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15 Affordable And Chic Holiday Dresses For Every Occasion

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means it's time to break out the festive formal wear without breaking the bank. Each of these dresses can be worn for multiple occasions, meaning you'll be looking sophisticated at every event you attend.

The Perfect Dress For A Date Night Gift Exchange

The Perfect Dress For A Date Night Gift Exchange

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What's velvet, slimming, and blue all over? This gorgeous slip dress from Lulu's is a holiday occasion must, and you're sure to be the best present your sweetheart has ever gotten — no matter what you've bought.

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Photo: Lulu's

Don This Dress For Your Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Don This Dress For Your Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

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This sophisticated LBD is perfect for literally any event, but it would fit the bill for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner with all of your extended family. No matter what drama ensues at the dinner table, everyone will agree you dressed to impress.

Photo: Torrid

Blushing At Your Family's Christmas Dinner

Blushing At Your Family's Christmas Dinner

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This backless wonder from Forever 21 will earn you so many compliments even as you try to evade uncomfortable questions from your extended family. Just keep reaching for the ham and cookies when the going gets tough, babe.

Photo: Forever 21

What To Wear For NYE With Your Gal Pals

What To Wear For NYE With Your Gal Pals

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Seasonal get-togethers don't often call for rompers, but you might have to make an exception for this velvet beauty. You're sure to heat up every bar and club you enter in this shiny romper, and it won't be hard to find your New Years' kiss!

Photo: Urban Outfitters

Dress Up For A Holiday Night Out

Dress Up For A Holiday Night Out

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Between all the required events you have to attend and seasonal holiday stress, you'll probably need a night to impress your SO. You'll look better than any present under the Christmas tree in this sequin wrap dress.

Photo: Asos

Everyone's Asking For This Dress At Your Friends' Secret Santa

Everyone's Asking For This Dress At Your Friends' Secret Santa

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This LBD will make you the envy of all your closest friends as you swap gifts and make merry. And once it's time to hit the town, no one will be more prepared than you!

Photo: Nasty Gal

A White Elephant Gift Exchange Dress Sure To Impress

A White Elephant Gift Exchange Dress Sure To Impress

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White elephant gift exchanges are typically fun affairs, which makes this dress a perfect flirty statement. If you're trying to catch the eye of a special someone, you won't have to work too hard!

Photo: Tobi

Best Dressed At The Holiday Ball

Best Dressed At The Holiday Ball

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This is not your average LBD, which is exactly why you need it if you have an especially formal holiday ball to attend. The high-low silhouette is perfect for dancing and moving about the ballroom like a true princess.

Photo: debshops

This Office Party Dress Totally Works

This Office Party Dress Totally Works

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This embroidered dress will make you the talk of your seasonal office party. It's not too showy, and it will definitely make negotiating for the best secret Santa gift a lot easier.

Photo: Francesca's

The Only New Year's Eve Dress You'll Ever Need

The Only New Year's Eve Dress You'll Ever Need

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Sometimes you need a dress that sparkles and shines. Well, we think we found the perfect sequin dress to make you gleam and shimmer at your New Year's Eve party unlike everyone else. Another great option is this equally sparkly dress you can easily break out for future formal events!

Photo: H&M

What To Wear To Your SO's Thanksgiving Get-Together

What To Wear To Your SO's Thanksgiving Get-Together

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This navy dress is just what you need to feel completely (sort of) at ease at your SO's annual Thanksgiving dinner. Look good, feel good, and don't be afraid to ask for seconds!

Photo: Missguided

Slip Into This Late Night Christmas Party Dress

Slip Into This Late Night Christmas Party Dress

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The holographic trend is here to stay, which means you must rock it around the Christmas tree all season long. This green sequin slip dress won't turn you into the Grinch, we promise.

Photo: Asos

The Best Friendsgiving Frock Ever

The Best Friendsgiving Frock Ever

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This dress is equal parts comfort and sophistication, which means it's ideal for your Friendsgiving dinner. With your closest pals surrounding you with heaps and heaps of food, you'll be glad you chose this easy dress between courses and chit chat. If you're looking for a cheaper option, this dress features some amazing bell sleeves and a silhouette to die for. 

Photo: Abercrombie & Fitch

May We Invite You To Our Holiday Christmas Party?

May We Invite You To Our Holiday Christmas Party?

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There's no way you can hide from the party crowd in this stunning dress. Aptly named after a gorgeous peacock, you'll be flaunting your true colors even under all the Christmas lights and mistletoe.

Photo: J Crew Factory

Your Christmas Party After-Party Dress

Your Christmas Party After-Party Dress

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Once you're done schmoozing with your peers and mentors at your office party, it's time to don this geometric dress to keep the festive fun going all night long.

Photo: Revolve

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