It's Official: These Are the Best Places to Shop for Fancy Dresses

Dale Chong

Between graduations, weddings, garden parties, and other various occasions, there’s a virtually infinite number of reasons to shop for dresses during the spring. Of course, when it comes to finding the right ones for each specific occasion, the task can be harder than anyone would like—especially when it comes to online shopping. Considering the fact that there are new online retailers offering up chic dresses every day, the process can be overwhelming. However, when you know the best online stores for dresses, the experience can feel a little bit easier.

Ahead, we’ve gathered the seven online stores that have a carefully curated range of fancy dresses to choose from—because when you’re shopping for dressier occasions, a large inventory can make all the difference. From stores that offer chic luxury gowns to more affordable options to wear to your next party, these are officially the best places to shop for your formal frocks. Scroll down to see them all and then shop a selection of our favorites from each store.


ASOS Satin Kimono Midi Dress with Knot Front and Asymmetric Sleeve ($72)

A kimono dress is perfect for an outdoor wedding or garden party.

ASOS Curve Lace Puff Sleeve Pephem Dress ($72)

We can't get over the puff sleeves on this.

Outrageous Fortune Ruffle Wrap Midi Dress with Fluted Sleeve ($35)

A wrap dress will never do you wrong.

Barneys New York

Area Crystal-Embellished Slip Dress ($1595)

This dress worthy of an Instagram (and a Boomerang).

Sies Marjan Helena Cutout Crepe Asymmetric Dress ($2300)

This color will stand out like no other.

Ulla Johnson Senna Colorblocked Plissé Midi Dress ($595)

Pleats always make something more elevated.

Fame & Partners

Fame & Partners Allegra ($279)

This silhouette will never go out of style.

Fame & Partners Corset Tiered Gown ($299)

You'll feel so edgy and cool in this corset gown.

Fame & Partners The Kira Dress ($279)

Wear this ruffled dress to any weddings you have in the coming months.


Attico Sequined Drape Dress ($2156)

Norma Kamali Sweetheart Side Drape Dress ($155)

This dress is timeless and affordable, which are two things that will always make us excited to shop.

Saloni Isa Ruffle Dress ($695)

The delicate sheer material makes this perfect for special occasions.


AlexaChung Polka-Dot Silk Blend Jacquard Dress ($920)

Style this with a pair of white wedges or classic ankle strap heels.

Brock Collection Dylan Ruffled Floral-Print Faille Midi Dress ($3900)

Brock Collection makes some of the most romantic dresses you'll find on the market.

Stine Goya William Metallic Fil Coupé Silk-Blend Midi Dress ($690)

Save this metallic-print dress for your special occasions.


Reformation Nikita Dress ($248)

This print will easily draw anyone in for a closer look.

Reformation Winslow Dress ($278)

If you're planning a wedding, this makes for a perfect bridesmaid dress.

Reformation Callalily Dress ($428)

You can wear this dress for so many fancy occasion.


Alice McCall A Foreign Affair Dress ($450)

The lace trim on this dress feels so special.

Retrofete Neva Dress ($670)

You'll get so many compliments wearing this silk charmeuse mini dress.

Rixo Eleanor Dress ($440)

Between the playful print, the mock neck and the ruffles, this dress has it all.

And now, these under-$250 dresses deserve a spot in your summer wardrobe.

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