50 Party Dresses Under $50
November's right around the corner, and you know what that means—the holiday party circuit is upon us. Check out these cocktail-ready frocks, all of which will leave plenty of cash in your wallet for that lengthy gift list.
The bold tribal pattern makes it an eye-catching choice.
This one will leave your party guests starry-eyed, for sure.
How Givenchy-esque is this swirling scarf print?
The wrap silhouette is incredibly flattering, and that floral detail is just so sweet.
One of our favorite sources for well-priced pieces, Mikkat Market offers perfect party looks for pocket change.
Gotta love a shimmering collar.
In this fruit-patterned frock, you'll be the apple of everyone's eye.
A wear-everywhere, body-con LBD that's simple to dress up or down.
Disco-delightful up top, curve-hugging on the bottom.
You know how they say the shoulders and collarbone are one of the sexiest body parts to show off? Yeah, it's true.
Criss-crossed bodice meets basic nipped-waist skirt.
This Victorian-inspired lace number is a sheer beauty.
Sequins by the thousands—you'll be the life of the party.
The epaulets add just enough shine.
A delicately designed neckline gives this pretty A-line frock depth.
Floral prints may be pretty, but an arrow pattern will knock 'em dead (uh, no pun intended).
Spotted: a flouncy-skirted dress for an absolute steal.
This one's cut from super-soft velvet, so don't be shocked when people try to hug you.
You know the saying: if it's not baroque...
Prada-esque stripes in pretty jewel tones.
Lace is always a safe bet for a fête—in bold tangerine, it becomes a standout.
On the wings of chic.
Look closely—that's a shrunken menswear pattern on this chiffon slipdress!
Just sheer enough.
Even if you can't execute a perfect triple axel, you CAN dress the part of a cool ice skater.
Peekaboo panels plus a strapless cut? This one demands confidence.
What's black and white and worn all over? This puff-sleeved dress, if you click the button below!
Pleats and thank you.
Paired with opaque black tights and a statement cocktail ring, this one gives you "Zooey Deschanel" in seconds.
Lacy, white and out of sight.
A purr-fect choice for a less dressy occassion—say, an evening concert or weekend cocktails.
The trompe l'oeil sweetheart neckline and navy hue have us feeling anything but blue.
A 1940s-inspired style to pair with all the vintage jewelry you care to pile on.
Chockablock with feminine dots—and the midi length is so modern.
Don't shed a tier—who would, when they're this pretty?
A citrus-toned sweaterdress to layer now, wear alone later.
Go wild with this animal-spotted number.
Lace in a wintry hue.
A peekaboo bodice—for those with nothing to hide.
Time to brush up on your art history—cubism's back in wearable form.
For extra French-girl effect, add ballet flats and perfectly tousled hair.
Red is the color of the season. Always.
Half French maid, half Lolita. Either way, it works.
An intricate tribal print gives this tea-length LBD something more.
We love the "demi-peplums" at the hips—an easy way to test-drive the trend without going full throttle.
Of course, you could always opt for the real deal. This little noir number will see you through the entire season and makes a great canvas for sparkling extras.
In cheerful cherry, you're sure to feel good.
Wine-colored velvet works for any yuletide gathering.
Like something a glamorous mermaid might wear—y'know, if she lived (or at least partied) on land.
An ethnic pattern gone tech.
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