(Closed) Where to buy nice cocktail dresses?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Macy’s, Nordstroms, and Banana Republic

If you generally struggle to find dresses that fit, you may simply not have the figure for ready-to-wear clothes and may need to bite the big alterations bullet.

Post # 6
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m not sure if there’s one in your area, but I always find really cute stuff at the Neiman Marcus Outlet (the normal store would obviously be good too, if it’s in your budget). I also like BCBG.

Post # 7
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They have some nice ones out at Express right now. They’re more on the casual side of cocktail, but are nice. (they also have a crap ton of spring fun dresses) I got a nice blue/black/white color blocked dress that’s made out of a nice airy material.

Also look at White House Black Market. they normally have a good selection of dresses. http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/browse/product.jsp?maxRec=24&pageId=1&productId=570063982&viewAll=true&prd=Strapless+Embroidered+DropWaist+Dress&subCatId=cat90006&color=&fromSearch=&inSeam=&posId=14&catId=cat210002&cat=Dresses++Skirts+Occasion+Dresses&onSale=&colorFamily=&maxPg=1&size=’ defer=’defer




Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Le Chateau is my favorite dress store ever. I think it might just be a Canadian thing though.

Post # 10
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I second Macys – I always have good luck with them for dresses. Also, try Bebe. 

Post # 11
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think the mall department stores are your best bet.  Macys and Nordstroms always has a ton of satin dresses.  You can search online on their websites for cocktail dress or evening dress. 

Post # 12
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got my last dress from Cache.. I think it was about $250 but it was beautiful and well made

Post # 13
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The last few cocktail dresses I got were Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dillard’s. I like ModCloth and Anthropologie but they sometimes aren’t fancy enough, and being online means half of the time they don’t fit 😛  One of the Dillard’s near me adn the Nordstrom have alterations people on staff, so that’s helpful. Macy’s just had a sale, so I bought a dress today. Depending on how fancy you want, you may also check out stores like the Limited and Express. 

Post # 14
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Firework:  Macys, Belk, Ross, Goodwill 🙂

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