You woke up early for 8am classes, you stayed up late to write essays, you studied for hours to ace the tests. Now comes the fun part: choosing your graduation dress. Nordstrom carries the best dresses for the big day, whether you're receiving a diploma for completing eighth grade, high school, college or grad school. While many grads choose to wear a neutral hue like white or black, there are no set-in-stone rules regarding color, print or style. Shop shifts, sheaths, maxi dresses and other silhouettes in a range of shades, fabrics and sizes—including plus sizes—to find the perfect one for a cute commencement outfit. And if you'll be sitting in the friends-and-family section on graduation day and want to congratulate your loved one with a thoughtful present, shop our vast assortment of graduation gifts.