Next weekend's Power Ball and Fashion Cares galas promise glam evenings with a philanthropically hefty price tag. Just in case you're spending your savings on your ticket, we tracked down some darling under-$100 dresses that prove being the belle of the ball doesn't have to break the bank.
This vintage floral silk smock ($20, with purple belt $30, Stella Luna , 1627 Queen West, 416-536-7300) features fashionably flowy sleeves.
H&M youngs down the granny gown with its fine striped, ruffle-collared ivory shirt dress ($49.90, 1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, and others). Le Chateau 's dainty eyelet summer frock can do day dress duty after the big event ($89.95, 336 Queen West, 416-971-9314, and others).
Bridesmaid-style seafoam green looks grand in a 50s accordion-pleat silhouette ($48, Spa_ce Vintage Clothing Gallery , 608A Markham, 416-916-6219).
Flash some 80s leg in Wonderlust's sequined purple sweater tunic ($50 on sale, www.paper-doll.com ).
Shoes from Shoon (760 Bathurst, 416-531-4211). Jewellery and accessories from Trove (793 Bathurst, 416-516-1258, www.trove.ca ).