best new year’s eve party dresses

You’ve got the rest of the year to wear little black dresses – New Year’s Eve is all about the glitter and glam! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sparkling party dresses for you and even picked one out of the bunch for myself. Sequins, glitter, and tulle; these frocks have got it all. And there’s even one that’s under $30!

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

1. Anthropologie’s Goldleaf Cocktail Dress $258

This dress is a show stopper and according to reviews on Anthropologie’s website – it’s actually comfortable because it’s lined so the sequins won’t irritate your skin. I can’t think of a better dress to wear if you want to ring in the new year feeling like a gilded goddess.

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

2. Sue Wong’s Open Back Feather Hem Dress $396

This dress is the trifecta of NYE perfection: feathers, sequins, and it looks like champagne.

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

3. Alice & Olivia Meadow Pleated Shirt Tank Dress $278

This gorgeous silk dress has a soft simplicity that speaks of effortless elegance with a touch of whimsey. I love imagining it paired with a tote and pumps in a sparkling blush pink!

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

4. ASOS Sequin Cowl Back Dress $132

I feel in love with this dress back when I created this inspiration board with Gary Pepper in it and yep – I bought this dress and will be rocking it for New Year’s Eve. It’s a wee bit itchy, and I’d recommend sizing up one size, but it’s definitely going to be a head-turner!

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

5. Vera Wang Lavender Label Dress $249

This beautifully crafted dress is full of subtle and romantic details including raw edged silk ruffles and a darling grosgrain sash.

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

6. Pink Sequined Shoulder Dress $29

This is a definite for the babe on a budget. For less that $30 this cute pink number is a serious steal!

Perfect New Year's Eve skirt

7. Anthropologie’s Karinska Tulle Skirt $188

Obviously not a dress, but this tulle skirt is too amazing to not include.

Perfect New Year's Eve dress

8. Spool No. 72 Ruffles and Rust Party Dress $78

Glittering champagne toned sequins and a ruffle tulle skirt? What is not to love about this adorable frock? See it with complimenting accessories and colors in this inspiration board.

Which of these dresses would you love most for New Year’s Eve?

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  1. These dresses are really adorable. My favorite has to be the Vera Wang one though–what is it about her? Everything she designs I more or less and guaranteed to love. I like your choice for your own NYE celebration! Bold, very bold. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Vera Wang really is one of those that can do no wrong in my book! And yes – I’m running with the disco ball look for NYE LOL!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love them all!! ๐Ÿ™‚