Second-Hand Dresses: Where To Buy & Savvy Shopping Tips

Besma Whayeb ·

Looking for a high-quality or high-end second-hand dress to buy? Reliked is your one-stop shop for pre-loved dresses, jumpsuits, and luxury fashion, as seen on influencers!

Our online dress collection is one of the most popular sections on the site, with a whole range of second-hand dresses to shop:

And the best part is, these dresses come in all sizes, styles, and are incredibly well looked-after, having once been in fashion influencers' wardrobes!


Top Tips for Buying a Second-Hand Dress

If you're looking to buy a second-hand dress for a special occasion, or you simply want to have more summery clothes to wear, read on for our top tips on sourcing a dress, as well as some brands to look out for...


1. Know Your Body Shape

When it comes to buying a dress, knowing which styles suit you can be tricky - especially when shopping online! However, if you know your body shape, you can easily find out which dress styles will suit you, and go from there.

Find out which body shape you are out of these 12 body shapes, and you can immediately start identifying the right dresses to suit you.

For example, if you're pear-shaped, a dress with a scoop neckline will work wonders on you. And if you're an hourglass shape, go for dresses that cinch in at the waist!


2. Take Your Measurements

To make sure your second-hand dress is perfect for you, give yourself a measure before purchasing it. We recommend knowing the following measurements:

  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Hips

You will also want to calculate your height (if you don't know it already) so you can work out what length the dress will be on you.


3. Define Your Personal Style

Now, let's talk about style! We know what dresses suit your body type, and how to work out the fit of a dress you may like, but what will really make you look good? The answer is confidence.

You can most likely pull of any dress you choose, but if you feel confident when wearing it, you're more likely to have a good time, and wear it over and over!

So, ask yourself a few questions while choosing a pre-loved dress from our collection:

  1. What colours suit my skin tone, hair colour, and personality?
  2. What styles do I tend to wear a lot? Maybe you like roll-neck jumpers, or mini skirts - let that lead the style of dress you're getting.
  3. Who else's style do I love? Go to Pinterest or Instagram for inspiration!

Also, consider what you want to say with your dress: are you wearing it on a night out? Do you want something fun that you can dance in? Or perhaps you're going to a friend's wedding, where you want to look formal but also chic... Either way, get something that will fit for you, and any upcoming events you're wearing it to, and you'll have a great time!


4. Shop the Best Second-Hand Dress Brands in the UK

Now you should have a clear picture of what you want your dress to be like, in terms of fit, style, and colours. It's time to start shopping!

Here's a list of the most popular brands for second-hand dresses:


5. Accessorise with Pre-Loved Pieces

Finally - the right accessories can take a dress from 0 to 100! Whether it's a belt to cinch in your waist, or a knee-high boot, the right pieces can really complement your dress. Make sure to shop second-hand accessories, shoes, bagsjewellery and socks & tights on Reliked too!

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