17 Cheap Christmas Party Dresses (That Look Expensive)

You need a rockin’ party dress for the Holiday season, but your bank account says a big fat NO? Check out these cheap Christmas party dresses that make you look like a million bucks!

Cheap Christmas Party Dresses – Top Picks

You’re about to discover the perfect selection of affordable Christmas party dresses that look like a million bucks.

Get ready to dazzle everyone with your style without breaking the bank!

Sequins Sleeveless Slip Dress

Sequins Sleeveless Slip Dress

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This glitter slip dress is available in 17 colors and in sizes ranging from small to 3x-large. The hardware straps give this dress a cool-chic look!

Long Sleeve Party Dress with Faux Feather Trim

Long Sleeve Party Dress with Faux Feather Trim

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This long-sleeved dress gets a touch of class and quirk thanks to the faux fur trim at the sleeves and hemline.

It’s an eye-catching dress that’s sure to stand out in the crowd.

Available in black in sizes S, M, and L.

A-symmetrical Cocktail Dress

Meetjen Elegant Floral Lace Dress Hi-Lo Wedding Plus Size Cocktail Party Short V Neck Flowy Fancy Dresses Navy 3XL



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This handkerchief hemline cocktail dress is a stunning option if you’re looking for a chic and affordable Christmas party dress.

The dress is made of a high-quality, comfortably soft lace material that hugs your body just right.

With its unique asymmetrical hem and flattering V-neck design, it’s sure to turn heads at any event.

Plus-Size One Shoulder Velvet Dress

SOLY HUX Women's Plus Size One Shoulder Long Sleeve Ruched Wrap Velvet Bodycon Dress Black 3XL



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This stunning, budget-friendly dress makes you the star of the show at any Christmas party.

Its polyester and elastane blend creates a soft and comfortable feel, while the fabric maintains a slight stretch that compliments your curves.

The asymmetrical one-shoulder design is eye-catching, and the tulip hem adds extra elegance to this chic velvet piece.

With this dress, you can confidently grace any party or event, knowing you look fabulous without breaking the bank.

Available in 7 colors and sizes ranging from X-large to 5X-large.

Retro Floral Lace Ruffle Mini Dress


Miusol Women's Floral Lace Elegant Ruffle Design Evening Party Dress (XX-Large, Burgundy)


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This retro-style cocktail dress is an excellent choice for a classy, affordable Christmas party dress with a luxurious appearance.

The vintage floral lace and ruffle details work beautifully together to create a dress that catches the eye and makes a lasting impression.

With a variety of sizes ranging from US 4/6(Small) to US 16/18(XX-Large), finding your perfect fit has never been easier.

Lace Off Shoulder Cocktail Dress

Dressystar Women's Lace Cocktail Dress Hi-Lo Off Shoulder Bridesmaid Swing Formal Party Dress 0042 Burgundy S

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Beautiful high-low dress with lace top. The top sits off-shoulder for a flattering look, but you can wear it on the shoulders using double-sided tape.

The dress is available in 20+ colors and sizes ranging from x-small to 3x-large.

Off-Shoulder Cocktail Dress

MISSMAY Women's Vintage Floral Lace Long Sleeve Boat Neck Cocktail Party Swing Dress (Small, B-Navy Blue)

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An off-shoulder dress shows off those sexy shoulders and flatters the face. This dress has long sleeves, so you do get coverage, but still can show off a stunning bracelet (or 2)!

Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Party Dress

PRETTYGARDEN Women's Fall Bodycon Mini Dress Sparkly Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Ruched Short Club Cocktail Wedding Guest Dresses (Green,Small)

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This bodycon party dress has ruched sides and and a cowl neck making it totally on trend! I love the gorgeous green color (so Christmas-y!), but this dress is also available in black and blue.

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Lace Applique Party Dress

Babyonlinedress Womens Lace Tulle Applique Open Back Short Beaded Prom Homecoming Dresses (Burgundy,2)

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This cute and sexy party dress features a sweetheart neckline with an applique bustier and a skirt made from double-layered chiffon.

The top has a built-in bra with a non-slip design. At the back, there’s a concealed zipper for easy access.

This dress is available in 10 colors with sizes up to 16.

Vintage Lace Long Sleeve Party Dress

Miusol Women's Vintage Floral Lace 2/3 Sleeve Bridesmaid Party Dress (Small, Navy Blue)

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This vintage lace long-sleeve Christmas party dress is something British Princess Catherine would wear. From a designer label with the matching price tag of course!

The dress features a scoop neck, a trim waist, 3/4 sleeves, and a knee-length pleated skirt.

This is one of my favorite cheap Christmas party dresses because of the elegant style, waist detail, and sleeve length.

This dress is also available in wine red, black, and light purple which also looks amazing!

Velvet Long Dress with Side Slit

Ababalaya Long Sleeve Wrap Velvet Long Formal Dresses Cocktail Dress, Burgundy, S


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Classic velvet long evening dress with long sleeves and side split in burgundy red. The dress is also available in black and green.

Red Sequin Party Dress

PrettyGuide Women Sexy Deep V Neck Sequin Glitter Bodycon Stretchy Mini Party Dress S Shiny Burgundy


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Wanna amp up the glitz and the glamour for a fabulous Christmas party? Take a look at this red sequin party dress!

The dress features a v-neck and is available in many colors. The dress in the picture the color is burgundy, but other shades of red are also available.

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Plus Size Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

Pinup Fashion Plus Size Cocktail Dresses Women Burgundy Red Lace Top Chiffon Wedding Guest Semi-Formal Maroon Evening Party Wrap Dress

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In plus size, you can also find some fantastic cheap Christmas party dresses that look chic!

This red wrap dress has a satin belt and scallop-edged hems with flatter and enhance your features. It comes in a range of colors including black, blue, pink, green and more!

Black Long Party Dress

Ever-Pretty Womens Elegant Double V Neck Maxi Fomral Party Dress 4 US Black

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A long black party dress never goes out of style and can be used repeatedly. This long dress has a v-neck and is made from chiffon.

Rest assured: it’s fully lined, so you can comfortably wear it without any peek-a-boos!

The dress is available in 14 colors and prints. Sizes run up to 18 plus!

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Off-Shoulder Party Dress

Sarin Mathews Women Off The Shoulder Short Sleeve High Low Cocktail Skater Dress Purple S

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This off-shoulder party dress has a flattering neckline, a short sleeve, and a high-low hemline.

It’s a very elegant and sexy-looking dress! If you don’t like purple, there are 17 color options available including red, black, green, purple white and yellow.

ELABEST Glitter Evening Clutch Bag Rhinestone Handbag Crossbody Purse Wedding Party Bag for Women and Girls (Single-sided black crystal)

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Vintage Tea Party Dress

GRACE KARIN Black 1950's Dresses for Women Sleeveless Cotton XS F-13


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If you’re looking for something more formal, then this vintage tea party dress is something you can never go wrong with!

The dress is sleeveless with a circle swing skirt, boat neck, and belt. It’s knee length, so very suitable for formal parties and weddings

It’s a very elegant dress and it reminds me of the dresses Audrey Hepburn used to wear.

There’s an amazing color and print selection available for this dress including polka dots and floral prints. Also, the sizing options are very generous and run up to xxx-large.

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Sequin Gatsby Style Cocktail Dress

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Dance the night away at your Christmas party in this Sequin Gatsby Style Cocktail Dress!

Dress features include a v-neckline front and back, a drop waist, and a knee-length hem with beads.

The dress is embellished all over with sequins, and beads and available in 10 different colors.

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Cheap Christmas Party Dresses That Look Expensive

Cheap Christmas Party Dresses FAQ

What fabrics and styles can make a cheap dress appear more luxurious?

When choosing a cheap Christmas party dress, opt for fabrics that mimic the appearance of more luxurious materials. Look for dresses made with velvet, lace, or satin.

These tend to have a rich texture that gives the impression of a more expensive garment.

Additionally, dresses with more structured, tailored cuts or with ruching can also elevate the overall look.

Patterns such as brocade and jacquard can also create a more opulent feel, even when the dress is budget-friendly.

Just make sure the pattern is not overused, as it may look too busy or cheap.

What are some tips for accessorizing a low-cost party dress to make it appear expensive?

Accessories play a crucial role in making a low-cost party dress look more upscale.

First, choose jewelry wisely. Opt for pieces that have a classy and elegant appearance, like pearls or delicate gold or silver chains.

Avoid flashy or plastic-looking items, as they can cheapen the overall look.

Next, consider pairing your dress with a stylish pair of heels or flats in a complementary color. A well-chosen shoe can make any outfit look more expensive and put-together.

Lastly, don’t forget about your handbag. A sleek, structured clutch or purse can instantly elevate your entire ensemble.

In addition, make sure your makeup and hair look polished and sophisticated to complete your glamorous appearance.

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