Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s holiday dresses

When it’s time to buy fancy holiday dresses for family gatherings, school choir concerts and festive celebrations, turn to Goodwill for budget-friendly prices for families.

Kids typically wear their holiday best only once or twice before they outgrow them so shopping secondhand at the holidays saves money for gifts, decorations, food and other items during an expensive season.

Shelley, a seasoned thrifter, found some deals on dresses for her two girls along with options for herself, including one to pair with a blazer for an office party and a lacy black dress for a dress-up occasion.

Plus, save even more by shopping the color tag of the week and getting 50% off.

  • Red and white plaid shimmery dress with ribbon tie around waist for a more formal look.
  • Red velvety knee-length dress with embellishment at the waist.
  • Gray cable-knit sweater dress for everyday school wear, with boots and a scarf.
  • Shimmery and sparkly dress in traditional green.


About Shelley: A mom of three and owner of a photography studio, Shelley has a flair for dressing herself and her kids in stylish Goodwill finds. Her thrifting prowess has earned her the admiration of friends and family.


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