15 Gorgeous Party Dresses Under $100

It’s officially the holidays, which means parties—lots of them. From work soirees to celebrating with friends, the festive season calls for dresses that are a bit more memorable than our usual lineup. Thus, we look to stunners laden with sequins, satin, velvet and flirty details that end the year on a high note. And because you’ll be spending your hard-earned dough on gifts, finding a frock that’s gentle on your bank account is a priority. To help you out we’ve gathered 15 options that only look expensive. Whether you’re seeking an elegant midi or a sexy mini, shop our editor-approved selects to wow at your next fete.

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Affordable Party Dresses

This glittery mini with cowl-neck detailing is simply sultry. Wear with barely there ankle-strap heels.

H&M Fitted Dress, $13

A printed high-neck midi offers coverage without looking frumpy.

Asos Chinoiserie-Print Maxi Tea Dress, $48

Make a statement in a sequin-paneled column design to wholeheartedly embrace the festive mood. Style with slouchy boots for a fashion-girl effect.

Zara Striped Sequined Dress, $50

This sunny maxi is giving us summer vibes and we're all for it. Stand out in the bright hue and wear it again once temperatures rise.

Nasty Gal Long-Term Maxi Dress, $50

Puffed shoulders lend '80s vibes, but the modern silhouette and luxe satin rendition make it of-the-moment.

Mango Puffed-Shoulder Satin Dress, $60

The sweetheart neckline, gathered sleeves and dark green velvet are utterly romantic.

Topshop Sweetheart-Neck Velvet Bodycon Dress, $68

Can't get enough of velvet? This regal maxi is elegant, luxe and timeless.

Lulus Sorceress Velvet Maxi Dress, $68

Opt for a more interesting iteration of the LBD with this bustier option with feminine frills.

Lost Ink Frill Bust Bodycon Dress, $69

The fluted shape is flattering on anyone. Style with a loose chignon for an amorous feel.

Missguided Lace Fishtail-Hem Midi Dress, $79

A frock with ruffles that spill over the shoulders is never not gorgeous. Statement ear baubles amp up the glamorous look.

Urban Outfitters Long Sleeve Velvet Maxi Dress, $79

The edgy corset bodice gives the flowy shape structure and definition.

Article& Gwen Corset Dress, $88

A head-turning red mini with cutout shoulders and cascading frills is bound to be a showstopper at the party.

Clayton Colette Dress, $92

Want sparkle but don't want to go dramatic? This mock-neck, long-sleeved dress is both modest and glitzy.

Warehouse Crystal Glitter Midi Dress, $93

Peekaboo shoulders, ties, a high-low hem and hint of shine make this dress an editor favorite.

& Other Stories Velour Cutout Dress, $95

You can't go wrong with a wrap dress and a gorgeous gray shade in velvet is unexpected and elevated.

WYLDR Dreamer Velvet Wrap Dress, $97