Clothes Call: What to wear on New Year’s Eve
It’s not a party without a party dress.
New Year’s Eve is our favorite excuse to dress up and get glam. Here’s what to wear to your New Year’s bash this year. Bring on 2015!
Get metal. New Year’s is the perfect occasion to shine in metallics. Instead of the expected silver or gold, look for unique copper tones this holiday season. Although, we must admit, this crisp champagne dress in gold at ModCloth is the prettiest way we could imagine kicking off a new year. Move fast; there are only a few more left in stock.
Lady in red. It might not always be appropriate to wear a red dress to a wedding or funeral, but no one’s complaining when the ball drops. Red is a bold way to begin a new chapter in your life. This sleek and ultra-sexy red Lady Love Song dress at ModCloth was built for champagne toasts and firework-watching. For a slightly less retro but equally as sexy alternative, try this strapless scuba flounce dress in red (above) from Express.
Accessorize boldly. Even a simple LBD can be transformed into a show-stopper with bold accessories, like these mini chevron chain fringe post earrings now on sale at Express. For less bling but something new and exciting, these mini feather pull-through black earrings at Express are dramatic and unusual. Yes, you wear them just how they sound; pull the chain through your ear, and you get to pick the length. Hint: Go big or go home.
Silk and satin. Sequins get all the attention this time of year, but do something different and trade them for softer and more sophisticated fabrics. Silk and satin won’t leave your skin itchy and irritated, but they’re just as dramatic. Don’t believe us? Look no further than this open back silk mini dress in red from Kate Spade (above). The back, with the perfect bow and curve-flattering cut, looks like a Christmas present that you can wear.
The LBD: That stands for Long Black Dress. Floor-length gowns, like this Xscape cap-sleeve jewel dress at Macy’s, look dramatic—plus, they prevent the issue of what to do with your legs. Tights? Hose? Pattern? Solid? What color? Shave? Forget it. Go long and keep warm, without having to wear a stomach-slicing pair of uncomfortable tights. This dress transforms a long black dress into Hollywood glam, with a back made entirely out of elegant jewels. No necklace necessary. Just some sparkly earrings, cherry lips and you’re ready to rock.