New Year’s Eve is soon approaching, and many of us are still wondering what to wear to ring in 2018 in style. Parties aside (which can vary a lot, as some favor staying at home with friends over going to the club, while others opt for a combination of the two), the right New Year’s Eve outfit is something “serious” to ponder on, as it helps us enter the new year leaving a lasting impression both on ourselves, which is the most important thing in the world, and the other guests!
So let’s check a few New Year’s Eve outfits to celebrate the ultimate festive day in style!
What to Wear on New Year’s Eve
No matter what trends come and go, New Year’s Eve fashion is all about lots of sparkle, glitter and shine, bold colors, and revealing styles that are, of course, also refined. This is the perfect occasion to slip into that sparkling dress or the chic velvet one matched with a pair of glitter heels, and fishnet tights!
Whether you love metallic colors or jewel tones, whether mini dresses with some interesting flesh-revealing cut-outs are right up your alley or not, you do you – just be self-confident in whatever you wear and you’ll be the queen of the party!
Your New Year’s outfits can be princess-inspired or business chic, but what matters a lot is also your choice of party makeup, and finishing accessories. Costume jewelry, a tiny cute purse, high heels, jewel-encrusted headbands, red and plum lipsticks, glitter eyeshadow et al can all dramatically take your festive outfits to a whole new level. Again, taking your personal preferences and unique features into account is the first and foremost step to slaying at whatever party you are invited to!
To help you decide on what to wear on New Year’s Eve this year, here we present the most classic NYE outfit ideas for every occasion and mood.
New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas – Party Wild Edition
If your NYE party includes a quick visit to the disco, you want to make sure your outfit is not only on point, but practical to dance in, as well. Luckily for us, this fashion season offers a dream array of sequined dresses (which exude all the best New Year’s Eve vibes one could ever think of), and chunky-heeled boots that are just the coziest dancing footwear options ever.
You can bring out the best in your chunky boots pairing them with a sensual, risqué dress too, however, we recommend not wearing them only if your New Year’s Eve outfit includes a soigné loungewear dress or jumpsuit. In this case, try opting for a pair of Gucci-inspired slip-ons!
To get an even brighter look, you can always complete your outfit with a sequined (or glitter) jacket, and you’ll shine bright like a diamond through the new year, indeed!
New Year’s Eve Outfits – Cozy, Yet Chic At Home Edition
It’s cold and the discos and clubs are always too crowded, so you prefer staying at home with your friends and family, and we get it. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan your New Year’s outfit! For home parties, we suggest a pair of cozy mom jeans paired either with a sequined or sparkly slip too, or a snuggly, long knit sweater to keep you warm all night (and morning) long!
To spice things up, if a sequined top is just too much for your New Year’s Eve home party, you can always opt for a glittery eyeshadow or, why not, a holographic lipstick!
New Year’s Eve Outfits – Feast and Club Edition
Like many of us, we bet you too will spend the dinner with family and closest friends, and then the night at a club, to dance the passing year away and to righteously welcome the new one. In this case, we suggest opting for a comfy New Year’s Eve outfit that could easily become party approved once the dinner is over.
Mom jeans or vinyl skirts are highly welcomed here, and we suggest completing them either with a sparkly top and a shining jacket, or a crop-top and a glittery jacket, to finish off with a pair of sneakers or sock-fit boots.
Ultimately, to keep all your belongings safe at the club, invest in a small, cute, neutral-toned shoulder bag (black is fine as well), as it will come in handy for the upcoming spring season, too.
What to Wear on New Year’s Eve 2018 – Our Suggestions
If you still can’t make up your mind on that perfect look to welcome 2018 in style, here you have 15 New Year’s Eve outfits for 2018, from cute little dresses to casual chic jeans and top combos!
1. The Ultimate Statement Dress for NYE
Maria Lucia Hohan’s Merida pleated mini dress, available for purchase at MatchesFashion.com, is the ultimate statement outfit for New Year’s Eve, indeed. Metallic, elegant, and flattering, it is meant to be paired with everything from a pair of pumps to Oxford shoes (the latter determines quite an unconventional NYE outfit, but we like it that way, too), and will give its best with a glitter nail polish.
2. Wrapped NYE Outfits
BB Dakota’s metallic wrap dress combines style (the dress is not only cute but silvery as well – you’ll instantly fall in love with it) with a silhouette that could flatter any figure, as wrapped cuts always help harmonize the figure accentuating its strengths. Pair it with a shoulder bag instead of a more “conventional” NYE outfit-approved clutch, and get ready to dance New Year’s Eve away! You can get it at Nordstrom.
3. NYE Is Synonymous with Sequined Jackets
If your New Year’s Eve outfit includes a classic pair of jeans and a white top or nothing over-the-top in general, take it to the next level with Iro’s sequined jacket, available for purchase at Fwrd.com. All of your future night outs with friends will have their statement item, too!
4. An Unconventional NYE Dress
For a more over-the-top New Year’s Eve look, here you have Delfi Collective’s slightly retro-inspired dress, the pleated, metallic crepe, ruffled trim and bold color combinations of which will turn head for sure. You can find it at Shopbop.
5. A Casually Sparkly New Year’s Eve Outfit
Head over to Topshop to find the comfiest yet shiniest New Year’s Eve outfit combination! The top is short and easy to dance in, and the mom jeans are, well, mom jeans, so you’ll stay cozy all night long from dinner to breakfast. Just hurry up! The latter is limited edition!
6. The Sexiest NYE Look
If you are looking for something really special and rather risqué, we recommend checking Hours x Revolve’s maxi sequined dress available at Revolve’s online store. It is definitely sexy but extremely elegant, too, and will gently embrace your femininity.
7. Extra Shiny NYE
Get your dream ‘00s-inspired, Paris Hilton-approved mini sequined dress at Net-a-Porter to be the brightest star at the party! It is cut from tulle and covered in rose gold paillettes, which means that it has basically come out of any millennial’s dream.
8. A Glowing NYE Outfit
The “sequined top plus mom jeans” combination is one of the hottest for New Year’s Eve, so we created another one featuring this cool pair of ‘90s jeans from Revolve, and a revealing chainmail top from Topshop. This outfit will, needless to say, look perfect at any night out with your friends, and if you want to achieve an extra dose of coolness, you can always pair it with the sequined jacket we mentioned above.
9. Starry New Year’s Eve
Stars shine bright like a diamond, and so will you wearing this For Love and Lemons strapless bow dress with cute star prints! You can easily get it at Revolve. Finish it off with a pair of strappy heels, smokey eye makeup, and a sleek hairdo and you are ready to slay!
10. NYE Diva
Feel like a ‘50s diva with this sparkling mini dress from ASOS, which features an utterly cute balloon skirt and a naively sensual plunging V-neckline. For an extra goddess-like look, style it with an updo and a pair of delicate dangling earrings.
11. The Coziest New Year’s Eve Outfit
Since many of you will stay at home with your favorite friends and family members around, we managed to find the coziest and the most fashionable New Year’s Eve outfit available! You can get it combining Topshop’s lace-up red leather pants (which are one of this season’s hottest trends) along with Storets’ knitted wrap-top, meant to be worn with anything underneath. You can find them at Topshop, and Storets accordingly.
12. Loungewear for NYE
L’Acedemie has treated us to this selection’s most conventionally soigné wrapped dress, available for purchase at Revolve. It is classy and soft, and if you have a pair of velvet shoes, whether they are ankle boots or slip-ons, it is time to fearlessly wear them!
13. High-Street Sparkly Wear
Who says one cannot glow a pair of high-waisted trousers up? Both available at ASOS, the tailored black pants and the sequined top we selected are perfect for a New Year’s Eve spent initially at home with friends for the feast, and then at the disco for the wildest of the nights.
14. A Ragged NYE Outfit
Ok, we can’t deny it any more – we love, hopelessly love, sequins. No wonder, we got instantly smitten by this Ragged Priest sequined mini dress available at ASOS, which unites the extravaganza of sequins with the label’s notorious appeal for the street-wear silhouettes.
15. Classically Elegant New Year’s Eve Outfit
Last but not least, as a bon-ton-approved mini dress covered with lace rather than sequins, we recommend this delicate Free People piece available at ASOS! Combine it with a pair of ankle or combat boots for the ultimate glam-rock touch!
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