In an endless sea of internet dress stores, it can be a little overwhelming when you’re trying to find that one, perfect dress for your special occasion.  How do you find a dress that will embody the essence of your beauty, your character and your sense of style?  The problem is only exacerbated by the outrageous prices that some dress stores and online boutiques want you to pay for their dresses:  $500, $900 and even $1200!  Who has this kind of money to spend without earning an annual salary of $10 million a year, or more?  Why isn’t there a place where good quality and affordable prices merge into one spectacular conglomerate of formal dress shopping?

Welcome to The Dress Outlet!  We have over 20 years of formal dress experience that we would love to put to good use by helping you find your dream dress.  Whether it’s for your prom or your homecoming, whether you’re a bridesmaid or the mother of the bride, The Dress Outlet has a dress for any occasion.  We are located in the heart of the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles, which means that our selection of dresses are always up-to-date with the current trends and fashions of the time.  20 years of experience has also given us the edge over our competition by being able to offer the most economical price for dresses that would typically sell for a lot more.

Don’t be fooled by fake Chinese-based companies who are simply out to take your money.  We take personal pride in inspecting our dresses for any damage or inconsistencies.  We also hand-measure the dress against the size chart, to ensure an even fit.  We understand that ordering formal clothing online can be difficult, especially when you’re not here to try on the dress.  So, if the dress still doesn’t fit upon its arrival, we allow all of our customers to exchange their dress from one size to another.

We pride ourselves on an extremely quick and efficient shipping and handling process.  Don’t wait three months, or even three weeks, for some dress company to make your prom or homecoming dress from scratch, only to receive it and realize that it’s nothing like what was advertised.  We work with a supplier that is 30 minutes away from us, which allows us to both receive and ship-out your prom dress the very next business day after you order it.  Most customers within the United States receive their item within 5 business days or less!

Take advantage of our web-tools and use them to help you narrow your search.  Looking for a long or short mother of the bride dress?  Hover your mouse over the “Mother of the Bride” tab and you’ll be given a drop-down menu that will ask whether you want a long dress or a short dress.  Looking for something more specific?  Want to find a dress that has beading, a halter top or a specific color?  Type it into our comprehensive search bar, and you’ll be given an impeccable selection of dresses and all of them sold at a reasonable price.

Our listings have all of the answers to any questions you may have, but in case you need some extra help or have a more specific question, you can always call customer service at 213-265-7758, or email us at