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3 Online Hot Spots for Special Occasion Dresses

My inbox has been inundated with requests from ladies who are desperately seeking help in finding the perfect dress to wear to upcoming graduations, weddings and other special occasions. So after scouring the web, I put together this short list of 3 online stores that currently carry a great selection of affordable dresses that are chic, sophisticated and appropriate for all the events on your social calendar. Enjoy!

The Natural Cocktail Dress in Cream, $34 Fun, feminine and flirty dresses that are always on-trend. Last time I checked they had 348 styles to choose from, with dozens priced under $50. I also love this strapless painted iris dress ($38) with an exposed zipper, pair it with a cropped jacket or cardigan for a graduation ceremony.

Cut and Sew Dress, $47.99 With their expansive selection of retro, indie and vintage dresses, ModCloth shoppers won't get caught wearing the same dress as any other girl at their event. If you can splurge, this Pralines & Creme dress is close to perfection ($130).

Grey Tuxedo Dress, $78 Shabby Apple delivers sexy dresses with modest cuts and figure-flattery in mind. Think Jackie O. and Katherine Hepburn, on a budget. They also have pretty dresses for moms-to-be, including this Bow Baby black maternity dress ($72).

I've known about modcloth but this is my first time hearing about lulus. Great stuff thanks for the tip.
#1 Goodbuygal (Homepage) on 2009-05-15 12:55 (Reply)
that first dress is beyond pretty and so affordable!
#2 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-05-15 13:13 (Reply)
I'd heard of the last two, but Lulu's is new to me - thanks for the tip!
#3 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-15 13:52 (Reply)
BB, you never fail! Great tips!
#4 Angie on 2009-05-15 14:46 (Reply)
Love ShabbyApple especially for my little girl!
#5 erin on 2009-05-15 15:26 (Reply)
Thanks so much for these websites! I am excited because we never get good fashion websites to shop online and actually ships to Canada! Yay! Thanks BB!
#6 Kay on 2009-05-18 22:39 (Reply)
The first dress fab! and it's similar to a dress I started making this weekend, but mines will have bronze beading.
#7 Niecy on 2009-05-26 14:04 (Reply)
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