Oh New Year's Eve...you either love it or you hate it, but no matter what your opinion, we're probably all in agreement that New Years is quite possibly the hardest event of the year to dress for. There isn’t one right way to do New Year’s Eve style and that’s probably why we’re all guilty of having a mini wardrobe meltdown come the morning of December 30th when you realise that New Year's Eve is tomorrow evening, you're carrying around all your post-Christmas weight and you've somehow only just come to a sudden realisation that you literally own no going 'out out' clothes. Fab.
And the lack of New Year’s Eve dress code isn’t helped by the fact that more and more of us are opting to boycott the overpriced nightclubs and 3 x surged Uber fares in favour of a slightly more chilled, less crowded New Year’s Eve spent in a pub or at a friend’s house. So when you’re not heading to a club where the rule is to pretty much just wear any sparkly party dress you find, the dress code gets a little more complicated. Can I wear a sparkly bodycon dress to a house party, or will I look like a fool? Will I be able to breathe in my zipped, skin-tight, leather bodycon midi skirt at the dinner party? (Probably not) and will my feet die a painful death if I wear those stilettos I've been saving all year for a 'special occasion'? Yes, they probably will...
We're telling you, New Year's Eve dressing has a bad reputation for being difficult. From statement sequin dresses to velvet jumpsuits, there really isn’t one right way to do New Year’s Eve style, so make your lives a little easier this time around and check out our ‘3 New Year’s Eve outfits for 3 occasions’ edit now and get some serious New Year’s party outfit inspo to help you master your New Year’s Eve outfit this year. New Year's Eve is an opportunity to play dress-up, so don't forget about finding the perfect NYE outfit in the midst of all the Christmas party season mania...
LOOK #1 - THE HOUSE PARTY
The most difficult New Year's Eve dress code of all, the house party will always leave you frantically turning your wardrobe upside down come December 31st. When you're partying in somebody's house you always face the question of 'to go dressy or not to go dressy?' Is a sequin dress a tad too much? Jeans and a top not quite enough? Nailing your New Year's Eve outfit when you're heading to a house party is a tricky one to get right, but don't be that girl this New Years and opt for a simple sassy trouser and crop top situation instead. Our buckle bardot crop top in black is the perfect tee for teaming with these New Year's Eve-ready glitter frill hem trousers in black, so complete the look with our heeled velvet sandals and a bold red lip and we promise you won't feel overdressed or even worse, underdressed this New Year's Eve when you rock up to the house party.
LOOK #2 - THE CLUB EVENT
If you're braving the sticky dance floors this New Years, then you'll most likely be on the hunt for the perfect New Year's Eve dress, right? The usual NYE party dress requirements are that it sparkles, it flatters and it turns heads and we're pretty confident that this sequin lace bardot dress in bottle green ticks all three of those boxes. With its flattering bardot neckline and bodycon fit, this lace dress comes emblazoned with sequins that are sure to make you sparkle on the dance floor this New Year's Eve, no matter what club you're in. This bodycon doesn't need much accessorising to shine, so keep things simple and add a touch of glam in the form of this silver envelope clutch bag and patent dip sided high court shoes to complete your New Years look.
LOOK #3 - THE DINNER PARTY
Maybe you're boycotting the nightclubs completely this New Year's Eve and are attending a dinner party (|Prosecco drinking session) at your bestie's house instead. If that's the case, then you're probably going to want a relatively casual New Year's Eve outfit with a touch of glam that you'll be comfy dancing and lounging around all night in. A skin-tight cocktail dress probably won't make the cut, so why not keep things comfortable but glam in this frill hem glitter jersey pants and crushed velvet flared sleeve bodysuit combo instead? This outfit has just the right amount of sparkle without being too overdressed and can easily be worn again once New Year's Eve is over, so shop this whole look now and nail your New Year's Eve attire this December.
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