Tickets are purchased and arrangements are made, now the big question is, what will you wear? A new year calls for a new outfit, so let’s bring out the extra glitz and glam to kick start 2012!
Sparkle and Shine
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Bebe Hot Sparkle Sequin Dress (available in gold and silver) $149
Marciano Videtta Dress on sale $139.99
BCBGMAXAZRIA Sequin Tulle Dress $174
BCBGMAXAZRIA Pat Sequined Ponte Dress $398
ASOS Embellished Medi Dress with Open Back $218
Vince Camuto Sequin Tank Dress on sale for $92 at Bloomingdales
Lipsy Dip Dyed Sequin Dress from Bloomingdales $140
Halston Heritage Sequin Shorts and Elizabeth and James Sammy Tux Blazer from Bloomingdales
Wearing a jacket has never been so sexy. Beyonce is rockin’ a black sequined blazer paired with black sequin shorts from Chanel’s Cruise 2011 collection, accessorized by Christian Louboutin Double Platform Python Pumps.
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Notte by Marchesa One Shoulder Chiffon Draped Dress from Neiman Marcus $435
ASOS Pleated Dress with One Shoulder $109
Hoaglund NY Ruffled Peplum Dress from Neiman Marcus $330
Bebe Heart Shaped Stretch Satin Dress $159
Lipsy Motel Gina Dress 48 Euros
Marciano Joy Rio Blue Satin Dress $188
ASOS Aqua Claudia Structured Peplum Mini Dress $245
TopShop Net Panel Dress 20 Euros
No matter what you wear don’t be afraid to go for some daring designs. There’s something stunning about backless drapes, dangerously high slits, or plunging V necklines (just make sure your outfit doesn’t have all three combinations :).
Any outfits can be spiced up with the right accessories; a killer pair of heels, a statement necklace, or a standout hairpiece. As for footwear, try to avoid pumps with clear platforms…you don’t want to look like you’re ringing in the New Year on the pole. Also the trick to getting those extra long legs is to avoid heels with straps around the ankles. Unless you are tall and slender, straps around ankles cuts off your legs and makes you look shorter. If you decide to wear a statement necklace, pair it with studs or anything small. When choosing a hairpiece for your NYE outfit, go for sparkles, sparkles, and more sparkles. Just don’t pair a standout hairpiece with a statement necklace. Remember, when it comes to accessorizing, less is more.
Finally, make sure your hair creates the perfect complement to your outfit. We’re talking updo’s to accentuate bare backs, asymmetrical necklines, and side-parted flowing tresses to emphasize deep V’s. What will you be wearing?