It’s the most festive time of the year—and not only because we get to experience all the pretty lights, delicious food and quality time with the family. While these are definitely some of the best aspects of the season, something that gets us really excited about the holidays are the dresses!
It helps to be a bit strategic when searching for your own winning dress (or two). Keep an eye out for frocks you can wear throughout the following year in addition to the holidays. If you can wear the dress to a wedding, a bachelorette party or even a dressy date night out as well as your annual Christmas Eve party, you’ve probably found a winner.
2020 was a year we definitely couldn’t have planned for. We don’t know what 2021 has in store for us but let’s usher in the new year with positivity and, of course, style. Here are the dresses that’ll make your New Year’s Eve that much more special, whether you’re attending a cocktail gathering with friends or dancing the night away.
Galvan London Contrast Halter Dress
Chic in monochrome with a plunging halter neck and boasting a figure-enhancing cut, Galvan’s halter neck contrast mini dress is sure to channel a vintage Hollywood glamour look. Our suggestions to complete the look? Finger-wave hairstyle, bold red lips and strappy stilettos.
RedValentino Sequinned Flared Dress
We’re suckers for the perfect shade of pink, and this is it. We love the mix of bare skin and fluffy layers with this super-bold pink and black RedValentino look. The bow at the back matches the fit and is the finishing touch that will bring your holiday look to the next level.
Zimmermann Wraparound Mini Dress
Wrap dresses really are one of the most versatile pieces of apparel to ever exist. Zimmermann shows us that we shouldn’t shy away from this gorgeous rust colour. We’ve added their satin wrap dress to our festive outfit list – a fool proof way to put a luxe spin on your NYE look.
Giuseppe Di Morabito Sequinned Dress
You can drop your fear of resembling a disco ball for the night, because New Year’s Eve is one occasion when that’s kind of the goal. And we’ve got to admit that we’ve been meaning to get a short, sequin party dress, ever since we saw this shimmery number by Giuseppe Di Morabito.
BEC + Bridge Ruched Mini Dress
Winter pastels will always have a special place in our hearts, and this lilac ruched dress is all the inspiration we need. We’re so into BEC + Bridge’s statement bishop sleeves and flattering ruched fabric, designed to sculpt your figure with its bodycon fit.
La Doublej Feather-Trim Sleeveless Dress
Not every woman is down for some feathers, but it can’t hurt to step out of your comfort zone every now and then. Feather fashion has been a trend all year long, and if you haven’t yet worked plumage into your closet, take note from La Doublej’s ensemble with a feather trim.
Elisabetta Franchi Pleated Off-Shoulder Dress
Why not try something a little more flowy and regal this year, like Elisabetta Franchi’s bustier dress styled with an elegant sweetheart neckline? You definitely deserve to feel like royalty—and the fact that this dress promises comfort too, is just the ultimate bonus.
Maisie Wilen Graphic-Print Dress
You can’t go wrong with a colourful, feminine and chic dress! There’s no better time than New Year’s Eve to dive into this celebrity–approved style. It’s not only a staple piece for our wardrobes but it’s a staple for all things celebratory and fun.
Amur Silk-Blend Dress
A white dress and diamonds or crystal jewellery is such a classic holiday mix, but it never feels tired. Crafted from silk and infused with metallic threads, this Amur cocktail dress features all-over ruching and dainty prints down its column silhouette.
Johanna Ortiz Cut-Out Dress
Something lava red for New Year’s might not be so ground-breaking but there’s a reason it’s a go-to for so many. Johanna Ortiz’s flared dress is sure to get you noticed wherever you choose to wear it, thanks to the structured shoulders and sensational cut-out.