Graduation Dresses Under $60

Graduation Dresses Under $60

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Wow. It feels so weird to say that I’m graduating university. It seriously doesn’t feel like four years have gone by. I’ll probably write a separate post all about my mushy, gushy thoughts and feelings about graduating, but for now, this is a post about what to wear to graduation.

My convocation ceremony is next week, and I thought I’d share some inspo for graduation dresses! I picked ones I thought would look cute under graduation gowns. My grad gown is going to be royal blue and we don’t get caps to wear… So I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to wear myself!

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Boohoo Red Skye Sweetheart Off Shoulder Dress

Choker: M for Mendocino (similar here)
Dress: Boohoo
Shoes: Michael Kors (similar here)

My university program hosted its annual award show back in April, and I wore this adorable off shoulder dress from Boohoo. It’s super flattering and I love it so much that I have it in baby blue as well! I might even end up wearing that dress to my convocation.

I was inspired to pair the dress with a rhinestone choker after seeing Cheryl Blossom wear one in Riverdale (her style is my fave). I also wore my glittery Michael Kors pumps and a silver clutch (I got it back in high school and I don’t remember where it’s from).

For those of you also graduating, congratulations! I hope you find some inspiration from this post on what to wear to your own convocation ceremony. 🙂

Just for fun, here are some photos of what I wore to my grade 8 and grade 12 graduation ceremonies. Fun facts: a girl at my grade 8 grad wore a very similar dress in a very similar colour, and a girl at my grade 12 grad wore the exact same dress as me. Pro-tip: don’t shop at Le Chateau or Guess for graduation dresses.

Grade 8 Graduation

Grade 12 Graduation

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Jessica Lam

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  • Macarena Ferreira

    Love how you posted the throwbacks!! Haha you seriously look stunning in the red dress #goals

    Xo //

  • Such a beautiful dress! And congratulations on graduation 🙂

    I wore hot pink pumps when I graduated so that my parents would be able to pick me out of the crowd! Haha

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • You look gorgeous in red!

  • Hanna Doerbeck

    What a great post!! I love how you included some really beautiful and classy dresses in a typical young woman’s budget. You look amazing!

  • You look amazing!

  • mckenna bleu

    This red dress is so cute and looks stunning on you!

  • Aww you look so cute in your old graduations! And the dress you picked for the awards ceremony is so beautiful – almost like Jessica Rabbit!
    Congrats on graduating!!

  • Ann

    Love that red dress si beautiful .

  • Emma S. Cheng

    Congratulations on graduating, Jessica! I love your dress! Can’t wait to see the baby blue dress!

  • That dress is absolutely stunning and so are you Jessica!

  • Linda Ton

    Congratulations Jessica, you look stunning here! I have one more year at ryerson, wish I got to meet you on campus or something. Cheers to your new journey <3

  • You are killing it in that red dress! And congrats on graduating!

  • I love the red dress! It’s so classy. You totally rock it girl!

  • Tori Dunlap

    I love the formal red look for your graduation — congrats girl!

    Tori || Victori Media

  • Congratulations on graduating! How exciting! I love all of your graduation dress picks, they’re so cute 🙂 I love the red dress!

    Kristen |

  • thesophiadiaries

    Omg, this is soooo cute!! I’m glad you’re not embarassed to show your 8th grade photos xD I would die before i ever showed that part of myself to the rest of the world xD also, the red dress is amazing! I love the picture of your and your boo <3 sooooooo cute!!!

  • Elizabeth Colette

    What a pretty dress. It looks beautiful on you!

  • Congrats on graduating!! You are stunning in red!

  • Jessica that dress is SO beautiful on you, red is SO your color! Congratulations on graduating, so exciting!

  • Teresa Desouza

    Love the red dress on you!

  • Britt K

    That red dress looks amazing on you! Congratulations on your graduation!

    Britt |

  • Congrats! I ended up wearing a dress in one of my school colors because we had black robes that essentially went with everything. 🙂


  • Aw congratulations!! I love your outfits and that red dress is so beautiful! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  • the red dress is stunning !

  • Oh, graduation is always exciting! Wishing you loads of luck 🙂

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    Aww baby Jessica is so cute!! Congrats on graduation 🙂 I would totally wear the blue floral dress for graduation heh

    • Hehe thanks Kim! Since my grad gown is royal blue I’ll probably wear a solid colour bc the gown speaks for itself :p

  • nicole simonetti

    this dress is -so- pretty! I love that elegant off the shoulder look. x, nicole //