‘Tis the season to party your face off and but not before an exhausting (yet creatively inspiring) process of “getting ready”. Particularly when there happens to be a slew of engagements lined up and your social calendar is begging for closet capabilities that match the Kardashians but, alas, as you fling open your tiny closet doors you are sadly reminded that it more closely resembles the wardrobe of Arlene Dickinson because, ah yes, you work far more than you play. So we’re left feeling like Cinderella with nothing to wear to the ball and a limited budget, thanks to the gift of giving. Luckily for us there is no need to blow the bank with these perfect high-street finds for under $100, combining affordability with a truck load of festive sparkle. Your carriage awaits m’lady…
Snakeskin bodycon dress with cut-out detail: Topshop @ The Bay, $80:
I remember the magical day Topshop finally made it over to this side of the pond. T’was a Christmas miracle although I’m not sure it was Christmas at all. Either way, this hot little number is sure to get Santa’s attention.
One-Shoulder shimmer dress: Guess, $89:
You’ll be shining like a Crimbo decoration in this skin-tight gold mini. If you were 5 feet shorter you’d make for the perfect tree topper.
Lace shift ‘Rafael’ dress by Babaton: Aritzia, on sale from $165 to $99:
Luxurious lace always makes a gal feel glamorous and the nice thing about this particular cut is that it becomes a closet staple, something you can wear again and again over the years. We just love a bang for your buck.
Tulle Slip dress from Urban Renewal: Urban Outfitters, $79:
If you ever needed the perfect excuse to dress like a fairy, this is totally it. Channel your inner Christmas fairy with this adorable slip and make everyone’s Christmas wishes come true!
Beaded Satin dress: Joe fresh, $24.94:
This pretty satin, beaded party dress is so Christmas appropriate it hurts. Oh and it’s under $25 dollars. I think Joe Mimran might actually be Santa Claus himself.