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Need A Grad Dress? Girl, We’ve Got You Covered

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Ottawa chapter.

In a rut and need a great grad dress? Not sure where to look? Well, Her Campus has got you covered! We have the ultimate list of places to shop for your last-minute outfit!

1. Poised Boutique

Located on Sussex, this shop has a vast array of beautiful dresses and evening wear. With many different prints and colours, you’re sure to find exactly what you need here!

2. Envied Boutique

Also on Sussex, this clothing store has everything from business wear to formal wear. The staff is helpful and is sure to make your shopping experience memorable

3. Roadtrip Clothing Store

Situated next to planet coffee, this cute little store offers adorable accessories along with fun, retro dress styles. If you’re looking for a cute, unique dress with minimal bling, this is the place to be! Because some of the styles are so versatile, it’s easy to wear these dresses over and over again!

4. Trustfund

The sister store to “Roadtrip”, this boutique offers a fresh perspective on fashion. With more of a girly edge, it takes bright pastels and simple silhouettes and transforms them into flattering apparel. With many different brands to choose from and a lovely staff, your shopping experience here will be one to remember.

5. Vero Moda

This trendy European store is located in St. Laurent shopping centre. With spokesmodel Alexa Chung backing this brand, you know it’s going to be tasteful. Trendy, modern and fun with a European twist—Vero Moda is where it’s at! You can find some of their clothing items at the Bay as well.

6. Jacob Clothing Store

Fun, flirty and classic…all words used to describe this store. Known for its chic business attire, this brand also offers lovely dresses in lots of prints and colours.

7. Flock Boutique

“Canadian-made, independently designed clothing and accessories”. Need I say more?

8. Adorit Boutique

The ultimate Vintage clothing store in the market

9. Material Girl

Channel your inner Madonna via the Bay.

10. Dynamite

It’s cool, it’s funky, it’s everywhere…if you want something classic and simple, this is the place to be!


Hope you all find exactly what you’re looking for and have an amazing grad ball!

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