Holiday Party Dresses | Several Under $100

Hi friend! Welcome to a fresh, new week! Elliott and I are heading out on a cruise this week to celebrate our friend Marianna’s 40th birthday!

I’m really looking forward to spending four nights with a group of my besties that are also coming – Ali-Shaun included! Unfortunately, we couldn’t get Rhonda to brave the boat!

I still need to pack and I’ll share what I’m bringing with you on Wednesday. 🙂

Holiday Party Dresses | Several Under $100

But first, today I’m sharing several black dresses that you can wear to your upcoming holiday parties. Or as a wedding guest if you have a wedding to attend. Most of these dresses will also work for your NYE celebrations.

We have long dresses, short dresses, sparkly dresses, dresses with feathers, bandeaux style, and more!

And best part is, several of these dresses are under $100, with one of my favorites being just $50!

And, I found the dress I’ll be wearing on the cruise for the “formal night”. The birthday girl asked the ladies to wear black, and she’s wearing a bold color.

Size Reference: I’m a shorty (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110.  I typically wear size 0P/25 jeans, XS or XSP in tops and dresses. 

Sequined Mock Neck Dress, Clear Heels

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This first dress is from Nordstrom, and a perfect option if you prefer a sparkly option with a higher neckline. This one is sleeveless with a mock neck, zipping up the back. It’s midi length with a front slit to the thigh. It’s also fully lined.

Dress Fit: Runs large, I’m wearing an XXS 

Sequined Mock Neck Dress, Clear Heels

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Sequined Strappy Dress, Clear Heels

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More sequin goodness, this time with stretchy, adjustable spaghetti straps and a very sassy front slit with flattering rusching. It’s also fully lined and zips up the back.

Best news: it’s under $100!

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Sequined Strappy Dress, Clear Heels

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Sequined Strappy Dress, Clear Heels

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Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

One Shoulder Midi Dress, Clear Heels

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This one shoulder number is super flattering with side rusching and a thigh high front slit. It’s also quite comfortable being made of a poly/spandex jersey knit in a mid weight fabric. It’s zips on the side and is fully lined.

Dress Fit : TTS, I’m wearing XS

One Shoulder Midi Dress, Clear Heels

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One Shoulder Midi Dress, Clear Heels

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Twist Neck Sparkle Dress, Clear Heels

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This is the dress I chose for the cruise! It’s insanely comfortable on with a super soft lining inside that feels like pajamas. Aside from the great comfort factor, I love the twist halter neckline with a keyhole detail.

It’s maxi length (and I’ll need an alteration), and skims the body perfectly with the perfect amount of shimmer!

Plus, it’s only $89!

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Twist Neck Sparkle Dress, Clear Heels

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Strapless Ruffle Dress, Clear Heels

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This is called the “after hours sexy black maxi dress” and it lives up to its name. It’s a bandeaux style with no slip grippers underneath and a front slit with ruffle detail.

It’s made of a ponte knit fabric, so it has a nice weight to it, while being comfortable and slightly stretchy.

Great pricing on this dress at just $69!

Strapless Ruffle Dress, Clear Heels

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Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Strapless Ruffle Dress, Clear Heels

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This dress is so elegant with the sweetheart neckline, lace shoulder detail and flowy maxi skirt. The bodice has slightly padded cups and the waist has a banded tie.

You have to see the gorgeous back!

And it’s under $100!

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Lace Strap Dress, Clear Heels

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Lace Strap Dress, Clear Heels

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Tiered Dress with Straps

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Now this is a fun one! I adore the bustier top with adjustable spaghetti straps and tiered pleated skirt. It feels fresh and modern, especially with the midi length.

The red and green also look so festive! And it’s priced right at $102.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

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Feather Skirt Dress with Sequined Top, Clear Heels

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Well, hello, you sassy thing! What a flirty, fun party dress!!

It has a stretchy, sequin bustier top with adjustable spaghetti straps and sparkly sequins. The mini skirt is ‘feather like” with little shimmery threads throughout, so you get that little bit of sparkle there too!

Only $76!

Feather Skirt Dress with Sequined Top, Clear Heels

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Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Feather Skirt Dress with Sequined Top, Clear Heels

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Feather Skirt Dress with Sequined Top, Clear Heels

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One Shoulder Dress, Heels

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If you prefer being a bit more covered, or you tend to get chilly, you’ll love this dress. It has one long sleeve and hits maxi length with a demure front slit.

This dress feels so good on and it’s only around $50, although it looks much more expensive.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing a Small

One Shoulder Dress, Heels

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One Shoulder Dress, Heels

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Black Floral Dress, clear heels

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Finally, this dress is a great option if you want to wear black, but with a little colorful flair. This silky midi dress has a gorgeous warm florals throughout, adjustable spaghetti straps and a criss cross back.

It’s on the lightweight side, with a front slit.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Black Floral Dress, clear heels

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Did you see any dresses that could work for you?? Would you want me to do another post featuring dresses with color? Let me know and I’ll add it to my list!

Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!

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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!

2 Comments

  1. You look so stunning in all these black dresses and so strong and healthy.
    Have fun on the cruise, they are so fun and relaxing. Loving all the content you and Rhonda are putting out these days. Thanks so much!

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