The festive season is only round the corner which means it’s time to start stocking up on the best party outfits you can find. The run up to Christmas means your social calendar is going to start filling up quickly, with parties and get-togethers with family and friends. And of course, once Christmas has come and gone, it’s time for the biggest night in the calendar; New Year’s Eve!
With the next few weeks sure to turn into a fashion show of eye-catching ensembles, it’s time your collection was up to scratch. Whether it’s a new dress to complete your existing range, or a whole new selection of party outfits, here’s the perfect New Year’s Eve style guide to make sure you’re on the right track.
One of the biggest trends that arrived earlier this year is the use of sequins, and it looks like it’s here to stay until the new year. Sequins are the ultimate party accessory, and being so versatile they can be used across a number of different styles.
For New Year’s Eve, sequins are best used on a figure-hugging, bodycon dress for a striking look. All black makes a statement, but why not incorporate something different into your collection this time? Sequin dresses can be created using different patterns so that you can ensure your collection stands out from the crowd; from geometric, art deco inspired patterns to floral pieces.
Whether you choose black, gold or silver sequin dresses, don’t forget there are other styles too such as two-tone dresses and even multi-coloured sequins on offer to add to your collection.
For a more luxurious feel to your range for the upcoming festivities, velvet adds a sense of glamour that works perfectly with the season. Working together with other key trends like wrap dresses and asymmetric hems, velvet dresses can finish off your partywear range perfectly.
Making its comeback in a big way, choosing velvet certainly adds a unique aspect to your collection and may even stop your audience in its tracks. Seen on celebs including Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it’s a trend that can be adopted very easily. Choose from key season colours including burgundy, metallics or simple black.
Prints and patterns
As briefly mentioned, prints and patterns can work wonders for adding something a little bit different to your collection. The check pattern is in full force for AW17, often seen in the form of a blazer, skirt or shirt. Perfect for a low-key approach to NYE, checks are understated but classy.
Floral dresses continue to be popular even into the winter season, mainly because they’re so flattering and very feminine. With such a versatile colour palette to work with, floral dresses are a year-round go-to for many women hitting the town.
Another trend to come out of this year’s fashion industry is adding frill details to clothing. Whether it’s the sleeves, cuffs or hemline, frill details add an extra touch to any piece of clothing and takes it up a notch.
From a simple bodycon dress to a patterned playsuit, frills can make clothing a little more exciting. Frill hems also work beautifully on skirts. So, whether you’re looking for a statement sleeve or just want to jazz up your jumpsuit, look out for frills!