15 dresses for graduation
With the stress of finals coming to an end, the stress of finding the perfect graduation dress is just beginning. From pastel to bright, and short to maxi, just about any summer style will pair nicely with your graduation cap and gown. Here are 15 affordable styles that will relieve your graduation dress stress. -- Compiled by Meghan Giannotta
This light pink and blue pastel printed Lilly Pulitzer Delia Dress will become a wardrobe favorite all summer long; $168 at Bloomingdale's and Bloomingdales.com.
Summer is the best season to play around with colors and prints, and this dress from Kate Spade Saturday has a cute peek-a-boo back; $180 at Saturday.com.
Whatever color cap and gown you're forced to wear, a white summer dress goes perfectly. This BCBGeneration Lace Contrast Dress is $128 at Bloomingdale's and Bloomingdales.com.
A high-low hemline shows off your legs and adds a touch of drama. This Pleated High Low Dress is $69.50 at Delia's and Delias.com.
Let's face it--you probably spent more time at the beach than in the library during finals week, and a pop of peach looks great with that hard-earned tan. This V-Back Lace Skater Dress is $48.00 at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.
A maxi-dress is an easy way to add instant glamour. This light pink and white floral Paisley Maxi-Dress is $49.95 at American Eagle stores and Ae.com.
Black and white is a timeless combination. Stripes and a cut-out top freshen up this Betsey Johnson sleeveless version; $118 at BetseyJohnson.com.
Ruffles dress up a casual frock, and a fun bright hue makes it pop for the occasion.This BCX Sleeveless Ruffled Belted Juniors Dress is available at Macy's and Macys.com.
A girly silhouette and pretty color make this Chiffon Yoke Fit and Flare Dress a perfect option for graduation; $55.93 at Express and Express.com.
Tiers of lace and a pretty pink hue make this dress just right for a special day. This Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Tiered Cocktail Dress is $103.60 at Macy's and Macys.com.
Cut-out detail and a neon color give this Nordstrom dress a bit of an edge; $52 at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.
Florals are always a fresh, feminine choice. This pink and white floral Speechless Eyelet Strapless Fit and Flare Dress is $23.20 at Kohl's and Kohls.com.
Peplum's retro appeal is still strong and makes a classy choice for your graduation ceremony. This peach peplum dress is $23.50 at Delia's and Delias.com.
Love to wear black? Dark works for summer when you go for a crocheted fabric and add some bright accessories. This ZigZag Crochet Maxi Dress is $62 at Nordstrom
White lace makes the ultimate summer dress. Add some beachy jewelry and a wavy hairstyle and you're ready for all your June parties. This American Rag Juniors Dress is $47.99 at Macy's and Macys.com.