Graduation Dress Colour Trends

The Best Colours for Graduation Dresses in 2024

It's your big moment to shine! As you stride across that stage donning your cap and gown, all eyes will be on you earning that hard-won degree. Why not celebrate in serious style by turning heads in a knockout graduation dress? This year's colour trends are serving up plenty of chic and vibrant options guaranteed to make you look and feel like an absolute queen.

Happy graduation 2024

2024's colour trends:

  • Pretty in White

1. Pretty in White

There's nothing quite as crisp and sophisticated as a white graduation dress. This pure, minimal shade looks chic and polished, letting you easily add colourful accessories. An off-white or eggshell hue works beautifully as well.

two white graduation dresses

For a fresh, crisp look, the glitter short sheath dress in white from Ever-Pretty (£59.99) offers a simple yet glamorous style.

The Lace off-the-shoulder midi dress from Lulus ($119) is another gorgeous white option with a modest, flattering silhouette.

2. Sizzling in Black

A little black dress is the epitome of classic, timeless style. You can never go wrong with this eternally elegant shade for a formal occasion like graduation. Lace, satin or embellished black dresses elevate the look.

two black grad dress styles


The square back satin mini dress from Ever-Pretty (£49.99) exudes sultriness with its sleek black fabric.

Or opt for shimmering elegance with the spaghetti strap glitter bodycon style, also from Ever-Pretty ( £59.99).

3. Radiant in Red

Red is the colour of confidence, passion and power - perfect for a bold fashion statement on your big day. From a romantic rose shade to a siren's crimson, red is guaranteed to turn heads. Just make sure the tone suits your complexion.

two red grad dresses


Make a bold statement in ASOS's bandeau mini dress (£32) featuring floral appliques for a romantic yet eye-catching look.

The tall tie strap midi from ASOS (£60) offers a striking crimson shade with modern details.

4. Gorgeous in Green

As one of nature's prettiest hues, green is a refreshingly chic choice for graduation dresses this season. Hunter, emerald and sage tones can be unexpectedly stylish. Softer mints offer a more delicate look.

two green graduation dress styles

For an unexpectedly chic green hue, try EverPretty's sage satin A-line mini (£52.99) with spaghetti straps.

Windsor's high slit midi in hunter green ($42.90) is another sleek option with a seductive twist.

5. Brilliant in Blue

There's a shade of blue to flatter everyone from tanned to pale complexions. A rich cobalt or royal blue makes for an eye-catching yet timeless option. Bolder neon brights or pretty periwinkle also work well.

two blue graduation dresses

Channel minimalist sophistication in Karen Millen's pale blue square neck midi dress (£183.20) with its classic tailoring.

Or go for high glamour with EverPretty's navy satin backless style (£59.99).

6. Perfectly Purple

Purple is a dynamic colour with shades ranging from soft lavender and lilac to vibrant violet and regal amethyst. This uplifting and luxe-looking hue is ideal for making a fashionable statement.

two purple graduation dress styles

The lavender spaghetti strap mini from EverPretty (£46.99) is a pretty pastel pick with its flowy A-line skirt.

For a moodier take, OhHelloClothing's lilac bodycon midi (€69.95) serves up sultriness.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you choose a shade that lets your inner beauty and confidence shine through just as brightly as your academic achievements!

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