50 Flawless New Year's Eve Party Dresses Under $100

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Because we want you to look like a million bucks on New Year's Eve—not spend it—we've gathered 50 party dresses under $100. Click through to find the right one for you.


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Less expected than sequins, feminine florals stand out in a good way.


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Keep the Black Swan thing going with a topknot and heavy eyeliner.

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So slouchy and cozy, you'll forget it's a cocktail dress.


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A fresh take on the illusion neckline.


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Layer it under a cropped cream fur jacket—the bigger and fluffier, the better.

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Something Kate Moss would've worn when she dated Johnny Depp.

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Demure doesn't have to be dowdy: this covered-up cut is still plenty festive.

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An homage to Raf Simons' last Jil Sander collection.

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Makes you want to put chopsticks in your hair and add She's All That to your Netflix queue, right?

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We bet you Michelle Obama will be wearing something like this on December 31.

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Nothing makes a memorable entrance quite like a Jessica Rabbit dress.

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No waistband means you can eat all the canapes you like.
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Incredibly cute with pointy-toe flats.

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Pile on bold cuffs and sparkly earrings, but leave your collarbone bare—the deep V is statement enough.

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No makeup looks better with black and white than a strong matte red lip.

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Keep it from looking too sugary sweet with a cropped bomber and basic black pumps.

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To balance this super-structured style, keep your hair down and slightly undone.

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If glitter and sequins aren't your thing, try brocade; it's less look-at-me, but still shiny.

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An all-black fit-and-flare style flatters every figure.

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Needless to say, you'll be doing some dancing.

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Easy to recycle post-party: just add moto boots and a star cardigan for a Slimane-inspired look.

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The least flashy way to add shimmer.

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Great for girls with Joan Hollaway curves.

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If there's ever a night that calls for full-on glitter, New Year's Eve is it. Go for it!

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Part crop top/skirt combo, part wiggle dress, this slinky style makes a lasting impression.

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Best at parties with lots of candlelight: the sequins will twinkle in the prettiest way.

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Thanks to the asymmetrical hemline, your legs will look 10 miles long.

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Slightly grunge and undone, a party dress that downtown DJ types would go for.

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For a more casual look, layer it under a cropped black turtleneck.

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Don't even try to make it through the evening without twirling. It's impossible.

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An excellent color choice if you plan on drinking merlot or cabernet sauvignon.

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When in doubt, a Factory Girl shift looks good on all shapes.

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With a choker necklace and skinny silver bracelets, an incredibly alluring look.

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Maybe the most elegant cocktail mini ever.


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Bonus: you can wear it to New Year's brunch the next day with a floppy felt hat and flat over-the-knee boots.

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As for your coordinating coat, pale pastel pink is the best choice.

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Nothing highlights décolletage better than dainty spaghetti straps.

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You know Rihanna's going to wear the same one, right?


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Order this early enough and you can use it for a few holiday parties, too.


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Pure ladylike elegance with its scalloped edges and subtle bell cut.


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Do it with soft natural makeup and lots of rose gold accessories.

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Want to make a memorable exit? Go for an open back.


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Classic enough to wear next New Year's, too.


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Short skirts are guaranteed to look good with flats.

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Because disco dressing isn't for everyone.


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Style it just like Taylor Swift would: with crimson lips and glitter brogues.


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Bring along some pink champagne to match.


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Kate Middleton's go-to style with a sexier spin.

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Not to worry: you don't have to choose between looking good on New Year's Eve and starting 2014 without credit card debt. You can easily have both by shopping the 50 festive dress options, all under $100, in the slideshow above.

Click through to save yourself money for all those upcoming January sales.

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