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Dresses for mature women, right this way

Looking for styles that don't bare all but still look chic? Bookmark and buy your sophisticated dresses from these fashion retailers.

With so many online fashion sites popping up for the twenty-something girls it can be hard to find retailers that are dedicated to stocking clothing for older women. Shopping for not-so-revealing dresses that hold longer hemlines and more fabric in general can be tricky business in the worldwide web. With this in mind we've done the research and put together our edit of the top 9 stores who know what you need and are here to make your shopping sprees easy. Scroll on for the retailers stocking dresses for older women.

The best shopping sites that stock dresses for older women 



Internationally inspired and Australian by heart, MARCS is a leading label stocking a range of men's, women's designer footwear and apparel made to reflect the modern, style-savvy customer.

  • Free returns within 30 days
  • Returns accepted in-store or online
  • Free delivery over $100

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2. Ted Baker

Known for quality fabrics and style that is modern and timeless, British luxury retailer Ted Baker is one to bookmark when shopping for dresses to suit a more mature style.

  • Ted Baker offers returns within 28 days of purchase
  • Express shipping is available
  • Ted Baker is committed to its guidelines for ethical production and sustainability including fair working conditions, treatment of animals, ethical fabrics and commitments to carbon emissions.

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3. David Jones

The iconic Aussie retail king stocks almost everything under the sun. The brand has a reputation for good customer service, quality products and is not a budget store. You'll find a huge range of dresses suitable for any age.

  • Click & Collect available
  • Returns accepted in-store or online
  • Same-day shipping available (Sydney only)
  • Quality guarantee

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4. Esprit

Producing good-quality clothing in an eco-friendly manner for men, women and children, Esprit lives and breathes the motto ‘authentic, easy living’. You will find dresses that are comfortable, practical and stylish.

  • Eco-friendly and socially conscious
  • Offers vegetable-dyed fabrics
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Esprit Friends loyalty program offers exclusive benefits and offers
  • Refunds accepted within 28 days of purchase

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5.  J.Crew

American brand J.Crew is a site for the modern woman. Renowned for being stylish and sophisticated, its design team continues to bring customers what they want, when they need it year-round.

  • Socially responsible
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Standard shipping takes 5-9 business days
  • Free returns within 60 days of purchase

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6. Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer's dresses section continues the British retailer’s reputation as the place for quality, stylish fashion that keeps pace with global trends. The edit stocks the Marks & Spencer’s label, M&S Collection and is perfect for women after longer hemlines and less skin on show.

  • Free delivery to Australia on orders over £30
  • Returns accepted for unused items
  • UK-based store
  • Delivery to Australia within 10-14 business days

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7. Karen Millen

English brand Karen Millen is known globally for creating beautifully crafted fashion for confident women who know their own style.

  • Free standard delivery on all AUS & NZ orders
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of purchase

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8. Jacqui E

Aussie retailer Jacqui E has been producing clothing for women since 1950. The brand takes inspiration from global fashion trends and creates women's smart workwear, perfect occasion wear and versatile casuals.

  • Subscribe to the newsletter for 15% off your first order
  • Express next-day delivery available for $12.95
  • Refunds available within 21 days

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9. Debenhams

This iconic British brand gives its customers around the world a unique, fashionable and exclusive mix of own brands and international labels.

  • Delivery cost is calculated on item weight
  • Returns are accepted but the cost isn't refunded

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10. Birdsnest

Birdsnest is an online shopping destination for women stocking the best in Australian and international fashion labels. You'll never want to shop anywhere else.

  • Free express delivery on orders over $200
  • 365 day returns for $7.95
  • Over 250 brands

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11. Crossroads

Stocking an enormous range of women's fashion in size 8-22, Crossroads is an Australian brand that knows how to produce quality items at affordable prices, for the smart-casual woman.

  • Free delivery over $70
  • Stocking sizes 8-22
  • Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase
  • Returns accepted in-store or online

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12. Pilgrim Clothing

Melbourne based Aussie label offering women a selection of feminine, fashion forward pieces and exclusive prints.

  • Get $20 off your first order when you subscribe to the newsletter
  • 20% student discount
  • Express delivery, flat rate $15
  • Same day delivery in Melbourne, flat rate $20
  • Returns accepted within 30 days of original purchase date

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Top tips when buying dresses and clothing online 

  • Know what styles suit you and flaunt your best assets! There’s no need to step out daily in a moo moo if you like to show off your curves. Buy the bodycon – confidence is key.
  • Look for breathable fabrics. Silk, cotton and linen are your best friend. Steer clear of synthetics.
  • Opt for the layered look. If you're wanting to cover up during your older years, work the comfy layers. Throw a shawl overtop a t-shirt sleeved dress or a cardi on top of a tank top.

Google your favourite celebrities! Copy the women who catch your eye in the glossy pages. Princess Kate can do no wrong in the elegance and grace department.

Your quick guide to retailers offering free delivery

Most of the retailers mentioned above (as well as a few others listed below) offer free shipping when you spend over a certain amount. It doesn’t get much better than that!

ASOS: Free shipping on orders over $40 THE ICONIC: Free shipping on orders over $50 BNKR: Free express shipping on orders over $39 Showpo: Free express shipping on orders over $50 Beginning Boutique: Free express shipping on orders over $50 Dotti: Free shipping on orders over $90 Forever NewFree shipping on orders over $50
Surfstitch: Free shipping on orders over $25 Sabo Skirt: Free shipping on orders over $150 Princess Polly: Free express shipping on orders over $50 New Look: Free shipping on orders over £55 Topshop: Free shipping on orders over £100 City Beach: Free shipping on orders over $75 Missguided: Free shipping on orders over $80

Where can I buy cheap dresses for older women?

It's always recommended to do your research when shopping online. You will often find similar styles across multiple websites or the same dress on sale somewhere else. A few of the fashion sites stand out for consistently offering budget-friendly prices on clothing that take the trends straight from the runway. Brit-brand New Look offers a wide range of cheap clothing from dresses to denim and everything in between and you can pick up a cute dress for as cheap as $10 when scouring the sale section. THE ICONIC and ASOS host sale sections where you can save up to 70% off on last season's stock.

Get it cheaper: The best deals for dresses online:

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

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

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

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.

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.

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

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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Dotti - Women's Clothes on Sale

Get women's clothes on sale at Dotti.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off at the Princess Polly Boxing Day sale. Sale is still running but get in quick before the best pieces sell out.

Get $20 off on your birthday

Subscribe to Polly Mail and when your birthday comes around you'll receive $20 to spend at Princess Polly. Conditions apply.

Free Express Shipping to New Zealand

Get free express shipping on orders over $80 to New Zealand at Princess Polly. Receive item in 1-2 days.

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay at Princess Polly. Plus, get free express shipping on orders over $50. Exclusions apply.

Weekly City Beach 2 for 1 deals

See if you can get a discount with City Beach by checking this deals section of the site. All the weekly deals are posted here.

Free gift with your purchase

Get a free gift with your purchase at City Beach.

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.

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