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18 Dresses to Wear Under Your Graduation Toga

Definitely something sleeveless.
18 Dresses to Wear Under Your Graduation Toga Definitely something sleeveless.

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the month of March? For some of you, this means school is almost out…for good. Graduation season is here and we’re sure that collegiate fashionistas are now in search for the perfect dress and shoes to wear with their togas. It may be hidden at first, but as soon as you toss that graduation cap, you’re bound to take at least a hundred photos with your friends, professors, and family. We’ve done the legwork for you and picked out the cutest mini frocks to rock under that deathly-hot toga that will keep you cool 'round the clock, from the baccalaureate mass all the way to the actual giving of the diplomas.

Pleated dress, P2995, Zara

Textured-crepe mini dress, Chloe at net-a-porter

V-neck prom dress by Glamorous Petites, Topshop

Grey ruffle neck mini dress, Miss Selfridge

Scribbe print dress, Milly at LCP

Go for dresses that are sleeveless, preferably in a lightweight fabric that will keep you cool under the intense heat of a gymnasium filled with faculty, thousands of students, and proud parents.

Tube dress with Guipure lace frill, Zara

Tiered guipure lace mini dress, Self Portrait at net-a-porter

Metallic lamé pleated midi dress, Topshop

White embellished swing cami, River Island

As much as a slip dress or sun dress will keep you cool under the toga, you still need to pick a dress that’s appropriate for the event. It is, after all, the culmination of all your years of hard work.

Wrap back dress, P2995, Mango

Pink high neck swing dress, River Island

Café Stella dress, Anika

Dress with crossover back, P2995, Zara

Textured eyelet dress, Forever 21

Make sure to stay away from dresses with floor-grazing hemlines that you could trip on while receiving your diploma.


Double slit long dress, P2799, Weave

Multiple straps back fit & flare dress, P1299, Zalora

Halter-neck dress, Zara

Monochromatic jacquard midi dress, Topshop

Never pick anything too poufy if you don't want to look bulky.