Holiday Party Dresses Under $100

Thank you guys for the feedback on yesterday’s fitness post!  It’s so important to our health and wellbeing to stay active and fit, especially as we get older! Because I’m an ‘older mom’ – 42 with a 1 year old!  I think it’s extra important for my energy levels to keep exercising.  My daughter is high energy and I gotta keep up.  Plus, I love running around with my 7 year old!

We’ve started to get our holiday parties on the books and I have two darling and affordable dresses to share with you, along with 9 more under $100!  You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like it!


This first dress was a happy surprise because it’s only $45 and looks amazing on with the fit and flare hourglass style.  It’s universally flattering, and has a fun ruffled hem!

Ruffle Dress XS • Clutch (similar on sale) • Earrings • Similar Leopard Heels • Red Lips “brave red”

It’s flirty and feminine and a bit sexy with the plunging neckline.  You could add a lacy bralette underneath or a lace trim camisole if you prefer to be more covered up.  I feel like the longer sleeves helped me feel like not too much skin was showing.  It fits TTS, and is super flattering.

One thing I love about this wrap-style dress, is that it doesn’t fully open (it’s more of a faux wrap), so it’s guaranteed to stay put.  It’s got a great swing to it and the fabric is very comfortable.  I’m partial to the black, but it also comes in a pretty pink and warm burgundy.

I added a punch of pattern with my leopard heels, but you could also wear black heels or another color for a vibrant pop.

Ruffle Dress XS • Clutch (similar on sale) • Earrings • Similar Leopard Heels • Red Lips “brave red”

You know a dress is good when it makes you feel like twirling! I really couldn’t believe this dress is only $45!

A black faux leather jacket (under $100, size up) is usually my go-to for wearing with a party dress, but I like how well this tan suede moto jacket looks over the dress. I found this jacket fits TTS, I’m wearing XS. You can see it with my shirt dress here.

Little Black Dress Under $50 #lbd #littleblackdress #partydress

Ruffle Dress XS • Clutch (similar on sale) • Earrings • Similar Leopard Heels • Red Lips “brave red” • Suede Moto Jacket

I realized you could only see a bit of my black tassel earrings, so I took a quick pic when I got home.  These are so fun and just the right statement with this party dress.

ball drop earrings

Tassel Earrings


Next up, for something a little more fancy, this lace overlay dress is gorgeous and also under $100!  In these pictures, the underlay fabric has a purple hue to it, but it’s definitely more nude in person. I found mine at Nordstrom, but sizes are limited there- so you can also order it with FREE shipping here!

Holiday Party Dress- lace dress #LBD #partydress #Fallfashion

Lace Dress 1/2 • Clutch (similar on sale) • Black Heels • Similar Bracelet

I’m crazy for the detail on this dress and the lace pattern goes in a chevron pattern.  They keyhole neck opens it up, but it isn’t too revealing.

Isn’t the lace detail pretty?!

Lace Dress 1/2 • Clutch (similar on sale) • Black Heels • Similar Bracelet

And it looks as good coming as it does going.  You can wear this backless bra for some lift and coverage while keeping your back bare. It’s recommended to order one size up, but for me, my normal size is what fit best.

Lace Dress 1/2 • Clutch (similar on sale) • Black Heels • Similar Bracelet

 Similar Faux Leather Jacket (under $100)

But on those extra cold nights, I like to bundle up with a scarf.  My exact faux fur scarf sold out, but I found this nearly identical scarf that is soooo soft and luscious!

I’d say I’m feeling party ready!

Little Black Dress #lbd #littleblackdress #partydress 8

Similar Scarf


Even if you have a LBD in your closet, it’s always nice to have something new to wear for a special occasion!  I love that you can add one to your closet for under $100- and in several different styles!

Under $100 little black dresses #partydress

Lace Shift Dress  • Lace Fit & Flare Dress  • Lace Midi Dress 

Spaghetti Strap Dress • Long Sleeve Off the Shoulder Dress • Off the Shoulder Dress

Skater Dress •  Bell Sleeve Shift Dress • Keyhole Fit & Flare Dress

Which one is your fave?



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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


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