I think we can all admit that sometimes, we just need to confide in our friends when shopping. There’s always one go-to group chat where outfits are approved, indulgent purchases are mulled over, and like-minded shopping opinions are shared. Since dresses are such an easy one-and-done purchase, I often find the category dominates the chat. In fact, one of our favorite pastimes is finding dresses that look like they are over $1000 but shockingly cost much less.
The best part? There is actually a plethora of dresses on the market, all of which look incredibly luxe without costing an arm and a leg. There are particular design details that have proven—time after time—to instantly elevate a dress. Think sophisticated fabrics like satins and silks or tasteful seaming details and cut-outs. Ahead, we’ve put together 29 expensive-looking dresses that will have your jaw on the floor because they’re all under $99. So spread the word to your fellow fashion confidants, and happy shopping!