Ten Great New Year’s Eve Dresses for Under $50

Picking an outfit for New Year’s Eve can sometimes be a panic-inducing event that leaves you groggily vowing on the first morn of each new year never to wait to the last minute again! Choices abound, but then again, more often than not, we’re spoiled for choice and left with a weird kind of paralysis that leaves us confused, overspent or (gasp!) dress-less.

Well, the holidays came early this year (you’re welcome!) and we have compiled our list of ten fabulous dresses for NYE inspired by some of our favorite (and fashionable!) celebs, giving you plenty of time to make your picks! And, each and every one rings up at under $50! Will it be a boldly hued body-con dress? Or a sassy striped number? Or, wait, what is it they sing about “bringing him silver and gold”…?

10 Affordable Fabulous Dresses for New Year’s Eve Parties

1. Pretty in Pink – Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow Pink

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Blush ruffle dress $24.80 from Forever 21 

2. LBD – Blake Lively

Blake Lively Black

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Black lace strapless dress $49.50 from Delia’s

3. Red – Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce in Red

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Red ruffle dress $44.99 from Macy’s

4. Maxi – Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes in Black

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 Black V-neck maxi dress $47.00 from LuLu’s 

5. Gold – January Jones

January Jones in Gold

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Sequin dress with ¾ sleeves from Dorothy Perkins $27.00 (from $49.00)

6. Stripes – Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen Stripes

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Striped strapless dress $35.00 from LuLu’s

7. Embellished Neckline – Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson Embellished Neckline

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Dress with beaded neckline $48.99 from Macy’s

8. Silver – Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson in Silver

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 Cowl-back silver sequin dress $44.99 from Charlotte Russe 

9.Body Con – Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale Body Con

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Body con purple dress $32.99 from Charlotte Russe

Jessica Alba Colorblock

10. Color Blocking – Jessica Alba

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Josephine Solimene

Color blocked strapless dress $39.50 from Delia’s

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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