It’s about that time, y’all.
The end of the school year is just around the corner, and many of you, like me, will be celebrating our children’s milestones.
Last year, it was my son’s graduation from preschool. This year, my daughter is graduating middle school. She is so pumped, and I’m having a lot of pre-graduation with her. Every week, it seems there’s something else she needs a new dress for. I don’t mind all of the shopping because I want her to look and feel her best.
While I’m working overtime to make sure my daughter has everything she needs for her big day, I haven’t forgotten about myself.
I’m going to be greeting loved ones, and meeting school friends’ families, and I’ll be in a lot of pictures with my graduate. Your girl wants to look good, too.
For some reason, I get so overwhelmed when I have to shop for myself. Finding the perfect frock for graduation felt daunting because there are so many options available. I started keeping a list of the most comfortable and stylish graduation dresses for moms.
Yes, that’s right. I put comfort before style. I want to be able to move around and enjoy my child’s big day without feeling restricted.
And again, I want to look good, too.
How to narrow down your dress options
I want to share my list of graduation dresses for moms to save you some time in your search.
Before you get into the list, though, it might be helpful to narrow down the options by making a few decisions ahead of time about what you want.
Think through the logistics of graduation day. What all do you need to accomplish in that dress?
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Consider the weather, and the location of the graduation ceremony. You don’t want to be too hot at an outdoor ceremony, or freezing at an indoor graduation that has air conditioning blasting.
- Make sure the dress fits comfortably and you can move. You want to be able to stand up and cheer for your baby without something falling out.
- Select a fabric that can stand up to tons of hugs, sitting for long periods of time, and potential stains.
- Wear something that feels like you. There’s going to be so much going on, you want to make sure you feel beautiful and comfortable.
Top picks for graduation dresses for moms
GRACE KARIN One Shoulder Dress
There's something about a one-shoulder dress that makes me swoon. This dress will take you from graduation, right to the celebration afterwards!
GRACE KARIN Women's 50s Vintage Pencil Dress
This vintage style pencil dress looks more expensive than it is! Not only that, but it's incredibly comfortable, too. Keep an eye out on this item because it goes on sale often.
TEREA Women's Elise Double Layer Mini Dress
This gorgeous dress is made with soft material that you'll want to wear over and over again, even after graduation is over.
BTFBM Women Long Sleeve Lapel V Neck dress
This dress is romantic and breezy, and will look great swishing around as you jump up and down cheering your baby on.
Women's Ruffle Sleeve V Neck Bodycon dress
This versatile dress comes in a variety of colors. Moms who prefer to dress up a little more formally for graduation will love this dress.
Manydress Bodycon Sleeveless V Neck Summer Dress
The sleeveless body con dress is perfect for the hot weather during graduation season. Thanks to the lightweight material, you'll be sure to be comfortable for the whole day!.
CHICCLOTH Women's Ruffled Sleeves V Neck dress
This dress is magic on all bodies. Fitted but with stretch, the ruffles make this a standout graduation dress option for moms.
oten Womens Sleeveless Deep V Neck
Classic and sexy (but still graduation ceremony appropriate) this popular dress comes in just about every color of the rainbow, and looks good on everybody who tries it.
BTFBM Women Fashion Faux Wrap V-Neck Dress
A little more casual and still super cute, this dress will end up doing double and triple duty after graduation thanks to its versatility!
PRETTYGARDEN Women's Summer Floral Midi Bodycon Dress
Why don't more women wear midi dresses? They look so good! This stretchy, bodycon dress will give you the ability to move (jump up and down, and wave your hands, too. LOL!) and be comfortable at graduation.