No matter the occasion, shopping for dresses can get a bit overwhelming. If you want a new comfy dress you will ultimately live in, need to find that perfect wedding guest dress, or are looking for workwear dresses that are office appropriate yet still feel like you (and can moonlight as going out dresses for drinks with friends during the week), knowing where to start in your shopping search is key.
As far as the best places to buy dresses is concerned, Naz Meknat, a celebrity stylist who works with Sterling K. Brown, says that “it all depends on what kind of dress you are looking for, the occasion, your budget, and your style.” She recommends starting at a department store — such as our best overall pick, Nordstrom — for more variety and “access to different designers, a variety of colors, sizes, and prices all in one place.”
Whether you prefer the variety of a department store or are looking for a more curated dress collection to shop from, we researched dozens of retailers, carefully considering styles, size offerings, shipping and return policies, and more to find the ones with the best dresses. As a result, we put together a list of our top picks for all of your dress-shopping needs.
Chang Yun Women’s Long Maxi Sweater Dresses
- Bating Sleeve V Neck Pencil Bodycon Backless Long Dresses for Women, Elegant and Casual Style, Supper Flattering.
- Feature: Pullover style, Waist belt, Batwing sleeve, Deep V neck, Wrap front, Solid color, Elastic waist, Hits at hip, Bodycon and fitted Style.
- Occassion: This Tie Waist Dress Is Perfect For Casual Or Special Occasions, Such as Wedding Party, Cocktail, Dinner, Wear To Work, Office, Date, Holiday, Going Out.