Graduation marks an exciting moment in our lives but also a scary one—so scary, in fact, that you’ve probably considered wearing all black under your graduation gown to mourn the inaugural ceremony into (official) adulthood. Or perhaps you’re planning on celebrating as you full-throttle skip away from campus, happy to leave the college lifestyle behind. Most likely you fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, a mindset in which graduation garb isn’t at the top of your to-do list (until you finish reading this sentence).
In this transitional period, regardless of which aforementioned state of mind you resonate with, one thing is certain: You’ll have to pose for endless photos in a sea of people on the quad after the ceremony, and you’ll want to feel confident in whatever is under that spirited gown. We’ve got you covered with this shopping guide of our favorite dresses.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.