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Our best buying guide for New Year's dresses

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Ring in the New Year in style

The holidays are here, which means the New Year is right around the corner. We know you want to look good and we’re here to help. No matter what your budget may be, we have some serious dress-piration for you. From mod minis and sexy shifts to fabulous floor-sweeping frocks, you’re bound to find something you love on our list of New Year`s dresses.

Dresses between $100 and $300

Sequins and ruffles

No New Year's Eve celebration is complete without some sparkle and you're sure to sizzle in this fabulous Rare Opulence frock (theoutnet.com, $230). A ballet-inspired boned sequined bodice in gold is paired with a voluminous black ruffled tulle skirt for the ultimate in party-ready glamour.

Rare opulence frock


Long and luxurious

Before checking the price, we anticipated this gorgeous floor-skimming dress to be a lot higher (zara.com, $100). The breezy, elegant design and beautifully draped fabric make this an understated show stopper perfect for a sophisticated end-of-year celebration.

floor-skimming dress


Lovely lace

We love the sense of romance this delicate dress exudes (anthropologie.com, $258). The lace top with a sweetheart neckline is paired with a jersey skirt (lined for extra volume) and brought together with an oversize sash that, when tied in a bow, creates a refined but ravishing look. Pair with black ankle booties to add some edge.

Lovely lace dress


Shoulder exposure

While this black body-hugging mini-dress (bebe.com, $159) might look simple at first glance, it's actually deceptively attention-grabbing. Sexy shoulder cut-outs are embellished with a smattering of crystals and rhinestones giving this little black dress some serious sass.

Shoulder exposure dress


Pencil dress

If you don't go to the party with someone to kiss as the clock strikes midnight, you're sure to find one in this purple pencil dress with a low-cut neckline and open back designed to draw attention to whomever is lucky enough to be wearing it. If you've got it, flaunt it, and there's no better time for all eyes to be on you than at a New Year's party.

purple pencil dress

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