Monday, December 20, 2010

Countdown to New Year's

What are you wearing this New Year's Eve? Between shopping for presents, it's hard to find time to shop for the perfect New Year's dress!

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.

1 comment:

  1. These are some fabulous picks!

    I'm wearing a feather skirt (that I'm actually going to DIY!) refer to - going to pair with a sparkly necklace, tights, and the famous TRIBUTES. (Did you win the auction!?)

    But I am totally obsessed with that neon yellow dress. I'm trying to find an excuse to buy it. Know that the boyfriend will HATE... maybe a Girls Night Out!!