Dressing for New Year's Eve, is truly a determination of how you choose enter the new year. As a late December birthday myself, I feel I was born to wear sparkles. However, as a wardrobe stylist I work with my clients to set a style statement for the New Year'. I want my clients to say with their wardrobe that “I was fierce last year, and this year I’ll be even better”.
I only have three major NYE rules. My rules are simple and straight-forward but they prevent my clients from losing their cool.
Rule #1: Never ever wear new shoes to the party. This is not just a NYE rule, this is a life rule. However, oftentimes, on New Years women opt to take the risk of new shoes, and they’re often sorely disappointed. To keep yourself on point and comfortable, get your shoes at least two weeks ahead of time and wear them around the house for a bit. Feet that hurt is not a cute look and they will most definitely ruin your night.
Rule #2: New Years Eve is a night to dress a little sexier than usual, however, this is not the right night to wear Spanx and a strapless bra for the first time all year. Make sure your foundation garments are right for your outfit and for what the night brings. If you are going to be dancing, make sure your bra will stay in place. Make sure your foundation garments colors work under your outfit. There is nothing worse the seeing your NYE photos are ruined because your bra showing because of the camera flash.
Rule #3: Add some shine. Add bling, glitter and sequins, it is a new year, and you should shine bright. Just add them in a way that makes sense. While you want to make sure you stand out, you don’t want to look like a disco ball
Here are seven show stopping dresses for NYE that will make everyone stop and take notice:
Grab this dress and be ready to work the room. This cocktail dress is a work of art, and any woman wearing it will stop traffic. Add the tallest satin pumps you have, and visit a very swanky hotel party.
Dauxilly Tania Sequin Cocktail Dress
D.Auxilly available at shop.dauxilly.com | $260.00
THE GLAM DRESS
Are you ringing in the New Year someplace posh and glamourous? This is the dress you need to wear. Make sure your lips are bold. If you choose wear your hair up, add a bit of bling.
Christian Omeshun Ruffle Gown
Christian Omeshun available at christianomeshun.com | $180.00
THE FUN SKIRT
You’ve got to make this fringe moving, honey! Add a sequin top and shoes and you are ready for dinner and dancing! Courtney Noelle available at shopcourtneynoelle.com | $320
Courtney Noelle 'Quinn Black' Skirt
Courtney Noelle available at shopcourtneynoelle.com | $320
I love a jumpsuit for a party, especially when most women will be donning dresses. Add a leopard print shoe and head out to a fancy dinner for the evening.
Eloquii Sequin Deep V Jumpsuit
Eloquii available at eloquii.com | $129.90
THE SOPHISTICATED & SEXY DRESS
This dress is both sophisticated and sexy. This is kind of dress you wear with a bae on your arm, as you make an entrance. Diva Kurve available at thedivakurvescollection.bigcartel.com | $165.00
Diva Kurve Collection Amiya Dress
Diva Kurve available at thedivakurvescollection.bigcartel.com | $165.00
THE PRINCESS DRESS
Want meet Prince Charming NYE? Step into the NYE ball like a princess in floor-length tulle.
Society+ Premium Tutu Tulle Skirt
Society+ available at society-plus.com | $119.99
THE COZY OPTION
Torrid Lovely in Lace Sleep Set
Torrid available at torrid.com | $36.90
This may seem like a strange outfit choice for NYE, but every few years my girls and our hubbies get together and do a potluck in our PJs. So celebrate the New Year in comfort and style.