If you’re balancing a packed social calendar and work deadlines, you've most likely had zero time to think about what you'll be wearing to ring in 2019. Adding to the stress of finding an outfit is the hefty price tag that can often come along with securing something special to sip Champagne in while you count down. You'll be happy to learn that you don't need to start off the new year low on funds from an expensive outfit, because there are seemingly endless amounts of cheap New Year's Eve dresses this season just ready for you to slip on for the night.
Don't let the word "cheap" fool you — in these cases, it only applies to the price tags. Retailers you know and love have elevated styles that'll still bring the festive flair, but won't make you cringe when you pull out your credit card — a win-win in any shopper's book.
For those who want the traditional glitz of an NYE ensemble but don't care to look like a human disco ball, you can rejoice in knowing there are inexpensive options available. Dresses like this dark silver long sleeve style from Zara, $35.90, bring the sparkle and shine in a more understated way that'll still turn heads. Plus, with a pair of sleek ankle boots, it's a ridiculously chic look that'll stand out in a crowd of outfits covered in sequins.
Animal prints were a huge trend this season, and if you're in search of something different this year, the print could be the way to go. Make a statement in this velvet leopard print dress from Shopbop; it's regularly $99, but you can add this power print to your wardrobe for only $59.40 right now — just add in a little shimmer with your makeup look or jewelry. Looking for a longer silhouette? Try this tiger print satin slip dress from Topshop for $75. Wear it with a faux-fur black stole on Dec. 31, and then slip a black turtleneck underneath as you make your way through winter.
You can't go wrong with a little black dress, especially when it's under $75. One like this ruched mini from Pixie Market, on sale for $59, provides a blank slate for adding in all your favorite glittery accessories. Take the dress to the next level with a pair of shoulder dusters dripping with crystals or an embellished shoe. An even less expensive option is a fitted velvet dress for $45.99 from Mango. Looking to keep it minimal? All you need is a sleek pump, a pair of drop pearl earrings, a red lip, and voilà — you'll have an elegant look that'll wow all night.
No matter what you're looking for — metallic, velvet, satin — you'll be able to find a frock that suits your style and your budget. Ahead are 15 dresses that'll have you ready to toast to a new year.
Long Shiny Dress
Looking to try a little sparkle? Try this midi dress. Its darker shade of shine keeps it sophisticated.
This fitted style comes in both a sleek black and rich maroon.
Hold Me Close Midi Dress
This pretty shade of pink is the perfect complement to shimmery silver accessories.
Tiger Satin Slip Dress
Give your classic slip dress look a lift for NYE with this tiger printed style.
Stelen Lilly Floral Shift Dress
Take a different approach to metallic this year with a floral patterned gold dress.
New Look Curve Jacquard Dress In Burgandy
This dress will look just as good on New Year's Eve as it will at a winter wedding.
All In Favor Sparkle Rib Knit Dress
Show a little skin in this V-neck sparkling copper dress.
WAYF Peggy Mock Neck Belted Shift Dress
Those who want to go a little less traditional this New Year's Eve should try this velvet leopard print sheath dress.
Women's Plus Size Off the Shoulder Knit Maxi Dress - Who What Wear™ Black
An off-the-shoulder silhouette makes this classic LBD even more elegant.
Mini Cap Sleeve Blazer Dress - Maroon
This style is perfect for minimalists who still want their look to stand out.
Ava Black Asymmetric Ruched Dress
You won't regret picking up this LBD while it's on sale for $59.
T-shirt Dress with Sequins
This sequin dress will let you wear a T-shirt all night without anyone knowing.
Glitter Stripe Velvet Wrap Dress
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Dance the night away in this velvet striped mini dress.
Contrast Dress With Sheer Trims
If you don't want to freeze but still want to show off your arms, opt for this partially sheer black dress.
Shimmery Ribbed Dress
For the girl who wants a little bit of shimmer while still looking effortless — shop this style.