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Glam It Up: 5 Fantastic Party Dresses to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Bash

Dec. 28, 2013
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Dressing up is only part of the fun when you’re invited to a New Year’s Eve party or having your own! As a celebration mixed with a little glitz, glam, sparkle and sophistication, every New Year’s Eve event calls for the perfect dress to wear. With our party dress guide dedicated to New Year’s Eve, you can find that perfect dress to wear at a New Year’s event, whether it’s a dinner party or karaoke-night-themed party. From edgy to girly, these dresses, made by skilled indie designers, come in a variety of styles and colors that’ll fit any New Year’s theme.

Gold Sequined Sweetheart Tulle Dress

by Ouma

If you’re the type who loves to make an entrance and feel like a princess, Ouma’s gold-sequined sweetheart tulle dress is just right for you! With a fitted, golden bodice and airy, flowing layers of ivory and white tulle, this dress is a fabulous choice to wear for that sparkling New Year’s Eve event. You can also pair this dress with a fancy black blazer to keep yourself warm and stylish at the same time or add edgy flair with a black leather jacket. Find more exquisite dresses in Ouma’s shop.

Black Ruffle Convertible Wrap Petite Dress

by Coralie Beatrix

Go with the classic black dress this New Year’s Eve with Coralie Beatrix’s black-ruffle convertible wrap dress! This wrap dress allows you to transform your dress into many styles, including backless and Grecian, and has a full, knee-length skirt with a ruffled pattern. With a thick waistband, this wrap dress allows you to create that perfect hourglass look. Add a glam touch to this dress with silver or gold jewelry pieces to fit in with any New Year’s Eve party decor. Coralie Beatrix specializes in wrap dresses in many colors and styles, so be sure to check out more of the wrap dress collection to find more dresses for other special occasions!

Burgundy Red Dress

by Fleet Collection

Simple and classy, Fleet Collection’s burgundy red dress is a clever choice for your closet and for New Year’s attire! This rich-colored dress has a sleeveless top and a flared skirt. White stripes on the skirt enhance the rich burgundy hue. A trendy, revealing back design adds sensual appeal that contrasts well with the sophisticated front of the dress. This dress comes in sizes from XS to XL, so check out the listing for specific measurements. Fleet Collection has a wide variety of sophisticated dresses for any occasion in a medley of styles and colors, so be sure to check them out as well!

Silvery Sparkle Short Party Dress

by Katie Jean

Sparkle in Katie Jean’s party dress this New Year’s Eve! Covered with sparkling silver tulle, this elegant gray dress presents a lovely combination of subtlety and sparkly elements. The front of this dress features a chevron-patterned top to add more texture and dimension and has a stylish V-neck. You can order this dress in other colors as well, such as ivory with gold overlay. Katie Jean has a wide selection of dresses for weddings and more, so find more dresses in this shop for other special occasions in your life!

Stardust Ombre Spandex Dress

by Shadowplaynyc

Be the star at your next New Year’s event with Shadowplaynyc’s stardust ombre dress! With clustered, gold stardust from the top to black at the bottom, this dress displays a unique ombre design. The design on this dress has been digitally printed and gives off a sparkling effect, which is perfect for a glamorous New Year’s Eve celebration. You can wear this dress loose or with a small, simple belt to create a stylish, chic appearance. Another style of this stardust dress can be found here in Shadowplaynyc’s shop. Discover more fabulous and unique galaxy-themed clothing and accessories in Shadowplaynyc’s shop!

Before choosing a dress for a New Year’s Eve bash, it’s important to understand the party’s theme to ensure that you get a dress that fits well with it instead of wearing something that makes you stick out like a sore thumb. The party invitation is usually a great indicator of what type of party you’ll be attending, which will help you determine the best dress to wear. You should also consider what type of atmosphere the New Year’s Eve party will have, whether it’s formal, semi-formal or casual. By knowing the atmosphere and energy of the event, you can narrow down your choices in party attire and have an easier time finding the best dress for you.

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Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.