LUX Style: What to Wear: New Year’s Eve

With all the hype around New Year’s Eve, the last thing you want to worry about is what to wear. Everyone wants the perfect outfit to ring in this night filled with glamour and fun. Whether you’re going to a black tie affair or a simple house party with family and friends, we’ve got a look to suit the occasion. Read on for the perfect dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories for a night you’ll never forget.

NYE Metallic Dress
Milly / Silver Flare Dress
Parker / Sequin Dress
Herve Leger / Metallic Dress

New Year’s Eve is all about the glitz and what better way to celebrate than in a metallic or sequin dress? Whether you opt for a fun and flirty style or a sexy fitted number, pair with understated accessories and let your dress do the talking.

NYE Little Black Dress
Baily44 / Cutout Dress
Blaque Label / Strapless Sequin Dress
Torn by Ronny Kobo / Black One Shoulder Dress

A flattering look for everyone, you really can’t go wrong in a little black dress. Find something that suits your personality, but make sure it has a little bit of flair to suit the occasion. A bold handbag or statement necklace will help dress up the black and make it pop.

Jumpsuit for NYE
camilla and marc / Silk Jumpsuit
Catherine Malandrino / Oxblood Jumpsuit
Haute Hippie / Tuxedo Inspired Jumpsuit

Just because it’s New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean you’re obligated to wear a dress. An oxblood or tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit is still fancy enough for the occasion and arguably more comfortable. Choose a style with sexy cutouts, satin lapels or strategic draping to make it fun.

New Year's Eve Gown
Herve Leger / Burgundy Bandage Gown
Monique Lhuillier / Beaded Tulle Gown
Donna Karan New York / Gold Sequin Gown

For a black tie affair, it’s all about the gown. There aren’t many occasions where a gown is necessary, so go all out and enjoy getting dolled up for a night. Be the belle of the ball in tulle and sequins or opt for a fitted Herve Leger style. From dining to dancing, you’ll want to make sure you’re comfortable.

NYE Tops
Veronica Beard / Sequin Tuxedo Top
Robert Rodriguez / Sequin Tank Top
Young Fabulous & Broke / Metallic Tank Top

Going to a house party or lounge with a group of friends? A sexy top is an appropriate alternative for a casual affair. Add New Year’s glitz with gold and silver accents or a sequin clutch. Pair with leather pants or dark jeans and a killer pair of pumps.

New Year's Eve Shoes
Schutz / Embellished Bootie | Monique Lhuillier / Lace Pumps
Giuseppe Zanotti / Embellished Strap Heels | Isa Tapia / Gold Sandals
L.A.M.B. / Asymmetrical Strappy Pumps

Studded, lace, embellished and bold, shoes for NYE are always fun to shop for. Keep your dress and party location in mind to decide whether you need a leg-lengthening pair versus something subtle or classy. Try to choose a pair that can be worked into your wardrobe for other occasions.

Clutches for New Year's Eve
Whiting & Davis / Crystal Clutch | Alice + Olivia / Jeweled Clutch
MOYNA / Gold Foldover Clutch | Anya Hindmarch / Red Glitter Clutch
By Malene Birger / Silver Crystal Clutch | RED Valentino / Bow Clutch

Keep your clutch on the smaller side or opt for a cross body style as you won’t want this to interfere with your night. Only bring the necessities and leave the rest at home. If you chose a simple black dress or jumpsuit, let your handbag be your standout piece. A sequin handbag never goes out of style!

Jewelry for New Year's Eve
Ben-Amun / Crystal Statement Earrings | Erickson Beamon / Cocktail Ring
Rebecca Minkoff / Bar Stud Earrings | Vanessa Mooney / Gold Statment Necklace
Kenneth Jay Lane / Dangle Earrings | Lee Angel Jewelry / Crystal and Mesh Bracelet
Alexis Bittar / Citrine Statement Ring | Rachel Zoe / Lucite Link Bracelet

Sometimes less is more, but when it comes to jewelry on New Year’s Eve, you want to make a statement. Choose at least one bold piece to complement your dress whether it’s a gold bib necklace or chandelier earrings. Don’t underestimate the power of accessories to dress up an outfit.

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