It’s mid-April already and that means that both graduation and summer are right around the corner. What better time to share some of my favorite white dress finds? White is sort of the go-to option for girls to wear for their graduation – some schools might make it a requirement while others don’t. White dresses are also super cute to wear in the summertime AND you can’t deny that they look even better with a tan, so why not get some? All of my finds are budget-friendly because if you are in college, chances are you are looking to save a few bucks and if you’re not, you can still benefit from these affordable options!
I graduated from college almost 2 years ago and I can’t even believe how fast time is flying. I actually ended up buying 2 different dresses – both in white and both from Lulus.com. Your graduation day is one that you will likely remember for the rest of your life so chances are that you want to look good. However, buying a dress for hundreds of dollars that you will only wear once is not so reasonable. My advice to you is that if you are going to splurge on a graduation dress, make sure that you will wear it more than once.
Perfect for Graduation or Night Out
I ended up picking two dresses that were versatile and could be worn more than once – plus, they were both around the $50 range so it wasn’t bad. Lulu’s also has a graduation dress section on their website which is very convenient if you are looking for a grad dress in any color.
Most of the dresses are from Lulu’s because they had a lot of great options for white dresses + the graduation section is a huge plus for those looking! Here are some of the white dress finds that I liked for graduation or for other occasions!
White Dress Finds
I love the detail on this one and how it flows from form-fitting to a flowy pleated skirt.
This is a bit of an “off-white” or Ivory color, but stylish none the less. My twin sister actually wore a similar dress for her graduation!
A little bit of color isn’t bad, even on graduation dress. This dress is perfect for the summer (dressed up or down) or graduation.
A more elegant option. It is a bit conservative in the front, but it has the added sex appeal with the open back!
This one is similar to one of my graduation dresses. It is a skater dress and it has an open back as well!
This is one of my favorites from all of my white dress finds and the price is great, too! Super chic and versatile!
This is another one of my favorites and similar to the previous one. I love the cutout details on the sleeves!
More of a party dress, but I actually bought one similar to this one for my graduation photo shoot!
Missguided plunge bodycon mini dress in white – $25 (On SALE for $12.50!)
A bit of a more simple option, but nonetheless a good one!
white bandeau flippy hem midi dress – $34 (On SALE for $17!)
I love the hem on this one and it is a bit more elegant!
Complete the Look
If you are worried about the shoes that you will wear for your graduation, make sure that it is something comfortable and something that you are used to walking in. Personally, I prefer (and wore) about 5” block heels. However, the block heel makes it easier to walk in, plus they were super comfortable. Do some test-runs at home before you have to go walk across that stage.
There are so many other options for dresses, but these were a few of my favorite white dress finds. They all can be worn for various occasions – whether it is for graduation, a night out, or a casual brunch. I stuck to more budget-friendly options and was still able to find some really great styles.
What are some of your favorite styles? Let me know!