If we all had the same body type the world would be very boring. So love and appreciate the shape you have and feel pretty with a flattering fit. Here are my personal picks for party dresses based on body type and under $150 so you can look chic and not go broke!
Necessary Objects™ Short Babydoll Dress “An ethereal and sassy style, centered by a charmeuse tie at the Empire waist and finished with a full skirt of lightweight mesh. Adjustable spaghetti straps perfect the fit. Hidden side zip. Approx. length from top center front to hem: 25″. Polyester lining. Nylon; hand wash” Price $58.
Maggy London Ruched Mesh Dress “Chocolate mesh overlay gives rich dimensional effect to a surplice-front dress. Charmeuse straps with metallic tones and inset waist add shimmer.
Back zip with hook-and-eye closure. V-neck in back. High/low hem. Approx. length from shoulder: longest point 45″. Polyester/spandex; dry clean.” Price $78.
London Times Shirred Waist Silk Halter Dress “Gorgeous silk chiffon dress features a surplice neckline, a ruched waist with bow detail and a full, fluttery skirt. Halter buttons behind neck. Open back with low center zip. Approx. length from shoulder: 44″. Acetate lining. Silk; dry clean” Price $78.
Strapless Satin Dress “Classic sheath is enhanced with a pleated, shirred side to flatter the figure. Built-in boning provides shape and support.
Back zip with hook-and-eye closure. A-line skirt. Approx. length from center front: 43″. Polyester lining. Polyester; dry clean” Price $79.
Nightway Satin Dress “Newly shortened version of a favorite bridesmaid style, with boning in the bodice for shape and support. Spaghetti straps can be worn or tucked for a strapless look. Back zip with hook-and-eye closure. Approx. length from center front: 34″. Fully lined. Polyester; dry clean” Price $79.
Adrianna Papell Pintuck V-Neck Dress “Sheer georgette with mitered pleating lays over a shell-pink underlayer, both finished with a high/low hemline. Tonal bugle beads embellish the V-neck and long flutter sleeves. Slips on over head. Lined. Silk; dry clean” Price $138.
Maggy London High Neck Halter Dress “A goldtone clasp captures wide straps, enhancing the keyhole front of a soft, fluid style.
Covered-button closure at back neck. Straight back. Approx. length from shoulder: 40″; petite 39″. Unlined. Polyester/spandex; dry clean” Price $118.
Donna Ricco Silk Georgette Dress “Split front and shirred bodice create a flattering shape, with gathered shoulders and sheer illusion front and back. Back zip. Fully lined. Silk; dry clean.” Price $118.
Maggy London Ruched Matte Jersey Dress “Beads sparkle along the neckline and low-draping back of a soft knit dress, ruched at the bodice and waist. Slips on over head. Slightly tapered long sleeves. Approx. length from shoulder: 37″. Polyester/spandex; dry clean.” Price $128.
JS Boutique Sleeveless Beaded Mesh Dress “Fine, mesh layers over a soft knit A-line dress with a deep V-neck and ruched bodice scattered with iridescent bugle beads. Back zip. Double V-neck. Wide straps for coverage. Approx. length from shoulder: 47 1/2″. Polyester lining. Polyester or polyester/spandex; dry clean.” Price $138.
JS Boutique Grecian Jersey Dress “Wide, ruched waistband shapes a Grecian-inspired stretch jersey dress with removable brooches at the shoulders. Back zip. Padded bust. Pleats at front waist. Approx. length: 44″ at longest point. Polyester lining in bodice. Polyester/spandex; dry clean.” Price $118.
JS Boutique Strapless Mesh Dress “Black mesh ruched bodice and lace-embellished skirt overlays a jersey knit dress. Detachable rose pin sweetens the waist. Back zip with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice for support. Approx. length from center front: 45″. Lined. Polyester; dry clean” Price $138.
Maggy London Scoop Neck Brocade Dress “Leaf-patterned brocade styles a darted dress with a bow-adorned charmeuse waist. Hidden side zip with hook-and-eye closure. Attached bow. Approx. length from shoulder: 39″. Acetate lining. Polyester/nylon/rayon; dry clean.” Price $148.
Maggy London Taffeta Party Dress “Iridescent taffeta in a flattering faux-wrap style, with tapered straps and U-shaped back. Inverted pleats and a tulle underlayer add volume to the skirt. Side zip with hook-and-eye closure. Approx. length from shoulder: 42″. Acetate lining. Acetate/rayon; dry clean.” Price $138.
Maggy London Lace Top Halter Dress “Crocheted lace bodice is shot through with subtle metallic hues over a silk charmeuse waist and raw-edged mesh skirt. Satin-covered buttons secure the halter behind the neck.
Back zip with hook-and-eye closure. Attached bow. Approx. length from shoulder: 40″. Lined. Acrylic/Mylar lace/spandex mesh and silk waist; dry clean.” Price $148.