Megan's picks: springtime special occasion dresses

Written by Megan.

25 days. From this date, that is how many days I have until I walk in the commencement ceremony to receive my Master's in Education. This year has been an incredible time of learning and growing as I build the skills I need to become the kind of elementary school teacher I want to be. I have learned so many tremendous things from my professors, classmates, mentor teachers, and of course my students.

It feels like just yesterday I was nervously making my way to the Portland State University campus for the orientation of my program. I am now embarking on the journey of finding a place where I can settle into my own classroom to teach and learn with a new class of my own students. Only time will tell where I will eventually end up.

This special occasion calls for a unique kind of dress hunt: the graduation dress. So, this Picks post will include some of the dresses I have been eyeing for my own graduation festivities. I think that these dresses would be perfect for any semi-formal special occasion. Whether you are graduating, heading to a springtime wedding, or just want to feel fancy. I have put together a selection of dresses to hopefully fit your need.

Most of the dresses you will see here are midi length because I want to be sure that my dress is modest as I will be in the presence of family, friends, and school faculty. I also don't want my dress to be seen when I am wearing my regalia. When I am selecting something to wear for special events, I try to find something that has a timeless style, rather than something trendy because I assume that I will have lots of photos in the dress. For that reason, you will see many fit and flare vintage style dresses from Mod Cloth in this list. Some of the dresses I am most excited about come from Julia Engel’s Gal Meets Glam Collection that she just launched in April.

As always, I’d love to hear from you! If you have any ideas for special occasion dresses, please feel free to share with me!

Sincerely,

Megan

Under $100

 SHEIN Striped Criss Cross Back Swing Dress   $23.00

SHEIN Striped Criss Cross Back Swing Dress 

$23.00

SHEIN Self Tie Shoulder Polka Dot Ruffle Hem Dress

$13.00

 H&M Draped Dress  $69.99

H&M Draped Dress

$69.99

 Unique Vintage 1950s Emerald Green Cross Halter Rita Flare Dress  $78.00

Unique Vintage 1950s Emerald Green Cross Halter Rita Flare Dress

$78.00

 ModCloth Proper Pick A-Line Midi Dress  $79.00

ModCloth Proper Pick A-Line Midi Dress

$79.00

 ModCloth The Surrounding Sweetness Sleeveless Midi Dress  $89.00

ModCloth The Surrounding Sweetness Sleeveless Midi Dress

$89.00

 Lulus Lovely White Floral Print Wrap Dress   $94.00

Lulus Lovely White Floral Print Wrap Dress 

$94.00

 Asos Chi Chi London Midi Dress in Floral Print   $95.00

Asos Chi Chi London Midi Dress in Floral Print 

$95.00

 

 

Over $100

 

 Asos Design Structured Prom Midi Dress with Square Neck  $103.00

Asos Design Structured Prom Midi Dress with Square Neck

$103.00

 ModCloth Emily and Fin Keener Postures Midi Dress in Clover   $125.00

ModCloth Emily and Fin Keener Postures Midi Dress in Clover 

$125.00

 ModCloth Defining Divine Midi Dress in White  $150.00

ModCloth Defining Divine Midi Dress in White

$150.00

 Samantha - Gal Meets Glam Collection  $158.00

Samantha - Gal Meets Glam Collection

$158.00

 Tyler Gal Meets Glam Dress   $168.00

Tyler Gal Meets Glam Dress 

$168.00

 Revolve Capulet Camille Midi Dress in Pollen   $174.00

Revolve Capulet Camille Midi Dress in Pollen 

$174.00

 Evelyn Gal Meets Glam Dress  $188.00

Evelyn Gal Meets Glam Dress

$188.00

 Jill Jill Stuart Blue Bonnie Floral Jacquard Midi Dress  $438.00 or find it on  Rent the Runway

Jill Jill Stuart Blue Bonnie Floral Jacquard Midi Dress

$438.00 or find it on Rent the Runway

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