It's hard not to get swept up by all the joy, merriness, and happiness that comes with the holidays (it's also insanely hard to avoid—twinkly lights at every turn! presents! parties every single night!). But then you remember that with it comes unbelievable high blood pressure-inducing levels of stress, like figuring out what to give, cramming all your work in before time off, and trying not to go over your budget. It's the best time of the year—and the worst.
But allow us to lend a helping hand. We did our thing and located 10 chic party dress that ring in under $200, which simultaneously knocks out two issues in one fell swoop—figuring out what to wear while keeping within budget. Now bring on the holiday cheer.
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Shop our 10 favorites below.