As far as holidays to get dressed up for go, New Year’s Eve is pretty high on our list of favorites. While we’re in favor of year-round sparkle, ringing in the New Year presents the perfect excuse to truly go all out with the glitter, sequins and shimmer — meaning this is one night you won’t want to leave the outfit planning until the last minute.
In the spirit of helping you avoid scrambling on December 31st, we put together an official ~countdown~ (see what we did there?) of our favorite sparkly dresses for New Year’s Eve. All that’s left to do is plan the main-character moment you’ll have at midnight wearing one of them.
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GO FOR THE GOLD
When in doubt, gold sequins and a fluted midi hem are a no-fail NYE combination.
On-trend one-shoulder silhouette? Check. Head-turning mini hemline that shows a little leg? Check check. Double takes, incoming!
SLEEK AND SHIMMERY
Want the sparkle, but hold the sequins? Sexy cut-outs and a skin-tight silhouette add an edge to this metallic sheath.
ROTATE Birger Christensen
Metallic stars and dramatic pleats make this maxi a moment.
Did someone say merry and *bright*? Calling all lovers of bold color: this one’s for you.
AIDAN Aidan Mattox
Dramatic draping, sequins and blush pink? Cue the countdown of reasons to be obsessed with this dress.
BOLD SHOULDER PADS
The ’80s are back in a big way — but a plunging neckline and glittery green hue make it clear that these aren’t your mother’s shoulder pads.
Ieena for Mac Duggal
The sparkle on this gown might be on the subtle side, but the sky-high slit is anything but (in the best way!).
Bronx and Banco
MAKE THE CUT
Strategically placed mesh cutouts make this a fab frock worthy of its own toast.
RED (NYE VERSION)
This blazer-inspired dress looks more at-home on the dance floor than at a desk — and is there any better way to ensure center-of-attention status than red sequins?