Style Guide: What to Wear for New Year's Eve

Get in the Countdown Spirit 

Whether you already know exactly what you want to wear on New Year’s Eve -- like your go-to dress and heels combo or a more toned down jeans and blouse look -- or, you are still looking to get some new years dresses inspiration for ringing in the 2022, this style guide is for you! Wherever you are going to celebrate the Holiday, who doesn’t want a killer party outfit?

There is joy to be found in dressing up for the night (or day) and getting in the countdown spirit. No matter the dress code -- casual, dressy, or fancy -- we have a look perfect for celebrating. While there are already a few New Years dresses staples, aka SEQUINS, we are here to give you unique party dresses to help you stand out, of course along with the trendy fun sequin styles.

Need some more help when it comes to Holiday styling? Check out our style guide made to fit the whole Holiday season! 

Brunch with Friends

Start the celebration early with a New Year’s brunch with your friends.

Grab a mimosa and feel your very best in winter dresses! New Year’s Eve means going bold and trying out those fun party dresses you’ve always been wary of buying. Stand out in sequins or velvets and feel you’re very best. Even color coordinate with the girls and get a cute photo to remember the day! 

Sequins and Velvets

Let your new years dress speak for itself with simple shoes and accessories. Try the Tonya pink sequin dress and pair it with a black heel and silver accessories. Or, try the Devan purple velvet dress and go with a silver heel and matching silver accessories. Don’t forget about the fit when it comes to bold looks. A rich velvet looks great as a fitted silhouette and a sequin metallic fits nicely as a more loose, draping silhouette like the cowl neck feature on Tonya. Learn more about what silhouette fits your body shape the best by reading our body shape guide.

⭐ HELPFUL TIP: There’s no need to go out shopping for accessories. New years dresses stand out on their own so opt for your go-to shoes and accessories this New Year’s Eve.

Intimate Candlelit Dinner

When dressing for a dinner date night, keep it classic.

Putting together a date night outfit can be anxiety-provoking, and having a date night on NYE can make it even more stressful! Plan your new years dress look a few days before to make sure you are ready to have a stress free night celebrating the New Year. Start the year off right with a beautiful new years dress and a romantic night.

Festive Glamour

A romantic dinner calls for a LBD that makes a statement. Our Sunny LBD is back for the Holidays with a touch of velvet. This is the perfect new years dress for an intimate dinner date with a loved one. A classic, timeless little black dress with an alluring velvet touch and chiffon cape. Wear Sunny on the shoulder like the picture, or add a sexy touch by going for an off the shoulder look. Pair this look with a sparkling silver heel and rhinestone dangling earrings to stand out this NYE.

⭐ HELPFUL TIP: Little Black Dresses make an impact no matter what the occasion and can be worn year round, year after year!

NYE Dance Party

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with a festive dance party with your friends and loved ones. 

Take on the night in style by trying party dresses that still have you feeling comfortable and confident. Dance the night away celebrating with all of the people closest to you by choosing new years dresses that favor movement and will help you sparkling under the disco lights. 

Sequins, Sequins, and MORE Sequins

Styling a party look is exciting, but while you want to look good you also want to feel good. Incorporate something with movement into your new year’s eve outfit and look amazing on the dance floor. The Diana sequin dress has a sexy v-neck detail with bold blue sequins that will shine just right under the disco ball. Pair this party dress with a silver heel and simple accessories to let the dress stand out. There’s also the Tonya dress in pink sequins that features a cowl neck and is paired with a simple black heel and a bold pair of black dangling earrings. Another great option is the Stevie dress with colorful sequins and long chiffon sleeves that add a dramatic flair. This new years dress is perfect for women who want subtle arm coverage. Pair this new years dress with a simple black heel and simple accessories. 

⭐ HELPFUL TIP: Stand out pieces deserve to shine on their own. Let new years dresses speak for themselves with simple shoes and accessories. 

A Night at the Symphony

Before the ball drops, kick off your New Year’s celebrations with a spectacular evening of music.

Terri is wearing the Stevie Black Lace Sequin Dress.

Toast to the New Year as you listen to the orchestra play. Classical music is the perfect way to start off 2022 with a chic bang! Go glitz and glam for this formal occasion with a stunning black new years dress. To make the look more special add some flair with accessories for that cherry on top of the perfect NYE outfit.

Feel like a Hollywood Starlet

A symphony calls for a special occasion look that should be classy, while still sparkling for New Year’s Eve. Our classic Stevie silhouette is a perfect choice. Receive just in time for the holidays, this black sequin lace dress features long chiffon sleeves for subtle coverage and a dramatic but sophisticated touch. Pair this new years dress with bold silver heels, dangling rhinestone earrings, and a silver rhinestone bag. Stand out in this formal and glamorous look to ring in the new year!

⭐ HELPFUL TIP: Sophisticated and stunning, while being comfortable and chic, black sequin dresses are perfect for any special occasion events.

Family Time at Home

It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve without watching the ball drop and enjoying fireworks with the family!

If you’re staying in, it may be tempting to throw on a sweatshirt and some jeans, but we encourage you to take the opportunity to get dressed up (but comfortably). There is nothing better than ringing in the new year comfortably at home with your family and enjoying each other’s company. Have a yummy dinner that involves sharing everyone’s new year’s resolutions and end the night with fireworks and celebrating the ball drop!

Cozy in Bronze Metallic and Mesh

While we encourage you to get dressed up for the occasion, we still want you to be comfortable! Our CAxLZ Classics Collection is the perfect mixture of chic and cozy. Try a full bronze metallic look with the CAxLZ Kathy top and matching Christine pants and pair this look with a block heel, or a flat. Or, mix-and-match with the bronze metallic CAxLZ Milena top and then wear it with black Christine pants and the Doris mesh cardigan. Pair this look with a statement necklace and a silver sparkling heel for that added flair. 

⭐ HELPFUL TIP: Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up! Celebrate a new year with comfortable pieces that sparkle on their own. 

End the year in style!

It is finally nearing the end of the year and we couldn’t be more excited. But before we kiss 2021 goodbye, get your new years dresses ready to go!

However you choose to celebrate New Years Eve 2022, do it in style! 

From petite to plus and everything in between, these outfits are sure to flatter women of all shapes and sizes. New Year’s Eve is a night of celebration and sparkle, so leave 2021 with a bang and have a night filled with fun and fireworks!

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