The 10 Best Places To Buy Prom Dresses Online

The big dance deserves a special outfit.

1. David’s Bridal

Gorgeous prom dresses in long, short, and two-piece styles and in both regular and plus sizes.

Metallics, sequins, cut-outs, oh my! While David’s Bridal may be known for wedding dresses, it also sells gorgeous prom dresses in long, short, and two-piece styles and in both regular and plus sizes. On its website, you can filter by things like price, silhouette, sleeve, neckline, and trends.

2. Nordstrom

A-line, backless, empire waist, body-con, and so on—or neckline, like boat, plunge, haltered, or turtleneck.

There are hundreds of pretty prom dresses available at Nordstrom, whether you're looking for a flirty cocktail-length frock or a sleek, sequined ball gown.

There are dresses in regular and plus sizes that range in price from $60 to $800.

3. Macy’s

You can get your dress along with everything else you need for prom night—shoes, a clutch, makeup—all in one place.

Macy’s has a featured section for prom dresses on its website, where you can search by size, dress length, color, style, top-rated, and price.

You can even filter by discount—from 20% to 70% off—or shop the "Created For Macy's" collection, which features limited-edition gowns available exclusively at the retailer.

4. Amazon

A variety of styles, lengths, and colors, from slinky black gowns to bright fit-and-flare mini dresses.

Many cost less than $100, so it's a good place to shop if you don't want to spend a lot.

5. Shein

After all, like a wedding dress, you're likely only going to wear it once!

Shein is one of the best places to buy a prom dress on a budget.

You'll find classic silhouettes to edgier of-the-moment designs starting at just $18.

6. Lulus

Lulus is a popular destination for dresses, and its prom selection doesn't disappoint.

There are all different necklines (apron, boat neck, v-neck, scoop, strapless, surplice, cowl), all different sleeves (sleeveless, strapless, short, half, three-quarter, long), and all different lengths (mini, midi, maxi, high low).

Not only does Lulus have prom dresses, but the retailer also offers prom shoes and accessories to finish off the look. Y

7. Dillard’s

In Dillard's prom section, shoppers can browse popular dresses, new pieces, and sale items in addition to filtering options by length, brand, color, sleeve length, and price.

The product page for each dress features a "Complete Your Look" section, which recommends shoes, handbags, and other accessories to pair with your gown.

Tip: Reviewers recommend checking the size chart for each dress—which varies by brand—to ensure you get the right fit.

8. Anthropologie

A robust dress section separated into different categories from little white dresses to black tie numbers.

For prom, you’ll likely want to browse through the "Formal Dresses" section, where you'll find elegant floor-length gowns in luxe silk and flowy chiffon.

9. PromGirl

PromGirl makes prom dress shopping a breeze

PromGirl carries popular brands along with its own highly rated line designed exclusively for the retailer. Whether you’re looking for a glittery gown or a sultry two-piece set, PromGirl has you covered.

There’s also a section devoted to dresses under $200

10. Unique Vintage

If retro dresses are your thing, Unique Vintage may be your best bet when it comes to prom prep.

Think: beaded flapper frocks and Coco Chanel-approved gowns. The quirky retailer offers silhouettes and shapes that conjure up images of Mad Men-Esque cocktail lounges and sock hops.

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