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Gorgeous Graduation Dresses For Your Big Day

For anyone who is graduating from university this spring and joining the real world, there’s nothing like the perfect frock to complete your big day. As fashionistas await convocation ceremonies and graduation dinners, floral prints and pastel colours are making a grand entrance. Before you prepare to walk across the stage this June, consider stepping out in one of the season’s big trends. We’ve curated a few affordable yet stylish dresses to help you look stunning as you toss that cap in the air, and strut away from campus with a shiny new diploma.

Gilli USA A-Line Floral Dress, $95: A splash of floral can truly brighten an already happy occasion. This flowery white A-line piece features a boat neckline and a contrasting navy blue blossom print. Once you take off that cap and gown for photos, the blue and white blooms can truly pop, for a summer-ready feel.

Bardot Ruffled One-Shoulder Dress, $159: The structured silhouette of this ruffled frock can easily emphasize your curves, while the ivory hue can offset a bronzed complexion. Since one-shoulder and off-shoulder necklines continue to rule the runways, this look is right on trend for the season. You can also wear the dress for a number of other occasions, including formal functions and evening cocktail parties during the summer months.

Calvin Klein Lattice-Trimmed Sleeveless Dress, $169: With its punchy magenta colour and flared skirt, this sleeveless frock makes a bold statement. It features lattice trim around the waistline and skirt, with a round neckline that is perfectly modest enough for celebrating with family and faculty on the big day.

Bardot Lace Sheath Dress, $172: We are loving the electric blue shade of this lace sheath, which features a ladylike high neckline and illusion bodice. Meanwhile, the slightly sheer hemline and eyelash lace detail bring visual interest to the design.

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