The 12 best online stores for cocktail dresses

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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Go to The Iconic website

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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

View coupon codes for Farfetch

Go to Farfetch website

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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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Go to Forever New website

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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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Go to Beginning Boutique website

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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

View coupon codes for Showpo

Go to Showpo website

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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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Go to the Miss Selfridge website

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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

View coupon codes for David Jones

Go to the David Jones Choice website

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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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Go to the ASOS website

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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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Which stores offer free delivery?

Current deals and specials

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Up to 50% off in the sale

Save up to 50% off in the sale section at THE ICONIC. Stock is limited.

Farfetch sale stock

Shop the Farfetch sales section for cheap boutique brands.

Express shipping for $10

Get your items delivered within 10 days for $10 with Farfetch express shipping.

Shop from 12 countries, 100 luxury boutiques & 2000 designers

You can now shop from 12 countries, 100 luxury boutiques & 2000 designers at Far Fetch

Free shipping on orders over $150

Get free shipping on orders over $150 at YOOX.com.Conditions apply

Shop the clearance

Shop for the clearance at YOOX.com

Free shipping on orders over $75+

Get free shipping on orders over $75+ at Beginning Boutique.Conditions Apply

FREE gift on orders of $40 or more

Get a free gift when you spend $40 or more. Choices available.

10% off

Sign up to Beginning Boutique's newsletter for 10% off your next order at Beginning Boutique.

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Free express shipping on orders $79 or more

Get free delivery to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore on orders $79+

Save $100 when you spend $500

Enter the coupon code at the check to take $100 off order $500 and over.

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Save up to 60% on sale items

Get up to 60% off at Showpo

20% off selected Outerwear

Get 20% off selected Outerwear at Miss Selfridge, Available for limited time only

Free UK standard delivery

Use our coupon code to receive free delivery throughout the UK.

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Up to 70% off selected lines

Get up to 70% off selected lines at Miss Selfridge

Teas from $6.95

Buy local and imported teas from David Jones from $6.95. Brands include Fortnum and Mason, T2 and Wedgewood.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off with the fInal clearance at ASOS

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free shipping to Australia

Get free shipping on orders over $40 to Australia at ASOS.

Standard shipping for $4.95

Shipping costs $4.95 on all orders. Express shipping costs $9.95.

Dresses $32 and under

Shop for elegant dresses for just $32 or less.

20% off student discount

Get 20% off student discount at Missguided. Excludes sale items.

Tops from $9

Save big when you shop for tops from $9 at Missguided.

Denim from $30

Shop for denim from $30 at Missguided.

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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