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

Between graduations, weddings, garden parties, and other various occasions, there’s a virtually infinite number of reasons to shop for dresses during spring and summer. 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 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 sites with 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.


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

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

2. Revolve

The back alone is worth taking of closer look at this dress.

This color will stand out like no other.

Have you heard? Pistachio is one of the It colors of the season.

3. Fame & Partners

This silhouette will never go out of style.

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

This dress will be the one you turn to for practically every formal occasion.

4. Fwrd

A chic mixture of prints that will work any time of the year.

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

The delicate sheer material makes this perfect for special occasions.

5. Net-a-Porter

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

Ganni always makes the coolest things—period.

Save this fuchsia dress for your special occasions.

6. Reformation

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

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

You can wear this dress for so many fancy occasions.

7. Shopbop

The lace trim on this dress feels so special.

A dress to brighten up anyone's day—period.

And now, the prettiest spring dresses we can't stop thinking about.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.