Cute Graduation Dresses for 2019

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s almost time to say “congrats, grads!” and send off our seniors! No graduation day is complete without shopping for graduation dresses. From charming polka dots, to girly ruffles, or streamlined shapes, we are loving this spring’s style. Whether you’re looking for a formal piece to celebrate the momentous occasion, or a more trendy look that can take you from the ceremony to an after-party, T.C. Elli’s has you covered!

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A Graduation Dress for the Job You Want

Ever heard the quote, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? As a soon-to-be new grad, there’s no better time to adopt that philosophy than on graduation day. These two dresses make a bold, sophisticated statement and let the world know that its newest girl boss is ready to make her way in the world. Each of these graduation dresses will make an impression as you accept your diploma, but you can also wear them later on to your new job!

The Yaum Tunic Blazer Dress fashionably upgrades the classic blazer look with clean, crisp lines, and double-breasted buttons down the front. Plus, the all-white is perfect for the spring-into-summer season! This graduation dress shouts strength and confidence.

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Take a cue from the classics and rock the Nakhon High Neck Dress Black for your graduation day. This little black dress is an excellent choice for those wanting to feel ladylike, yet powerful all at once. With a nod to the greats like Audrey Hepburn and a figure-flattering shape starlets such as Marilyn Monroe would’ve worn, this is a timeless piece to wear on graduation day, to work, or even to weddings. Talk about a multi-wear dress!

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Feminine and Flirty Graduation Dresses

Spring is the perfect time to add some color to your wardrobe and play with flirty and feminine trends such as ruffles, wrapped looks, stripes, and polka dots! And just because graduation is a big moment, doesn’t mean you can’t feel fashionable while you’re there. These graduation dresses embody just that, and you can rock these looks for the rest of spring and summer, too!

With frills from top to bottom and a soft rose hue, the Mari Ruffle Front Dress Pink is one of our most popular dresses this spring. The cap sleeve offers a bit more of a conservative look, but the open ruffled sleeves will help prevent overheating while you wait for the graduation ceremony. A tie at the waist helps create a beautiful shape that will look timeless in all the photos!

If you like the ruffles-look but are looking for something a bit more demure, the Thawip Smocked Mini Dress Sage is the pick for you! This light green adds just a hint of color to help brighten that pre-summer tan, and the minor frill detailing on the cap-sleeves and hem of the dress give it just enough personality to go a long way.

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For those who want to make sure their fun-loving personality isn’t lost in the sea of graduation robes, give the Seine Polka Dot Fitted Dress a try! This graduation dress is bold and form-fitting, featuring polka-dots all over. This dress can truly transform depending on the occasion. Opt for a sweater or shawl to dress it up for the ceremony, or pop on some sky-high heels to take this mini dress out to the after party!

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Graduates Get Down

If the actual graduation ceremony doesn’t excite you, turn your attention to the festivities following the event. Whether it’s a big family dinner, or graduation bar crawl with friends, these dresses can check both boxes with ease. Playing with small details such as buttons, and unique fabrics can help achieve these looks!

This soft sky blue Say My Name Corduroy Front Bow Dress brings a flirty yet comfortable take to the traditional graduation dress game. The corduroy fabric adds a yet-unexplored texture to the mix and the bow across the chest keeps things playful and fun, making this a perfect transitional dress for your big day!

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Spice your graduation day up with the Rhine Red Button Down Mini Dress. This graduation dress makes a bold impression in candy apple red, hinting at the summer days to come. The mid-wide straps provide support while keeping you cool during the ceremony, and the top to bottom button details add just enough intrigue and professionalism to make this dress more or less formal depending on how you style it.


You can’t go wrong with any of these top-notch graduation dresses. Which one speaks to your personal style?