Approximately how much fur, sparkles, and sequins can one get away with this New Year’s Eve? If the answer rests with us, the sky would be the limit. The most sparkly, celebratory, extra outfits worn by some bold names to ring in the New Years of the past can easily serve as inspiration on how to outshine and outdo your average “going out on town” ensemble. The only thing missing is a glass of champagne.
Not Your Ordinary LBD
Decided to ring in New Year’s Eve at the club or on a rooftop venue? A sequin little black dress is exactly what you need. Follow Khloe Kardashian’s lead and pick a shimmery minidress that accentuates your favorite body parts, whether that be your legs, collarbone, back, or chest. Khloe went with a plunging neckline and cutout hem, but if that’s too much exposure for you, simply layer a black lace camisole underneath your dress. To let the sequins shine, go for low-key accessories in neutral tones.
Velvet Choker Sheath Dress at BCBG
Ballet Pink Liquid Leather Pointy Toe Pumps at Jimmy Choo
Mini pocket bag at Givenchy
When the clock strikes 12 and you’re wondering why you’re not in bed, this comfy outfit will be your silver lining. The foundation of the bedroom-turned-party look is a silky lace slip dress, a.k.a. your sexiest pajamas. Because it’ll be cold and you need some sort of covering, top with a leopard duster trench belted casually around the waist, as Kendall Jenner did while celebrating the new year in 2017.
Manon sandal by Allsaints
Michael Stars slip dress at Anthropology
Leopard Print Trench Coat by Badgley Mischka at Bloomingdale’s
Demi Lovato rang in 2018 while wearing a sequined purple jumpsuit and the standout ensemble is actually easy to re-create. To start, pick a one-piece in your favorite color and make sure it’s covered in a healthy dose of sequins. Next, accessorize. Add with a sparkle pouch and glitzy silver chandelier earrings tie the look together.
Hologram Sequin Jumpsuit by Topshop x Halpern at Topshop
Serefina Crystal Drop Earring by Club Monaco
Devon Petrol Clutch at Henri Bendel
The Black Tie Dress
For formal New Year’s Eve events at banquet halls or scene-y restaurants, eschew minidresses in favor of a long gown. Take a page out of Sofia Vergara’s book and ring in 2019 in red—the color is bold, vivacious, and definitely sexy—with color-coordinated crisscross strap heels. Add in a gold clutch to break up the monotone without competing against it. Trust us: As soon as you enter the room, you’ll have the entire place captivated.
Double Ruffle Peplum Gown at BCBG
Eleanor Knotted Sandal at Tory Burch
The Dahlia clutch at Stuart Weitzman
You had every intention of staying in, but caved last-minute to peer pressure. Even without a new dress, you can look like an A-lister by channeling Taylor Swift and her sporty-yet-feminine vibe. Pick out your fanciest pair of sporty pants and wear with a sequined crop top. Anything shiny works as party attire. Unless the festivities are at a club, sneakers are the obvious choice to complete your athelsiure outfit.
Two-Stripe Leather Jogger Pants by SPRWMN at Nordstrom
Tuxedo jacket at Maje
Aurora Bandeau Top by I.AM.GIA at Bloomingdale’s
Medium pouch at Givenchy