Fashion

Replace your New Year's Eve dress with these unconventional outfit options

By Josefin Forsberg
Stine Goya

Photo: Stine Goya

Vogue Scandinavia propose three alternatives to the traditional party dress

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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 Whether floor skimming dress or sleeveless vest, swathe yourself in this semi-festive fashion to stay warm all night.


The glitter knit

Wool-blend sweater

Moncler Genius

SHOP NOWEUR 600
Sparkly knit vest top

Ganni

SHOP NOWEUR 215
Metallic turtleneck top

Acne Studio

SHOP NOWEUR 290
Glitter Knit Midi Dress

ByTiMo

SHOP NOWEUR 325
Pailette-embellished knit top

Valentino

SHOP NOWEUR 2500
Fitted Glitter Knit Midi Dress

& Other Stories

SHOP NOWEUR 79

The co-ord

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.


The two-piece

Cropped sequin top

H&M

SHOP NOWEUR 24.99
Sequin trousers

H&M

SHOP NOWEUR 39.99
Willow tuxedo blazer

By Malina

SHOP NOWEUR 275
Willow tuxedo trousers

By Malina

SHOP NOWEUR 220
Katalindi T-shirt - Brown

Stine Goya

SHOP NOWEUR 190
Alexia Trousers - Brown

Stine Goya

SHOP NOWEUR 260

The jumpsuit

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 2022. 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.


The jumpsuit

Showbiz halterneck jumpsuit

De La Vali

SHOP NOWEUR 536
Jumpsuit with tie-back

H&M

SHOP NOWEUR 39.99
Satin cut-out jumpsuit

Zara

SHOP NOWEUR 55
Velvet-effect strapless jumpsuit

Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOWEUR 592
Monogram off-the-shoulder jumpsuit

Balmain

SHOP NOWEUR 2290
Sleeveless waistcoat jumpsuit

Dsquared2

SHOP NOWEUR 1420

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