High heels? Check. Killer jewelry? Got it. The only thing left to prepare for New Year’s eve, is the dress, and if there was ever a time you can get away with wearing head to toe sparkles and shine, it’s New Year’s Eve. Whether you’ve planned a big night out or you’re sticking closer to home, embrace the opportunity to dress up. We gathered numerous dress inspirations for the occasion from numbers of top fashion stores making you ready to embrace the most effortlessly chic party-ready outfit.
For starter you can always make that very important entrance in sultry elegant red scarlet dresses, fierceful leathery look pieces, standout sequins and glitters, then raise your footwear game with mega-chunky soles, tasseled heels and wow platforms. For finishing touches, don’t forget embellished clutches, jewels and faux-fur wins. Go through the article to see numerous styles for NYE, make note of exactly what you want, book it to the brick-and-mortar stat, and consider your New Year’s Eve look solved in a flash.
Trading your LBD for a little red dress – or red gown – is a simple switch that has a huge effect on your outfit. And in the winter months, when most people’s go-to color is black, bold red scarlet dress is especially eye-catching. From mini, midi, to maxi, these fabulous dresses are easy to remix it to wear to a winter wedding or an office party, too.
Off the Shoulder Jersey Mermaid Gown by Adrianna Papell ($189.00) / Amanda Uprichard x REVOLVE Ariana Maxi Dress ($308.00) / ASOS Halter Neck Maxi Dress ($69.00) Bebe Tiana Paneled Dress ($169.00) / Alexis Ruby Gown at Revolve Clothing ($875.00) / Missguided Scuba Peplum Midi Dress Red ($42.50) Standout Fit & Flare Dress at Forever21 ($169.00) / WOW Couture Off Shoulder Sequin Bandage Dress at ASOS ($99.00)
Little Black Dress
The LBDs are absolutely party perfect, especially when it comes with glam chic details like sequins, beads, fringes or laces. Finish the look with pumps if you’re in a warm climate or tights and ankle boots if you’re where it’s cool.
Downtown Velvet Midi Dress at French Connection ($128.00) / MIssguided One Sleeve Side Split Bodycon Dress Black ($42.50) / Crochet Crisscross Shift Dress at Forever21 ($22.90) ASOS Denim Turtle Neck Dress With Sequins And Rips ($85.99) / Fhilpa Black Sequin Wrap Front Bodycon Dress at Pretty Little Thing ($67.50) / Bebe Mesh & Sequin Dress ($199.00) Oh My Love Off Shoulder Fringe Mini Dress With Beads at ASOS ($62.70) / Forever21 Tiger Mist Lace-Up Dress ($89.00) / Bebe Lace Strapless Dress ($159.00) Missguided Tassel Playsuit at ASOS ($62.70) / Missguided Feather Hem Mini Skirt Black ($42.50) / Kaylah Black Ribbed Feather Trim Midi Dress at Pretty Little Thing ($45.00) Bebe One Shoulder Dress ($69.00) / Prim Black Slinky Drape Asymmetric Dress at Pretty Little Thing ($33.75) / Bebe Ponte Mock Neck Midi Dress ($129.00)
Metallic and Glitters
Metallic and glitters were definitely made for New Year’s Eve. Just add a pair of sleek heels and clutch, plus smoky eye to complete the party-ready look, while boots and a shrunken leather jacket make it casual post-New Year’s Eve.
Parker Black Vegas Embellished Dress at Revolve Clothing ($594.00) / Bebe Silver Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress ($299.00) / SU2C x REVOLVE Satin Embellished Dress ($648.00) Bebe Rhinestone Feather Dress ($229.00) / Bebe Multicolor Stud Dress ($79.00) / Bebe Bead & Sequin Flared Dress ($179.00) ASOS Dazzle Disco Longline Tunic ($108.00) / Adelaide Black Sequin Strappy Shift Dress at Pretty Little Thing ($67.50) / ASOS Graphic Beaded T-Shirt Dress ($171.00)
John Zack Petite Metallic Prom Dress with Cross Back at ASOS ($72.00) / Metallic Pleated Midi Dress at Topshop ($130.00) / SU2C x REVOLVE Dancin Queen Mini Dress ($180.00) Forever21 V-Back Sequined Dress ($29.90) / ASOS Holographic Sequin Tunic ($99.00) / Forever21 Sequined Mini Skirt ($24.90) Nasty Gal Love the Nightlife Sequin Skirt ($108.00) / In the Spotlight Sequin Dress ($88.00) Strappy Lurex Stripe Midi Dress Gold at Missguided ($42.50) / Nasty Gal You Got the Silver Knit Dress ($78.00) / Metallic Sleeveless Shift Dress Gold at Missguided ($52.00) Night Sky Sequined Ruched Dress at 1015store ($20.00) / Nasty Gal Nightwalker Jungle Jane Metallic Knit Dress nasty gal ($148.00)
Variety of Sequins
You’ll never go wrong with sequins on New Year’s Eve. These pieces are not only welcome, but also classic. Let’s make like confetti with multicolored sequin dress. You can dance all night in the shift silhouette, maxi dress, and a welcome alternative to the bodycon style.
ASOS Long Sleeve Sequin Stripe Maxi Dress ($198.00) / Missguided Premium Matte Sequin Midi Dress Silver ($93.50) / ASOS Embellished Drape Back Maxi Dress ($197.07) SU2C x REVOLVE Bridget Dress ($396.00) / TFNC Kimono Sleeve Sequin Dress with Wrap Skirt at ASOS ($99.36) / Bebe Sequin Strappy Dress ($149.00) ASOS Multi Sequin Cape ($125.41) / Nasty Gal Oh My Love Bye Bye Love Sequin Kimono ($128.00)Le Château : Sequin Halter Neck Tunic Top ($89.95) / Sequin Halter Neck Cocktail Dress ($169.95) / Sequin & Lace Scoop Neck Tunic Top ($89.95) Club L kimono Sleeve Midi Dress in Allover Sequin With Center Split at ASOS ($81.00) / Bebe Sequin Embellished Dress ($169.00) / Leo Luxe Sequin Dress at ASOS ($314.00)
Leather and Suede
For versatile option, choose a super chic piece for New Year’s Eve, the one that you’ll for sure be able to wear again. Look for a beautiful leathery-looked dress to wear with statement earrings and a bold lip. Dress it up for a more party look, make it NYE-appropriate with an embellished clutch and shoes and dark lipstick.
Missguided : Faux Leather Wrap Shift Dress Khaki ($59.50) / Strapless Faux Leather Midi Dress Pink ($59.50) / Faux Leather Plunge Shift Dress Nude ($51.00) Ines Metallic Leather Jacket ($1,989.00) / Fringed Faux Suede Mini Skirt at Forever21 ($24.90) / Faux Suede Lace Up Detail Bodycon Dress Tan at Missguided ($76.50) Sloan Dark Tan Faux Suede Tie Detail Crop Top at Pretty Little Thing ($22.50) / Maida Mini Skirt by Unique at Topshop ($138.00)
The best New Year’s Eve outfits take drama up a notch. When a little black dress or sequins just won’t do, step up the look with standout velvet piece, from bodycon to playsuit, to bohemian-style maxi. Make it even more stylish with fun embellishments and neckline, or pick one with sexy sheer panels. Opt for both, and the result is party-perfect
Velvet Lace Playsuit at Topshop ($95.00) Cities in Dust Velvet Lace Up Dress at Nasty Gal ($68.00) / Leonie Green Velvet Bardot Midi Dress at Pretty Little Thing ($45.00) / ASOS Velvet Skater Dress With Bell Sleeve And Piping ($62.70) Line & Dot Ziggy Burnout Velvet Maxi Dress at Nasty Gal ($168.00) / Velvet Hi-Lo Skirt at Bebe ($159.00) Knot Front Velvet bodycon dress Oxblood at Missguided ($37.40) / Fallen Star Velvet Swing Dress with Fringe Sleeve at ASOS ($76.00) / Floral Textured Velvet Bodycon Dress Burgundy at Missguided ($42.50) Velvet Wave Hem Mini Skirt at Topshop ($58.00) / Sequined Velvet Bodycon Dress at Forever21 ($36.00) / Floral Textured Velvet Bodycon Dress Burgundy at Missguided ($42.50)
Touch of Lace
Grab your best evening clutch and watch the stars align in dress that comes with chic lace detailing. A little touch of romantic lace connects the sexy bodycon style for an outfit that’s on trend and looks stylish in girly mood. Next, if you want to try an unexpected hue, the navy number is just different enough, but still technically in neutral territory, as it grabs attention whenever you turn.
Lace Panel Midi Dress Burgundy at Missguided ($59.50) / Bebe Lace & Satin Bustier Dress ($169.00) / Mesh Plunge Ladder Detail Bodycon Dress White at Missguided ($76.50) For Love & Lemons Lyla Crop Top at Revolve Clothing ($167.00) / For Love & Lemons Blue in the Lace Midi Dress at Missguided ($248.00) / Sweet Thing Tunic at Revolve Clothing ($128.00)
Go to the next article “What to Wear on New Year’s Eve 2016 – Party Dress Ideas (Part 2)” for more NYE dress ideas and styles