Seasonal shopping just got more affordable.

By Christie Calucchia
Updated December 04, 2019
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Social calendars have a way of filling up quickly during the month of December. Between office holiday parties, white elephant gift exchanges, and New Year’s Eve celebrations, there are so many excuses to get dressed up and spend time with friends and family.

But as fun as all of these parties can be, they often require quite a bit of shopping, and not just for gifts. If you want to wear a different festive outfit to each event, your bank account can easily take a hit. Luckily, affordable holiday dresses exist — you just need to know where to look.

If you only think of Walmart as a destination for kitchen appliances and home electronics, think again. The retailer has an extensive collection of dresses fit for every occasion at reasonable prices. From cozy sweater dresses to sparkling metallic numbers, there’s an affordable holiday dress for everyone.

Keep scrolling to shop eight of our favorite looks from the unexpected retailer. They’re fun, in the holiday spirit, and budget-friendly, too.

Love Sadie Women's Metallic Wrap Dress

Love Sadie Women’s Metallic Wrap Dress

Forget the sequins; this metallic dress screams New Year’s Eve in an elegant and understated way. The shimmering V-neck is lined and totally party-ready.

To buy: $27;

Scoop Women’s Foil Dot Print Dress

Scoop Women’s Foil Dot Print Dress

If you know you’ll be dancing the night away, this playful ruffled dress is just the thing. Its sparkling layers are perfect for twirling on the dance floor.

To buy: $50;

Terra & Sky Women's Plus Size Solid Midi Faux Wrap Dress with Ruched Elbow Sleeves

Terra & Sky Women’s Plus Size Solid Midi Faux Wrap Dress with Ruched Elbow Sleeves

This timeless dress offers the super-flattering shape of a wrap dress without the stress of keeping it properly tied all night long (the string bow is just for show!). It also hits just below the knee for an office-appropriate holiday look.

To buy: $18 (was $20);

Time and Tru Cowl Neck Dress with Button Detail Women's

Time and Tru Cowl Neck Dress with Button Detail

Perfect for a casual get-together with friends, this cowl-neck sweater dress looks cozy and cute. It was practically made for sipping hot cocoa by a fireplace while playing games or exchanging gifts with friends.

To buy: $16 (was $30);

Love Sadie Women's Long Slip dress

Love Sadie Women’s Long Slip Dress

An elegant holiday affair calls for a sleek slip dress in a rich jewel tone. This simple silhouette in hunter green certainly fits the bill, and no one will believe it cost you just $10.

To buy: $10 (was $27);

Concepts - Women's 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress

Concepts Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress

You can easily dress up this ruffled wrap dress with pumps for a fancy evening or pair it with flats for a casual get-together. It comes in classic black, bright red, and a deep green leopard print.

To buy: $15 (was $18);

Scoop Women's Burnout Floral Mini Dress

Scoop Women’s Burnout Floral Mini Dress

A velvet holiday dress is practically a winter wardrobe essential, and this mini shift dress with long sleeves and a floral motif will see you through countless parties this season. Just add tights and a pair of boots.

To buy: $44;

Love Sadie Women's Ruffle Trim Wrap Maxi Dress

Love Sadie Women’s Ruffle Trim Wrap Maxi Dress

Wear this flowing maxi dress to any event this holiday season. The long sleeves are ideal for chilly winter nights, and the ruffles add fun movement to the silhouette.

To buy: $30;