Dresses with grown-up hemlines under $100

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A very feminine dotted number with some frilly business at the chest that might typically turn me off but that I really like here.

The knotting at the waist is nice and figure flattering.

I’d wear a long-sleeved tee or a turtleneck with this wrap dress when the weather turns cool.

The slit sleeves here are an interesting touch, and it’s such a good blue.

Such a pretty, sweet velvet dress with cool black-on-black dots.

I like that the puffed sleeves here are not too puffy, which would overwhelm this otherwise nicely streamlined dress.

I usually don’t like sweater dresses, but this is so sexy.

I love that the zipper allows you to choose your own neckline, and also that this option looks so damn comfortable.

More black-on-black dots, this time on a lovely, flowy confection.

I like when an otherwise straightforward dress has one or two interesting details, which is how I feel about the contrasting belt and asymmetrical hemline here.

This feels wearable for weekends or work.

And this feels very work-to-evening.

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11 Thoughts on Dresses with grown-up hemlines under $100
    Jessica
    23 Oct 2017
    7:40am

    Kim, this post just hit the spot for me. Thank you!

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      Debra
      23 Oct 2017
      12:49pm

      Me too! Thanks! (Some of the comments below are hilarious btw.)

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    Julie
    23 Oct 2017
    10:09am

    I don’t normally comment on here, and most of your selections are absolutely spot on. But that blue dress with the front zipper? Is 1970’s housecoat a thing now?

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    Julie
    23 Oct 2017
    10:20am

    I really do think almost all your selections are spot on, but I’m having a little trouble with the blue 1970’s housecoat with the front zipper. It’s classic Edith Bunker. Really? What am I missing?

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      Ljchicago
      24 Oct 2017
      7:26am

      And with those mules that look like slippers? Awful!

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    Maggie
    23 Oct 2017
    10:25am

    Thank you for the under $100 options! I love your site but usually can’t afford most of the clothes in the general posts, so I look forward to these.

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    Mae
    23 Oct 2017
    12:08pm

    I’ve figured it out finally: Dresses say vulnerable to me. I despise them.

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      Maggie
      26 Oct 2017
      10:25pm

      God, I wish I could live in pants, but as a 5’1 girl with apparently bigger than average thighs, I feel like a sausage in most of today’s options. It sucks, but dresses are way more comfortable.

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    Sharona
    23 Oct 2017
    1:12pm

    I think the blue zipper would look great slightly loose, with tougher accessories.

    Meanwhile, I’m in love with the blue asymmetrical and the plus size version is just… not.

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    Emily TL
    23 Oct 2017
    3:50pm

    I love this post! 1.It is a constant challenge to find dresses that are long enough and these are great! 2. It completely validates a purchase I made two weeks ago– the velvet black on black dots from Mango! The best part of all was that I ordered two sizes and I got to send the larger size back.

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      Debra
      23 Oct 2017
      4:11pm

      I’m with you Emily. Hard to find dresses that are long enough (particularly at reasonable price point). Love that you got to send the larger size dress back! I just love it when that happens!

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