Finding the perfect graduation dress is akin to shopping for your school prom; it will be photographed endlessly, remembered for years to come and be seen by hundreds of other people. No pressure!
Different degrees have different coloured robes, and you may want to match that colour in your outfit. However, a neutral dress in shades of white, cream and nude is a fool proof option that will complement your robes rather than clashing with them. So without further ado, here are Savoo’s top neutral dresses for graduation, all for under £40.
Dorothy Perkins Pencil Dress, £35 | Warehouse Chain Shoulder Dress, now £40 | Topshop Mesh Bottomed Dress, £32
A classic pencil dress is a failsafe option for graduation, since it is smart, sophisticated, and doesn’t show too much flesh. These three dresses from Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse and Topshop all have a high neckline so there is plenty of fabric for you to pin your robes to.
Missguided Midi Dress with Curved Hem, £19.99 | ASOS Lace Midi Bodycon Dress, £30 | Missguided Panel Midi Dress, £24.99
If you don’t want to get your pins out on the podium, invest in a midi dress to cover up the legs. But demure doesn’t have to be boring as these dresses from Missguided and ASOS perfectly demonstrate; combine with a pair of heels to finish the chic look.
Colour Block Dresses
AX Paris Two in One Midi Dress, £30 | ASOS Asymmetric Dress, now £12 | AX Paris Contrast Bodycon, £30
A shirt and skirt combo is smart but a little dull. Get the same tailored look with a colour block dress like these choices from AX Paris and ASOS; the best part is you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect top to pair with your pencil skirt- it’s already been done for you!
Boohoo Crochet Lace Sleeve Flared Dress, £20 | Topshop Crochet Lace Dress, £33 | ASOS Skater Dress with Lace Sleeves, £35
Not everyone likes to go fitted, and sometimes it’s nice to look a little bit girly on a special occasion. Choose a skater dress like these from Boohoo, Topshop and ASOS which have been glammed up with lace and crochet detailing; ideal for celebratory drinks afterwards!
Long Tall Sally Shift Dress, now £35 | Rare Diamante Trim Shift Dress, now £28 | Dorothy Perkins Sheer Panel Shift Dress, £35
The shift dress is flattering on almost everyone, skimming your body nicely without clinging. And not only will these frocks suit all body shapes (from Long Tall Sally, Rare and Dorothy Perkins), they are loose fitting so you will stay comfortable for the whole of graduation.
Finally, don’t forget a pair of comfy heels that you can walk across the stage in without tripping!