It’s that time of the year again, where families send out holiday newsletters about sometimes exciting (sometimes boring for the recipients to read) news, holiday cards with usually smiling faces arrive in the mail, and talk of toys and the latest and greatest gadget flow from the mouths of children and teens. It’s also that time of the year when holiday parties abound and you find yourself looking at the closet knowing you will not find anything to wear. Have faith! Don’t wear the same dress you’ve worn for the past three years on New Year’s Eve (if you thought it would be dark enough so that people would not notice you’ve worn the same dress several times — you’re wrong. People notice, especially women).
You can find a great dress and not feel guilty about it. Here are my best buy holiday dresses for under $100: Show off your elegant and simple side (and your shoulders) with this dress. Ruffle detail on the shoulder and a trendy bubble hem — this dress will have you dancing the night away. Available at Forever21, $19.80 If you like a lot of flash and like to show off your legs, this little number from Forever 21 has got it going on. It has adjustable spaghetti straps and a padded bust. Just don’t throw it in the washing machine — it’s dry clean only.
Available at Forever 21, $22.80. This dress has it all: black, easy, and comfortable. The jersey fabric shows off your curves and the crossover detailing on the empire waist keeps this dress simple, yet classic. Available at Old Navy, $29.50 If you’re looking for a little black dress with a little embellishment, go to Old Navy for this smart frock. Metal embellishments line the neckline and provide you with understated elegance. Available at Old Navy, $39.50.