In the world of Greek Life, the holiday season isn’t just a time for family photo ops. Formals are our last hoorah of the semester before (and while) we start preparing for the insanity that is finals week. If you’re a broke college student, or just a young adult trying to save money on all of the dresses that will be purchased throughout the next month, we rounded up some of the most trendy and affordable dresses we could find.
The LBD is NBD.
Every girl knows that a little black dress can kill the game. Lulu’s has this show stopping black dress for only $48. If you’re looking to draw some attention while keeping it simple, this is the dress for you. With the low v cut, you will be sure to catch some eyes, while keeping it classy in the classic color.
Crushin’ on Crushed Velvet
Next, we have one of the more trendy dresses of the season. This velvet slip dress is everything a girl could ask for; hip, fun, and flirty. And it’s super chic for this season! You’ll be sure to have a great night in this unique dress. For the pleasing price of $34, you could be the life of the party in this dress.
Our next pick is perfect for that New Year’s Eve party you haven’t even started thinking about. NYE is all about the glitz and glam; you have one night a year to be this fabulous, so you have to go out with a bang. This sequin bodycon from Lulu’s can help you finish the year right for only $59. We know sequins can be intimidating, but trust us, you can work it!
This next dress is all about elegance. Whether it’s a formal or a holiday party, this party will help you arrive in class. The midi length alone will set you apart from the rest (just a bit chicer than your average dress), while still having that jaw-dropping effect with the flattering neckline and curve hugging fit. Lulu’s again will be your best friend for this one, for only $54.
Playin’ in a Tux (& Lookin’ a Million Bucks)
If you’re looking for something really unique for a holiday party or a formal, look no further. This playsuit is perfect for the girl who wants something a little different. This play on a tux will cost you about $64, but it is sure to get the everyone’s attention. It’s unexpected, unique, and oh so chic. Because of its play on a tuxedo, you can pretty much get away repeat wearing this number all throughout the year to come.
Pop of Color
With the combination of the trendy velvet, festive color, and perfect length, this dress is sure to make you feel absolutely fabulous at any event. Burgundy is such a perfect holiday color that compliments so many different hair colors and skin types– so if you’re looking for a pop of color, this is the dress for you. While the velvet can be a hit or miss with some, the material really has no better time to shine than in the holiday season. I mean, this dress is call “Jazzy” for a reason. For just $42 this sophisticated and stylish dress, is perfect for you.