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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.

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The bold tribal pattern makes it an eye-catching choice.

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This one will leave your party guests starry-eyed, for sure.

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How Givenchy-esque is this swirling scarf print?

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The wrap silhouette is incredibly flattering, and that floral detail is just so sweet.

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One of our favorite sources for well-priced pieces, Mikkat Market offers perfect party looks for pocket change.

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Gotta love a shimmering collar.

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In this fruit-patterned frock, you'll be the apple of everyone's eye.

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A wear-everywhere, body-con LBD that's simple to dress up or down.

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Disco-delightful up top, curve-hugging on the bottom.

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You know how they say the shoulders and collarbone are one of the sexiest body parts to show off? Yeah, it's true.

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Criss-crossed bodice meets basic nipped-waist skirt.

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This Victorian-inspired lace number is a sheer beauty.

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Sequins by the thousands—you'll be the life of the party.

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The epaulets add just enough shine.

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A delicately designed neckline gives this pretty A-line frock depth.

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Floral prints may be pretty, but an arrow pattern will knock 'em dead (uh, no pun intended).

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Spotted: a flouncy-skirted dress for an absolute steal.

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This one's cut from super-soft velvet, so don't be shocked when people try to hug you.

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You know the saying: if it's not baroque...

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Prada-esque stripes in pretty jewel tones.

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Lace is always a safe bet for a fête—in bold tangerine, it becomes a standout.

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On the wings of chic.

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Look closely—that's a shrunken menswear pattern on this chiffon slipdress!

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Just sheer enough.

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Even if you can't execute a perfect triple axel, you CAN dress the part of a cool ice skater.

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Peekaboo panels plus a strapless cut? This one demands confidence.

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What's black and white and worn all over? This puff-sleeved dress, if you click the button below!

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Paired with opaque black tights and a statement cocktail ring, this one gives you "Zooey Deschanel" in seconds.

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Lacy, white and out of sight.

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A purr-fect choice for a less dressy occassion—say, an evening concert or weekend cocktails.

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The trompe l'oeil sweetheart neckline and navy hue have us feeling anything but blue.

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A 1940s-inspired style to pair with all the vintage jewelry you care to pile on.

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Chockablock with feminine dots—and the midi length is so modern.

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Don't shed a tier—who would, when they're this pretty?

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A citrus-toned sweaterdress to layer now, wear alone later.

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Go wild with this animal-spotted number.

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Lace in a wintry hue.

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A peekaboo bodice—for those with nothing to hide.

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Time to brush up on your art history—cubism's back in wearable form.

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For extra French-girl effect, add ballet flats and perfectly tousled hair.

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Red is the color of the season. Always.

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Half French maid, half Lolita. Either way, it works.

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An intricate tribal print gives this tea-length LBD something more.

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We love the "demi-peplums" at the hips—an easy way to test-drive the trend without going full throttle.

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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.

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In cheerful cherry, you're sure to feel good.

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Wine-colored velvet works for any yuletide gathering.

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Like something a glamorous mermaid might wear—y'know, if she lived (or at least partied) on land.

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An ethnic pattern gone tech.

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