New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it. Do you have your party dress picked out yet? If not, you’re in luck. We’ve scoured some of our favourite online retailers to find some unique designs sure to help you stand out as you ring in 2013.
Lovely in lace
The traditional LBD gets a refreshing update with the addition of some ladylike lace on this elegant dress (zara.com, $70). Unique in design without going over the top, this understated yet chic dress is easy to accessorize and can be dressed up or down. Wear it with a pair of black heeled ankle boots and sparkly chandelier earrings.
Bold and beaded
Add some seasonal sparkle to your New Year’s Eve look with this flirty, fitted, scoop-neck dress covered in beads and sequins in an eye-catching pattern (mango.com, $230). The metallic sheen is perfect for an end-of-year party and doesn’t need much accessorizing to stand out. Pair the dress with nude platform pumps and a neutral clutch to complete the look.
Mix it up with magenta
Stray from standard black or metallic dress choices, and turn heads in this one-shoulder Greta Constantine cocktail frock in a vibrant shade of magenta (eluxe.ca, $265). The flattering draped design hides flaws and adds even more interest to an already bold look. Add a pair of sky-high heels and a metallic clutch for the ultimate in New Year’s party style.
Jewels on top
Go a step beyond sequins with this pretty Asos Collection jewel-top dress featuring all-over jewel embellishments on top (asos.com, $134). The black pleated tulip skirt and fitted design make for a bold, sparkling take on the average party dress. Play up the jewelled theme by adding a cocktail ring and a clutch in garnet, emerald or teal.
The first thing we noticed about this airy, accordion pleat dress was the gorgeous colour (bananarepublic.ca, $175). Teal is a great shade for winter and just bold enough to stand out at a special event. We also like the fact that this dress is cinched at the waist for a flattering silhouette, and the timeless design gives it staying power. Pair with black patent heels and a black beaded clutch for effortless countdown style.
Serious about sequins
Flaunt your figure on New Year’s Eve in this strapless, body-hugging Calvin Klein party dress adorned with navy sequins (thebay.com, $195). The sophisticated shade and ruffled top add elegance, while the contoured design creates a sexy, streamlined silhouette we love. Add some metallic accessories to further amp up the sparkle.