18 Budget Party Dresses for Every Body

Woman at a party
It’s party season. Do you have a dress to wear?

Party season is in full swing. If your favorite dresses have been worn just a few too many times and you really just want a great excuse to snag something new, the holiday season is your reason to add a fresh party dress to your closet.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a sexy new LBD you can wear anytime and anywhere, want to try something different to shake things up, or just need to elevate your wardrobe because it’s been ages since your last shopping expedition, you’ll find a few great ideas in this mix of budget dresses designed for every body!

Budget Party Dresses for Petites

You know the struggle if you’re short. Look to sleek styles with cinched waists to play up your figure and create the illusion of length. Slip into a pair of heels and consider yourself ready. Here are six picks, all under $65.

  1. Simply Styled Petite Lace Dress, $15.97
  2. Marina Petite Beaded Neck Sleeveless Dress, $29.98
  3. Lauren Ralph Lauren Petite Jersey Flutter-Sleeve Dress, $42
  4. Jessica Howard Sleeveless Petite Party Dress, $42.99
  5. INC International Concepts Petite Mirror-Ball Mini-Blazer Dress, $59.75
  6. Dress Barn Petite Flocked Seamed Fit-and-Flare Dress, $64.95

Budget Party Dresses for Talls

Anything that looks perfect with kitten heels or another low-profile shoe — like a flat — is destined to be a wardrobe winner if you’re tall. Be fearless in a mini, or try a subtle midi length for timeless style.

7.  ASOS Design Tall Pleated Wrap Maxi Flutter-Sleeve Dress, $50
8.  Superfoxx Shine Knot Side Sleeveless Dress, $32.97
9.  New York & Company Tall Metallic Jacquard Fit-and-Flare Dress, $53.97
10.Dorothy Perkins Tall Sequin Fit-and-Flare Dress, $49
11. Scarlett Embroidered Tall Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress, $62.99
12.Long Tall Sally Floral Print Soft A-Line Dress, $59

Budget Party Dresses for Plus-Size

Call attention to your best assets — your collarbone, your legs, your arms — with a dress that also minimizes areas you wish to conceal. Any length goes as long as you’re comfortable.

13. Torrid Black Jersey Knit Wrap Dress, $38.94
14. Eliza J Square Neck Floral Tiered Fit-and-Flare Midi Dress, $59.97
15. Scarlett Short Sleeve Knit Top Gown with Sash, $50.99
16. Charlotte Russe Plus Size Floral High Low Maxi Dress, $25
17. Dress Barn Plus Size R&M Richards Sequin Cape Shift Dress, $64.95
18. Love Squared Plus Size Glitter-Knit Ruffle-Sleeve Dress, $28.99

Tanya

Staff Writer at The Budget Fashionista
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.