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This fitted sequin dress with long sleeves will (Credit: mango.com)

This fitted sequin dress with long sleeves will steal the show at any New Year's Eve soiree; on sale for $34.99, at mango.com.

10 party dresses for less than $50

If looking your best and getting your finances in order are among your resolutions for 2013, why not begin a little early? Start with one of these 10 dresses and you're on your way to creating a standout look that's perfect for ringing in the new year. An added bonus -- they all cost less than $50, leaving you with extra cash for some accessories ... or that champagne toast.

With a metallic shine and thigh-high slit, this
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With a metallic shine and thigh-high slit, this BCBGeneration maxi-dress is a guaranteed show-stopper; on sale for $49, at bcbg.com.

An A-line silhouette and V-cut back make this
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An A-line silhouette and V-cut back make this sequin dress flirty and festive; $39.80, at forever21.com.

'Tis the season for a bold red, ruffled
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'Tis the season for a bold red, ruffled dress. Add a clutch and a chunky necklace and you're ready to dance the night away; on sale for $49.99, at mango.com.

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Pantone named emerald green the color of 2013,
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Pantone named emerald green the color of 2013, so what better hue to wear while ringing in the new year? Add a pair of black pumps to complement the lace detail and accessorize with earrings in another jewel tone; $47.99, at modcloth.com.

This fitted sequin dress with long sleeves will
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This fitted sequin dress with long sleeves will steal the show at any New Year's Eve soiree; on sale for $34.99, at mango.com.

In a lush velvet material and wine-inspired hue,
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In a lush velvet material and wine-inspired hue, this is the ultimate winter party dress, and it leaves plenty of room for accessories; $39.99, at shopruche.com.

High fashion designer Robert Rodriguez designed this little
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High fashion designer Robert Rodriguez designed this little lace party dress for the Target + Neiman Marcus collection; on sale for $49.99, at target.com.

A sequin skirt adds shine to this polished
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A sequin skirt adds shine to this polished A-line, cap-sleeved dress, and a solid bodice leaves room for a statement necklace; $29.80, at forever21.com.

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Leather (real and faux) became a major trend
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Leather (real and faux) became a major trend this year. Keep it going with this sleek dress and a killer pair of booties; on sale for $49.99, at zara.com.

A statement necklace and heels can easily take
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A statement necklace and heels can easily take this gold lace dress from day to night; $48, at francescas.com.

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