Best of Boston

2009 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses, Affordable

Bobbles & Lace

Just looking at the price tags will bring on a festive mood at this so-girly boutique, where silk and tulle confections by Esley, Aryn K., and Piko 1988 are grouped by color, and cost under $100. The picks are true to current trends (supershort, ultralong), and stitched tight enough to last several seasons.

26 Prince St., Boston, 617-248-0419,