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Find the Perfect Dress for Bastille Day

Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Élysées

Bastille Day (or la Fête Nationale as it’s called in France) is a national French holiday that's celebrated on 14 July each year that honors democracy, equality, and the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. And the celebrations are nothing short of fabulous, filled with parties, military parades, fireworks.  The uber-popular Bals des Pompiers, or Fireman’s Balls, where fireman open up their courtyards and barracks and throw giant dance parties for the people of France.

Whether you’re heading to the famous Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Élysées, going to a party, or lucky enough to be attending a Fireman’s Ball, you’ll need a fabulous dress to suit the occasion! To help get you started, we’ve rounded up the US websites known for their great dress selections, and as a MyUS member, you can shop these sites US tax-free with fast international shipping!



No matter what kind of dress you're looking for, chances are Nordstrom has it. From cocktail dresses and formal gowns to casual summer maxi dresses, they have a seemingly endless supply in every length and style. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Rachel Parcel Chiffon A-Line Dress $159 

Chiffon A-Line Dress styled with white heels

This red Chiffon A-Line Dress from Rachel Parcel with puff sleeves and a full, swishy skirt is perfect for day to night Bastille Day activities. 

Cold Shoulder Fit & Flare Dress $79 

Cold Shoulder Fit and Flare Dress with floral skirt

Look chic and sophisticated in this elegant Cold Shoulder Fit & Flare Dress from Morgan & Co. with a fitted bodice and full floral print skirt.

Contrast Chiffon Lace Halter Body-Con Dress $172

Contrast Chiffon Lace Halter Body-Con Dress styled with gold heels

With mesmerizing mixed lace details and a striking chiffon-edged cutout detail at the neckline, this Contrast Chiffon Lace Halter Body-Con Dress from Harlyn is an elegant choice for any formal party.

Forever 21

Forever 21 logo

Want to find a a chic dress that won't break your budget? Head over to Forever 21! They have an impressive selection of stylish dresses for every mood and occasion, and with most dresses under 40 US dollars, you'll still have money in your wallet for parade day souveniers. Here are a few of our favorites:

Striped Mini Dress $20 

Striped Mini Dress styled with heels and a white purse

With an allover striped print, mock wrap design, tulip hem, and a fit & flare silhouette, this Striped Mini Dress is ready to carry you through your day in style. 

Sleeveless Floral Dress $15 

Sleeveless Floral Dress styled with white sneakers

This Sleeveless Floral Dress with a twist-front design and bodycon silhouette is a fun and flirty choice for casual parties, parades, and cookouts. 

Abstract Leaf Print Dress $30 

Abstract Leaf Print Dress with strappy sandals

Keep cool and look fabulous all day long with this Abstract Leaf Print Dress featuring a flattering V-neckline, adjustable self-tie shoulder straps for customized comfort, and a relaxed silhouette for an easy look.

J. Crew

J. Crew logo

Clinch the award for best-dressed this summer with a one-of-a-kind dress from J.Crew. They have dresses for everyday and special occasions, picnics and date nights, work and play, and in a wide range of sizes so there's something for everyone. Here are a few looks we love:

Lace-up Dress $148

White lace up dress styled with brown heels and a white purse

This versatile, summery dress has a cool lace-up neckline and tailored silhoutte that gives it clean, put-together look and because it's made with structured linen fabric, it can be worn anywhere, all summer long (even work).

Silk Maxi Sarong Dress $228

Silk maxi sarong dress in painted paisley styled with sunglasses with heels

This easy, breezy Silk Maxi Sarong Dress makes it effortless to throw together a casual yet put together look in seconds. Wear it to trhe morning parade with sandals, and switch into casual heels for the evening - easy peasy!

Guipure Lace Sheath Dress $198

Pink lace sheath dress with black pumps

For parades and parties to weddings and luncheons, this sheath dress made of sturdy guipure lace and finished off with jewel buttons is bound to become a wardrobe favorite.


From wrap to fit and flare to maxi, you're guaranteed to find your perfect dress on Check out a few of their bestselling looks:

Sleeveless Cocktail Dress $210

Short Ruched Dress with Ruffle Skirt in plum

This sleeveless cocktail dress from Alex Evenings is an Amazon bestseller because it's made with a smoothing and slimming fabric that creates an incredibly flattering silhouette. We love it in summertime plum featured above, but it's available in a wide variety of colors to suit any occasion. 

Cocktail Maxi Dress $35

Red Cocktail Maxi Dress

This cocktail maxi dress was built for style and comfort. It's made of a stretchy, spandex and polyester blend to hug every curve, and has a full skirt, deep v-neck, and 3/4 sleeves to flatter every figure.

Lilly Pulitzer Sophie Dress $138 

floral dress styled with brown sandals

Catch every parade and party that Bastille Day has to offer without worrying about the sun in the Sophie Dress from Lily Pulitzer. It's made from a stretch jersey knit with SPF 50+ to keep you comfortable and protected on sunny days, and has a pretty floral print and three-quarter sleeves for classic style.

Find the perfect dress for your Bastille Day plans and ship worldwide with MyUS!

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