Illusion Yoke Lace Mermaid Dress
Bahati Beaded Bodice Draped Organza & Tulle Ballgown
Zoe Sequin Minidress (Nordstrom Exclusive)
'Elegant Sparkle' Embellished Maxi Dress (Plus Size)
Nicoletta Floral Sequin Bodice Tiered Tulle Gown
Remmington Embellished English Net Gown
18 Dresses That Prove "Fancy" Doesn't Necessarily Mean Expensive

Prom is nearing, friends are getting engaged, and a summer full of dressed-up occasions is on the horizon. What does that mean for you? You'll need a dress for every. single. one. For so long, we've been programmed to think that the word "fancy" is synonymous with expensive. But considering most of us only wear a special occasion dress once — maybe twice — it's hard to justify the splurge. Luckily, so many dresses on the less-expensive side of the spectrum still look amazing. And with the right accessories, no one will even know your little silver number cost just $36. Ahead, we've rounded up 18 fancy frocks that all cost less than $100. Because if you're only spending double digits, just think: You can ball out with an Uber home, too. Read These Stories Next You Won't Believe These Wedding Dresses Are Actually Affordable Just Slip These On & Go This Brand JUST Launched & Already Has A Celeb Fanclub Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? 23 Gifts That Say "Sorry For Screening Your Calls So Often, Mom" 15 Easy Shoes To Slip On & Go 18 Seriously Cool (& Super Affordable) Wedding Dresses

Elysia Long Sleeve Lace & Tulle Ballgown
Draped Neck Silk Crepe Wedding Dress
Embellished Scoop Back Gown (Plus Size)
Morgan & Co. A-Line Gown
Lace Midi Dress
Satin Twill Ballgown
Fit & Flare Dress
Crisscross Strap English Net A-Line Gown
Keyhole Chiffon A-Line Gown
Legacy Crepe Body-Con Gown
Embellished Mermaid Gown
Morgan & Co. Open Back Gown
V-Neck Chiffon A-Line Gown
Rhinestone Lace Gown
Convertible Strap Chiffon Gown
Matte Chiffon Gown
Off the Shoulder Beaded Gown (Regular & Petite)
Caitlin Cold Shoulder Chiffon Gown
Embellished Lace & Satin Ballgown
Plunging V-Neck Chiffon Gown
Heather Chiffon Halter Gown
Sleeveless Sequin Drape Back Gown
Kendall Soft V-Back A-Line Gown
Hacienda Convertible Gown
Sheer Back Lace Gown
Open Back Beaded Lace Corset Dress
Embellished Keyhole Front Halter Gown
Embellished Lace Column Gown with Detachable Train
Dune Silk Georgette Fit & Flare Skirt
Severine Chantilly Lace & Tulle Gown
Faux Wrap Gown
Long Sleeve A-Line Sheath Gown
Satin & Chiffon Gown
Off the Shoulder Crepe Gown
Tulle Lace A-Line Gown
Lace Halter Gown
Chiffon Blouson Gown
Michelle Sequin Gown (Nordstrom Exclusive)