Your Go-To Guide to Evening Gowns for Under $50!

Love shopping for new clothes, but hate looking at your bank account after? I have good news for you: Looking and feeling your best does NOT need to break the bank!

Since I launched my blog last year, I’ve had quite a few people tell me that my wardrobe must be really expensive or that they wish they could afford my outfits. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s totally possible. I, like many of you, am a young professional living life on a budget — but I’m definitely not willing to let my personal style suffer.

So where do I find affordable pieces that still make me look and feel like a million bucks? Over the coming months, I’ll be sharing lists on some of my favorite deals, inexpensive retailers, and restyling tips that will save you money and still leave you looking totally fabulous. I’ll be updating these lists as I come across more great finds — so if you are looking for something specific, make sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates!

Last week, I went to a black tie charity gala for We Are India to raise money to build schools for children in India. I received so many compliments on my evening gown, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite evening gowns under $50! Whether you’re shopping for New Year’s Eve, a holiday party, a gala, or something to wear to the next wedding you’re attending — there’s something in here for you! You and your wallet can thank me later ;)

  1. Black Fishtail Gown


Of course, the first on the list is the dress I wore to the gala! Can you believe this dress is only $22?!?! You can never go wrong with a classic black gown, and the fishtail silhouette is especially flattering! I was pleasantly surprised by the material of the dress, especially considering the price point.

2. Knotted Blush Dress

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This dress is perfect for your spring and summer events! The blush color will give you an ethereal look that it sure to turn heads. This exact one is sold out since I bought it a few years ago, but ShowPo has a very similar one for only $53 (with free shipping)!

3. Taupe Cut-Out Dress


I have had this dress for almost 3 years now, and I honestly just want to wear it everywhere all the time. It’s super chic with perfectly sized cutouts — and extremely comfortable to wear. I always get a TON of compliments while wearing this dress. This one is no longer available, but there’s a similar one available in two colors for just $20!

4. Black Off-The-Shoulder Gown


This has to be one of my favorite dresses in my closet. It’s chic, comfortable and so elegant! I love the off-the-shoulder look topped off with the high slit. While this exact one is $70 on ShowPo, I was able to find a similar one for under $20 on MissGuided!

5. Emerald Strappy Backless Wrap Velvet Dress


I honestly cannot get enough of this dress! The velvet looks so regal, and the strappy back coupled with the high slit is the perfect sensual touch. It can be all yours for just $21 — what a steal!

6. Pastel High Slit Dress


This dress is definitely one of my go-tos! I bought this particular one a few seasons ago, so it’s no longer available. But I found one I like even more for only $42! If you want a wardrobe staple that strays away from the usual black dress, this Lilac One Shoulder Gown is the way to go.

7. Satin Front Tie Wrap Dress

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This collared burgundy satin dress has a unique asymmetrical silhouette that is sure to make you stand out wherever you are! It’s only $23 and is available in three colors — and I’m especially digging this blue one!

Some More Options…

In addition to the dresses above, here are some other long dresses I found for you guys ALL under $50! I already own some of them, but have not had a chance to shoot in them yet. And the rest are from retailers I’ve already worked with.

If you are ever looking for long gowns, here is a list of retailers I use often: Tobi, SheIn, ShowPo & MissGuided. These links will take you directly to their longer dresses!

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. If you are looking for a particular style that’s not in here, let me know and I will do my best to find it for you. Happy shopping, lovelies! xo