Spring is the season for school graduations, and that means plenty of occasions for formal wear. College graduations are wrapping up by now and high school graduations are just beginning to fill up our calendars in early June. Both the graduates and ceremony attendees alike will need a nice outfit to wear for this momentous day, and where better to find a pretty dress than here at Mint! With our selection of event ready dresses from Amanda Uprichard and more designer brands both graduates and their families and friends can dress with confidence for such an important day. Traditionally, graduates wear white dresses to the ceremony as they walk across the stage to receive their hard earned degree, and we surely have some beautiful white dresses to choose from for the occasion. But if color is more your thing, there are bright silky mini dresses and pretty printed pieces to choose from as well, and many options for the commencement attendees watching with pride from the stands.
Since graduations are a milestone moment that calls for lots of photos to commemorate the event, proud moms, sisters and friends will want to be nicely dressed as well! A fun floral dress or bright summery color is perfect for indoor and outdoor commencement ceremonies alike, and will certainly pop in the photos. Sticking to classic white for the graduate will ensure that your dress will never clash with your gown and school colors, or show through the gown. A white dress denotes formal occasions, and many schools follow this tradition encouraging the graduates to wear white under their cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. However, many schools do not adhere to this tradition, and many girls like to mix things up with a fun dress that they can feel confident in. So no matter your preferences, we have plenty of elegant mini dresses to choose from for the momentous occasion.
 
For graduate white, this beautiful strapless Amanda Uprichard dress is a flattering pick with effortless style. A sweetheart neckline and fitted style are elegant and feminine, while a flouncy ruffled hem adds a sense of fun and flirty style. With the current focus on off the shoulder styles, strapless necklines are so on point, and combined with the trendy ruffles this dress is a hit for graduation day and beyond. Wear it with simple strappy heels and a delicate necklace for a refined look, or add a pop of something special to your look by accessorizing with bright colors or floral heels. This fit and flare style will look great under your graduation gown, and even better on it’s own for photo ops with all of your family and friends.
 
For a colorful and classic approach to event dressing a pretty cobalt blue dress with a fluttery cold shoulder is a great option. Also available in a fun bright pink, this Amanda Uprichard designer dress is perfect for all of your summer events and occasions. A full swingy skirt, fitted bodice, and trendy cold shoulder cutouts make this dress an instant classic. The rich blue hue is flattering on everybody and the classic cut is updated with the flirty flutter sleeves. This dress requires only minimal accessorizing since the rich color and trendy style can stand alone to make a statement. Try pairing it with simple nude heels and a sparkly bracelet for an elegant ensemble you can feel proud of.
 
Another way to go for graduations and parties is a fun printed dress like this classic and preppy piece by Amanda Uprichard. The colorful print is fun and flirty with a full skirt, sweetheart neckline and thin spaghetti straps. The fun pink and blue geometric print is embellished with a pop of yellow lemons scattered across the bottom of the dress for an unexpected whimsical touch. Lemon prints have been a big hit this spring, seen on style stars and street style bloggers everywhere, so go ahead and jump on the citrus band wagon with this cute lemon dress. The classic shape of this frock is sweet and feminine while the brightly colorful print adds whimsy and cheerful grace to the look.
 
Another all- white option for the graduate is this lacey mini dress from designer line Show Me Your Mumu. The floral patterned crochet lace is summery and elegant and a classic choice for graduation attire. The high neck on this fitted shift dress is tempered by a mini length hemline and a back cut out which brings a touch of sexy and sweet to the look. A mix of elegant and bohemian, the geo floral lace is undeniably girly for dressy summer events, and perfect for wearing beneath the graduate cap and gown. The loose fit is easy to wear making this simple lace dress a practical pick for formal occasions. Add a touch of lipstick and some boho chic bracelets and you have the perfect outfit to strut across the stage towards your future, and pose for photos with family and friends, a fresh bouquet of flowers in hand. Doesn’t that just sound dreamy in a white lace dress?
 
Another great option for graduates and attendees alike is this blush pink shift dress from Amanda Uprichard. Classically elegant, this soft feminine pink dress is easy to wear and effortlessly chic. The simple shift fit, dropped ruffle hem and sweet shoulder bow tie details are all this dress needs to become an instant closet staple for formal wear. The silky fabric is a dream to wear, and a soft dusty pink shade is demure and sophisticated, complimenting most skin types for a healthy glow. Shine in this dress as you support your loved ones graduating at such a momentous moment of their lives, or wear it with confidence under your gown on your own special day. Regardless, this dress is a no brainer when it comes to effortless style that hits on both elegant, classic, and girly trends. A summer staple, the grown-up shade of dusty pink and easy flirty style will be perfect for occasions all season long. 
No better way to celebrate graduation day than feeling confident and proud in a pretty formal dress that you’ll remember forever.

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