Holiday season is the season for giving. But it’s also party season, and that means you need something to wear! Avoid blowing major bucks on, um, yourself with this list of fabulously festive frocks—all for under $100—and you can still afford to get Great Aunt Mildred that one-of-a-kind commissioned portrait of her five cats. Because there’s money well spent, no? –Chelsea Karnash
Chiffon Ruffle Dress, also in black and magenta – $44.94
Cute ruffles, a billowy silhouette and a pop of color combine for one fab party dress. And while the fabric is super lightweight, it’s also fully lined—so you can say cheese without letting the world see what you’re wearing underneath.
Zelda Dress – $78
A totally unique dress in a totally unique color. You’re practically guaranteed to be the only one wearing this frock wherever you go this holiday season.
Wrap Around Velour Dress – $34.95
Beyond flattering. This semi-shear, super comfy wrap dress shows off all your best assets and lets you enjoy a few canapés too. Love the flower detailing.
Discotheque Savvy Dress – $52.99
Watch the ball drop in this shimmery number. Downplay the Beyoncé factor by pairing with opaque tights and strappy sandals or ankle boots.
Brendan Dress – $60
Lace, puffy sleeves and a flared hem. In any other color, this demure dress might come off too prim, but in black, it’s got just enough edge to make it New Year’s Eve appropriate.
One Shoulder Drape Sleeve Dress, also in deep purple – $53.94
Hot pink looks good on every skin tone—seriously. And whether you belt this dress or wear it loose, you’re guaranteed to stand out in a sea of boring black cocktail dresses.
Sophisticated Senorita Dress – $74.99
Speaking of standing out…this LRD (little red dress) is fun, festive and gorgeously designed. Oh, and it’s inexpensive, too.
En-meshed in Layers Dress – $94.99
Not into bright colors but don’t want to wear black? This is your dress! Ruffles, one-shoulder and a detachable belt might seem like trend overload, but in this subtle shade, it works.
Drape Dress with Cross Front, also in navy – $72.72
Show off curves—or create them—in this ultra-feminine mini dress. Black tights and chunky heels or low booties make it office party appropriate, while bare legs and sky-high heels turn you into the belle of the New Year’s ball.
Pencil Dress with Heart Mesh , also in reverse colors – $99.99
The black mesh and body-con silhouette are sexy, but it’s the stark white collar that makes this dress—and the chick wearing it—so cool. If Coco Chanel had a hipster great-granddaughter, she’d design this…and sell it for a helluva lot more than a hundred bucks.