How to Dress For New Year’s Eve to Dazzle and Delight

Are you wondering what to wear for New Year’s Eve to dazzle and delight? Here are some outfit ideas for dressing to look fabulous, ringing in the New Year.

New Year's Eve Outfit

1. Jewel Tones are Festive

Whether you go all out in a  fancy cocktail dress or keep it low-key in jeans,  a beautiful jewel-tone color will make your outfit look festive.  Deep, rich jewel tones like Purple, Emerald Green, Ruby, and Sapphire Blue are lively, formal, and sophisticated.

I love a jewel-toned velvet blazer, and this one in this rich purple color is a standout. Velvet is rich paired with a silky blouse or soft, thin sweater, elevating a casual outfit to an elegant New Year’s Eve look.



New Year's Eve - Black Dress



2. A Little Black Dress Always Works

Of course, the most popular New Year’s Eve color is black!  Black is always elegant, understated, and somewhat mysterious. It also has the bonus of being very slimming.  When in doubt, a smart little black dress with sexy shoes, sparkly earrings, and a fab evening clutch always works! 

This feminine black sheath with the chiffon flutter sleeves and elegant front ruffle is classy and romantic. If you find all-black is too draining, choose a little black dress with silver, gold, or some embellishment at the neckline to bring you to life.


3.  Sequins Look Sensational

Sequins, sparkle, and glitter are the ultimate way to put you in a party mood and light up the room on New Year’s Eve. You can go all out in a full sequin dress or try a sequin top with a pair of festive holiday pants.


Black Flowy pants New Year's Eve

4. Flowy Pants are Fabulous

Do you prefer pants to a dress? A pair of flowy chiffon pants with a knock-out holiday top is a gorgeous look at New Year’s (and a comfy one, too). It’s fabulous at any age.




New Years - Jumpsuit


5.  Glittery Metallics are Glamorous

Sequins aren’t the only way to sparkle. Any metallic clothing, like a glittering gold sweater or jumpsuit, looks perfect when popping the cork and pouring the champagne. Metallics are considered neutrals and look most sophisticated this time of year, combined with black or white.

Just look at how beautiful this champagne jumpsuit looks.  Add a sparkly chain bag, some sexy gold sandals, and a bit of bling, and you are all set to countdown the clock in style.



Black Sheer Top Black Skinny Jeans

6.  Sheer is Sexy

New Year’s is one night of the year you want to look a little sexy, but that doesn’t have to mean spaghetti straps, plunging necklines, short skirts, or showing off, showing as much skin as you can. Over 40 sexy can be as simple as a top with some sheer detail for a peek-a-boo effect. By playing up area and keeping everything more classic and conservative, you will look sexy in a grown-up way.


Lace outfit for New Year's Eve


7. Lace is always Lovely

Lace is another great way to cover your arms and ring in the New Year in style. This gorgeous lace top is feminine and adds the perfect texture to these luxurious velvet wide-leg pants.

Add some silver flats with sparkly rhinestones and a sequin bag to dazzle!


8. Pump up Hair and Makeup (but don’t get crazy!)

Finally, Just because New Year’s is the BIG event of the year, it doesn’t mean you should automatically go overboard with big hair and tons of makeup. However, smokey eyeliner, false lashes, or bold red lips will give you the extra party punch you want.

New Year’s Eve is one of those rare celebrations when what you choose to wear can make your end of the Year feel like a big “hurrah.” Go for something special and glam. It’s your time to shine! As the costume designer, Rosemary Ponzo, says, “Buy the right dress, and the party will come!” 

Ready to break out the champagne?

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