New Year's Eve—some love it, some hate it. But whatever your feelings towards the event, we guarantee you'll want to spend it in one of these party dress. So, what are the rules for New Year's Eve looks? Similar to Christmas, everything is more OTT (in a totally great way, of course) than the usual everyday party attire. Hence why we've found 25 of the fanciest of frocks to suit every style.
Style Notes: A red dress with matching lipstick is a timeless look that'll never fail. Case in point: Darja in lace.
We're personally keen to spend the last day of the year on a high, wearing the most fabulous dress we could find. And if this means all-over sequins, velvet offerings and satin slips then so be in. However, that's not always for everyone, so here's a rule most can agree on: If it's a dress that makes you feel like dancing and staying up until at least two minutes past minute to catch the fireworks, then we suggest you buy it.
From Ganni's glitter ball iteration to the Rixo dress that'll be all over Instagram before we know it. Scroll through our gallery of the fashion editor–approved New Year's Eve dresses below that you'll want to add to your baskets.
Just the right amount of sparkle keeps it incredibly chic.
This D&G number was made for NYE.
Add any shade of red lipstick for an instant party look.
Ganni's shiny frock is perfect for magpie shoppers.
You'd never guess this was under £40.
Can you get any more NYE than rainbow sequins?
We can always rely on The Vampire's Wife to create "wow" dresses all year round.
Everything about this just screams luxe.
Wear it as a mini dress or layer over satin trousers (either way, we want it).
It's the collab everyone is talking about, and it's guaranteed to make an entrance.
You can never go wrong with all-over sequins for party season.
Add a pair of glittery heels and a beaded bag to complete the glossy look.
You can never go wrong with a black wrap dress–dress it up for NYE and down for day in 2019.
The perfect slip dress is here to save every occasion-wear issue.
We're all for a statement stripe.
This dress can hold its own—just add heels and go.
Add all the sequins jewels you can to this satin number.
Keep it tonal with gold skinny strap heels or mules.
Trust Rixo to create such a standout frock.
You can dress up a statement shirt dress with platform heels and a beaded grab bag.
It looks way more expensive than its high-street price tag.
A gold frock is never a bad idea for NYE.
All of our fashion editors love this sequin midi.
Bring on the fireworks.
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This piece was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.