With Christmas and New Years on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking of what you’re going to wear. Whether you’re heading to a family reunion, a chic cocktail party, or an office Christmas gathering, having the perfect holiday party dress is essential. To help you get ready for your parties, we’ve rounded up four pretty holiday party dresses with even prettier price tags under $50.

The Velvet Trend

One trend that’s very popular this year is velvet. It’s great for both Christmas or New Years get-togethers for a festive look. J.Crew Factory’s Velvet Tulip-Hem Dress will be a classic piece you can wear for years to come. Its high neckline gives it an elegant shape and its cinched waist will be flattering. It comes in pink or navy and would look great with jewelry. Both colors are priced at under $50.

A Classic Black Dress

A little black dress is a closet staple that will never go out of style. Gap’s Long Sleeve A-Line Dress is a blank canvas for you to get creative. You can pair this holiday party dress with black pumps and pearls for a classic look, or leggings and boots to appear more casual. This dress also includes two small pockets on the front, and its a-line fit gives you room to eat without your attire feeling too tight. Even better, this dress is priced at $42.

Sweater Dress

If you’re looking to be comfortable this holiday season, a sweater dress is the way to go. The Abound Stitched Mix Sweater Dress features an oversized fit that would look great under leggings or on its own. You can also style this holiday dress with tall boots, heels, or booties for different look. Plus, it comes in four color options and has a beautiful sleeve detailing. Score this dress for a budget-friendly price of $37.

Lace

Lace is a surefire way to feel feminine during the holidays. The ASTR the Label Lace A-Line Dress is a stunning option for the holidays and it’s priced right under $50. It comes in four colors and includes a midi-length that’s very on-trend. The lace over-lay creates a beautiful appearance and the shoulder straps adjust for comfort. Pair this dress with nude or black heels for a dressy look, or go with flats for all-day comfort. I personally own this dress and get compliments every time I wear it, too.

Which dress from this list is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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