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50 Under $50: Party Dresses

Halloween is fast approaching—marking the unofficial start of party season. You know, the slew of nonstop work cocktails, engagement celebrations, holiday bashes, New Year's Eve drunkfests, etc. And you need a dress for each and every one. Because honestly, you can't be photographed in the same outfit in all your Facebook and Instagram pics, right?

Lucky for you, we've found so many cute options, and every single one is under $50. So go on...take a look!

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Just because Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby is delayed until next summer doesn't mean we can't party like it's the roaring '20s now.
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The heart-shaped studding on the collar = subtly badass.
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The kitty motif makes this already adorable scallop-collared drop waist dress that much more irresistible.


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The lace-detailing gives it a sweeter feel.


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The navy hue gives this lacy confection a touch of edginess.
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Wear this Peter Pan-collared embroidered lace mini-dress the next time you feel like channeling Alexa Chung.


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It's a little bit country, a lot rock 'n' roll.


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This one is for all the girls who secretly want to be Downton Abbey's Lady Mary. Matthew not included.
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Supersize the sparkle (but keep the dress mini) with shimmery paillettes.
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Get creative with the belt. We suggest playing with metallics, neon brights and jewel-encrusted waist-cinchers.
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The puffed sleeves maximize the retro '80s appeal.
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So Posh. As in Beckham.
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Would look just as hot layered under a moto-jacket as a structured tuxedo blazer.


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Love the architectural angles.


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We like the slinky, '70s disco appeal.
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The sexy cut-outs make it.


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The regal tapestry-like print on this fit-and-flare is perfect for bringing a little edge to high-brow cocktail party.


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Nothing like a little dominatrix-invoking leather(ette) detail to make the night interesting.
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A feminine way to test out the neoprene trend.
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Work your inner Angelina Jolie in this sexy black maxidress. With two skyscraper-high side slits, you can show off either leg.
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Your go-to for any work-related celebratory functions.
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The black lace overlay adds just a touch of sexiness.


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We're not sure what's sexier about this dress: the peek-a-boo double-cross back straps or the body-con silhouette. A tie?


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You just can never have enough leopard print—especially when it's on a sexy-cute ballerina-skirted corset dress.


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Accessorize with a pair of brightly-hued heels.
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Totally '80s. In a good way.


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The color-blocked ruffle adds a modern touch to this retro silhouette.
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Bet you can't wait to take this swingy fringed dress for a spin on the dance floor.


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There's no resisting the girlish charm of a lace and tulle combo. Especially in lipstick red.
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It's good girl gone bad (or the other way around?).


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The softly tailored pleats are a thoughtful touch.
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All this needs is an armful of bangles and a statement clutch.


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Save the gold-embroidered brocade for the fancy bashes.


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Sexy and hard-angled, in the season's hottest color.


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We've heard of a sweetheart neckline, but a sweetheart cut-out is new to us. We like.
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We love the cross-strapped back.
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Just throw a nubby oversize cardigan or parka over it for daytime.


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Animal prints makes any dress party-ready.


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A daytime look for Lady Gaga, but perfect evening wear for you.
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The gold-flecked lurex detail is an alternative to sequins for holiday sparkle.


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We like the idea of pairing it with a velvet blazer.
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A boho-cool take on the traditional holiday dress texture.
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It's never too early to start thinking about a New Year's Eve....


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