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15 Cool New Year’s Eve Outfits to Ring the New Year in Style: Party Outfits to Try

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New Year’s Eve is soon approaching, and many of us are still wondering what to wear to ring in 2021 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!

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So let’s check a few New Year’s Eve outfits to celebrate the ultimate festive day in style!

Trendy New Year’s Eve Outfits: Contents

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If you can’t make up your mind on that perfect look to welcome 2021 in style, here you have 15 New Year’s Eve outfits for 2021, from cute little dresses to casual chic jeans and top combos!

1. The Ultimate Statement Dress for NYE

A.L.C.’s Naples pleated dress, available for purchase at Forward, is the ultimate statement outfit for New Year’s Eve, indeed. Pink, 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.

New Year's Eve Outfits: ALC Naples Party Dress

2. Wrapped NYE Outfits

Retrofete’s sequin wrap dress combines style (the dress is not only cute but sparkly 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 Net-a-Porter.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Retrofete Gabrielle Party Dress

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 Chelsea28’s sequined jacket, available for purchase at Nordstrom. All of your future night outs with friends will have their statement item, too!

New Year's Eve Outfits: Chelsea28 Sequin Blazer

4. An Unconventional NYE Dress

For a more over-the-top New Year’s Eve look, here you have Halpern’s sequin-encrusted dress, the one-shoulder design and bold color combinations of which will turn head for sure. Combine it with a cute designer pouch and towering high heels, and you’ll be star at any party! You can find it at Farfetch.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Halpern Party Dress

5. A Casually Cool New Year’s Eve Outfit

Head over to Revolve to find the comfiest yet coolest New Year’s Eve outfit combination! This sparkly top from V. Chapman is short and easy to dance in, and the Citizens of Humanity black leather pants are ultimately classic and fierce at the same time, so you’ll stay cozy and cool all night long from dinner to breakfast. Just hurry up before they fly off the shelves! You can find the top here, and the pants here.

New Year's Eve Outfits: V Chapman Leilani Blouse

6. The Most Romantic NYE Look

If you are looking for something really special and rather romantic, we recommend checking Olivia Rubin’s pastel metallic ombre dress available at Forward’s online store. It is definitely sexy but extremely elegant, too, and will gently embrace your femininity. For the perfect NYE outfit, combine it with a designer belt and a pair of cute kitten heels!

New Year's Eve Outfits: Olivia Rubin Meg Party Dress

7. Extra Eighties NYE

Get your dream slightly ‘80s-inspired, Bardot little red dress at Revolve to be the brightest star at the party! It has a sharply defined silhouette and an off-the–shoulder cut, which means that it has basically come out of any millennial’s dream.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Bardot Marissa Party Dress

8. A Glowing NYE Outfit

The “sequined top plus pants” combination is one of the hottest for New Year’s Eve, so we created another one featuring this cool pair of high waisted black pants from Revolve, and a sparkly sequin cropped top again from Revolve. 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.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Lovers & Friends Top & Pants Combo

9. Starry New Year’s Eve

Stars shine bright like a diamond, and so will you wearing this Fame and Partners mini black dress with cute star prints! You can easily get it at Shopbop. Finish it off with a pair of strappy heels, smokey eye makeup, and a sleek hairdo and you are ready to slay!

New Year's Eve Outfits: Frame and Partners Party Dress

10. NYE Diva

Feel like an ‘80s diva with this sparkling silver jumpsuit from ASOS, which features an utterly cute ruffled wide leg 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.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Forever Unique Sequin Jumpsuit

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 Saint Laurent’s black leather miniskirt (which is one of this season’s hottest trends) along with Alexachung’s baby blue wool sweater, meant to be worn with anything underneath. You can find them at Net-a-Porter, and My Theresa accordingly.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Saint Laurent Skirt and Alexachung Sweater

12. Loungewear for NYE

Marques’Almeida has treated us to this selection’s most conventionally soigné slip dress, available for purchase at Forward. 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!

New Year's Eve Outfits: Marques Almeida Party Dress

13. High-Street Sparkly Wear

Who says one cannot glow a tea-length dress up? Combined with the perfect festive makeup look, jewelry and stiletto heels, this Attico mid-length metallic green dress, available at My Theresa, is 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.

New Year's Eve Outfits: Attico Lame Party Dress

14. A Velvet NYE Outfit

Ok, we can’t deny it any more – we love, hopelessly love, party velvet. No wonder, we got instantly smitten by this NBD velvet mini dress available at Revolve, which unites the extravaganza of power shoulders with the label’s notorious appeal for out-of-this-world silhouettes.

New Year's Eve Outfits: NBD Scotti Party Dress

15. Classically Elegant New Year’s Eve Outfit

Last but not least, as a bon-ton-approved mini dress covered with flirty polka dots, we recommend this delicate mesh piece from Alice McCall available at Shopbop! Combine it with a pair of ankle or combat boots for the ultimate glam-rock touch!

New Year's Eve Outfits: Alice McCall Tokyo Skies Party Dress

New Year’s Eve Outfits to Try: Style Tips & Ideas

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.

Holiday/ New Year's Eve Outfits Ideas

New Year’s Eve Outfits – 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!

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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.

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