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Look For Less: Snow Ball 2016

Look For Less: Snow Ball 2016

With Snow Ball right around the corner, many of us are undoubtedly scrambling for the perfect dress to wear for the occasion. For the high fashion fans but budget conscious shoppers, it can be hard to find the perfect formal dress at a price point that doesn't make us cringe. So whether you lust after Prada gowns or you're waiting for the day you can shell out hundreds on a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, satisfy you couture quota for now with this fresh crop of frocks–all for under $100! For Dolce and Gabbana girls, Pixiemarket's demure, scalloped lace, shift dress in blush pink is a perfect match. Pair with sheer, black tights or smokey eye makeup to make the look less summery.

"Blush Lace Scalloped Dress," $99; image via

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Hedi Slimane has amassed a cult following for his newly revamped vision of Saint Laurent (previously Yves Saint Laurent) over the past few years. For anyone waiting for a the right occasion to don a shimmery shift dress and dance the night away, look no further–Forever 21's mock neck slip is the perfect piece for Snow Ball.

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"Contemporary Mock Neck Metallic Dress," $27.90; image via

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Topshop's plunging take on the LBD harkens back to Prada's pastel shift dresses from this past season. While Miuccia's interpretation of the 21st century's mod girl included layering turtlenecks and elaborate pins with your mini dresses, baring some skin seems like the perfect solution to transforming this look into evening wear.

"Plunge Square Neck Skater Dress," $68; image via here

"Plunge Square Neck Skater Dress," $68; image via here

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Daring fringe and metallics seem to have defined Balmain's last few collections, so why not join Olivier Rousteing #BalmainArmy and make a statement with Nasty Gal's fresh take on the flapper dress? If you need further convincing, refer to some of Rousteing's closest friends: Balmain clothed, campaign cover girls Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn.

"Glamorous Slay in Ombre Fringe Dress," $68; image via here 

"Glamorous Slay in Ombre Fringe Dress," $68; image via here 

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For fans of Jonathan Simkhai's sultry, one of a kind looks, Pixiemarket's black, scalloped shift dress subtly combines the designer's affinity for unexpected, yet undeniably feminine silhouettes. Simkhai was one of three Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund winners this past fall, cementing his status as one of the most important designers of our generation.

 

"Black Scalloped Dress," $40; image via here

"Black Scalloped Dress," $40; image via here

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