The Most Festive Cocktail Dresses Under $100

Let's do a quick tally, shall we? We've got your company's holiday party, that charity gala you've had penciled in for weeks, a fancy Chrismukkah dinner party your BFF from college is throwing, as well as a half-dozen other cocktail dress-code fêtes and fiestas. While we'd all like to wear a different Lanvin frock to each occasion, that's just not an option. But fear not—we're here to assist with this party dress guide! In fact, we've rounded up the most festive—and affordablecocktail dresses under $100 that you can stock up on now. From glitzy mini-dresses to more sumptuous gowns, we've got the budget-conscious party dresses to accompany you to each of your holiday engagements. This time around, playing dress up was never so much fun!
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Opener photo via Urban Outfitters.
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Above, from left: Topshop Teal Cut-Out Detail Grecian Dress, $90, available at Topshop; Silence & Noise Golden Ring Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters; Quicksilver Gifted Dress, $98, available at Quicksilver; ASOS Grecian Bandeau Maxi Dress, $49.13, available at ASOS.
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Above, from left: Forever 21 Metallic Lace Dress, $13.50, available at Forever 21; Vena Cava for Aqua Square-Print Silk Dress, $66.36, available at Bloomingdale's; BCBG Jersey Cocktail Dress, $86.80 (was $248), available at Final Cut; Rachel Rachel Roy Leopard Print Dress, $99, available at Rachel Roy.
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Above, from left: Laundry by Shelli Segal Metallic Halter Cocktail Dress, $98 (was $325), available at eDressMe; Victoria's Secret Strapless Mesh Dress, $88, available at Victoria's Secret;Madewell Floaty Cami Mini Dress, $59.99 (was $138), available at Madewell; TFNC All Over Sequin Dress with Keyhole Back, $68.96, available at ASOS.
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Above, from left: AE Sweetheart Dress, $49.50, available at American Eagle; BCBGeneration Contrast Asymmetrical Dress, $88, available at BCBG; Ann Taylor LOFT Sheath Dress, $98, available at LOFT; Ark & Co. Elegant Pearl Cocktail Dress, $58, available at eDressMe.
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Above, from left: BB Dakota Halsey Dress, $97, available at Piperlime and Fred Flare; Forest Coral Dress, $74.99, available at ModCloth; MM Couture By Miss Me Lace Drape Minidress, $88, available at Revolve Clothing; Topshop Pleated Flute One Sleeve Dress, $90, available at Topshop.