Why you should care

If we had a dime for every time we’ve heard a girl wonder where she can buy evening wear for cheap, we’d be rich.

It’s that time of year: weddings, annual dinners, and company events. There’re just too many events, and too few affordable evening wear options!

Then came online stores. Without the hefty overhead cost of rent, online stores are able to offer quality and trendy clothing for less.

The convenience of online shopping also works well for us last-minute shoppers (admit it!), what with express delivery and convenient returns or exchanges. So the next time you’re in a “what to wear” pickle for a formal event, keep these stores in mind…

1 Zalora

It’s no secret that we’re fans of this online fashion giant – what can you not find on Zalora? We especially love their affordable yet trendy in-house designs and their variety of modern ethnic wear.

Zalia Sequin Mesh Sleeve Dress

Zalora sequin dress

SOURCE: zalora.com.my

Price: RM99

Wear it with: diamante ear studs and strappy heels. The beauty of this shiny number is that you won’t need to accessorise with much else, let the dress do the talking.

Zalora Love Metallic Cami Dress 

Zalora metallic dress

SOURCE: zalora.com.my

Price: RM85

Wear it with: A choker and ear cuff to match the edgy look of the dress.

2 Parsealed

This homegrown site features 10 curated brands selling clothing, accessories, bags, swimwear, and shoes. You’ll find quite a number of occasion-appropriate pieces, including bridesmaid dresses that also make for romantic evening wear.

PS Curate Demi Crochet Lace Dress in White

parsealed lace dress

SOURCE: parsealed.com

Price: RM99

Wear it with: pearl earrings and nude heels for a classic look that says “Nice to meet me too.”

PS Curate Neoprene Applique Skirt

Parsealed midi skirt

SOURCE: parsealed.com

Price: RM79

Wear it with: a satin camisole top, or an off-shoulder top to emphasise that 50’s silhouette.

3 Double Woot

A household name for online fashion shoppers, Double Woot offers sleek, elegant clothing fit for weddings, special occasions, and work.

Dinixaz (Rust Orange)

double woot jumpsuit

SOURCE: double-woot.com

Price: RM92

Wear it with: pumps or booties with a statement necklace and a wrist cuff to go with your “I mean business” jumpsuit which totally fits the fall colour theme, btw.

Bo Dorta (Turquoise)

double woot turquoise wrap dress

SOURCE: double-woot.com

Price: RM99

Wear it with: statement jewel shoulder dusters or ear studs.

4 Asos

Affordable, trendy, and free international shipping for purchases above £20; Asos – a UK-based fashion store – is a true unicorn.

Club L Open Back Strap Detail Maxi Dress With Fishtail

Asos strappy back dress

SOURCE: asos.com

Price: Approx. RM57 (£11)

Wear it with: a pendant necklace that doesn’t fall past the V-neck and an embroidered clutch.

Club L Cowl Back Mini Dress in Glitter Fabric

Asos cowl back mini dress

SOURCE: asos.com

Price: Approx. RM72 (£14)

Wear it with: a long gold necklace with the front of the necklace turned to the back. This way you highlight that subtly sexy bare back.

5 The Closet Lover

Singapore has some amazing online fashion stores. Some of them, like The Closet Lover, manufacture their own pieces which we love because they fit our Asian frames!

Eleandor Tie Back Maxi in Lilac

the closet lover tie back dress

SOURCE: theclosetlover.com

Price: Approx. RM67 ($21.90)

Wear it with: statement or bib necklace with a metallic shoe.

Kelli Pleated Tulle Skirt in Black

Closet lover tulle midi skirt

SOURCE: theclosetlover.com

Price: Approx. RM79 ($25.90)

Wear it with: lace crop top or a bandage with dressy pumps.

6 Thread Theory

Here’s another gem from our good ol’ neighbour. Thread Theory is filled with fairytale-worthy dresses, skirts, and more – perfect for the girly girl.

Marquise Wrap Dress (Peach Pink)

Thread theory wrap dress

SOURCE: Threadtheory.com.sg

Price: Approx. RM91 ($29.90)

Wear it with: nude heels and diamante earrings for a classically pretty ensemble.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Midi Dress (Black)

thread theory breakfast at tiffanys

SOURCE: threadtheory.com.sg

Price: Approx. RM67 ($22)

Wear it with: a top knot and pearl necklace à la timeless style icon, Audrey Hepburn, of course!

Why you should care

If we had a dime for every time we’ve heard a girl wonder where she can buy evening wear for cheap, we’d be rich.

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