The 12 best online stores for cocktail dresses

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The perfect cocktail dress is not a pipe dream.

Finding the right dress for an event is hard. Semi-formal or formal dress codes can have many different interpretations, and there's just never anything appropriate whenever you head to the shopping centre.

To help you in the quest for the perfect dress, we've rounded up a bunch of online retailers with loads of gorgeous frocks. Stores like ASOS and The Iconic have thousands of dresses in every shape and style. Plus, when you shop online with these stores, you can immediately filter by size, colour, style and price. You'll find the perfect cocktail dress in no time at all.


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1. The Iconic

The Iconic is Australia’s one-stop shop for fashion and style.

Online retailer The Iconic stocks just about every fashion brand a girl could want, from River Island to Sass & Bide. The Iconic has cocktail dresses to suit every shape and budget.

  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 3-hour Sydney Metro delivery available
  • FREE returns for 100 days

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2. Shopbop

If you’re looking for a designer dress, look no further than Shopbop.

Shopbop is a luxury online retailer with one of the largest product selections on the market. You can browse through casual wear, designer shoes and even wedding dresses. Featuring brands such as Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Michael Kors, Shopbop is the place to shop for effortless and luxury style.

  • Free worldwide delivery on orders over USD$100
  • Accepts returns
  • Sells a range of exclusive pieces

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3. Farfetch

Farfetch brings designer pieces to you from around the world.

Farfetch is a place where hard-to-find items and designers are easy to find. Not your classic online store, Farfetch is comprised of over 300 boutique clothing stores located around the world.

  • Free returns
  • Shop in Australian dollars
  • Access to luxury brands from around the world

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The stock at WineMarket ranges from the top-shelf drop to more pocket-friendly brew and everything in between.

YOOX.COM is a online retailer of luxury designer products. It caters to women, men and children, stocking the latest apparel, accessories and footwear. You can find brands such as Chloe, Saint Laurent and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

  • Free shipping on orders over $350
  • Huge range of luxury designers
  • Comprehensive sizing guides

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5. Forever New

Feminine high-street fashion with flair

Forever New is an Australian brand and retailer with a fresh and feminine aesthetic. It offers a classic range of casual wear, work pieces and formal dresses. Known for girly silhouettes and pastel shades, Forever New is the place to shop for simple, lady-like attire.

  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • 10% discount for students
  • Accepts PayPal

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6. Beginning Boutique

Fresh and fun fashion without the price tag.

Beginning Boutique is young, fresh and on trend. Both affordable and style savvy, Beginning Boutique is ideal for those looking for the latest in fashion without paying designer prices. With a section for dresses categorised by occasion, you can easily find the perfect outfit for any event.

  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Accepts returns
  • Uses eWAY secure payment system

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Our newest fashion obsession.

If you love clean lines, beautiful fabrics and structured silhouettes, then you’ll love BNKR. Comprised of brands including Cameo Collective, Finders Keepers, Keepsake the Label and The Fifth, the design aesthetic of BNKR is minimal, experiential and tailored. If you’re looking to inject class and style into your wardrobe, BNKR is the site to shop.

  • Free express shipping on orders over $39
  • Same-day dispatch
  • Accepts returns

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8. Showpo

A retailer that nurtures confidence and quirkiness.

Showpo is all about having fun with fashion. This online retailer stocks the most up-to-date trend pieces without charging designer prices. The aesthetic is young, fresh and saucy. You’ll find the perfect dress for the party season and for weekend wear at Showpo.

  • Accepts returns
  • Free express shipping on orders over $50
  • Same-day dispatch for orders placed before 3pm AEST/AEDT

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9. Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge is youthful, fresh and fashionable.

UK-based Miss Selfridge is one of the most popular brands on the high street. From humble beginnings in the young women’s section in the Selfridges department store, the label is now a brand in its own right. Miss Selfridge is fresh, fashionable and classic.

  • Free shipping on orders over £50
  • Exclusive petites line
  • Express shipping available

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10. David Jones

David Jones is Australia’s leading department store.

David Jones has a fantastic selection of apparel, skincare and homewares. When you're shopping for that perfect outfit, David Jones should be one of the first stops.

  • Accepts PayPal
  • Free delivery on orders over $100
  • Accepts returns

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11. ASOS

ASOS has one of the largest selections of women’s dresses on the market.

One of Australia’s favourite online shopping destinations, ASOS stocks everything from apparel and shoes to cosmetics and beauty tools. Best of all, the selection of includes plus-size, tall, petite and maternity dresses.

  • Accepts payment in a variety of currencies
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • 28-day returns

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12. Missguided

Cocktail dresses are a Missguided signature.

Missguided offers sexy and feminine fashion for less. The UK retailer is now an Australian favourite thanks to the store’s competitive prices, on-trend styles and free shipping.

  • Free shipping on orders over $80
  • Accepts returns
  • Express shipping available to Australia and New Zealand

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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is a journalist at finder.com.au with a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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