What To Wear: New Years Eve Outfits For All Budgets

Christmas has only just passed, but here I am shopping frantically for my New Years Eve outfit. Sigh.

This year my best friend is having an Old Hollywood themed bash, so the work has largely been taken out of my outfit choices, but for the greater good, I have put together my shopping guide for some of my favourite outfit choices, which is the key to making a splash when you are ringing in the new year.

What girl doesn’t want jaws to drop and the doting jealously of your girlfriends? If you have that special someone, here’s your chance to take their breath away- or if you are looking for someone to share that countdown kiss with, what better way to command their attention!

There are still some online stores making last minute deliveries today, never fear!
Sparkle, Sparkle

Perhaps the most traditional route to New Years Eve outfits, a touch of sparkle is a fun way to celebrate the new year. I suggest toned down accessories with a sequinned look to avoid looking like a walking, talking disco ball. Unless of course, that is what you are aiming for!

Left to right: Ladakh Sequinned Dress $76.97 at TheIconic.com.au, Dolce Vita Sequinned Dress $220.00 at Shopbop.com, Rachel Gilbert Barbara Dress $677 at Net-A-Porter.com
Bold Brights

Bold colours are always fun, but the important tip to remember here is to pick a colour that suits you. Forget what’s in fashion, if the hue washes you out- then there’s no point in splashing out on a new frock. That said, don’t be afraid to try new colours, you never know what will work!

Left to right: Backstage Jessica Dress $99.95 at DavidJones.com.au, Bebe Sydney Get Blessed Dress $119.95 at The Iconic.com, Friend of Mine Hustler Dress $149.00 at TheIconic.com
Sweeping Gowns

As I mentioned, this NYE is all about ball gowns and good looking men in suits. Which suits me just fine. Sometimes there is nothing better than a good excuse to wear a floor sweeping, dramatic gown, nothing wrong with feeling like a princess…the perfect vibes for the new year.

Left to right: Sass and Bide The Meaning Of Victory Dress $483.00 at TheIconic.com.au, IRO Fox Maxi Dress $530.00 at Shopbop.com.au, Miss Sixty Maxi Dress $122.00 at Asos.com.au

The Little Black Dress, an obvious choice if you are still faffing around with your outfit decision making. Flattering, sexy and with hundreds of options on the market- this is the lazy girls instant success choice!

Left to right: Bec and Bridge La Dolce Dress $160.00 at DesignerForum.com.au, American Apparel One Shoulder Dress $64.60 at Asos.com.au, Showpony Pretty Woman Dress at Westfield.com.au

Contrary to popular belief, the Little White Dress isn’t necessarily the automatic 5 kilo addition. Find the right cut for you and team with statement jewellery and a killer pair of heels. Job done.

Left to right: Story by Tang Amendment Dress $330.00 at TheIconic.com.au, Seduce Darling Boatneck Dress $189.00 at Seduce.com.au, Asos Revive Silk and Mesh Dress $43.00 at Asos.com.au


  • Reply amanda6393 Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Hehe! I wore a pair of Speedos for New Year. Pool party!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I love wearing bright coloured dresses. Sequinned dresses are gorgeous as well.

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    love the long dresses, wish i went somewhere i could wear them though

  • Reply dj23249 Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Love the Get Blesses and hustler dresses – so cute and the little black numbers are always sexy

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Black sequin mini dress all the way! 🙂

  • Reply karenmedmunds Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Love the Ladkha sequinned dress and what a buy for under $80. Looks stunning and young.
    It goes to show that one doesn’t have to spend thousand to have that “million dollar” look. You can look amazing for a fraction of the cost.
    Karen Edmunds

  • Trish_D
    Reply Trish_D Monday 31st December, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Much happier in my dressing gown, relaxing at home.

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 31st December, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I’m with you Jane lol

  • Reply Jane Monday 31st December, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I’ll be wearing my pyjamas!

  • Reply BellaB Monday 31st December, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Some great ideas, but too late for me now!

  • Reply maggielyly Monday 31st December, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    love the sparkles =)

  • Reply T1NA Monday 31st December, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    i absolutely adore the yellow dress!

  • Reply stels Monday 31st December, 2012 at 10:09 am


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