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Where to buy wedding guest dresses

We’ve scoured the Internet for the best retailers to shop for fancy dresses that get the wedding event tick of approval.

There's nothing more frustrating than looking in your closet and realising you don't have the perfect dress for a special occasion - even more so when it's for a wedding!

As a guest, it's your job to look the part, but not upstage the bride, of course. That means you need to get a bit more creative with the kind of dress you wear. And if you've got more than one wedding to attend? Well, you can't double up, so a shopping spree is totally justified.

With wedding season in full swing, you’re bound to need a few new dresses to turn heads on your loved one’s special occasion. Whether it’s a fancy cocktail or something rather cruisy by the beach, these retailers are your go-to when shopping for a new dress to wear to the next wedding in your diary.

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1. ASOS
You'll find plenty of cheap and cheerful dresses to wear to a wedding party at ASOS.

Attracting shoppers globally, ASOS is the ultimate fashion destination for the twenty-something fashion addict looking for new threads on the reg. The brand offers a mix of house labels, exclusive styles and hot brands.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of receiving your order

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2. THE ICONIC
You'll find sexy, shoulder-baring wedding appropriate dresses at THE ICONIC from local and international labels, including exclusive styles you can’t buy anywhere else.

THE ICONIC has a mix of Australian and international labels ready for you to shop. Launched in late 2011, the Aussie favourite is your answer to last-minute emergency outfit shopping as well as guaranteed best-dressed status.

  • Free returns for 30 days
  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 3-hour delivery to Sydney metro for $12.95

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3. BNKR
BNKR is bound to have an abundance of dresses for your next special occasion.

You’ll have the most envious outfit when you shop with Adelaide-based retailer BNKR. It stocks C/meo Collective, Finders Keepers, Keepsake, The Fifth and TY-LR, making BNKR a fashion girl's dream store.

  • Chat with a personal stylist online
  • Take 15% off your first order
  • Free express shipping on orders over $39

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4. David Jones
Sparkle in this season’s best dresses by David Jones and turn heads at the next wedding soiree you're attending.

Australia's leading fast fashion retailer, David Jones is a one stop shop for affordable and designer brands and is perfect for finding the best wedding guest dress.

  • Purchases $100 or more that are posted via standard mail will be delivered for free
  • So long as your item is returned with proof of purchase and in original/re-saleable condition, David Jones may grant a return for exchange, refund, or store credit.
  • High designer brand names as well as the up-and-comers.

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5. PrettyLittleThing
PrettyLittleThing offers popular and affordable women’s fashion and accessories through its web store, especially a great range of dresses.

  • Number of sales on frequently
  • 28-day returns
  • Online size guide to guarantee you order correctly

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6. Showpo
Showpo stocks the hottest range of dresses for girls looking to make a statement. Wedding guest or brides-to-be can find something to suit at Showpo.

Get bang for your buck when you shop with Showpo. Scroll through the brand's Instagram feed for inspiration and shop the looks you love online.

  • Free express shipping on orders over $50
  • Exchanges accepted within 14 days of receiving your order

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7. Boohoo
Need a new dress to wear to a wedding but don't want to break your budget? Your perfect dress is just a few clicks away at Boohoo.

British-based brand Boohoo is your go-to when shopping on a budget. With fashion-forward clothing ranging between $10-$70, up to 100 new arrivals every day and a flexible returns policy, you can afford to buy in bulk and always look your best.

  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • $15 express delivery (arrives within 4 working days)
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of receiving your order

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8. Princess Polly
Let all of your wedding guest dress dreams come true with Princess Polly.

Another online retailer born in Brisbane (go Brisbane!), Princess Polly is all about cute frocks and pretty playsuits. A little bit bohemian and a little bit fun, the brand is packed with must-have pieces.

  • Next-day delivery on orders over $50
  • Free returns on orders over $100
  • Layby your purchase with an 8-week payment plan
  • Returns accepted within 30 days

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9. Dissh
Dream dresses in the best prints are all available right here. Perfect the typical Aussie do. Enough said.

Brissy-based brand Dissh is known for an unmatched fashion offering. Browse the selection of women’s clothing in a wide range of colours and styles.

  • Exchanges accepted within 14 days of purchase
  • Exchanges accepted in-store or online
  • 10% student discount
  • Free express shipping on orders over $50

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10. Forever New
Your girly go-to, wedding guests can rest assured there's Forever New knows how to do ladylike dresses like nobody else.

Melbourne-born brand Forever New celebrates the feminine woman with signature fashion pieces and limited collections. Shop the latest Kylie and Kendall collection here.

  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 10% student discount
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery

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11. Missguided
Shine bright in stand-out wedding guest dresses by Missguided. The brand has affordable styles you need to shop right now.

A bold brand designed for the fashion-obsessed girl, online retailer Missguided pumps out collections inspired by celebrities, social media, bloggers and street style.

  • Free delivery on orders over $80
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery
  • 20% student discount

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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! Shop dresses for wedding guests online with ease.

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 shipping on orders over $50

Dotti: Free shipping on orders over $90

Forever New: Free shipping on orders over $50

Surfstitch: Free shipping on orders over $25

Sabo Skirt: Free shipping on orders over $150

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

Princess Polly: Free express shipping on orders over $50

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Alexandra Hourigan

Alexandra is a shopaholic by nature, make up lover by heart and writer by passion. If you can buy it she'll probably be interested to know what it is. If it's on sale then even better! If she isn't at a Sephora sale she is probably writing about it.

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