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Somehow, some way, 2023 is coming to a close. As the year winds down and the holiday festivities rev up, you’re likely focusing your attention on last-minute holiday gift ideas, the best stocking stuffers for kids, and cookie recipes worth working into your holiday menu. While you’re at it, though, you may also want to think about your New Year’s Eve plans — and what you’re going to wear. To help you get the ball rolling, we’ve rounded up over a dozen glamorous New Year’s Eve outfit ideas. After all, no matter how you plan to spend the evening, leaning into the glitzy nature of the occasion is a fun way to ring in the new year.
Don’t be mistaken, though! Just because the items we’ve selected are glam doesn’t mean that they all come with matching price tags. Instead, ahead you’ll find New Year’s Eve outfit ideas for every budget — and aesthetic, for that matter. So, whether you’re looking for an affordable, quick, and easy buy for the big night or are willing to invest in something you’ll wear for months to come (not to mention years thereafter), keep reading to find a variety of dresses, skirts, shirts, shoes, and accessories for the occasion.
Unique Vibe Beige Sequin Asymmetrical Long Sleeve Top
If you prefer separates over dresses or jumpsuits, you can’t go wrong with this uniquely cut Lulu’s top, which is sold in women’s sizes XS to XL. The body-hugging silhouette pairs beautifully with trousers, mini skorts, and midi skirts alike. To mimic this exact look, you could pair the shimmering long-sleeve garment with these red wide-leg pants from H&M ($46) and a pair of rhinestone bow slingback heels ($57).
As you may have heard, flats are back in a very big way as we head into 2024. With that in mind, you may be willing to invest in a pair that will last you for years to come. If so, there are no flats as comfortable as Birdies (they feature seven layers of cloud-like foam padding) and none as versatile and chic as the crystal-embellished suede Goldfinch Flat. Sold in two colors in women’s sizes 5 to 12, these flats pair beautifully with everything: dresses, skinny jeans, wide-leg pants, you name it.
Padded Rhinestone Headband Set
Headbands have a wonderful way of just making you look put together. This New Year’s Eve, swap out your regular padded velvet band for this top-rated crystal-embellished one. Despite its heavily-decorated design, the headband itself is lightweight and non-slip, so it will stay in place for a night of dancing while ringing in the new year.
Sequin Dress with Slit Sleeves
A stylish little black sequin dress that can be snagged for less than $40? We’re sold. This Scoop dress comes in three colors (black, fuchsia, and silver) in women’s sizes XS to XXL. While the dress is fairly warm on its own, it pairs beautifully over tights, which happen to be one of the trendiest accessories of winter 2023-2024.
Pearl-Embellished Hair Bows, Set of 2
As you’ve surely seen on social media and out and about, bow hair accessories are everywhere. They add a coquette charm to any outfit and while many, many exist, we especially love the looks of this duo from Anthropologie. The pearl embellishments give the bows a classic allure.
If you’re someone who loves bodysuits, you’ll want to run to H&M to snag one of their stunning sequin bodysuits, which have gone viral on TikTok and are quickly selling out. The affordable garments look undeniably luxe and are sold in two colors in women’s sizes XS to XXL. Whether you pair it with flares, a fitted column skirt, a mini skirt, or an A-line midi, you’re bound to be one of the best-dressed people in the room.
Sequin 3/4 Sleeve Top
Looking for a fun party top that provides a bit more arm coverage? This Amazon find is a fan favorite for its billowing sleeves that offer a peek of skin. It’s sold in 15 colors in women’s sizes XS to 3X.
Women’s Solid Long Sleeve Velvet Jacket
Hey, sequins aren’t for everyone. If you prefer the look of velvet, there’s no time like New Year’s Eve to lean into the textile. Rather than opting for a traditional dark black or navy blue velvet garment, consider this teal crushed velvet blazer (sold in women’s sizes S to XXL). It’s an unexpected hue that will earn you endless compliments this holiday season. (Take it from someone who knows! I wore a similar teal velvet blazer suit this month and earned more compliments on it than perhaps anything else I’ve worn this year.)
This shimmering slouchy rhinestone shoulder bag is a Cult Gaia dupe beloved by Amazon shoppers. Where the OG bag costs just under $500, this one rings up under $30. It’s the perfect little bag for New Year’s Eve, a night out, weddings — whenever. You truly can’t go wrong — especially since it has plenty of space to hold your phone, wallet, keys, and must-have makeup products for on-the-go.
Sequin Cowl Neck Dress
How fun is this hot pink sequin cowl neck dress? While a sleeveless dress may feel off for New Year’s Eve, it ultimately depends on where you live. That said, if you require a bit more coverage for your festivities, you can always pair this dress, which is sold in sizes 2 to 16, over a fitted mock-neck long-sleeve top or under your favorite sweater or bolero. I personally own it in three colors and love to pair it under oversized sweaters and with white ankle booties.
Women’s Sparkle Rhinestone Fishnets
You can transform any dress or skirt into a New Year’s Eve-ready ‘fit with these sparkling rhinestone fishnets. While they cost less than $15, they’re inspired by popular Anthropologie tights that cost over $30.
This stretchy shimmering jumpsuit is made of pleuche fabric which combines cotton and linen for warm yet breathable wear. Sold in sizes S to XXL, this V-neck, faux-wrap jumpsuit basically feels like pajamas, so you’ll be glad to wear it all the way to midnight.
A Line Tulle Skirt
Who doesn’t remember Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic tulle midi skirt moment? While hers was pale pink, for New Year’s Eve, we suggest going with this budget-friendly black one for a more dressed-up appeal. To make it really stand out for the occasion, try pairing it with a sequin bodysuit, sequin long-sleeve, or statement sweater. Then, choose between ballet flats, booties, or heels, and add something to your hair to tie the glitzy look together.
Dazzling Beauty Silver Sequin Long Sleeve Mock Neck Crop Top
If you’re all for crop tops, look no further than this sequin cutie from Lulu’s. The mock-neck, long-sleeve top pairs beautifully with high-waisted bottoms, whether it’s trousers, a mini skirt, or maxi silhouette. And if you don’t like the silver option, it’s available in red, too!
Women’s Velvet Formal Short Sleeve Maxi Dress
Here we have a popular Anthropologie dupe found on Amazon. Designed to look like the cult-favorite Somerset dress, the Amegoya Women’s Velvet Formal Short Sleeve Maxi Dress, which is sold in 13 colors in women’s sizes S to XL, costs roughly a quarter of the price. I bought it in the color C-teal and can attest to the quality. It’s a stellar find for the price.
Run Resistant Semi Opaque Footed Tights
Red is the hottest color of the year as we head into 2024 and red tights are popping up left and right in holiday dressing content. With that in mind, snag a pair of these opaque footed tights to transform any black, ensemble into a party-ready ‘fit. Bonus points if you add sequins.
Classic Mini Mirror Ball Boot
UGGs are an investment, there’s no doubt about it. However, if you love a statement shoe, enjoy spending most of your days in shearling comfort, and are hoping to ring in the new year while embracing your beloved athleisure aesthetic, you can’t go wrong with investing in a pair of the UGG Classic Mini Mirror Ball Boots. Just keep in mind, the ankle of these boots is made with a different, less plush wool blend than the foot of the boot. Still, they’re comfortable and stylish and oh-so-fun to wear.
Satin Bow Shoe Clips
This is one TikTok hack we can’t help but swoon over. These satin bow shoe clips can be clipped onto any heels or flats for an instantly festive upgrade. With these, you can stop buying brand-new shoes for every special occasion and instead, just put a bow on your favorite everyday pairs. Genius!
Glamorous Occasion Silver Sequin Pleated Midi Skirt
Rock your sequins on the bottom with this pleated midi skirt from Lulu’s. The look can be dressed up with a black turtleneck and bow-embellished pumps or dressed down with your favorite cashmere sweater and booties. It’s sold in sizes XS to XL and features a hidden back zipper.
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