any cheap formal dresswear sites? I need a dress for a gala
What’s your budget and style? It really helps if you’re as specific as possible so I can help you out! Until you get back to me, I’ll list a few stores & dresses that have varying prices and styles.
ModCloth - Vintage inspired clothing & accessories (it can be pricey)
A good tip when looking for formal clothing is to find something that you’ll probably wear again, even if it costs a few extra dollars. This way you’ll probably feel a lot more comfortable wearing it, too.
I’d even say your dress doesn’t even have to be too ‘extra’, dress it up with accessories, a dope hair style and a purse and your outfit will look way more formal than just a stand alone dress. (Unless you want the dress to be the centerpiece, then I totally understand there are some beauties out there) But people often forget that you can dress up a ‘simple’ piece quite easily. Look at models and what their outfit has been paired with if you’re not too great at accessorizing yourself.
ASOS - (a non indie creator, but a reliable clothing realtor) Varying styles.
ASOS also have a marketplace where users can buy & sell handmade, vintage and pre-owned items and clothing.
But be sure the seller will ship to your area!
Etsy - Handmade & vintage.
While I am a HUGE fan of Etsy, I’ve never really found too many formal/gala type dresses on there that aren’t super expensive or simply just bland. Etsy sellers do favor weddings and wedding dresses, so you will find a huge range of beautiful handcrafted dresses, but they are often into the hundreds.
I hope this somewhat helps for now, please let me know any more details of what you’re looking for in a dress!