Friday, December 14, 2018

Five on Friday - Holiday Dresses Under $50

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Christmas week is almost here, y’all!  If you’re anything like me you plan waaaay ahead when it comes to what you’re going to wear, but sometimes things are so hectic this time of year, it’s pretty easy to drop the ball.  If you’re looking for some last minute ideas for parties, church, or even New Year’s Eve, I have you covered today!  These are all under $50 (most are actually under $30!) and best of all, they all qualify for FREE two-day shipping with a Prime Membership (get yours here) so you can have them super fast.

B and I attend a ball every January, so I actually decided to do this post to a) help anyone who may be looking for last-minute outfits, and b) get your opinions on ideas for what I should wear to the ball!  Some of them are too casual to be ball contenders, but of the dressier ones, let me know which ones you like!

O N E – Classic

I fell madly in love with this dress at first sight!  It’s actually one piece, but I love how it looks like a skirt with a top.  AND IT HAS POCKETS!  It's taking every ounce of self-control for me to not buy this RIGHT NOW.

This 50s throw-back is classic, but I love how it was modernized with the cut-out at the neck.

Little black dress with a touch of lace, anyone?

This is another one-piece dress that looks like a two-piece!  And it comes in so many fun colors and patterns and it has pockets, too!!  It's also a best seller on Amazon and highly rated.  This one is taking self-control, too!  I'm seriously considering purchasing it for Christmas card pictures for next year!!  It's less than $30!  

T W O – Cocktail

I love the high-low on this dress and the touch of lace on the top.

Lace all over and an off-the-shoulder scalloped neckline makes this one stand out.

I love red and this little dress here is so fun!

T H R E E – Glam

This is one that I’m considering getting for our ball.  I love it SO much.  It looks like it would be so flattering since the waist is cinched and it looks like a million bucks!  But it’s only $27.99.  This is why I love Amazon, y’all!  What a time to be alive!

And this dress… oh my word.  This would be my number one choice for the ball if it wasn’t so much!!  I know I said that the dresses in this post were all under $40, but I couldn’t help but throw this one in because it’s so gorgeous.  Sadly, I just can’t justify paying that much for a dress I’ll likely only wear once.  BUT LOOK. HOW. PRETTY.

This dress is only $29.99, y’all!!  And it also comes in lots of colors just like most of the other dresses in this post.

F O U R – Low-Key

This dress is perfect for church or any fairly informal party.  I actually have one almost identical to this one in red and I wore it last year for Christmas mass.  I got so many compliments on it and I’ll probably wear it to Christmas mass again this year!  It comes in lots of colors.

Okay, I know some people might think this dress is a little questionable, but y’all, I think the print is SO FUN!  And it’s a swing dress… y’all know how much I love those!  They’re so comfy I wear them all the time.  This would be a fun, festive dress to wear while Christmas shopping or going to a Christmas parade or a Christmas tree lighting or any other type of casual Christmas event!  And yes, it also has pockets.  ;o)

I couldn’t decide which category to put this dress into because this is one of those that looks like it could be dressed up for a cocktail party or dressed more conservatively for church.  What do y’all think?

F I V E – Sparkly

B and I don’t really ever attend any New Year’s Eve events anymore (although, now that the kids are getting older, I wouldn’t mind doing that again sometime) but I always enjoy perusing all of the fun gold, sparkly dresses that I would wear if we did.  This first dress is another one that I would LOVE to wear to our ball in January, but it’s still a little more than I would like to spend.  But isn’t it STUNNING?

This one is perfect for a fun evening out but it also looks comfy!

And if you really want to WOW everyone on NYE, this one is AH-MAZING.  I love the v-back! 

So which ones are your favorites?  Which ones should I consider for the ball?

B and I are having another Day Date today to finish up Christmas shopping and I'm going to try to do a little Day in the Life in my Instagram Stories, so be sure to follow me on there so you can follow along with us!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday FavoritesMeet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday.


  1. I probably will be ordering one or maybe two of these dresses!!!! So cute!! The one piece from Amazon come in sooo many colors! Happy Friday beautiful!

  2. Of course the navy one is my favorite but glitter and glam is totally on trend right now so I love those gold and sequin ones too!

  3. I totally think you should go with that one shouler for the ball. It would look gorgeous on you and I love how it is that midi length! All these are great and I love that fun plaid one, too. It would be adorable with a vest out and about!

  4. Well this makes me wish I was going to a holiday party or 2!! The high-low cocktail dress is great! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Great options! My favorite is the black with the lace top. For you I love the one that you said is too expensive!

  6. That gold long dress is AMAZING! How beautiful and stunning. I love all of these options. I really like the black dress with the lace top, or the black topped dress with the black and white floral bottom. That navy option is also so pretty!

  7. That red lace dupe you posted is gorgeous - but it doesn't work on larger chested girls :( I had ordered in black for a wedding this summer and it was a sad sight lol.

    I actually got this little cutie in navy for a semi-casual wedding we had last weekend and it was fantastic! (Dave said it was one of his favorite dresses I've worn)

    LOVE the dress you're thinking of for your ball!

  8. Wow, there are so many great choices! I have that red lace off the shoulder dress but in just the shirt, it's so dang soft and comfortable! But size up for sure! I like the back lace top one...Option 3. So fun to go to a January ball!

  9. I love all of these options. I love that first dress so much. I need a NYE dress badly.

  10. I love that navy one shoulder and cannot believe it's under $30!!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  11. Great finds! I just posted today about not one but TWO cocktail dresses I ordered on Amazon. I ended up keeping both because I love them. :)
    Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  12. Those are beautiful! We don't "dress" for Christmas around here.. it's more jeans and a sweater or yoga pants and a hoodie. LOL.

    1. Haha. We only get dressed up for Christmas Eve mass and then it's back to leggings and jeans and Christmas graphic tees! I wish we had an excuse to dress up a lot, but we don't. We do go to a ball in January, though, so I'm already starting to look around for dresses for that!

  13. I love all these dresses. I may need to order that first one for Bens work party in February


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