flounce-trimmed wrap dress

Flounce-trimmed wrap dress, £19.99, H&M – buy now

Smudge Floral V Neck Organza Puff Sleeve Skater Dress from Oasis

Smudge Floral V Neck Organza Puff Sleeve Skater Dress, £69, Oasis – buy now

One-Shoulder Satin Midi Dress from & Other Stories

One-Shoulder Satin Midi Dress, £95, & Other Stories – buy now

French connection Afina Verona Ruched Midi Dress

Afina Verona Ruched Midi Dress, £75, French Connection – buy now

Omnes Zinnia Maxi Dress in Lime Green

Zinnia Maxi Dress in Lime Green, Omnes, £59, Omnes – buy now

Never Fully Dressed Pink Jade Sersha Dress

Pink Jade Sersha Dress, Never Fully Dressed, £89 – buy now

Abercrombie and fitch Drama Puff Sleeve Ruched Mini Dress,

Drama Puff Sleeve Ruched Mini Dress, Abercrombie and Fitch, £75 – buy now

Nobody's Child Green Zola Midaxi Dress

Green Zola Midaxi Dress, Nobody’s Child, £99 – buy now

Annabelle Blue Picnic Check Dress, Kitri, £185 – buy now

Free People Rendezvous Me Mini Dress

Rendezvous Me Mini, Free People. £88 – buy now

Mango Linen strapless dress

Linen strapless dress, £55.99, Mango – buy now

Kitri Marta Floral Print Mini Dress

Marta Floral Print Mini Dress, £125, Kitri – buy now

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Pink v-neck frill maxi dress from River Island

Pink v-neck frill maxi dress, £45, River Island – buy now

Gathered Linen Blend Dress from Zara

Gathered Linen Blend Dress, £49.99, Zara – buy now

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