I'm not going to lie: I'm partial to sequins on NYE because if you can't wear them then, when can you? And on New Year's Eve, everything sparkles! You're just fitting in.
But I realize sequins aren't for everyone, so I picked out some other options for you party-goers: bold colors, sexy blacks and more fabulous frocks. Everyone can ring in the new year in style!
|ADAM folded-sequin silk-organza dress, available at Net-A-Porter: $1495|
|ABS sequin scoop back dress, available at Saks: $402|
|Jessica Simpson sequined holiday dress, available at eDressMe: $148|
|3.1 Phillip Lim sequin shift dress, available at MyTheresa: $1037.24|
Pop of color:
|BCBG strapless party dress, available at Saks: $278|
|J. Crew hammered silk flambe dress: $495|
|Twenty8Twelve Porter dress, available at Diani: $143|
|Rachel Roy Marquesa dress: $119 (This is a little fancier, but I like it a lot)|
|Thread Social asymmetric silk bow dress, available at The Outnet: $198.40|
Sleek and black (bring in your personality with fun accessories):
|Rachel Pally Babe dress, available at Shopbop: $207 (I have to credit Liz with finding this number... but it's so perfect and fun!)|
|Foley + Corinna metallic lace strapless dress, available at Shopbop: $475|
|Forever 21 tiered leatherette dress: $39.80|
A little bit of everything:
|Topshop sequin spot tulle dress: $250|
|Forever 21 Twinkling Sequins party dress: $24.80 (But nix the dumb hat)|
|Christopher Kane galaxy print silk-satin dress, available at Net-A-Porter: $2,185 (For the adventurous dresser who just got a nice bonus!)|
If the glitz and glamour of these dresses is wrong for you, check out Style Bakery's list of non-sequined New Year's Eve dresses. They are pretty cute!
For the final touch, head over to Refinery29 to check out their guide for how to accessorize your party dress. (PS - They accessorize the Christopher Kane dress from above - I totally picked this dress before I read their tips though! Great taste abounds within me, I guess!)
One more note: I do not necessarily advocate spending a ton of money on a NYE party dress. Here's why: A) With lots of drinking, stuff can happen. Clothes can get ruined. Be careful. B) As much as I love sequins, how much are you going to wear the fully sequined dress? That's why the Forever 21 and Jessica Simpson options are so great - fun party frocks without costing all the cash. This is just my 2 cents though... I'd buy all of these dresses in a heartbeat if I could.