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34 Stunningly Stylish Graduation Dresses That'll Make All That School Worth It

Because you didn't make it through all four years by the skin of your teeth not to look AMAZING on the big day.

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1. A lace high necked midi dress so you earn a last-minute degree in trend setting.

Get it from Boohoo for $41 (originally $69; available in sizes 2-12 and two colors).

2. A graphic bodycon dress with a bit of stretch that'll help you strike your best pose for the 'gram, but also leave plenty of room for graduation cake.

Promising review: "I absolutely loved this gorgeous dress. It’s very classy and stunning, perfect for any occasion. This dress has little bit of stretch as well. The fabric is very soft, thick, and of excellent quality. Honestly speaking, looking at price, I was not expecting that the quality of dress to be so good. I was amazed, because the dress is extremely comfortable, and the fabric is very soft." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 22 colors).

3. A satin-y floral wrap dress for making one last big impression before leaving your admirers.

Get it from Tobi for $36 (originally $72; available in sizes S-L).

4. A leaf print maxi dress with a self-tie belt and subtle slit, because the most important part is the fantastic photos you'll get from this. What's a diploma?

Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

5. A cutout maxi dress so you look trendy and put-together, unlike the past three months when you wore the same exact leggings every single day.

Get it from American Eagle for $29.97 (originally $49.95; available in sizes XXS-XXL and three colors).

6. A button down maxi dress with a flowy split that'll make you look effortless and carefree, even if you've been panicking all semester.

Promising review: "This dress is so cute! It's absolutely perfect for spring and summer. I just wore it to a graduation party and got so many compliments! Because it is so long it seems a bit more formal, but it will be perfect for a wedding I'm going to this summer!" —Rebekah S

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 19 colors).

7. A rainbow striped maxi dress with thigh-high slits for a *sweeping* standing ovation for your unbelievably good taste.

Promising review: "I love, love, love this dress! I wore it for a garden party and it was perfect. It 's the kind of dress that you put on and don't want to take off. It looks fantastic on and drapes well. I was hesitant about how this would look but it's great and I feel amazing." —eastcoastwahine

Get it from Nordstrom for $55 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

8. An embroidered boho dress, because you didn't stress every minute of every day to look anything less than perfect now.

Promising review: "This is my new favorite dress. It's such a happy dress, the fit is perfect, and the fabric is so soft and nice. I feel so dainty and pretty in it. It's the perfect length for work — the embroidery at the hem hits right below my fingertips, so I look modest but wicked cute. This is such a good dress, I want seven of them." —moores5

Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes S-4X).

9. A buttoned A-line dress with a cute cutout that'll help you take a bow when stepping on stage.

Promising review: "Absolutely in love, this is by far one of the cutest dresses I’ve gotten on Amazon. I love the style, the color, the cut, EVERYTHING. It’s a nice new twist on a vintage style dress. To my surprise, it is NOT transparent. I have a huge tattoo on my stomach and you can’t see it. I think it’s a great buy and I highly recommend!" —Michaela Alves

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and seven colors).

10. A flowery A-line dress with tie shoulders so you can be sure this is the only thing in knots on your big day — not your stomach.

Get it from Nordstrom for $64 (available in sizes 0X-4X).

11. A mixed print, asymmetrical dress for looking totally *unruffled* by the fact you're leaving school forever.

Get it from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 0-14).

12. A cold shoulder chiffon dress, because you'll no longer have to bare the burden of overpriced textbooks and Friday night classes.

Promising review: "This dress is absolutely stunning! I purchased this dress for my daughter's graduation and it was a hit. There were so many people asking us where we purchased it from. To say it was a hit is an understatement. The material is top quality and very nicely put together. I would definitely recommend getting this dress for your next event. It is stunning!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in four colors).

13. A floral wrapover dress with an asymmetrical hem and ruffled strap so you can *cross over* to the real world looking your best.

Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 4-16).

14. A button down sundress (with POCKETS) that'll make you want to ditch that dumb robe ASAP. We have pictures to take, tyvm.

Get it from Amazon for $6.58+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors).

15. A bright, belted floral dress for investing in a style fitting for both nice occasions and your first day of work.

Get it from Mango for $59.99.

16. A cheerful, sleeveless midi dress, because it's time you show off how bright you really are.

Get it from Anthropologie for $138 (available in sizes XXS-XL and two colors).

17. A lace high-low dress with flirty cutouts so you have good reason to *turn your back* on ever studying again (hopefully).,

Get it from Bloomingdales for $98 (available in sizes XS-L).

18. A decorative ruffled wrap dress featuring flute sleeves that'll make both a dramatic entrance and memorable exit during your final act.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $33.60 (originally $56; available in sizes 2-8).

19. A mini chiffon dress with a lace neckline for a major fashion statement.

Promising review: "I love this dress! It is so versatile and can be worn to any event! I ordered the black, blue, and pink colors, and ALL three look fabulous on me. I just wore the pink one to a wedding the other day and I got so many compliments. I wore the black one to a job fair and the blue one to a lounge. This is a staple item everyone must have in their closet! You can definitely dress it up or down." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and 15 colors).

20. A printed off-the-shoulder dress, because you'll finally be able to do the ~bare~ minimum and get away with it — at least when it comes to this outfit.

Promising review: "This dress is adorable! The fit is just about perfect. Thank you to whoever is in charge of plus-sized clothing at Target this year! I've bought several dresses and they all seem to have been made just for me!" — Donna

Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes 0X-4X).

21. A cinched flowery midi dress so your future looks bright, thanks to this vivid piece.

Get it from Old Navy for $26.50 (originally $52.00; available in sizes 1X-4X and in two colors).

22. A long-sleeve floral dress with lace trim that'll make up for all the times you went to class in sweats.

Get it from Missguided for $38 (available in sizes 0-12 and ten colors).

23. A tropical print mini dress for making your ~mark~, even if your only other contribution was spending the most time at the dining hall.

Promising review: "This dress is so comfortable and has such a unique design and look to it! It can easily be adapted to be casual or dressy, and the print has a retro vibe to it that manages to also feel fresh and current. The fit is flattering and easy." —Brittney Muller

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS-L).

24. A bold mini tea dress with a V-neck, because now you'll be able to stand out in a sea of robes and caps.

Get it from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 12-28)

25. A blooming asymmetrical midi dress so your success is in full bloom by the time you walk off the stage.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89 (available in sizes 0-12).

26. A button-up botanical print dress that'll make your confidence flourish rain or shine.

Promising review: "This dress is absolutely beautiful in person. The colors are bright and vivid. The loops for the buttons are elastic so they stretch, which makes it very easy to button up. 10/10 would recommend!" —Elizabeth grimes

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

27. An cutout crochet dress for lifting the weight of constant studying off your shoulders.

Promising review: "This is so beautiful and a really nice item to add to your wardrobe. I felt beautiful and got lots of compliments!" —Natalie

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine colors).

28. A long-sleeved A-line dress with a pleated skirt, because what better way to leave college than a twirling exit?

Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I highly recommend! It looks and feels like great quality especially at the cost! You can't go wrong with this dress!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S-XL).

29. A flowery midi dress with a sweetheart neckline so you can finally shrug off the struggles of college life — see you never.

Get it from Free People for $128 (available in sizes 0-12 and two colors).

30. A lightweight mini dress with dainty cap sleeves that'll make you more than ready to abandon the library in favor of summer's freedom.

Promising review: "I love this dress. It fits great, is made of a nice material, and is super adorable." —PRinFL

Get it from Express for $35.94 (originally $59.90; available in sizes XXS-XL).

31. A ruffled peasant dress for getting an honorable mention about your great style, if not your grades (sorry mom and dad).

Get it from Walmart for $14 (originally $14.88; available in sizes S-XL and five colors).

32. A blossomy, ruffled wrap dress, because like your times at school, this has the perfect amount of ~highs and lows~.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $30 (originally $50; available in sizes S-L).

33. A ruffled sundress with a keyhole detail so you look cool, even if you're internally freaking out (as usual).

Get it from Revolve for $75 (available in sizes XS-L).

34. An off-the-shoulder floral smocked dress that'll make every professor wish they gave you straight A's, just so you'd give them this number.

Promising review: "This is a BEAUTIFUL dress! It's comfortable, sexy, flouncy, fabulous, and for all body types!" —AsheSkellington

Get it from Torrid for $32.45 (originally $64.90; available in sizes 00-6).

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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