Party Dresses

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Photos by Dave Mentzer.

You’ve heard me talk about how my going out style has changed from body-cons to more flattering frocks in previous posts, so I figured I’d share my favorite spots to find unique party dresses. I used to solely buy my going out dresses at Forever 21 when I was in college (oh and there was that phase with AMI clubwear…R.I.P.) and while I still do pick up items from Forever, the below online retailers have become my go-tos!

ASOS

I used to manage college brand ambassador programs across the country for ASOS, so this brand holds a special place in my heart. Not only does the European retailer stock pretty much everything you could ever want – it has great price points, offers free returns, and has lines specifically for petite, tall, and curvy women. If you’re still a student, sign up for UniDays to get 10% off every order! I usually size up (think H&M sizes) when ordering pieces from here because European sizes are a bit smaller.

Nasty Galย 

I’ve been shopping on Nasty Gal since I was in college and my roommates used to think I was ordering unmentionables based on the name. While some of its pieces are pretty funky, don’t worry it’s not a NSFW website. Nasty Gal’s founder Sofia Amoruso (read #GirlBoss, anyone?) started the brand as a vintage store after her curated finds outgrew her EBay page. Today, Nasty Gal stocks unique finds that are high quality – think For Love and Lemons, Milly, Show Me Your MuMu. I usually hit up the sale section, but it’s worth the splurge for a special occasion.

Tobi

Tobi is always the ultimate spot for dress shopping. They organize every dress by fit – skater dress, shift dress, body con, etc. so it’s super easy to find the type of cut you’re looking for. Each dress is Tobi brand and typically comes in multiple patterns or colors – aka if you find a dress you love you can get multiples of it! They have a ton of 50% off sitewide flash sales and you get 50% off your first order – pretty sweet. This is also an excellent spot for New Year’s Eve dresses, they have an entire sequin shop during the holiday season!

LuLu*s

I’m a huge fan of LuLu*s shoes – I have three pairs of the same style in different colors because they’re so chic and comfortable! LuLu*s also has an amazing selection of dresses, including bridal dresses. Much like ASOS, they have a massive selection and it’s easy to fill up your shopping cart with a full new wardrobe when browsing the site! I’m really feeling their long floral maxis right now and am having a hard time restraining myself!

Shop my look:

Heels | LuLu*s

Dress | ASOS

Satchel | Rebecca Minkoff

 

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