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

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 as a 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 at 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. Question is, what are you in the mood to wear to your NYE party because there are a lot of goodies to choose from.

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

We're always a fan of sequined pieces, especially this subdued dress.

Velvet during the holiday season is always a good idea. 

If you don't want to wear black, while still almost wearing black, this dress will fit the bill. 

This royal blue hue will make sure you stand out in a crowd. 

We love the way this sweet mini-dress is styled over a sheer blouse for added drama. 

This dress is perfectly style with slouchy knee-high boots, with the possibility to layer it over a black turtleneck for added dimension. 

The padded shoulders on this dress are giving us major 80s' vibes. 

This classic, slouchy slip dress is a minimalist's dream.

This sweet cocktail dress is made even better by its back detailing.

Style this low-key velvet midi midi dress with a faux fur jacket and black leather booties.

Jewel tones are on our radar at the moment.

Is this neckline giving you Audrey Hepburn vibes too?

If you're planning for a more low-key New Years Eve, consider this subtle turtleneck dress. 

Stand out from a sea of black in this pop of Barbie pink. 

Shimmy all night with this polka-dot number.

The gathered skirt of this teal dress brings it to the next-level.

Pair this with endless dainty, gold jewelry. 

Picture this with knee high stockings and black pointed-toe booties.

This neutral, silk dress screams holiday cheer.

For a dressed-down and cool look, pair this studded dress with biker boots. 

The voluminous sleeves make this dress a perfect pick.

Anything off-the-shoulder is a good NYE choice in our books. 

This dress is asking to be taken for a night out on the town.

Looking for more outfit inspiration? Check out these editor-approved cocktail dresses to buy at every budget.


This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.