One holiday I’m really excited to celebrate this year? New Year’s Eve.
In 2020, I celebrated New Year’s at home with a grand takeout meal from one of the best tapas restaurants in town. I still dressed up for the occasion and danced the night away in my living room. This year, I’m still opting for a low-key NYE, but I plan on going out to dinner at a nice restaurant in LA!
No matter what you’re doing for New Year’s Eve this year, you should usher in 2022 in style. I’m sharing some of my favorite dresses for New Year’s Eve that will look flawless no matter what you’re doing on December 31.
The Best New Year’s Eve Dresses Under $150
Bold New Year’s Eve Dresses
You don’t have to opt for a neutral New Year’s Eve dress this year: why not ring in 2022 in a fun color? I’m loving the idea of a jewel-toned party dress, and this ruffle maxi from Confete turned heads while I was in Vegas a week ago. It’s bold, unexpected, and a dress you can easily wear beyond the holiday season.
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Best Sequin New Year’s Eve Dresses
Sequins might be a bit expected on New Year’s, but boy, are they fun. And let’s be real: how often can you get away with wearing a sequin dress? If it’s not your birthday, if you’re not in Vegas, or if it’s not the month of December, sequins might be harder to pull off!
I got so many compliments when I wore this BuddyLove dress in Vegas. This dress has subtle pink sequins and a super flattering wrap detail, and I felt like I could conquer the world in this frock! Plus, I love how this dress wasn’t itchy — I was pretty impressed with the quality of this dress!
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Feathers & Fringe New Year’s Eve dresses
The last New Year’s Eve that I went out (hello, December 31, 2019!), I opted for a fringe dress, and it was a major hit. Fringe dresses are timeless yet fun, and when you’re wearing one, you won’t want to leave the dancefloor!
I love the idea of playing with texture for New Year’s Eve. Go wild with feathers, fringe, and ruffles — these details are fun, fresh, and always welcome!
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What are you planning on wearing for New Year’s Eve? Let me know in the comments below!
Photos by Tom McGovern