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Holiday dresses that are sparkly and budget-friendly

Kortney Gruenwald is an internationally published journalist, writer and founder of lifestyle blog Western Charm. Originally a west coast American girl, she is currently living in Germany but still fueled by iced lattes (even in winter)....

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

If you’re searching for the perfect standout holiday dress to sparkle in this season, don’t let price tags get in your way. These chic and sparkly frocks can be incorporated into your winter and holiday party wardrobe and recycled with your other style staple pieces. SheKnows picked seven budget-friendly holiday dresses that blend sophistication and holiday cheer.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

Australian glam

Urban Outfitters successfully left its boho roots and is bringing patrons a few holiday treats. This MINKPINK Firework Sequin Dress ($135) is a striking and shimmery piece by a lovely little label from Australia. Pick this one if you want all eyes on you—voluntarily or not—at your next holiday party.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

Exotic spirit

We’re in love with this eye-pleasing color bomb of a dress from H&M ($15). This radiant dress combines deep, bold sparkly shades of blues, purples and greens—a bit of peacock-inspired brilliance. Pair a black blazer with this one for a late-night holiday party or pair with tights and black leather ankle boots for a more casual gathering.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

Winter sparkle

We just can’t get enough of the sparkly trend, and this glittery frock from Topshop ($72) is just about as sparkly as it gets. Bring a little sophistication and winter-inspired silver to your next holiday occasion with this sparkle-lover's must. If you want to up the femininity even more, pair with patent leather or black velvet pumps.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

Vintage sophistication

If you’re feeling a bit more on the conservative side this season, this jewel-collared dress from Zara ($100) makes the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe. The vintage-inspired collar has a feminine, retro Christmas feel, and combined with the modernity of a sleek and simple black dress, you'll surround yourself with an air of mystery.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

A trendy Christmas

Oxblood, studs and body con—fall's hottest trends show up in one simple, affordable and holiday-appropriate frock ($23). This one strikes the perfect balance of shine and sexy, and with a Forever 21 price tag, it’s irresistible.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

Statement red

We couldn’t make a holiday dress list without including a burst of unforgettable red. If making an impression is on your party to-do-list, this statement number from Zara ($100) is perfect. The pleated collar functions almost like a statement necklace. The perfect fit makes this a dress you can wear for many holiday seasons, so it's our SheKnows investment pick!

A rhinestone Christmas

Rhinestone-embellished, this frock from Forever 21 ($25) is a beautiful little green dress and perfect for us holiday party-hoppers on a budget. To take this up a holiday notch, pair it with some nude pumps or a sparkly clutch. This one is perfect for the girl who loves Christmas style and colors with an eye for adorable details.

You don't have to be rich to sparkle

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