With Summer approaching, you’ll probably have a wedding, date, or formal party to go to in the next few months. With limited time to shop, it can be difficult to find the perfect dress at a great price. I have found that the best and most efficient way to shop for these special events is to simply shop online.

Read on to learn which online sites are my favorites for affordable and formal dresses.

  1. Missguided

Missguided is the ultimate place to shop dresses. With close to 3,000 dresses offered on their site, there is no shortage of options. A wide range of styles are available to suit a variety of tastes and body shapes: bodycon, satin, mini, midi, maxi, bandage, lace, you name it. The majority of dresses are reasonably priced with prices just around $40. To top things off, Missguided provides a 50% discount for college students. Just make sure you give yourself at least 10 days to get your order. While the site states that shipping takes only 5-7 days, I have found that it takes a bit longer.

  1. Lulus

Lulus is best known for their large selection of cute dresses under $100. If you need a two piece party dress, a cocktail dress, or a go-to little black, it is almost impossible not to find an outfit that you will love. A huge bonus of shopping at Lulus is that shipping is free when you spend over $50 and what’s even better are the free returns. This means that you you can order a large selection of dresses to try on, find the perfect one, and return the rest at no cost to you.

  1. Pretty Little Thing

Whatever the occasion, Pretty Little Thing is sure to have a dress to suit you. Dresses from Pretty Little Thing are extremely low priced. While I’ve seen dresses priced as low as $8, the majority are priced around $25. When you tack on the 20% student discount, you’ll be able to afford all the accessories needed to complete your look. While the quality may not be the best, these affordable dresses will do the trick for a one night formal event. Similar to Missguided, the estimated shipping time is longer than what is stated on the website.

4. Revolve

Revolve sells the largest collection of stylish designer outfits. Here you will find all the latest dress trends in a variety of styles and colors. The majority of the dresses are expensive for the college student’s budget, but with these higher prices, you get better brands and better quality garments. However, if you search the site, you will find a decent selection of lower priced dresses and many sale items. Some of my favorite lower cost brands are Motel and By the Way. A perk of ordering from this website is that they offer free guaranteed 2-3 day shipping and free returns. If you are a procrastinator, be sure to check out Revolve!

The next time you get a formal invite and don’t know what to wear, check out one of these sites!

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