Why not consider one of these three alternatives to the traditional party dress on New Year's Eve?
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We appreciate that it's hard to beat the classics. For NYE, this means the ever reliable LBD, worn with glittering eye-shadow and eye-catching heels. The disco-ball dress covered in sequins, ensuring you'll sparkly all night long. Or maybe you rely heavily on the recent rock-star of this yearly celebration in a shapely tailored blazer dress?
While all of these choices are safe bets on New Years Eve, this year we're wanting to reinvent ourselves and our occasion wear. Why not lean into comfort with clothes that actually keep us warm while watching the fireworks? Or reminisce on party-dressing of eras gone by that knew how to boogie all night long?
Below, we've gathered three alternatives to your New Years frock:
The glitter knit
Low-cut, leg-baring looks has been the gold-standard for New Years Eve dressing for decades, but while we feel fabulous donning these dresses at the start of the night in the comfort of a heated home or restaurant, we regret our decision come midnight as we're hurried into the cold to catch the fire works. As we stand, staring up at the colourful explosions we wonder 'Why do I never learn?'.
This year, we suggest you lean into the wonder that is a glittering knit, swathe yourself in this semi-festive fashion to stay warm all night.
Cutout metallic knitted top
Sequin-detail cashmere top
Cut-out ribbed top
Metallic cable-knit wool sweater
Embellished mesh tank top
Net rhinestone long sleeve top
Knitted lamé tank top
Metallic knitted long-sleeved top
For some of us a dress is simply too feminine. We find ourselves uncomfortable, pulling on hemlines all night long. This is where the matching set serves itself up on a silver platter as the perfect alternative.
While we will always adore a tailored tuxedo for its lean lines and the sartorial statement it makes, we find ourselves drawn to the many variations available. We suggest to search for some shimmery when selecting your set, leaning into the traditions of this specific event.
The cherry on top of this sparkly sundae? The set can easily be worn as separates on a number of other occasions.
Steely jacket - tie dye day
Jesabelle pants - tie dye day
House of Dagmar
Wide suit trousers
House of Dagmar
There are few silhouettes as satisfying as the jumpsuits. The longline leaves us with legs for days, while the all-in-one makes our lives easier when getting dressed narrowing down the choices (how many times have we not spent trying to match different shade of black?) we need to make.
Not only is the jumpsuit a fantastic jumping off point when procuring your eye-catching look for New Years Eve, it also hits all the marks of the upcoming trends of 2024. The 1970s is set to have a moment in the new year, and we're revving at the starting line to sport our favourite trends for the new season.
Sequins v-neck jumpsuit silver
Rectangle Jog jersey jumpsuit
Benjamin strapless wide-leg jumpsuit
Agguati wool gabardine jumpsuit
Talia one-shoulder jersey jumpsuit
Diane Von Furstenberg
Belted halterneck jumpsuit