If you are up for it, head straight to the Macy’s dress department this weekend. They’re having a crazy sale and many of their frocks are between 25% and 75% off. I know that this particular department store can be overwhelming, but if you focus on getting yourself to the dress floor (and the dress floor only), you might manage.

Look for brands like Maggy London, Donna Ricco, the Max, Shelli Segal, London Times, Westonwear, Jones NY, Donna Morgan and Max & Cleo. Generally, I’ve found Macy’s to have the best selection of affordable dresses for every age and body type. It’s a dress season ladies and bargains are bountiful. I had a spot of luck there myself yesterday.