In Search of the Perfect Holiday Party Dress? Here Are 26 Under $100 We Think You’ll Love

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 black romper

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.

Buy It ($40)

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 pleated dress

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 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...

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River Island

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.

Buy It ($64)

river island mint mesh dress
River Island

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. 

Buy It ($72)

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River Island

River Island Plus Dark Green Wrap Dress

These are pleats you can absolutely twirl the night away in.

Buy It ($76)

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). 


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