The style stakes are high and let’s be honest, it’s a big deal. Here are the retailers that have you covered when it comes to buying formal dresses online.
So you’ve received an invitation in the mail or there’s a special occasion highlighted in your diary. Forget what’s already in your wardrobe, you need something new and we get that.
We've gathered all the top places that sell a wide range of glamorous formal dresses. Whether you like a classic black dress or a pop of colour in a bold red formal gown, there is a range of styles to choose from to ensure you're the bell of the ball.
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Most popular styles of formal dresses:
Off the shoulder formal dress
Elegant and sophisticated, an evening gown with off the shoulder sleeves will give you that sweetheart look and the off the shoulder shows enough skin to keep it looking sultry. You can shop bardot style dresses from a number of retailers but our top three off the shoulder formal dresses are below.
Crepe bardot v plunge maxi dress grey
One For The Money Dress In Steel Blue
Sharlotte Black Slinky Wrap Bardot Maxi Dress
Cheap formal dresses
Looking for a formal dress that won't break your budget? PrettyLittleThing and Missguided are known for consistently offering affordable clothing, you'll find on-trend fast fashion perfect for your next formal event.
Teal slinky maxi dress
Lucie Champagne Silky Plunge Extreme Split Maxi Dress
Red sweetheart neck bardot tie maxi dress
Black formal dresses
Finding a black formal dress is a breeze. From THE ICONIC to ASOS and Missguided, you're bound the find the LBD (read: long black dress) of your dreams. A black dress is anything but plain, shine bright with embellishment, shoulder baring styles or unique cut-outs for a twist on the classics.
Slow Dance Maxi Dress In Black
Ella Jewelled Maxi Dress - Black
Black halterneck keyhole ruched front maxi dress
One shoulder formal dress
Definitely a new season trend but one that doesn't seem to be going anywhere is the one shoulder trend. It's sleek and elegant and a perfect look on your formal dresses. Whether you want a long or short sleeve, a one shoulder dress is perfect if you want to look a little different from the rest of the crowd.
Cartia Maxi Dress - White
Glamour Girl Maxi Dress In Black
Burgundy One Shoulder Asymmetric Maxi Dress
Red formal dresses
Definitely one of the most popular colours of the season so why not go bold for your formal? Stand out from the crown in a bright red gown or go sultry in a deeper maroon your options are endless.
Maddison Backless Satin Gown - Red
Red Sequin Extreme Split Plunge Maxi Dress
Red Strappy Back Detail Chiffon Maxi Dress
Formal dresses lace
If you really love a sweet and lovely look then lace is your way to go. It's classy, elegant and completely timeless that you just can't go wrong. In a number of styles and colours, you're bound to find a lace formal dress that suits your taste.
Lady Lace Maxi Dress In Black
Burgundy lace fishtail maxi dress
Jarlo All Over Lace Off High Neck Maxi Dress
Your quick guide to retailers offering free delivery:
Most of the retailers mentioned above offer free shipping when you spend over a certain amount. It doesn’t get much better than that! Shop for your formal dresses online with ease.
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