6 Flawless New Year’s Eve 2016 Outfit Ideas

Avoid the what-to-wear for NYE dilemma with these flawless outfit ideas. Ring in the New Year in style and be prepared to receive compliments all night long!

Time is running out fast! Can you believe the year is almost over? At this time of the year, we often think about things that we have done in the year: successes, failures, friendships, love, travel, parties, laughter and tears. All the pluses and minuses are making the final account. Whether this year was the best or worst one for you, it’s still good to celebrate it!

Our social calendars seem to be endless these days with so many things to do and so little time. It starts with Christmas, all the family gatherings, workplace celebrations, meeting with friend and parties and this super-crazy holiday rollercoaster ends with the biggest party of the year: New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s

New Year symbolizes a new beginning and New Year’s Eve party outfits should be a symbol of a good year ahead. We all want to step into the New Year in good company with a smile on our face and, of course, with style!

There’s a time and place for minimalism, but NYE isn’t it! This night is a great excuse to wear the shiniest and the most glamorous dress, to mix and match and to go a bit overboard—and why not! It’s an opportunity for everything you’ve always wanted to wear but you didn’t have a chance or occasion to do.

Finding the perfect ensemble isn’t always the easiest thing to do, though—especially if you fail to plan in advance. The most magical and happiest part of the year can easily turn into the most stressful. But, don’t worry because that’s why we are here!

Whatever you choose—a night dancing in a club, dinner with friends or anything and everything in between—we have you covered!

Office Party

Office parties are probably the hardest to dress for. The most important thing to keep in mind is that these parties still require a certain level of office dress code. So, stay away from clothes that normally wouldn’t be allowed in your office.

If you work in a company with a formal dress code, the best way to add some holiday spirit to your ensembe is through fabrics. Choosing more elegant options like a silk blouse, instead of a classic button-down, can do the trick. You can also add a little sparkle to your outfit with a belt, statement necklace or shoes.

If your office is more creative and casual, you have more options. You can skip the minimalist part and add some sparkle to your clothes. A sequined blazer can go a long way! Pair it with classic pair of trousers or a pair of flared pants and you are ready: professional but still in the holiday spirit!


Club Party

This is the perfect occasion to bring your sequins out to play. Sequins catch the light beautifully, so there’s no better place for them than a dance floor.

Turtlenecks are on trend this season, so swap your now classic, deep V-neck sequined dress for one with a turtleneck. Not only it is cool, but as a bonus you don’t have to worry about jewelry! How cool is that! Pair your mini dress with high heels and you’ll be ready to dance ‘til the wee hours!



If you decide to spend your NYE in a square, the temperature will play a main role in deciding your outfit. The solution to beating the cold is to bundle up with layers, layers and more layers! Layering your clothes will help to keep you warm.

Since the bundled-up look isn’t always fashionable, you can try to camouflage it by adding a good jacket or, even better, a fur coat. It will cover up all the layers, giving your outfit much needed style.

Most people will tell you that no one is going to see your feet in the crowd, but there’re some things that only girls can understand. We know you wouldn’t be caught dead in bad shoes, especially on NYE!

Because of the cold and the fact that you’ll be on your feet all night, you have to make some compromises though, but skipping the sky-high heels doesn’t mean that your shoes can’t be stylish. There are many snow boots that are super cool and warm at the same time. Choose ones that are elevated and in a metallic leather. Your feet will thank you for this chic update!


To complete your look don’t forget the hat, scarf and gloves, of course.

Dinner with friends

Dinner with friends at a restaurant and a glass of bubbly at midnight sounds perfect! If you have something like this planned, we have the perfect outfit for you.

Lately, women are choosing tuxedoes over evening gowns to help them stand out better in a crowd. We agree with this sleek, powerful and sexy look, but this time we have something better: a tuxedo dress!

It’s as sleek and sexy as a tuxedo, but more feminine way. To make it even more festive, choose one in velvet! Velvet, with its luxurious texture, makes every piece of clothing carpet-ready.

Pair your tuxedo dress with sock boots with embellished block heels and a golden clutch and you’re glammed up!


House Party

Planning a party at your friend’s house? For this occasion, you need something that more casual than a sequin dress but dressier than denim jeans. Sequined trousers are the perfect middle ground!

Pair them with the simplest t-shirt from your closet. It’s even better if it’s faded. This kind of shirt will add an extra dose of casualness to the combo and will dress down the shiny trousers. Add some leather details to your outfit to evoke the rocker vibe!


Last Minute Outfit

If you decide to go to a NYE party with your friends at the last minute and you don’t have time to go shopping, don’t panic! It’s time to turn back to your closet and the oldies!

We are sure you’ve never considered your closet as an option for NYE, but even the pieces you’ve worn a thousand times before, if you style them right, will be perfect. We promise! Wearing an old, well-worn item in a completely different way will make it almost unrecognizable.

Find a slip or summer dress in your closet and pair it with an unexpected pair of flared or leather trousers for a refreshing new style. Complete the look with high heels and a statement necklace.


Now that you’re all dolled up, the countdown can begin! Don’t forget to make a wish at midnight!

What are your plans for NYE? How did you like these outfit ideas? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.

About the author


Creative dreamer from Belgrade, but Italian at heart, with a degree in fashion design. She is a passionate lover of clothes, especially shoes and bags. Addicted to yoga and clean eating. The founder/author of the fashion (inspiration) blog fashiondreamsbyd.

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