Every girl wants to ring in the New Year in the perfect party dress, but with so many cute fashion trends this year, what style should you choose? Don’t take too long to decide – wait until the last minute, and you’ll likely get stuck with all the fashion rejects. Here’s a guide to this season’s hottest New Year’s Eve dresses:
Shine in Metallic Tones
One of this season’s hottest trends is all about gold, gunmetal and silver. For a fun and flirty look, try any of the sparkly tube dresses that are cut above the knee; for added flair, find one with pockets (this makes stashing a lip gloss or phone easy, too).
Put a Spin on the Little Black Dress
You can never go wrong with the classic little black dress. Sass it up this year and go low-cut and floor-length; add extra sassy points for black sequins, which are in this year.
Love Your Curves in Fishtail Hems
Accentuate every curve of your body with the glamorous fishtail hem. This style has been spotted on celebs Cat Deeley, Allison Williams and Sofia Vergara, and they look amazing with any skin tone, body type and dress material. For a glitzy glam look, go with one decked out with sequins; if you’re shooting for simple and elegant, you can find a variety of styles from strapless to capped sleeves in satin finishes.
Go Geometric With Color Blocking
Another curve-loving trend is contrasting dark and light paneling designs, aka “color blocking.” This look first became trendy a few decades ago and is gaining popularity now, too. Keep it simple with black, gray and white color blocking shades.
Try the Next Big Thing: Peplum
Maybe you haven’t heard the term, but you’ve seen the style: When a short, fitted skirt is attached to the waist of the dress, that’s peplum. Not only is this look slimming and flattering for every body type, it comes in bold colors and striking prints. Try pairing it with a suede ankle boot that compliments the color of your dress.
Don’t Forget Accessories
Be warned, though; you can’t just grab any old necklace from your collection and pair it with one of these stunning dresses. Watch out for clashing and mismatching, such as pairing a gold necklace with a silver metallic dress. A rhinestone collar necklace is a classy, safe bet.
Don’t be afraid of belts, either. Experiment with a variety of widths and details – they can bring your dress to the next level while accentuating your waist line.
When it comes to shoes, make sure you find the right heel to compliment your dress. Obviously, you don’t want a suede heel boot with a fishtail hem dress. When all else fails, stick with a simple nude heel or a black, strappy number.
Happy New Year!