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How to sparkle at your graduation this year

Because when you swan into the room, you want all eyes to be on you.

Graduation night. There is a lot to consider: the hair, the makeup, the nails, the shoes, finding the right accessories and of course the smoking hot date cosied up on your arm. With all that aside, the most important thing (which the whole night really hangs upon, amirite?) is finding the graduation dress of your dreams: a wow-worthy number that will let you sparkle and shine.

From fancy silk-chiffon floor length gowns to flirty numbers adorned with sequins and embellishment, there are many options to suit your budget (and you may even find a cheeky coupon to use toward your purchase at the bottom of this article!) when it comes to the dress-shopping-department. These 10 online fashion retailers are just what you're looking for when it comes to bang-on-trend graduation dresses. Scroll on, graduate to be.

Are you looking for dresses to wear to a formal occasion?



1. ASOS

Find perfect graduation dresses at ASOS; there are plenty of cheap and cheerful options that will make you the envy of your friends.

Attracting shoppers globally, ASOS is the ultimate fashion destination for the twenty-something fashion addict looking for new threads on the reg. The brand offers a mix of house labels, exclusive styles and hot brands.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of receiving your order

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2. THE ICONIC

The prettiest graduation dresses are ready to shop at THE ICONIC from local and international labels, including exclusive styles you can’t buy anywhere else.

Aussie favourite THE ICONIC has a mix of Australian and international labels ready for you to shop. Launching in late 2011 the brand is your answer to last-minute emergency outfit shopping as well as a guaranteed best dressed status.

  • Free returns for 100 days
  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 3 hour delivery in Sydney metro $12.95

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3. David Jones

David Jones is your go-to destination when it comes to investing in a fancy designer graduation dress.

The iconic Aussie retail king stocks almost everything under the sun. The brand has a reputation for good customer service and quality products and is not a budget store.

  • Click & Collect available
  • Returns accepted in-store or online
  • Same-day shipping available (Sydney only)
  • Quality guarantee

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4. Missguided

Look to ladylike glam in graduation dresses by Missguided, the brand has affordable options for you to shop right now.

A bold brand designed for the fashion-obsessed girl, online retailer Missguided pump out collections inspired by celebrity, social media, bloggers and street style.

  • Free delivery on orders over $80
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery
  • 20% discount for students

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5. Topshop

Get set to sparkle and shine at your school graduation with Topshop's range of party dresses.

Always up to date with the latest trends coming straight off the runway, Topshop is a high street favourite and your BFF in fashion.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free delivery on orders over £100

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6. Showpo

The online store stocking the hottest range of graduation dresses for girls looking to make a statement and stick to a budget.

Get bang for your buck when you shop with Showpo. Scroll through the brand's Instagram feed for inspiration and shop the looks you love online.

  • Free express shipping on orders over $50
  • Exchanges accepted within 14 days of receiving your order

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7. Free People

A range of unique bohemian dresses you can wear to your grad night that are sure to impress. Enough said.

American brand Free People is made for the boho-inspired woman; floaty dresses, layers and lace are what you can expect to find at this fashion store.

  • Free standard shipping on orders over US $100
  • Gift wrapping available
  • Returns are accepted

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8. BNKR

BNKR are bound to have an abundance of elegant dresses perfect to wear to your graduation night.

You’ll have the most envious outfit when you shop with Adelaide-based retailer BNKR. Stocking C/meo Collective, Finders Keepers, Keepsake, The Fifth and TY-LR, this is a fashion girl's dream store.

  • Chat with a personal stylist online
  • Take 15% off your first order
  • Free express shipping on orders over $39

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9. Forever New

Your girly go-to, Forever New knows how to do a graduation dress like no one else.

Melbourne-born brand Forever New celebrates the feminine woman with signature fashion pieces and limited collections. Shop the latest Kylie and Kendall collection here.

  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 10% discount for students
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery

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10. Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners are making all of your graduation dress dreams come true.

The brand pride itself on high quality, bespoke dress making services that cut out traditional costs. You will find current trends straight off the runway that can be customised to make it your own.

  • Receive 25% off your first purchase when you subscribe to the newsletter
  • Express dress making available within 48 hours for $29
  • Hem length services available
  • Standard shipping within 7-10 business days
  • Returns are accepted within 30 days from date of purchase

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Your quick guide to retailers offering free delivery:

Most of the retailers mentioned above offer free shipping when you spend over a certain amount. It doesn’t get much better than that! Shop for your prom dresses online with ease.

ASOS - Orders over $40

Fame and Partners - Free

THE ICONIC - Orders over $50

BNKR - Express shipping on orders over $39

Showpo - Express shipping on orders over $50

Beginning Boutique - Free express shipping on orders over $50

Dotti - Orders over $90

Forever New - Orders over $50

Surfstitch - Orders over $25

Sabo Skirt - Orders over $150

Princess Polly - Express shipping on orders over $50

New Look - Orders £55

Topshop - Orders over £100

City Beach - Orders over $75

Missguided - Orders over $80


Where can I buy cheap graduation dresses?

It's always recommended to do your research when shopping online. You will often find similar styles across multiple websites or the same dress on sale somewhere else. A few of the fashion sites stand out for consistently offering budget-friendly prices on clothing that take the trends straight from the runway.

Brit-brands Boohoo and Missguided offers a range that is mostly under $60 and you can pick up a cute dress for as cheap as $10 when scouring the sale section. THE ICONIC and ASOS host sale sections where you can save up to 70% off on last season's stock.


Start your shopping spree with one of the codes below:

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off with the fInal clearance at ASOS

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free shipping to Australia

Get free shipping on orders over $40 to Australia at ASOS.

Free International Shipping on Orders Over £100

International customers are entitled to free standard delivery on all orders over £100 or over made in a single transaction online at Topshop.

3 for £10 Lingerie

Get 3 lingerie for £10 only at Topshop.

Students discount: 10% off

Students can enjoy 10% off all year round at Topshop. Shop now!

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Save $100 when you spend $500

Enter the coupon code at the check to take $100 off order $500 and over.

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Free shipping on orders over $39

Get free delivery in Australia when you spend more than $39.

Save 15% off your first order

New customers can take 15% off the value if their first order with this code.

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Up to 50% off sale

There's up to 50% off end of season stock at Showpo. Get in now before it all sells out.

Free shipping on orders over $50

Receive free shipping on orders over $50 at Showpo

Get $10 off when you subscribe

Get $10 off at Showpo when you join club pony by signing up to the Showpo newsletter.

Free shipping over $75

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Up to 50% Off your purchase

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Save up to 60%

Get up yo 60% off at Showpo

20% off party wear

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FREE delivery on orders over $100

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FREE gift on orders of $40 or more

Get a free gift when you spend $40 or more. Choices available.

10% off

Sign up to Beginning Boutique's newsletter for 10% off your next order at Beginning Boutique.

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Delivery from $9.95

Delivery for Dotti starts from $9.95

Dotti - Women's Clothes on Sale

Get women's clothes on sale at Dotti.

30% off selected shorts

Get 30% off selected shorts at Forever New. Conditions apply.

30% off Christmas gifts

Get 30% off Christmas gifts at Forever New. Valid for a limited time only.

All Sale Shoes Under $60

Get all sale shoes under $60 at Forever New.

2 for $20 essential camisoles

Get 2 essential camisoles for $20 only at Forever New.

$20 off selected tops

Get $20 off on selected tops at Forever New.

FREE express delivery on orders over $75

Get free express delivery on all orders over $75 at General Pants. T&Cs apply.

50% off full-priced swell items when you spend $100 on full-price items

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30% off tees & dresses

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FREE gifts of Summer

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Free express delivery for orders over $25

Get free express delivery for orders over $25 at Surfstitch. Within Australia only.

Free to choose, Free to Change, Free Returns

Get Free to choose, Free to Change, Free Returns when you spend over $99 at Surfstitch. If it's just not right, send it back for free.

Save up to 60% off in the mid-season sale

Save money on Men's, Women's and Kid's clothing.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off at the Princess Polly Boxing Day sale. Sale is still running but get in quick before the best pieces sell out.

10% off your next order

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Get $20 off on your birthday

Subscribe to Polly Mail and when your birthday comes around you'll receive $20 to spend at Princess Polly. Conditions apply.

Free Express Shipping to New Zealand

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Free Express Shipping on orders $70+ to the USA

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Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay at Princess Polly. Plus, get free express shipping on orders over $50. Exclusions apply.

Weekly City Beach 2 for 1 deals

See if you can get a discount with City Beach by checking this deals section of the site. All the weekly deals are posted here.

Free gift with your purchase

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Dresses $32 and under

Shop for elegant dresses for just $32 or less.

Free standard shipping on all orders to Australia

Get free standard shipping over $40 at Missguided.

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Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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