12 Best Prom Dress Websites To Buy Your Dream Dress in 2020

Bianca Nieves

Looking for the best virtual prom dress websites out there? Well, you've stumbled upon the perfect article. Over at Teen Vogue, we know how important prom night is — that's why we decided to host a Virtual Prom this year. Because prom is the night to celebrate everything you have accomplished and everything you're about to take on. Prom is the day to dance the night away with friends that have seen your highs and your lows, and for that, you'd want to look your best — even if it's during a Zoom call.

Whether you are in the hunt for an affordable prom dress, want to make a power move by opting for a prom suit, or simply want to invest in a dress you'll wear long after your prom memories have been made, there's a site for that. And to help you on your quest, we've rounded up the best places to buy prom dresses. Just don't forget to buy a comfy pair of shoes to match! And, yes, we are pleased to inform that slippers and socks and sandals are game this year!

Nordstrom

You can always count on Nordstrom for basic and trendy staples, hence why it should also be your go-to place for your prom dress. Their prom occasion shop is rife with plenty of options, no matter your budget or style. Are you coveting an under $100 gown? You can find it at Nordstrom. Do you want to skip a dress and are looking for a jumpsuit? Yes, there's also have a handful of options! Plus, it offers free shipping and free returns. Win-win.

Sequin Hearts Lace-Up Back Chiffon Gown

$99.00, Nordstrom

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Chi Chi London Curve Mireya Off the Shoulder Party Dress

$115.00, Nordstrom

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Eliza J Metallic Dot One-Shoulder Tulle Prom Dress

$268.00, Nordstrom

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ASOS

If you're all about the latest trends and you want to incorporate them in your prom look, then we suggest you shop at ASOS. The online retailer favored by millions in the world is full with the latest trends you'd been dying to try out since first term. And since they have so many options, we doubt anybody will have the same look you decided to go with. And if they do? It will make for a great IG moment. What we love of ASOS's site is that it showcases how dresses look on different bodies, so if you're unsure of your fit, it's easier to grasp what size would be best for you.

ASOS DESIGN Fallen Shoulder Pleated Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

$72.00, ASOS

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Luxe Faux Feather Mini Dress

$103.00, ASOS

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DREAM Sister Jane Midi Wrap Dress

$269.00, ASOS

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Lulus

Whether you want a chiffon dress, a sequined dress, a long dress, or a short one, Lulus will have the one for you and it will most likely be under $100. Since 2005, Lulus has been carrying affordable frocks that girls with access to internet love. If you opt for Lulus, you won't be disappointed with your pick.

Midnight Dreamer Grey Embroidered Strapless Maxi Dress

$105.00, Lulus

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Meteoric Rise Slate Blue Maxi Dress

$89.00, Lulus

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Aveline Burgundy Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

$94.00, Lulus

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Shopbop

You might associate Shopbop with high-end designers but this online retailer also carries affordable options. That said, if you do have a bigger budget for your prom dress, we highly suggest you scroll for a few pages. From Free People to Alice + Olivia, you will find your dream dress, jumpsuit, or power suit in no time.

HALSTON Dramatic Pleated Gown

$525.00, Shopbop

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Naya Rea Natalia Laser Dress

$760.00, Shopbop

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RIXO Celia Dress

$560.00, Shopbop

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PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing's prom shop is filled with gems. If you want a statement gown for just one night but that will stay in tip-top shape in case you want to resell it afterwards, PLT offers over 300+ styles for you to choose from. Plus, it also has lots of accessories to match your 'fit so — the perfect one-stop, affordable shop!

Plus Tangerine Scuba Bow Shoulder Maxi Dress

$52.00, PrettyLittleThing

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Black Structured Bodice Maxi Dress

$45.00, PrettyLittleThing

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Pink Organza Ruffle Bardot Bodycon Dress

$65.00, PrettyLittleThing

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Boohoo

Boohoo's prom shop is the most casual out of all these options. Here, you'll find the perfect dress, jumpsuit or suit, that you'll want to rewear long after prom night is over. From cute slip-dresses to sophisticated lace dresses, you'll find a piece that you're guaranteed to have in heavy rotation.

Boutique Lace Skater Dress

$70.00, Boohoo

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Hand Embellished Cold Shoulder Maxi

$215.00, Boohoo

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Chiffon Lace Midi Skater Dress

$50.00, Boohoo

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Macy's

Don't sleep on Macy's! If its latest TikTok campaign proved anything, is that its selection of prom dresses is good enough to go viral on any social media platform. So, if you want a frock that Haley Sharpe, the creator of the "Say So" TikTok dance, would approve of, look no further.

B Darlin Juniors' High-Low Gown

$89.00, Macy's

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Teeze Me Trendy Plus Size One-Shoulder Satin Gown

$139.00, Macy's

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Say Yes to the Prom Juniors' Strapless Sequined Gown

$169.00, Macy's

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Eloquii

A lot of the best prom dress websites mentioned above have a great selection of plus size pieces but if you want to go with a site that's dedicated entirely to plus size clothing, Eloquii should be top on your list. Eloquii's sizing ranges from 14 to 28 and they offer free shipping on orders over $125.

Belted Sequin Wrap Dress

$170.00, Eloquii

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Sparkle Maxi Dress with Wrap Skirt

$180.00, Eloquii

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Sequin Evening Gown

$160.00, Eloquii

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Princess Polly

You've decided you want the perfect slip dress for prom night, but don't know where to start your search? The sites above have plenty of options but skimming through all of them might take a toll on your patience. Enter Princess Polly. Its formal dress shop is full of long and short slip dresses that you will surely love if you rock them during prom night.

Jagger & Stone The Christy Midi Dress

$98.00, Princess Polly

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Bari Maxi Dress Mauve

$61.00, Princess Polly

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The Alizon Dress White

$39.00, Princess Polly

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ModCloth

Do you describe your style as vintage and mod-inspired? Then ModCloth will most definitely have a fit for your aesthetic. And, even if you're not a huge fan of vintage pieces, don't cross this shop off your list right away because it also has plenty of trendy options that are 100% unique and exclusive!

Collectif My Stun and Only Satin Maxi Dress

$129.00, ModCloth

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Collectif Superbly Sparkly Velvet Maxi Dress

$99.00, ModCloth

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Ruffled and Radiant Off-the-Shoulder Dress

$169.00, ModCloth

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Rent the Runway

This year, opt for the more sustainable shopping option when it comes to your prom dress: Renting. Rent the Runway has made one-time rental so easy. If you want to try to switch your consumer ways and start renting clothing, we suggest you try RTR out. RTR offers various plans that can easily fit your needs and budget. The most affordable option, allowing four items per month, starts at $69.

Badgley Mischka Red Strapless Ball Gown

$165.00, Rent the Runway

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Hutch Silver Cameron Gown

$70.00, Rent the Runway

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Cinq à Sept Francoise Gown

$595.00, Rent the Runway

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BHLDN

When you think about BHLDN, you might think about bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. However, Anthropologie's sister store has over 150+ formal options that are more than fit for any occasion — including prom!

Significant Other Adella Dress

$236.00, BHLDN

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Sachin & Babi Hilma Jumpsuit

$450.00, BHLDN

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