The Holidays Are Coming—21 Affordable Party Dresses I'm Freaking Out Over

The holiday season is fast approaching, and we want to ensure your party wardrobe is stocked and ready for the festivities. I already have quite a handful of events I know I need something fun to wear but I don't want to spend more than I need to. Thanks to hours of scrolling and hundreds of open tabs, I was able to locate the best affordable party dresses for the holiday season right here. 

Somehow, I narrowed down my favorites to 21, but know that there are tons more out there that almost made the cut. Below, shop the perfect affordable holiday party dresses from maxis to minis and back again. 

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.