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Ask BB: New Year's Eve Party Dresses on a Budget

I need your help on finding the perfect New Year's Eve dress! My boyfriend and I will be attending the same party as his ex-gf so I must look fabulous! —K

BB's got your back. Here are some hot little numbers that will make your bf swoon and make his ex weep!

One way to grab everyone's attention is to make like a human disco ball in an all-over sequin dress. This one's got unique stripes and it's only $32.99 at Charlotte Russe:

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Not loving the stripes? The following dress available at Wet Seal comes in solid pink, gold or black. Still lots of sequins, slightly less dress:

Wet Seal at ShopStyle

If you want to reign in the shiny a tad, but still seek drama, you will love this sophisticated LBD with amazing embellished shoulders. Just $22.80 at Forever 21. My style all the way!

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

If your style is more girly than glam, consider this one-shoulder dress from the LC Lauren Conrad collection for Kohl's which features an artsy floral print and feminine ruffle neckline, on sale for $39.99. Very sweet:

Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle

Of course, one doesn't need sequins or ruffles to get noticed. has a huge selection of fabulous party dresses, like this Strangers on a Train Dress ($67.99), that will get you noticed for your good taste and air of sophistication:

Another great source of elegant party dresses under $100 is The Limited. The selection on their website is, well, limited so check stores for the best selection. I'm loving this red dress for its rich color and sleek silhouette (it's $89.50 and you can use code 779 at checkout for 25% off all purchases): is another unexpected source of cute cheap party dresses, most under $40, like this lovely purple frock that's sure to please the boy because it's subtly sexy without being over-the-top:

Alloy at ShopStyle

Whatever dress you choose, make sure YOU feel good wearing it so you can have fun, feel carefree and ring in the New Year with confidence!

How wonderful dresses are !
#1 foam koozie styles (Homepage) on 2009-12-16 02:30 (Reply)
I have no new years plans, but might have to get that Wet Seal dress just for the sparkly!
#2 Sally (Homepage) on 2009-12-16 10:20 (Reply)
Hmm, I think I'll take ALL of these. Super cuteness
#3 Living Fly on a Dime (Homepage) on 2009-12-16 15:07 (Reply)
OMG I LOVE that Lauren Conrad floral dress... although I'd want it more for every day life! So cute I might have to go find it!

#4 CuriousGirl (Homepage) on 2009-12-16 19:05 (Reply)
Ooh, love the Forever 21 dress! Now I wish I was going somewhere dressy for New Year's Eve!
#5 danielle on 2009-12-17 16:20 (Reply)
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