18 March, 2024
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cocktail dresses evening gowns party outfit hong kong style lulus

Where To Buy Cocktail Dresses, Formal Gowns & More In Hong Kong

18 March, 2024
cocktail dresses evening gowns party outfit hong kong style lulus

From glamorous party and cocktail dresses to fancy black tie gowns and modern qipaos, here’s where to shop for the best evening dresses in Hong Kong.

We’ll take any excuse we can get to grab a party dress — getting ready for a special occasion can be a lot of fun, especially when it comes to the all-important outfit. But to make sure it’s no extra stress, we’ve rounded up the best online sites and physical stores in the city to shop for evening dresses! Whether you’re looking for a wedding guest outfit, cocktail dress, black tie gown or formal attire, here’s where to buy the evening dress of your dreams in Hong Kong.

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Emma Wallace — Bold, statement-making and flattering cocktail dresses

British-born, Hong Kong-based designer Emma Wallace creates elegant evening wear, with bolder, contemporary designs, which have been worn by the likes of supermodels, to simple classic pieces like a little black dress.

Emma Wallace, Shop A, G/F, 2 Po Hing Fong Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2336 6798, www.emma-wallace.com

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Shanghai Tang — Hong Kong fashion house with culture-inspired evening wear and bespoke options

Chinese aesthetics and craftsmanship updated for the 21st century! Shanghai Tang reimagines traditional garments with vibrant prints and unique fabrics. We love the classic ready-t0-wear cheongsam dresses here but nothing beats getting a fully-customised dress at the Imperial Tailoring Atelier, designed specifically to suit your style and personality.

Shanghai Tang, various locations across Hong Kong, www.shanghaitang.com

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Aleshia — Lace and cocktail dresses plus work, casual and floral pieces

Chic lace pieces, plenty of bright florals and classic black dresses abound at this Hong Kong-based brand. And you don’t need to break the bank. You can shop online, or head to one of its three stores for a private fitting (don’t forget to make an appointment first).

Aleshia, various locations across Hong Kong, www.myaleshia.com

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Black Coral — Silk slip dresses, party dresses, maxi knits, sundresses

A 2023 Sassy Hong Kong Reader Award Winner, it’s safe to say boutique store Black Coral is a firm favourite. From elegant silk slips to glitzy sequin looks and flowy evening dresses, this is perfect for romantic anniversary dinners, festive parties with friends and beyond. Plus, the local brand offers free shipping across Hong Kong.

Black Coralwww.blackcoralxo.com

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Petal & Pup – Think asymmetric cocktail dresses and party outfits for different occasions

With an affordable price tag comes a range of dresses that’ll draw in compliments! From classic satin strap dresses to bold block prints and elegant florals, Petal & Pup offers cocktail dresses in inclusive sizes and has enticing sales on the regular (up to 70% off!). 

Petal & Pup, petalandpup.com.au

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Reformation — Sustainable and carbon-neutral cocktail dresses

Reformation offers gorgeous evening dresses that are sustainable with carbon-neutral shipping options! We can’t get enough of the sweet flirty floral and knit minis and midis, but our hearts belong to the long silk and linen gowns, including wedding guest (and even bridal!) attire.

Reformation, www.thereformation.com

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HULA — Secondhand designer dresses in new or hardly-worn condition

We’re big fans of online consignment store HULA, which stocks a coveted collection of pre-owned designer-label products in mostly new or hardly-worn conditions. Boasts the crème-de-la-crème of luxury brands, including Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more, it all costs up to 95 percent less than original retail price.

HULA, thehula.com

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SAU LEE — Luxury local brand offering modern evening dresses with a Chinese twist

A real East-meets-West brand, Hong Kong label SAU LEE is all about fusing modern contemporary styling with Chinese details and fabrics, with beautiful, sophisticated pieces designed to be worn season after season. Ruffled tulle minidresses, modern cheongsams, satin gowns, slinky sequin numbers and more.

SAU LEE, www.sau-lee.com

Love, Bonito — Affordable Singaporean brand with thoughtfully designed evening dresses

Whether you have a wedding, formal work function or family gathering to attend, Love, Bonito is sure to have the stylishly appropriate dress for you. The Singaporean brand’s ethos is all about well-made and well-fitted clothes that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Affordable and accessible, it’s a staple in our wardrobes for a reason!

Love, Bonito, various locations across Hong Kong, www.lovebonito.com

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Lulus – Cocktail dresses to make a statement whilst being comfortable

Whether you’re looking for an intricate lace-lined dress or a sexy satin slip, Lulus’ fuss-free shopping with an extensive collection of evening dressing makes this a go-to. We’ve often had trouble finding the perfect amount of sequin (without looking tacky) but can vouch for the quality of dresses at Lulus. Also, Lulus is a great option if you’re in the market for bridesmaid dresses!

Lulus, www.lulus.com

Mariée Bridal Couture — Couture-worthy evening dresses

Attending a glamorous soiree or a lavish wedding? Mariée Bridal Couture has a host of stunning evening dresses, handpicked by the team from a range of international labels. Even better, the bridal store’s Oscar-worthy dresses are available to rent! Get in touch to book an appointment.

Mariée Bridal Couture, 9/F, Galuxe Building, 8 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3488 0978, www.mariee.com.hk

Vestiaire Collective — Online pre-owned luxurious evening dresses

Online pre-owned clothing retailer Vestiaire Collective boasts an extensive, yet curated, collection of luxurious pre-loved designer dresses. Everything here has been authenticated by Vestiaire’s expert team, so you know each purchase is 100 percent genuine and worth the investment.

Vestiaire Collective, www.vestiairecollective.com

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Self-Portrait — London-based contemporary luxury brand

If you’ve lusted after Self-Portrait’s stunning evening dresses from afar, you’re in luck — the London-based brand opened its first flagship boutique in Hong Kong just last year. Found in ifc, head here for show-stopping pieces with intricate details and feminine silhouettes.

Self-Portrait, Shop 1053B, Podium Level, ifc, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.self-portrait-studio.com

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Lane Crawford — Luxury department store with a wide range of designer evening dresses

A one-stop-shop for special occasion evening dresses, Lane Crawford probably has the most expansive designer collections in Hong Kong. This is where to head and splurge for your ultimate best party dress — you’ll be spoilt for choice! We also love the Lane Crawford Outlet in Horizon Plaza for more affordable, still top-quality finds.

Lane Crawford, various locations across Hong Kong, www.lanecrawford.com

Other Brands Stocking Cocktail Dresses Worth Checking Out: Affordable Hits

  • ASOS – Thousands of dresses in every formal style you can think of, from evening and black-tie attire to floor-length gowns, spring midis, cocktails dresses and so much more. Plus, all the shoes, accessories and jewellery to complete your look. www.asos.com
  • H&M – Always on-trend and won’t break the bank. Worth going to a physical store to see dresses in person. www2.hm.com
  • Mango – Fashion-forward pieces that look far more expensive than their price tag. shop.mango.com
  • Next – Stylish cocktail dresses in a range of affordable prices. www.nextdirect.com
  • Zalora — Online platform with wide range of party and evening dresses. www.zalora.com.hk
  • ZARA – Affordable on-trend and classic pieces, including dresses for all occasions like evening parties and formal graduations. www.zara.com

Other Brands Stocking Cocktail Dresses Worth Checking Out: Splurge-Worthy Gems

  • Bloomingdale’s – Modern cocktail dresses (with attractive deals!) with free shipping to Hong Kong on orders over $1,200. www.bloomingdales.com
  • NET-A-PORTER – Brands on offer run at a slightly higher price point but the quality is guaranteed. Keep an eye out for their seasonal sales to bag some incredible bargains. The customer service is also unparalleled, offering next-day delivery for just $50 and free returns and exchanges! www.net-a-porter.com
  • Reiss – From sexy body-con numbers to floaty floral midi dresses, Reiss offers an array of beautiful party dresses for every occasion. www.reiss.com
  • Revolve – It’s difficult not to find something you love on Revolve. The easy-to-use site is a breeze to navigate. Plus, there’s free shipping for orders over $100 USD. www.revolve.com
  • Selfridges – Shop womenswear, menswear, home and more — under one roof! www.selfridges.com
  • Shopbop – With a wealth of brands to choose from, have a look at The Dress Shop section to discover handpicked looks from the styling team. www.shopbop.com

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Editor’s Note: “Where To Buy Cocktail Dresses, Formal Gowns & More In Hong Kong” was originally published by Lydia Rose and most recently updated in March 2024 by Fashila Kanakka. With thanks to Nina Brooklyn Brown and Ashleigh Butterworth for their contributions.

Main image courtesy of Lulus, image 1 courtesy of Emma Wallace, image 2 courtesy of Shanghai Tang, image 3 courtesy of Aleshia, image 4 courtesy of Black Coral, image 5 courtesy of Petal & Pup, image 6 courtesy of Reformation, image 7 courtesy of HULA, image 8 courtesy of SAU LEE, image 9 courtesy of Lulus, image 10 courtesy of Self-Portrait.

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