Beautiful Velvet Dresses Under $100
Velvet is having a moment in the fashion world, and there’s no better fabric for the holiday season. Comfortable for casual days and luxurious for holiday parties, velvet is a shoe-in pick for winter style. If you’re looking for Christmas party outfits, your search is over. From casual looks that you can wear while Christmas shopping to cocktail dresses that will turn heads, these velvet dresses will carry you through the holiday season in style. Whether your closet needs a dressy Christmas party look or a day-to-night dress, this season is the time to cozy up to velvet. We almost forgot to mention—all of these dresses are less than $100, and some have been marked down from the original price that’s listed. With budget-friendly prices and luxurious style, these velvet holiday dresses are the best way to treat yourself this season.
The Luncheon Dress
The Bell Sleeve
Buy It: $88; bloomingdales.com
Bell sleeves and velvet are both in right now, so double up on trends with this cute number. Wear it with black tights and booties for day or dress it up with fun jewelry and a pair of heels for night.
The Wear-to-Work Dress
Buy It: $79; dillards.com
Textured velvet in a T-shirt style dress (with pockets!) in a gorgeous eggplant color makes for the only dress you need this season. This silhouette gives you endless shoe and accessory options to dress up or down.
The Illusion Neckline
The Cold Shoulder
Buy It: $99; macys.com
This cold-shoulder dress exudes class, and we can’t resist a cute ruffle. This look is ideal for a dressy holiday luncheon or dinner party.
The Perfect Holiday Red
Buy It: $49; urbanoutfitters.com
This adorable red dress is as festive as it gets, and the price is just right. Pair with statement earrings, tights, and booties, and you’re ready for Christmas Day.
Buy It: $98; loft.com
Another dress that can go from day to night, this simple floral pattern has a vintage quality we love and a hint of shine that’s festive for the holidays.
Buy It: $68; nordstrom.com
This crushed velvet dress is ideal for nighttime events that have a fluid dress code. If it’s a cocktail party but you’re not sure how dressy you should go, a tea-length dress is the perfect balance. Not to mention, this steel blue color is gorgeous.
The Christmas Day Dress
Buy It: $27.99; target.com
This festive dress is a look that’s Christmas ready. The A-line cut is flattering, the colors are on point, and the bows on the sleeves are the final festive touch. You could wear this dress with tights, booties, over-the-knee boots, or heels, depending how dressed up your family gets for Christmas.
The Wrap Dress
Buy It: $64; shoptiques.com
Wrap dresses are everywhere right now, so we’ll take one in soft velvet with ruffles, please. This rose color will flatter any skin tone, and the fit couldn’t be more comfortable.
The Day-to-Night Dress
The Fit & Flare
Buy It: $92.40; macys.com
An accordion ruffle is timelessly glamorous, and gold is festive for any holiday party. This dress is both fun and classy, and it’s practically begging you to get on the dance floor.
The Work Party Dress
Buy It: $99; dillards.com
Appropriate but flattering and subdued without being boring, this dress will look classy and elegant at your office Christmas party. The deep green color is beautiful, too.
The Any-Party Dress
Buy It: $82; asos.com
Not too short for an office party but not too tame for a girls’ night out, this adorable dress can take you to every event this season. A black dress never goes out of style, and the addition of fun polka dots makes this one stand out.
The T-Shirt Dress
Buy It: $80; tobi.com
Going to daytime holiday events has never been so cozy. With soft velvet in a non-restricting silhouette and a trendy color, this dress will be the item you wear most this season.
The Cute and Casual
Buy It: $47.99; target.com
Keep this jewel-tone dress in your closet all season for those I-have-nothing-to-wear days and nights. With this fun number, you always have an option.
Buy It: $95; nordstrom.com
This polka dot number can go from the office, to dinner with the girls, to a late holiday cocktail party. The polka dots have a subtle shine that gives the dress a holiday feel, and the wrap style is flattering.
The Ultimate Party Dress
Buy It: $88; revolve.com
If you want every person in the room to compliment your dress, buy this one. This pleated velvet dress is a holiday showstopper.
Buy It: $79; nordstrom.com
Jewel tones are everywhere right now, and we couldn’t be happier about it. A deep sapphire blue is striking and ideal for the winter, and we love this drop-waist style.
Buy It: $89; revolve.com
If you haven’t noticed, off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are on every rack in every store. This ribbed velvet dress is sweet and classy, and it will carry well into the spring.
The Long Sleeve
Buy It: $99; bloomingdales.com
You might not feel like keeping up with a coat at every holiday party, so slip on a long-sleeve look. A black dress has an effortlessly chic quality, and you can always add pops of color with your makeup, jewelry, or shoes.