Hey guys, we just a few hours away from entering into a brand New Year! Aren’t you excited?!? So where are you gorgeous people heading for the New Year Eve party and what are you planning to wear? If you haven’t decided yet on what to wear or still planning on some last minute shopping, here are some stunning dresses that will inspire you to plan your party outfit for the New Year. Read along for some style tips along with these extremely pretty, stylish and sexy dresses that are sure to prompt you to buy exactly the same dress or something similar for sure! If nothing else, just pull out whatever you have in your wardrobe and style with some of my easy and effective style tips and be the show stopper of any party!
The Power of an LBD
You can never underestimate an LBD. It’s classic and the best for any kind of parties. And LBD can make you look slimmer and suits all skin tones. No matter what your body type is you are definitely going to find the one you love the most. If you have an hour glass shape, try the body con dresses. For pear shaped body types, Club Monaco and Lyod/Ford (from the images) are your thing. The detailing of the skirts can hide the areas of your bodies that you are not too comfortable about. The apple shaped ladies can try out Herve Leger from the list as a halter neckline always gives the illusion of a slimmer upper body.
Style Tips : Wear your LBD with black stilettoes of course! the higher the better! Carry a sequinned boxy clutch and wear some silver jewellery. Keep it simple and let the LBD be the highlight.
Make-Up Tips : I love smoky eye-nude lips look with black and this make-up gives a very mysterious, sensuous feel when pulled off well with a LBD. However, you may try the red lip colour as well and pout stylishly in all your party photographs!! 😉
Shimmer, Shine, Sparkle in Gold
Who doesn’t like to shimmer and shine in a party? If you are one of them, gold is definitely you colour. Wear a sequinned, shimmery or metallic gold dress in any length and your are instantly party ready. Wear something short or mid length for a trendy and sexy look and a maxi gown for a more elegant look. If you have been busy working and didn’t really get the time to shed some weight before the New Year parties, the Alice+Olivia dress is what you need to hide some flab. The maxi dress from Badgley Mischka Collection can suit all body type. You may want to add a belt to give the illusion of an extra slim waist
Style Tips : Gold jewellery looks best with golden colour dresses. So wear danglers, bangles or a necklace in gold with your golden dress. Don’t go overboard with the accessories as a shiny dress is bold enough. Wear Nude, Beige or gold pumps or stilettoes and carry a gold purse to complete the look.
Make-Up Tips : Give yourself a shimmery make-up with gold eye-shadow and some face highlighter. Do up the eyes, keep your lip colour subtle and shine your way into a party scene.
Red is Hot
Red is indeed the hottest colour and more so in the party season. if you are heading to a party and you are in doubt, I suggest you wear red! A body con red dress can instantly make you look super sensuous, a skater red dress is cute and sexy, an off-shouldered red long gown is classy and lady-like and red lace dress is pretty and feminine. Choose your type and get glowing!
Style Tips : Red/Black/Gold stilettoes or pumps and golden jewellery are the best combos with a red dress. Carry a jewelled clutch matching your footwear or jewellery. If you are wearing an off-shouldered dress, try a hair updo flaunting your shoulders. With any other neckline, blow dried hair looks great.
Make-Up Tips : Red lips matching the shade of dress look gorgeous. Keep your eye make-up simple with just a dash of golden eye-shadow and thick coats of mascara. Keep your skin tone glowing with the right shade of foundation and highlight the cheeks and the bridge of the nose.
Show Some Color Love
Colour lovers like me can go overboard with colors this party season. The advantage of wearing a pop colour party dress is that you are bound to stand out from the rest of crowd. Most of the girls opt for the conventional reds and blacks as a party dress, so a neon yellow, or a hot pink party dress are sure to get you some serious attention! Try some interesting silhouettes and necklines like the You Fabulous and Broke dress from the list and stay classic with a regular bodycon, skater or sheath dresses, the choice is yours.
Style Tips : There are no rules o how you can style your pop coloured party dresses! You have so much of freedom with colors that it can be over-whelming! To begin with you can stick to classic black, nude or matching footwear. You can pick metallic shades like gold, silver or copper in footwear choices. or you can experiment any other pop-colour or a mix of several colors in your footwear choices! are you spoilt with choices already? here is a way to draw the line, if you are not wearing the classic or the metallic shades of shoes, be sure to pick a contrasting colour that someway compliment your dress. Try stilettoes or pumps. Same rule apply with bags as well.
Make-Up Tips : With a brightly coloured dress you lip colour can vary from reds, to nudes to various shades of pinks and oranges. Pick something that compliments your sin tone and the colour of your outfit. Eyeliner and mascara with a touch of blush can complete your look. Avoid eye shadows as it can look too made up when teamed with a very bright coloured outfit. Instead just dot some highlighter in the centre of your eye lids and blend well.
Prints and patterns can really give a personality to an outfit and if you are a print lover don’t forget to flaunt your love during the party season. You have an extensive choice of printed and patterned dresses but pick the silhouette carefully else your dress will end up looking more casual than party! Bodycon and sheath dresses work the best. The idea is to keep the seam as close to the body as your comfort level can allow you. Also pick the type of print with care, over sized floral will make your dress look more beach-wear than party wear! The best picks are ornamental and geometric prints.
Style Tips : Wear solid coloured heels with your printed party dresses. Pick the classic blacks and red or match your footwear with the colour of your dress. You may want to match your purse with your footwear colour. Avoid wearing too much of jewellery. A pair of pearl or diamond studs and a dainty bangle/bracelet are good enough to make you look stunning at any party.
Make-Up Tips : Highlight either your eyes or your lips and never both while wearing a printed outfit. A skin glowing foundation with a hint of blush can compliment you dress as well as your personality. Less is always more when it comes to make-up tip for a printed party dress.
Be a Pastel Diva
Pastel colours are extremely pretty and are great to bring out your feminine self. A pastel lace dress looks extremely classy and beautiful for a New Year party. I personally like pastel coloured dresses only for a day party but this is a great colour choice even for night time party wear too. Long evening pastel gowns look extremely lovely as party wear. the lace skater dresses may look equally pretty if chosen the right fabric. Play around with asymmetrical hemlines, off-shouldered and one-shouldered dresses if you are looking for bit of sensuousness in pastels.
Style Tips : Matching pastel footwear or shades of white, nude and tan are the best matches for a pastel party wear colour theme. You can pick a contrasting pastel colour for your footwear too. Avoid blacks and reds. Carry a clutch matching either your shoes or your dress. Gold and silver works well too, more so if you have a hint of gold or silver in your dress. Loose curls look feminine and perfectly compliments a pastel party wear.
Make-Up Tips : Dewy skin, blushed cheeks, long lashes, shiny lips and all things girly and feminine is what your make up should look like along with your pretty pastel dress!
How did you like this guide to pick the perfect party dress for your New Year party? Are there any other type of dresses that you would like to add in?
Wish you and your family/friends/loved ones/pets/ plants a very Happy New Year!!