Graduation Dresses

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Get ready for celebrations at your graduation party with a stunning graduation dress online from Beginning Boutique NZ. Shop with us for ready-to-wear formal gowns that are the perfect grad outfit!

Regular price $84.99 $45.00

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Regular price $94.99 $40.00

FINAL SALE

Beginning Boutique

Regular price $84.99 $40.00

FINAL SALE

Beginning Boutique

Regular price $94.99 $45.00

FINAL SALE

Beginning Boutique

Regular price $94.99 $45.00

FINAL SALE

Beginning Boutique

Graduation Dresses

Celebrate Achievements in Style: Graduation Dresses Galore

How to style the cap and gown?

Graduation day is finally here! Congrats girl this is MEGA, and we want to make sure you're looking and feeling your best for this special day! Caps and gowns aren’t always flattering, but you know what is? An elegant graduation dress!

Here at Beginning Boutique we have plenty of options for you. Wanting to stand out? We recommend a blue or green dress, these colours will keep you looking sophisticated but also fun! For a classic look, go for a black or white moment.

We know some universities have a strict dress code but don’t worry, we promise we've still got you covered. With our extensive selection you can still dress to impress in one of our more modest styles! Simply add some gold jewellery and a pair of heels of a pop of elegance.

How to choose the perfect graduation day dress? 

How do you choose the perfect dress? There's endless options including mini dresses, midi dresses or maxi dresses! Beginning Boutique is your go to for New Zealand dresses, we’ve got something for everyone!

The best dress for your big day depends on your style! If you are unsure, we recommend matching the colour of your dress to your graduation gown! You could go bold with a red graduation dress or keep it simple with a white ceremony dress.

You want to make sure you are comfortable sitting and walking on stage throughout the ceremony. For some girls that may mean a midi graduation dress is a better choice rather than a long graduation dress! For the mid year graduates, stay warm with a long sleeve style. 

What’s the dress code? 

Every university is different, so is every graduation dress! Be sure to check your school or University’s dress code before attending to avoid a wardrobe meltdown! Most graduation outfits call for midi to maxi length.

When picking your dream grad dress - aim for something elegant, reasonably modest but most importantly, a dress that makes you feel confident! There aren’t typically any restrictions on colour so don’t be afraid to wear your fave! Since it’s a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with a pair of heels to accessorise your dress! Comfort is just as important so white sneakers are also a great option!

What colour do I wear? 

When deciding on the ideal colour for your grad outfit wear the colour that makes you look and feel the best!

If you’re still unsure, here are our top picks:

White Dresses: Timeless and elegant, you’ll never regret it.

Black Dresses: You’ll look sophisticated as it’s sure to match your cap and gown!

Coloured Dresses: Blues are always stunning. Whether it's navy or powder blue, a blue graduation dress looks classy.

We love green graduation dresses too, especially emerald! Want to make a statement? Look no further than a red graduation dress! You’ll always look pretty in a pink graduation dress!

Be sure to coordinate your accessories with the colour of your dress! For colourful dresses, opt for neutral accessories and vice versa!

Getting the right fit

With the hours of sitting, standing, dancing and partying, it is important you’ve got the right fit for your graduation party. Consider what is most comfortable for you. Is that a mini graduation dress or a formal dress?

Is it a strapless gown or long sleeve dress? A bodycon maxi dress or a flowy midi dress? Be sure to think about factors like the neckline, length, fit and material when selecting your dress and size.

At Beginning Boutique, we prioritise having an inclusive size range, carrying petite and plus-size graduation dresses. We know how difficult online shopping can be, especially when it’s for such an important occasion, so to help we include all relevant size, fit and fabrication information in our product descriptions!

When you can, we recommend trying your graduation dress on, whether that is in our Brisbane Showroom or by purchasing it well in advance after reviewing our returns policy.

If you are ever unsure on the fit of your potential graduation dress, feel free to send us an email, a message on livechat, give us a call or visit us for a styling session in our showroom! 

Mini, Midi or Maxi? 

Selecting between a mini, midi, or maxi graduation dress involves considering the balance between personal style, comfort, and the formality of the occasion. A mini graduation dress is perfect for daytime graduation events. We recommend choosing a flowy style in a satin-like material for an elegant look.

A midi graduation dress is perfect for balancing formality and comfort. A midi dress is often easier to walk in than a maxi dress and is perfect for graduation occasions where a mini dress is too casual. These semi-formal styles will have you feeling confident on stage accepting your degree!

A maxi graduation dress is elegant and university appropriate. Long graduation dresses are flattering on all bodies and match the formality of the graduation occasion! The decision ultimately hinges on your personal preference for fit and the aesthetic you want for your graduation ceremony dress!

 Buying your NZ graduation dress at Beginning Boutique

Shop online now for your perfect graduation dress from Beginning Boutique. We offer express shipping to eligible customers within New Zealand, so you'll be flaunting your amazing dress within a matter of days. Your shopping bag prices are in NZD for great shopping accessibility. 

For Black Friday specials and student discounts read our awesome terms and conditions. We have exclusive offers and codes to use at checkout for your first order. And with Afterpay, you get to wear your dress now and pay later.

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