Summer is upon us, which means picnics in the park, socially distanced BBQs and maybe small, intimate weddings. As most of us have probably spent lockdown in our comfies, we may be looking for something new to wear. The warmer weather often calls for dresses. So if you are in the market for a pick me up, we have rounded up the best websites for buying dresses in the UK.
Whether you are searching for a last minute bridesmaid dress for the wedding you can now have, or just a summer dress for the garden party you have been invited to, ASOS has a huge range.
What makes ASOS one of the best websites for dresses in the UK is the variety of options. You can get bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, cocktail dresses or just casual dresses. With over 350 brands to choose from, there is something for everyone’s budget. There are different size options, such as Curve, Petite, Tall and Maternity. With ASOS, you will most likely find what you are looking for.
Plus, if you sign up for Premier Delivery (£9.95),* you get free and unlimited Next-Day Delivery, Precise Delivery or Standard Delivery for a year.
When you think of the high street brand Next, you will most likely think of casual dresses. But what puts Next on our list of the best websites for buying dresses in the UK is the fact it has much more available than just its own range.
Perhaps surprisingly, Next has a wide variety of bridesmaid dresses, cocktail dresses and its regular everyday dresses. With extensive collections from brands such as Lipsy and Oasis, there is a lot to choose from at reasonable price points.
Next also offers a choice of delivery options. You can choose between same day collection in store,* next day delivery to your local store,* or delivery to your home. There is also the option to send youe delivery to a friend, or collect from a Parcelshop.*
3. Miss Selfridge
If you are looking for a dress online, then Miss Selfridge has its own dedicated dress shop on its website. Here you can find summer dresses for that picnic in the park, or something a bit more glam for a night out. You can filter your search by style, type, length and fabric type among others – you name it, they seem to have it.
Prices are very reasonable as well. The more occasion-suited dresses come in at between £100 and £150, while day dresses can be found for around £20.
Miss Selfridge also has a premium delivery service available. Miss S Unlimited gives you 365 days of free UK express delivery and returns for £9.95.
If you are willing to spend a little bit more, then Monsoon has some beautiful dresses available. It has formal dresses, which could be used as bridesmaid dresses or as a cocktail dress, as well as day dresses.
The price point for Monsoon is a little higher than you would find from other high street brands, but still affordable if you are looking for something a bit special. The website also helps you to narrow your search, by categorising the dresses by type, such as prom dresses, embellished dresses and summer dresses.
Standard delivery costs £3.95, but is free on all orders over £50. There’s also an option for Express Delivery at £5.95.
5. Net a Porter
If you are looking to go for more luxury brands – and are prepared to pay the higher price point – then Net a Porter is one of the biggest websites around. With dresses from brands such as Gucci and Paco Rabanne, if designer names are your thing, this website has you covered.
You can search by dress type, such as mini dresses, maxi dresses and linen dresses, or by designer, colour or size. There’s also a bridalwear section if you are looking for something for your special day.
The delivery charge for all orders is £5. Deliveries are made within 3 business days, Monday to Friday.*
If you are looking for something unique and more high-end, then Farfetch gives you access to over 3,000 brands. What makes this one of the best websites in the UK for dresses is that you can find limited edition, highly sought-after pieces alongside established brands and emerging designers.
And what really makes Farfetch stand out is its fast delivery and free returns with a pick up service. If you don’t like the dress you’ve purchased, Farfetch will pick up it up from the delivery address within 14 days.* Swift, easy and you can avoid that Post Office queue.
*Some delivery services may not be available at present due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. For more on all things to do with the pandemic, check out our coronavirus resources page.
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