50 Graduation Dresses for $50

Graduation season is right around the corner and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect graduation dress for my law school graduation. I’m looking for two different graduation dresses. One dress for my graduation pictures. The other dress I’ll be wearing at my graduation ceremony.

Although this graduation will be my third graduation, I’m more excited for this one than the last two. My undergraduate graduation wasn’t exciting because I knew I would be returning to school for my M.A. in the fall. And I didn’t even attend the graduation ceremony for my M.A. because I was too busy writing my thesis (my parents will never forgive me for that one lol). But my J.D. graduation ceremony is something excited about! I dreamed of attending law school and I accomplished that dream! And because I have no intention to go back to school so this is really the last hurrah!

Fashion isn’t really my forte but I’ve looked enough dresses that I felt like I could provide a good round up. I found 50 graduation dresses that were $50 because most students are cost conscious. I also included 5 graduation dresses that were over $50 but just might be worth the splurge. These dresses work perfectly for a graduation ceremony, graduation party, a graduation photo shoot, or even if you’re a guest attending the graduation of one of your loved ones.

Note: This post was originally posted in 2018 but I’ve updated it with 2019 graduation dresses. And as always, some of the links on this post are affiliate links. Clicking on the links will not cost you money but, I may receive a commission when anyone clicks on or purchases something through my affiliate link.

Pink is “the” color for spring and I found a ton of gorgeous pink dresses to feature. I’m loving this flirty pink LeeAnne Dress from Lulu’s it’s short, sweet, and comes in 2 other colors!

Pink Graduation Dresses

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Full disclosure, I selected yellow as one of my colors just so I can feature this stunning Georgia Sheath dress. It’s classic, sophisticated, and sure to make you stand out on graduation day. And If you’re looking for a similar dress to purchase, check out Lulu’s Entice Dress which is just as pretty.

Yellow Graduation Dresses

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When I think of graduation dresses I think of the color white. White is bright, fresh, and is my go to for special occasions. I’m loving the this White Backless Dress from Lulu’s. I think the dress has a sophisticated silhouette and the low back adds a touch of sexy.

White Graduation Dresses

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Black is my favorite color to wear but more and more I see myself drawn to dark blue. Dark blue is so sharp and can invoke the same class that black does. I rented the Jolene Dress as a back up for my graduation day and didn’t end up wearing it but loved everything about it.

Blue Graduation Dresses

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Although black is not a spring color, black is classic. I looked for black dresses that were a little bit edgy. I’m obsessed with the Brett Sheath Dress from Rent the Runway, it’s flattering draping would look amazing on any figure.

Black Graduation Dresses

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These last five dresses are over $50 but just might be worth the splurge. I rented  Colorblock Dress from Rent the Runway for my law school graduation and received so many compliments. Black and white color block is so classic and the bow on the back is such a cute detail.

Graduation Dress

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Let me know what you think about the graduation dresses I picked! Would you pick any of these dresses for your graduation? Did you think any of my last 5 were worth the splurge? Let me know below!

Discount Codes: If you like any of the Rent the Runway dresses I shared you can use my link to Rent the Runway here to get $30 off your first order (yes, that means your $50 dress will be only $20!). And,“>Lulu’s always has $15 off and free shipping on all orders over $150 with the code “take15.”

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  • Reply Marya

    i always love black dress and off-shoulder one. so totally aiming for one of those above! 😀

    March 19, 2018 at 11:17 AM
  • Reply Gabrielle

    Looovveee all of these dresses! So classy and flattering

    March 19, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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      March 19, 2018 at 12:25 PM
  • Reply LillaFR

    While I’m well behind prom or graduation I did pick out some favs… must resist urge to shop! Great selection 😉

    March 19, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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      I’m glad you found some things you liked!

      March 20, 2018 at 8:13 PM
  • Reply Sydney

    Not gonna hold you but I’m saving these as inspiration for next year

    March 20, 2018 at 11:46 AM
  • Reply Geraldine Dorema

    Love all of these looks…especially for under $50! Awesome selection

    March 20, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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      March 20, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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      I’m glad you liked my picks!!

      March 22, 2018 at 3:56 PM
  • Reply Aïchatou Bella

    These bring me soooo many memories! The low cut white fitted dress is so me!

    Aïchatou Bella

    March 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM
  • Reply tgirl cum

    Great post. Thanks for the share!

    March 22, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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