16 Gorgeous Holiday Party Dresses You Can Actually Afford

Diply 5 Dec 2017

Listen up, party people! The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means. It's time to eat, drink, and be merry until we're having a full-on identity crisis and begin to crave a regular routine.

But before you hit that inevitable low point, celebrations are in order! These unique, beautiful, and (most importantly) inexpensive party dresses will help you shine at those upcoming holiday parties.

1. Asos Lace Dobby Patchwork Long Sleeve Mini Dress ($72)

ASOS | ASOS

This lace, ruffled mini dress is the perfect combination of vintage and sultry. Follow this model's lead, and rock a red lip with it!

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2. Forever 21 Sheer Embroidered Fringe Dress ($78)

Forever 21 | Forever 21

There's nothing quite so classy as winter whites. This fun, sexy number incorporates cutouts, lace, and fringe to make for the perfect party dress.

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3. Zara Combined Tuxedo Jumpsuit ($89.90)

ZARA | ZARA

This power suit-inspired dress is so modern and chic. The sheer sleeves make the dress less serious, and the back part of the dress is all lace!

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4. Forever 21 Cutout Sequin Mini Dress ($32.90)

Forever 21 | Forever 21

If you can't wear sequins during the holidays, when can you wear them? This glittery, mermaid-inspired number features cut-out sides and a keyhole back.

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5. River Island Petite Pink Velvet One-Shoulder Frill Dress ($76)

River Island | River Island

This dusty rose, ruffled velvet dress is dreamy, feminine, and classy, all at the same time. Plus, the one-shoulder look is a serious trend right now.

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6. Urban Outfitters Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Bodycon Dress ($49) 

Urban Outfitters | Urban Outfitters

This deep emerald, velvet off-the-shoulder dress is most definitely a head-turner. To make the dress more casual, you could pair it with some heeled booties.

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7. Torrid Gunmetal Grey Sequin Cutout Back Skater Dress ($66.67)

Torrid | Torrid

This skater-style dress from Torrid is the definition of a holiday outfit. Copy this model, and pair it with black heels and a bejeweled clutch!

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8. River Island Ruched Folded Bardot Knit Midi Dress ($72)

River Island | River Island

The best part about this timeless, off-the-shoulder knit dress is that it can be as casual or as fancy as you like, depending on your choice of accessories.

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9. Urban Outfitters Patsy Smocked Velvet Romper ($69)

Urban Outfitters | Urban Outfitters

This burgundy velvet romper is giving off serious Victorian-era vibes (in the best way possible). This model's sparkly fishnet tights are the perfect pairing.

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10. River Island Plus Gold Mirror Dot Sequin Bodycon Dress ($96)

River Island | River Island

This sequin, dark gold dress from River Island is all kinds of fierce. This dress speaks for itself, so keep the accessories to a minimum.

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11. Missguided Crushed Velvet Knot Front Shift Dress ($47)

Missguided | Missguided

Nothing says Christmastime like a ruby red crushed velvet mini dress. This dress is festive, fun, and more than a little bit flirty.

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12. Zara Draped Velvet Dress ($69.90)

ZARA | ZARA

If you classify your style as bohemian, you'll fawn over this velvet floral print dress. The high slit and waist definition ensure the dress is flattering.

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13. Asos Petite Crop Top Ruffle Sleeve Mini Dress ($45)

ASOS | ASOS

Have you ever seen anything cuter than this ruffled mini dress from ASOS? Pair with statement earrings and plum lipstick for a showstopping look.

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14. Forever 21 Kikiriki Iridescent Stud Jumpsuit ($78)

Forever 21 | Forever 21

So it's not technically a dress, but this studded jumpsuit was simply too hot to keep off this list. Wear this if you want all eyes to be on you.

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15. Torrid Special Occasion Red Velvet Cutout Neck Gown ($54.45)

Torrid | Torrid

Talk about regal. This long red velvet dress is totally a statement outfit. The attached choker makes it super trendy.

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16. Missguided Black Eyelash Lace Plunge Neck Mini Dress ($95)

Missguided | Missguided

You can never, EVER go wrong with a little black dress. And this one just happens to feature lace, tassels, and a plunging neckline.

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