7 Fun Dresses to Wear to 2019 Graduation Parties!

Look cute without upstaging the guest of honor.


What to Wear for Graduation

Here’s the thing: There’s a difference between graduation dresses and dresses you wear to someone else’s graduation party. Grad dresses (the ones you wear under your cap and gown on the big day or for your own graduation party) are usually white or blush and also typically semi-formal dresses. But for those graduation parties hosted by all of your friends’ parents, you’ll want to look for party dresses are celebratory without stealing the spotlight. Need ideas? Start right here with 10 of our favorite 2019 grad dresses for parties this season!


Short Lace Dress in Blush

1. This Short Lace Dress in Blush

We love the way the oversized sleeves on this dress by SimplyDresses help balance out the short hemline on this lace dress in blush. As an option to wear to your graduation, you can also buy it in white!

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Powder Blue Lace Dress

2. This Powder Blue Lace Dress

Put this toward the top of your party dress shopping list for its super flattering design and pretty color. The lace makes it special enough for a graduation party while the fun open back detail still gives it that playful vibe. Pair it with sandals or even white platform sneakers!

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Floral Denim and Rose Midi Dress

3. This Floral Print Off-The-Shoulder Dress

For an outdoor barbecue graduation party, try a breezy off-the-shoulder dress design like this floral style. The bell sleeves with the smocked bodice make it perfect for the more casual party settings. Just add cute sandals!

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Short Shift Off-The-Shoulder Floral Dress

4. This Short Floral Shift Dress

Another really solid option for an outdoor graduation party in the sun is the shift style dress. A dress like this one by Simply Dresses is super easy to pop on and run out the door–plus the billowy design is totally forgiving in the midriff area.

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Casual High-Low Hemline Floral Print Dress in Coral

5. This Spaghetti Strap Blue Floral Dress

This is one of those short dresses you’d never regret buying. Wear it to graduation parties this season and then wear it all summer long.

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Navy Knee-Length Dress

6. This High-Neck Shift Dress in Pink

In a pretty pink shade with gauzy linen fabric, this is one of those dresses you’ll find yourself reaching for in the closet for months to come.

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Moody Floral Jumpsuit

7. This Floral Print Ivory Dress

Invited to a fancier graduation party gathering? Look for something with a little more structure and coverage than a basic sundress. Enter this short, structured floral print number. It’s dressy enough for your fanciest friend’s parents house but still fun with its short hemline and ruffle detail on the neckline.

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