Between buying gifts and planning holiday travel, we’re always a bit short on extra cash this time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the holiday party just because you haven’t got a suitable frock (or one that you haven’t already been photographed in a zillion times). Here, 26 of our favorite festive and party-ready dresses, all less than $100.
RACHEL RACHEL ROY Wrap Dress
Velvet and burgundy in a flattering wrap-style silhouette: We’ve already found our favorite.
Scoop Printed Mesh-Sleeve Wrap Dress
Why blend into a sea of red and green when you could stand out in sheer-sleeved animal print? Pair it with gold or silver heels and your fave dangly earrings for the ultimate head-turning ensemble.
Scoop Foil Dot Print Dress
The stretchy neckline and waistband mean you can absolutely shake it like a Polaroid picture on the dance floor.
Scoop Floral-Print Maxi Dress
Or go cozy in a long-sleeve maxi dress in moody florals (that you can wear with boots and a blanket scarf after all the holiday festivities are over).
Scoop Metallic Romper
You can never go wrong with a black elastic-waisted romper...but add a bit of pizzazz with a pair of tights and some sparkly earrings.
Urban Outfitters Lindsey Cap-Sleeve Midi Dress
The length and cut of this cap-sleeve rose-patterned dress feels simple enough...until you see the thigh-high slit and open back.
Vero Moda Daisy Sequin Sleeveless Midi Dress
Channel The Great Gatsby, the ultimate party inspiration, with a sparkly silver sheath. Bonus: It’s 100 percent machine washable.
COTTON ON Curve Flounce Wrap Dress
Metallics and sequins not your thing? Mix it up with a dark tonal animal print.
ASOS Curve wrap jumpsuit
Style this jumpsuit for every soiree on your calendar. It’ll look just as fabulous with mules and chunky layered necklaces as it will with sparkly earrings and heels.
Mango Velvet Knot Dress
“Wait, you didn’t pay hundreds of dollars for that?!”—Everyone who sees you in this frock.
Mango Metallic Thread Dress
A slight sheen gives this Kate Middleton copycat dress its party pizzazz..
Moon River Leopard Long-Sleeve Dress
The satin finish, handkerchief hem and high neck on this dress make it feel like something you’d see plastered all over Instagram...in a good way.
Vero Moda Alexandra Shimmer Dress
Multicolored sparkle is an unexpectedly festive touch to the netted chiffon overlay. Plus, it lets your body breathe when you’re Electric Sliding with your coworkers.
Rachel Parcell Floral Ruffle Shirtdress
Florals in winter? Groundbreaking...when done in a seasonally appropriate color and on-trend tiered ruffle skirt.
& Other Stories Pussy-Bow Leopard Jacquard Mini Dress
Calling all our A-line-loving ladies: This pussy-bow dress in jacquard patterned satin feels so much more luxe than its price tag suggests.
& Other Stories Gathered Floral Mini Dress
Spring for emerald green with a gathered waist and drapey puff sleeves. It’s a rich color that adds an expensive feel to any outfit.
Asos Halter Pleated Dress
That silky strand floating in the back? That’s the extra-long halter tie that can be done up in a giant bow under your sleek updo or left trailing elegantly behind like in the photo above. (Just sayin’.)
Re:named Aden Slip Dress
You’ve been yearning for a silk slip dress. This one lets you dabble in the trend without an expensive commitment.
Endless Rose Polka-Dot Dress
Channel the ’80s disco trend in this velour polka-dot frock with a ruched skirt and ruffle hem.
Old Navy Keyhole Jumpsuit
Dress it up with a blazer for your office holiday party, or style it down with flats for Christmas dinner with the fam.
Free People Gold Rush Slip
Have you even seen anything more festive? We think not...
River Island Smock Dress
This mock-neck mini in a lightweight jersey is the most comfortable dress on this list...but no one has to know.
River Island Mesh Mini Dress
Who says you can’t take inspiration from the classics? Make like a Sugarplum Fairy and don a mint-green dotted mesh number.
River Island Plus Dark Green Wrap Dress
These are pleats you can absolutely twirl the night away in.
All in Favor Metallic Twist-Front Dress
A flattering front knot cinches you in at your middle (yep, even after all those pigs in a blanket).
Topshop Spot Ruffle Midi Dress
From date night to holiday party, this sheer-backed, sleeveless tiered frock is going to make every other dress in your closet jealous (in the best way).