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The 15 best online stores for cocktail dresses

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Look and feel confident at the next event you attend. Designer options or budget-friendly frocks abound at a bevy of online retailers — many with free shipping.

Editor's Pick
Forever 21
Forever 21: For youthful fashion that won't break the bank.

From evening to wedding gowns, ASOS has a wide selection of brands and styles.

  • Free shipping over $50
  • No free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay


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PrettyLittleThing
PrettyLittleThing: Fashion-forward pieces with a style to suit even formal occasions.

Whether you're looking for something super girly or super edgy, you're bound to find it here.

  • No free shipping
  • No free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay, Klarna


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Showpo
Showpo: Make a statement on your night out.

Scroll through Showpo's Instagram feed for inspiration and shop the looks you love online.

  • Free shipping over $50
  • No free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay
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ASOS
ASOS: For youthful fashion that won't break the bank.

From evening to wedding gowns, ASOS has a wide selection of brands and styles.

  • Free shipping over $50
  • Free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Klarna


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Macy’s
Macy’s: Dozens of designer dress brands in one place.

This popular department store stocks an impressive selection of formal dresses and other evening wear pieces. You'll find special sizes, too, like juniors', plus and maternity — and there's almost always a sale.

  • Free shipping over $25
  • Free returns
  • No financing options


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Anthropologie
Anthropologie: Light, flowy and floral dresses galore.

Love a light, airy and super girly look? Find a formal dress with a boho feel.

  • Free shipping over $150
  • No free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay


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ModCloth
ModCloth: Expect offbeat, affordable designs.

Bargain hunters and fashionistas alike will love ModCloth's price points — and its vintage-inspired pieces.

  • Free shipping over $75
  • Free returns
  • No financing options


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Boohoo
Boohoo: For everything from maxi dresses, party dresses to prom dresses.

Boohoo regularly updates its selection, giving you the chance to choose from thousands of styles.

  • No free shipping
  • Free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay, Klarna


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Nasty Gal
Nasty Gal: Bring the heat with edgy designs from this red-hot retailer.

Looking for something bold? Nasty Gal is your go-to fashion boutique for out-of-the-box dresses that are sure to wow the crowd.

  • No free shipping
  • Free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay, Klarna


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Nordstrom
Nordstrom: Find an evening dress that will wow.

Dress to the nines in a designer frock. Or for more casual affairs, the general dress section at this leading department store can still make you feel a million bucks without spending too much.

  • Free shipping over $0
  • Free returns
  • No financing options


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Free People
Free People: A leading fashion retailer for women with a boho flare.

Shop the wide selection of beautiful, flowing gowns and skirts from this leading online fashion boutique for your next event.

  • Free shipping over $100
  • No free returns
  • Finance your order with
    Afterpay


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City Chic
City Chic: Glamorous, sexy and flattering fashion for full-figured women.

If you want to look fabulous and know you'll find your size once you find something you love, check out the amazing dress selection here.

  • No free shipping
  • No free returns
  • No financing options


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Avec Les Filles
Avec Les Filles: Always girly, always modern.

The French-inspired brand is formal without being stuffy. Find a dress that accents your femininity.

  • Free shipping over $0
  • No free returns
  • No financing options


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Topshop
Topshop: On-trend and ready to party.

From your classic little black dress to modern, bold prints and patterns, scan a huge selection here.

  • Free shipping over $20
  • Free returns
  • No financing options


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Shopbop
Shopbop: Find something truly special.

Shop high-end brands all in one place here.

  • Free shipping over $0
  • Free returns
  • No financing options


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Banana Republic
Banana Republic: The professional, put-together look you want with unique style you'll love.

Shop high-end brands all in one place here.

  • Free shipping over $50
  • Free returns
  • No financing options


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Which cocktrail dress retailers offer free shipping?

Looking to save a few extra bucks on your purchase? Shop these retailers and make sure your cart hits the threshold to score free shipping.

  • ASOS: Orders $50+
  • Forever 21: Orders $50+
  • Shopbop: With Amazon Prime membership
  • Nordstrom: All US orders
  • Showpo: Orders $50+
  • Avec Les Filles: Orders $50+
  • Banana Republic: Orders $50+
  • Topshop: All US orders
  • A'GACI: Orders $50+
  • Macy's: Orders $99+
  • City Chic: All US orders
  • ModCloth: Orders $75+
  • Free People: Orders $100+
  • Anthropologie: Orders $150+ for Anthroperks members
  • Which cocktrail dress retailers offer free returns?

    If you're searching for the perfect dress and plan on ordering more than one to try on at home, free returns could be a must-have for you.

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