As the clock ticks towards the end of 2023, the excitement for New Year’s Eve escalates, bringing with it the perennial question: What to wear? This year, fashion experts and leading style magazines like Evening Standard, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle have laid out a plethora of options that promise to make your New Year’s Eve not just memorable but also stylishly spectacular.
You can embracing the glitz and glamour with Sequins, which remain a New Year’s Eve staple, with Evening Standard highlighting the timeless appeal of shimmering lamé and Harper’s Bazaar showcasing Rabanne’s iconic pailette dresses. Cosmopolitan echoes this trend, featuring a range of sequined dresses from brands like Topshop and & Other Stories, perfect for those who want to shine bright as they welcome the new year.
For a touch of sophistication and elegance, velvet dresses are a go-to. Evening Standard suggests plush chocolate dresses from Whistles, while Harper’s Bazaar offers a more playful take with Sister Jane’s tactile tulle ruffles and contrast bow belt. InStyle recommends incorporating red velvet for a bold, on-trend statement.
Mini and midi dresses are having a moment, with Evening Standard’s selection including Kitri’s celestial mini and Anthropologie’s sequin mini shirt dress. Harper’s Bazaar adds to this with Nadine Merabi’s sequin mini dress, perfect for those who love a dramatic sash and thigh-skimming hem.
For those who prefer subtlety, sheer dresses offer a chic and sophisticated alternative beyond traditional sequins. InStyle suggests diamanté-studded mesh or lace layers for a femme fatale edge. This trend is about balancing allure with elegance, perfect for a more understated yet captivating New Year’s Eve look.
Jumpsuits are a great one-and-done option, as noted by InStyle. They offer a blend of comfort and style, with options ranging from sequined to wide-leg velvet. Evening Standard’s selection includes ME+EM’s contemporary take on the classic tux, blending masculine cuts with feminine textures.
The right accessories can transform any outfit. InStyle advises adding sparkle with a rhinestone purse or crystal-embellished shoes. Evening Standard highlights the importance of statement pieces like Fiorucci’s graphic maxi dress and Ganni’s 3D Sequins Top.
As for color trends and styling tips, Red continues to be a popular choice, symbolizing both festivity and fashion-forwardness. Metallics, especially in accessories and statement pieces, add a touch of luxury and celebration to any outfit.
For those celebrating in colder climates, layering is key. InStyle suggests adding a faux fur bolero or cashmere over-the-knee socks over tights. Evening Standard’s selection of velvet waistcoats and tailored pieces from Jigsaw offers stylish yet warm options.
As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, the fashion world presents a plethora of options to ensure you step into the new year with style and confidence. Whether you prefer the classic sparkle of sequins, the elegance of velvet, or the chic sophistication of sheer and tailored pieces, there’s something for everyone. Remember, New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity to express your personal style and start the new year as you mean to go on – in style!