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Outfits Under $100: 3 Chic Holiday Party Looks


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Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone, it’s time to appreciate the spirit of the season. December is in full swing, which means holiday parties are going to be in abundance for the next few weekends. Creating fashionable-yet-appropriate outfits for all of your upcoming events can be quite a feat, especially in the midst of finals, gift shopping, and social gatherings.

Why not ring in the season with these Tinseltown-approved looks below? As always, they are all under $100, but you likely already have several items in your closet that would work with many of the pieces below.

Work Festivities- $93.58

Inexpensive holiday party outfit
Product Information: Dress – Amazon, Tights – Modcloth, Shoes – Forever 21, Clutch – Zara, Belt – Lulu’s

Don’t forget: a work/internship-sponsored party is still considered work. Holiday parties are notorious for poor decision-making in front of your superiors and co-workers, so keep that in mind when choosing an outfit and don’t wear anything that could be embarrassing. (Read: too short, too scandalous, or too shiny.)

You can look absolutely stunning in a simple lace dress, like the one shown above. The three-quarter-length sleeves and opaque tights would work for even the most conservative setting. Besides, it is winter, so being covered-up should be a priority anyway! Pair it with cream accessories and gorgeous pump sandals.

Formal Affair – $98.11

Holiday party outfit under 100
Product Information: Dress – H&M, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Clutch – Debenhams, Bracelet – Nasty Gal, Earrings – H&M

You don’t have to splurge on spendy gowns to look like a million bucks. If a fancy soiree is on your party circuit this season, seek out a gorgeous satin frock like the one from H&M shown above (we still can’t believe it’s only $19.95!).

Go all out with accessories that pop against the shiny black material. A bold cuff, rocker earrings, and a color-blocked clutch are impeccable touches.

Fancy Family Celebration – $98.14

Budget friendly holiday party outfit
Product Information: Dress – Windsor, Tights – Windsor, Shoes – Lulu’s, Earrings – Buckle, Bracelet – Forever 21, Nail Polish – Target

If your family’s formal holiday celebration is always one for the books, don’t let your outfit disappoint. We can’t get over how darling the dress shown above is: dark-hued sequins with a punch of gold and sleeves to keep you covered up. Pair it with tights and your sassiest pumps.

Emerald is a stand-out tone against gold, so search for some bold earrings. Also, don’t forget to trick-out your tips with a sparkly crimson nail polish!

What are you wearing for the holidays?

How do you come up with various outfits for formal events this time of year without going broke? Which look above is your favorite? What parties are on your calendar for this season? Let us know by leaving us a comment below!

Posted on on December 4, 2013 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , ,

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7 Responses to “Outfits Under $100: 3 Chic Holiday Party Looks”

  1. 1
    December 4th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    The first & third dresses were my favorite!! Nice collection of things :)


  2. 2
    December 4th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I love the last pick but unfortunately you picked a dress they show for “pre-availability”… they won’t actually be getting it until December 31!

  3. 3
    December 4th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    All beautiful dresses and accessories! Love this post, next could you do one with more causal holiday outfits or even some in between!

  4. 4
    December 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    These are such great picks! Love this post.

  5. 5
    December 4th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    This is just perfect! :D

  6. 6
    December 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Love how you threw in the nail polish in that last outfit and it’s STILL under $100 bucks! That windsor “waves” dress is simply mesmerizing. (uh-oh, is that the “pre-availability” one?)

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    December 5th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    The dress in the first collection, Work Festivities, is way cheaper on eBay. I bought it in green a few months ago, and it was around $8 with free shipping. Ships from Asia so it takes awhile to arrive, but soooooooooo worth it! Just search lace dress and it usually comes up, from like 30 different sellers lol.

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