Who doesn’t want to buy a perfect dress for £33 which started off at £110?
It’s at this time that the stores begin to think, if they haven’t already, that they seriously need to get rid of their old stock to make way for the new. There seems to be more than usual this year still available most likely due to the weather (or the colour or the style, but let’s not go there).
Many styles have sold out, or there are just one or two sizes (frequently 8 or 18) left and much of what is left you wouldn’t want to be seen in – which makes you wonder who chose it in the first place - however if you look carefully you’ll find amazing discounts on wonderfully wearable styles that you can wear right now and on into spring. Many of these are on the main designer site, rather than at a department store where they buy in less depth.
Discounts range from around 50% off up to 75% off and if you find a style you like you shouldn’t just stop there, but check other websites such as department stores (and the main designer’s website) to see if they have the same one for less or in your size (note: don’t expect less than 75% off so grab it at that price).
Also don’t buy in a size that is larger or smaller than you usually take, you’ll almost certainly have to send it back. Having said that returns now from most stores are free, so it’s well worth trying on several dresses to see which one you want to keep.
From summer striped jersey dresses, to chic wraps and sexy little bodycon numbers…..there really has never been a better time to buy a dress in the sale.
Also don’t be put off by the length unless you’re buying something in lace. Most dresses can be shortened – some brands make their dresses shorter automatically, such as Karen Millen and French Connection, and others, such as Jaeger and Planet leave them longer.