new year's eve dress code
The end-of-year countdown has started and this New Year’s Eve is going to be a special one as we’re entering into a new decade (and saying farewell to the 2010s!). So it’s finally time to get that showstopping outfit together and welcome 2020 with a bang, whether you’re celebrating at a raucous party or staying in with your friends. You might just want to play with a few of 2019’s trends that you’ve been too shy to try out until now, while impressing your guests in one fell swoop.
The last night of the year always calls for sparkles, shimmer and glitter but there are ways to avoid the Christmas tree effect and find that perfect outfit that will make you glide into the new year with style. Here we’re wrapping up the trends to dress cool for New Year’s Eve and start the decade on the right foot.
THE SILK DRESS
Silk is one of 2019’s favorite fabric that also makes an ideal end of year evening dress perfect for channeling Hollywood glamour. Choose yours in a dark blue color and split in the front to reveal your legs while staying chic and dressed up. The shiny effect of silk is great to pair with metallic accessories such as silver high heels matching a crystal-embellished clutch and drop earrings for extra sparkles. Cover your shoulders with a sharp blazer when walking in the night from a fancy dinner to the next party.
If wearing a dress on New Year’s Eve isn’t to your taste, try out satin high waisted trousers with slim-fit legs for a sophisticated take on the classic black denim. They go perfectly with high heels and a feather-trimmed camisole – an all year long trend – that has been given a brilliant effect. Accessorize the black ensemble with a quilted stud bag and golden lucky charms to enter the new year in the best possible way.
THE SLIP SKIRT
This bedroom staple is still at the forefront of fashion and can easily be adapted to the party season with an asymmetric hem in lustrous silk-satin. Add a punchy red top with puffed sleeves which will make you stand out and bring a warming addition to your look. Wear with sensual heels topped with a suede bow and a sequin clutch that will make you shine through the night. Pearls were also big this year so make sure to adorn your ears with those sea treasures and sweep your hair into a bun to showcase them.
THE STATEMENT DRESS
If you really want to make an entrance this New Year’s Eve, sport a wrap dress (a timeless classic) in a gleaming sequinned version punctuated with iridescent colors. There’s not much more to add here, the dress says it all and looks just as good with girly heels than chunky boots depending what kind of twist you want to give your look and how smart/casual the party is. Just take a mini satin purse to carry your essentials and if you really want to wear jewelry, go for small crystal-embellished hoops.
THE LEATHER SKIRT
Give a 60s twist to your party outfit by wearing a mini leather skirt in a camel tone to switch from classic black that everyone else will be dressed in. Animal prints were a major trend in 2019 so go wild with a sheer blouse in a tiger print that has a retro look while being fashion-forward. Pair with a sparkling fine necklace and a chainmail shoulder bag with gleaming gold metal discs that will sparkle under the spotlights. Wear heels to your dinner and change for flats when hitting the dancefloor.