You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a stylish look for your special occasions
Finding the perfect outfit for a wedding, party or other special event is always a little daunting. You want to look good and feel comfortable enough to enjoy the holiday, which often seems impossible. And if you’re on a budget, shopping for an outfit that will get you noticed is even more difficult.
But if you have a big event this year, there’s no need to worry. Check out these chic, stylish looks that will help you stand out without breaking the bank.
The best affordable special occasion dresses
R&M Richards short dress with rhinestone straps
This sophisticated cocktail dress features an off-the-shoulder and asymmetrical design that makes it look more expensive than it is. It’s made from a soft jersey that contains a bit of spandex, allowing you to move easily and dance the night away. Sparkling crystal strap eliminates the need for lots of jewelry. Sold by on a spike
Ezbelle Off Shoulder Short Sleeve Midi Dress
This sexy off-the-shoulder dress has a mid-length hemline that’s perfect for many occasions. It’s made from a soft polyester blend with a ribbed knit, so it’s comfortable enough to wear all night. It also comes in 30 colors and patterns, including classic black. Sold by Amazon
24seven Comfort Appeal Sleeveless and Flared High Low Dress
With a sleeveless design and a flattering V-neckline, this form-fitting dress will get you noticed at many special events. It has an impressive high-low hem and a pleated waist for a comfortable fit. The polyester/spandex fabric is also machine washable. Best of all, there are handy side pockets for essentials. Sold by Target and on a spike
The best special occasion suits at an affordable price
WULFUL Men’s Slim Fit 3 Piece Suit
This three-piece suit includes a jacket, waistcoat and trousers for a sharp, elegant look that’s perfect for weddings, parties and more. It has a slim fit that gives it a modern feel and comes in over 30 colors and patterns, including black. Its cotton and polyester blend is also breathable and comfortable for year-round wear. Sold by Amazon
MrSure Men’s 3 Piece Suit
This fully lined suit has a tailored fit that drapes well to suit many body types. The blazer has classic notched lapels and a slightly tapered waist with a single button fastening. In addition to a vest and pants, the suit includes a tie in any color if you need help completing the look. It comes in 17 colors, including very bright options like pink, purple and yellow. Sold by Amazon
The best affordable tops for special occasions
JASAMBAC Top with glitter sequins
Make sure all eyes are on you with this sparkly sequin top. It has three quarter sleeves with a cold shoulder design to expose just a little skin. The loose elastic waist helps the blouse to curve slightly at the bottom for a flattering fit. It’s also fully lined with mesh to keep you comfortable all night long. You can choose from 45 colors, including gold and silver. Sold by Amazon
R&M Richards Layered Chiffon Shrug
This flowing layered off the shoulder is the perfect top for your favorite cocktail, party or formal dress. It has an asymmetrical open front and a shawl hem that allows for a flattering drape on your body. Three-quarter sleeves pair well with strapless and sleeveless tops, while the sheer chiffon fabric adds a romantic touch. Sold by on a spike
COOFANDY Men’s Floral Tuxedo Jacket
This striking tuxedo jacket features a classic shawl lapel and a single-breasted single-breasted fastening for a chic, clean look. However, the jacquard floral pattern gives the jacket a bit of sparkle and ensures you stand out at your big event. It’s made of lightweight polyester that breathes well so you’ll be comfortable all night long. Sold Amazon
The best affordable bottoms for special occasions
Dirholl A-Line Tulle Fairy Midi Skirt
This gorgeous tulle skirt has an A-line fit that’s perfect for twirling around the dance floor at parties. The multiple layers are made of breathable material and are lined to reduce seepage. The skirt also features an elasticated waist which is comfortable and easy to put on and take off. Available in 26 designs, including solid colors and embossed patterns. Sold by Amazon
Allegra K Women’s Satin Drawstring Pants
Look super chic and trendy at special events with these satin joggers. They have a relaxed fit that makes them comfortable enough to party the night away, yet have a tailored look that makes them perfect for dressing up. They come in 19 colors including basic black and even have side pockets. Sold by Amazon
PrettyGuide High Waist Pencil Skirt
This eye-catching pencil skirt is covered in sparkling sequins all over. It has a back closure with a hidden zip and a knee-length hem that suits all body types. The waist is elasticated to ensure a comfortable fit as well. You can choose from 20 colors. Sold by Amazon
The best affordable accessories for special occasions
Issac Mizrahi New York Multi Stone Statement Necklace
This bold statement necklace can add a touch of glamor to any special event outfit. Features a gold tone cable chain and assorted glass stones in pink, purple, fuchsia and amethyst that catch the light. It also has subtle pearl accents throughout. Sold by Target
LC Lauren Conrad Tri Tone Leaf Cluster Earrings Nickel Free
These simple dangle earrings feature a tri-color design so they have silver, gold and rose gold accents. They can work with many other jewelry and are nickel free to prevent irritation. Sold by on a spike
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