5 Party Dresses for a Frugal Fashion Fix


A quality party dress is a staple of any woman's wardrobe, and as the season changes and new styles flood the shelves, there's is no better time to stock up. We've found a selection of pieces — from indulgent designer pieces to cheap and cheerful beauties.

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Michael by Michael Kors Women's Studded Shift Dress
Store: Macy's
Price: $100.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $34
Expiration: October 5

From the closets of Audrey Hepburn to Jackie Kennedy, the simple glamour of the "little black dress" or "LBD" is eternal. This Michael Kors shift dress is a great modern take on the classic however, with the silver stud detailing giving it some edge. This shape will flatter most figures and can be dressed up or down, depending on whether you wear it with heels or flats. At $100.99, it may be the priciest gown on our list, but it's still $34 cheaper than any others stores' best offer. It's available in sizes XS to XL.

Mango Women's Velvet Cold-Shoulder Dress
Store: Mango
Price: $19.99
Shipping: $5 s&h
Lowest By: $20

Prime example that you don't have to drop a lot of cash on party-wear, this Mango off-the-shoulder dress is currently on sale for $19.99 — that's half its original price, which is a bargain for a dress that is right on this season's major trends. Not only is it available in the sultry Millennial Pink that's bombarded the shelves this year, but many designers are still swooning over crushed velvet. Plus, the habitually-stylish Brigitte Bardot-inspired neckline, will transcend summer trends and make its way into our fall/winter wardrobes. The dress is available in sizes 2 to 8.

Rare London Women's Metallic Slip Dress
Store: Spring
Price: $39.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $29
Expiration: October 18

Yet another seriously cheap offer is this Rare London Slip Dress at Spring, coming in at just $39.99. Reminisent of Kate Moss' no-frills 90's style, it would be a missed opportunity to not snatch the piece up while it's at a $29 price low. Vogue, Elle, and most of the high-fashion gods, preach the importance of some glitz, metallic, and sequins to get us through the dull winter months, and who are we to disagree? It's available in sizes XS to L.

Ralph Lauren Women's Color-Blocked Dress
Store: Ralph Lauren
Price: $52.49 via "FAMILY30" EXPIRED
Shipping: $5 s&h
Lowest By: $31
Expiration: September 28

Ralph Lauren is currently slashing prices across the store by an extra 30% off, which is resulting in a whole host of all-time price lows. This Color-Blocked Dress is just one of those great deals — a timeless classic to suit most shapes and budgets. The low price of $52.49 is impressive enough for such a heavyweight designer piece, but it's also the best deal we could find today by $31. Cinching in slightly at the waist, the maxi gown nods to the "commanding womanly waist" lauded by Vogue at this season's New York and London Fashion Week shows. The dress is available in select sizes from 2 to 16.

Full Tilt Women's Strappy Slit Maxi Dress
Store: Tillys
Price: $12.58 EXPIRED
Shipping: $8 s&h
Lowest By: $17
Expiration: October 6

For all you bohemian ladies out there, Tillys has this Full Tilt Maxi Dress on sale. It's the cheapest style we've found today and perhaps our favourite, coming in at $17 under the original list price. The maxi-length and flowing shape exudes boho charm, but the thigh-high slits and caged-strap detailing are on trend and add a little contemporary flair. It's available in two colors, but is most beautiful in Mauve. Get it in sizes S to XL.

Aoife Ryan
Staff Writer

A former Fashion Editor and entertainment writer, Aoife Ryan has a keen interest in American literature, techno music, and talking endlessly about her new kitten.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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