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Before you officially wave goodbye to 2023, you get to celebrate the past year while simultaneously counting down to 2024. As you prepare for New Year’s Eve parties or chill gatherings at home with friends and family sitting in front of the TV with some wine, you can’t forget to pair your celebration with the best New Year’s dress.
A stylish New Year’s dress will come down to your personal tastes and preferences — though this year’s trends will most likely boast a lot of sparkles, glitter and fringe. Whether you want to show off a trendy denim dress or make your platform heels the statement of the night, there is a style and ‘fit out there to suit whatever your needs are. Plus, depending on what you pick out, you don’t have to retire the style after the clock strikes midnight. Cocktail dresses are versatile enough to be worn for weddings, holiday parties and more — or, if you opt for a little black dress, then you can show it off for a range of dressy events.
No matter if you’re looking to go glam in a gold sequin style or try something a little more versatile like a crushed-velvet look, we did the work for you to find some of the most popular New Year’s dresses out there. That way you can focus more on your Instagram caption and less on what to wear.
Best New Year’s Dresses
ANRABESS One-Shoulder Cocktail Dress
Make “the whole place shimmer” in this silver dress that features one-shoulder and a ruched design you can pull up or down to your liking. It’s also made from polyester and spandex mix fabric that should be hand-washed only for the best results, according to the brand.
Dress the Population Gold Sequin Natalie Sheath
If you’d rather rock something for one night only, Rent the Runway offers a wide selection of styles for as low as $30 for a one-time wear. You can also subscribe to the service and keep apparel for longer — depending on what your needs are.
Grace Karin Cocktail Mini Dress Club
Keep things simple with a velvet cocktail dress you’ll be antsy to wear more than once. It’s designed with a sweetheart neckline and ruched material you can easily accessorize with statement jewelry or your favorite gold choker.
Plissé Mini Tee Dress
Madewell’s popular Plissé Mini Tee Dress boasts texture and trendiness that’ll be the talk of the party. Plus, it’s also on sale for 64% off, dropping it down to a wallet-friendly $42 (just make sure to use the code GETGIFTING at checkout).
Marienne Silver Sequin Long Sleeve Mini Dress
For less than $100 you can shine in this mini long sleeve dress from Beginning Boutique. It comes with long sleeves to help keep you warm in the cold while the mini length can be layered with tights or your favorite knee-high boots.
The Maya Ruched Cowl-Neck Dress: Stretch Velvet Edition
Don’t be surprised when other partygoers give your dress a double-take it’s that fashionable. It comes in a maxi length with a cowl neckline and slit at the bottom. The stretchy material will also help the design form to your body so it fits comfortably and you feel less restricted.
R.Vivimos Crushed Velvet Pleated Swing Dress
We dare you to try and not twirl in this crushed velvet swing dress. The skirt has a skater fit that’s perfect for twirling and dancing in. It also comes in a cute gold shade to match your champagne as you toast goodbye to 2023.
WDIRARA Square Neck Mesh Bodycon Dress
We weren’t meshing around with this Amazon dress. It’s a budget-friendly under $50 price tag and comes in a variety of colors you can personalize to your own tastes and preferences. Don’t forget to pair it with a unique-shaped bag to really make a statement.
Pia Velvet Dress
This velvet dress combines chic and elegance with its soft pink material decorated with a silver sparkly hem and straps. It’s available in two colors to personalize to your liking and can be worn alone or layered over a turtleneck or mesh shirt.
Morgen Sequin Sweater Dress
Lily Pulitzer isn’t just a destination for vacation-ready looks, but also has a gorgeous selection of New Year’s-approved looks like this sequin sweater dress. It comes in a mini length and embellishments along the shoulders for added style and comfort.
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