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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 decide to go all out in a  fancy cocktail dress or keep it low-key in a pair of 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 festive, formal, and sophisticated. I love a jewel-toned velvet blazer, and this one in this rich purple color is a standout. Velvet looks rich paired with a silky blouse or soft, thin sweater and elevates a casual outfit to an elegant New Year’s Eve look.

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New Year's Eve - Black Dress


2. A Little Black Dress Always Works

Of course, the most popular color for New Year’s Eve 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 some 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.

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Silver Sequin New Year's Eve Dress



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.  This stunning silver sequin dress is for the gal who has been working hard all year to look age-amazing and wants to show it off!

What’s so lovely about this dress is that there is a nice balance. Yes, the dress is head to toe bright and sparkly, but it still looks elegant thanks to a classic shape, long sleeves, and a modest length. The keyhole neckline makes it sexy in a grown-up way. 

If sequins aren’t your thing, a slim-fitting dress like this in a soft, stretchy fabric that follows your curves without being tight is alluring and party-perfect.

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Black Flowy pants New Year's Eve


4. Flowy Pants are Fabulous

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

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Gold sparkle top with bell sleeves

5.  Glittery Metallics are Glamorous

Sequins aren’t the only way to sparkle. Any metallic clothing like a glittering gold sweater 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 this beautiful, bell-sleeve, gold sweater dresses up a pair of plain black leggings.  Add a glittery gold clutch, some sexy heels, and a bit of bling, and you are all set to countdown the clock in style.

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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’s 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.

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7. Don’t go Crazy on Hair and Makeup

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, a smokey eyeliner and false lashes or a bold red lip will give you that extra party punch you are looking for.

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!” 

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