The Coolest New Year's Eve Cocktail Dresses Under $100


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As the end of the year approaches, our wallets tend to get a lot a bit lighter after all the expenses brought on from getting holiday party outfits, gifts, and much more. With that reality, a budget-friendly New Year's Eve outfit is often a must and is welcomed by many. The fashion gods have been extra kind to us this season with a wide array of cool options for all shapes, sizes, and personal styles that all come in under $100. The best part is that they all look really expensive. Done and done.

No matter the style you're looking for, these options cover all the holiday bases when it comes to fabrics and designs. We found embellished and sequined numbers that you wouldn't believe are budget buys. There are also satin slip dress styles that look super luxe. A few pieces are street style–worthy in their own right with details like ribbed velvet, major ruffles, and '90s-inspired fits. The question is what are you in the mood to wear to your NYE party? There are a lot of goodies to choose from.

Scroll on to check out our edit of the coolest New Year's Eve cocktail dresses under $100. Here's to ending the year with a smart and stylish buy.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic. Looking for more outfit inspiration? Check out these editor-approved cocktail dresses to buy at every budget.

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.