Elizabeth Victoria New Years Eve: What Dress Looks Good With Your Party Hat?

New Years Eve is just a few short days away, and that means it's time to get your outfit in order. Guys have it pretty easy when it comes to getting dressed for the night's festivities, but for girls, it's all about choosing the right dress. Picking the wrong one can leave you as the only one without a kiss at midnight, and no one wants to start the New Year as a wallflower. Here are some thoughts:  

Sparkle

This is the one night of the year when dressing like a disco ball isn’t just allowed, it’s expected. For a super sexy look, check out this version from Topshop. If you're looking for something a little more playful, I think this modernized flapper-style dress by Louise Gray will make you the centre of attention. 

Peplum

Some people may say this trend is a dying one, but I’m hanging on for dear life. It’s such a figure flattering style and looks so chic when done right. As a girlfriend of mine once said, peplum makes you to look skinny on top, but the bottom allows you to eat as much pizza or pasta as your heart desires... something that will come in particularly handy if your New Years Eve plans involve a dinner party. Some great dress options are available at ASOS here and here, but if you're like me and enjoy something a little more fashion forward, this jumpsuit worn with a bejewelled necklace, or this blouse paired with a pair of skinny metallic trousers, are great outfit options for wearing the trend in a different way.

Pantsuit

I know this word brings to mind Hillary Clinton, but the kind of suit I’m talking about is the complete opposite of that mental picture. A dress is the most expected fashion choice you can make on New Years Eve, and in a sea of Herve Leger bodycon knock offs, the way to really stand out is in a slim cut suit. The fabric should be colourful or at least interesting (think brocade or velvet), the cut fitted (anything boxy on New Years is a no-go), and the pants should be slightly cropped (all the better to show off the crazy heels you'll need to pair with this outfit). For a better idea of what I'm talking about, check out The Man Repeller's take on suits here and here. Pair with a sheer blouse (unbuttoned one button short of innappropriate), a statement necklace, a killer pair of heels and you're set. 

Happy New Year!

 

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