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17 New Year’s Eve Outfits That Aren’t Sparkly

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New Year’s Eve outfits are generally synonymous with one thing: sparkle. Whether it’s in the form of sequins, glitter, or anything else that recalls a disco ball, it’s the centerpiece of the outfit. But that’s not everyone’s jam. For one, unless you are going clubbing on a semi-regular basis or are a celebrity and/or influencer, you probably don’t have much occasion to wear sequins the other 11 months out of the year. Why not wear something that’s clearly festive but won’t stick out like a sore thumb when you recycle it in February? Shop 17 options below.

If You Want Something Classic

Rachel Parcell Ruffle Neck Satin Blouse

The jewel-tone color is really what makes this top festive (that and the ruffle collar). Not only do you have an outfit for a New Year’s party, but you also have a new top to wear to brunch.
Available in sizes XXS-XXL.

If You Like to Play It Cool

Madewell Crinkle Velvet Flutter Sleeve Top

This velvet top dresses up simple jeans and is just as comfortable as any old T-shirt.
Available in sizes XXS-3X.

If You Like to Be the Center of Attention

Universal Standard Bianca Velvet Blazer

Wallflowers need not apply.
Available in sizes 00-40.

Universal Standard Farrah Velvet Pants

Available in sizes 00-40.

If You Want to Keep It Office-Appropriate

Eloquii Flounce Hem Midi Dress

If you’re going to be around a more conservative crowd (or just your co-workers), this dress is subtly sexy without being outrageous.
Available in sizes 14-28.

If You Wore That Skirt All Summer

Stelen Mira Printed Dress

A tiger-print slip dress is a close cousin of the leopard-print midi skirt. Wear with a fun jacket or a turtleneck this season.
Available in sizes S-L.

If You’re Watching All the Hallmark Movies

Eloquii Bias Cut Satin Skirt

This red skirt feels like something the heroine of a Hallmark movie would wear to the tree-decorating ceremony where she meets the baker who will convince her to move from the city to work on a Christmas-tree farm.
Available in sizes 14-24.

If You Plan on Dancing

Farrow Yvonne Sleeveless Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit has some serious Studio 54 vibes going on. Just add a turtleneck if you’re not going to be in a hot, sweaty club dancing into 2020 on New Year’s.
Available in sizes S-L.

If You Want Something Sexy But Not Too Sexy

Eloquii Lantern Sleeve Faux Leather Dress

The dominatrix element of this leather dress is balanced out by the demure cut.
Available in sizes 14-28.

If You’re on the Prowl This New Year’s

& Other Stories Tiger Print Velvet Mini Wrap Dress

This moody velvet dress says “come hither.”
Available in sizes 0-12.

If You Love a Romantic Dress

Rodarte x Universal Standard Dress

New Year’s Eve isn’t really known for being the romantic holiday (unless you’re living in the High School Musical universe), but if you’re committed to dressing in a super-feminine way, this is the dress for you.
Available in sizes 00-40.

If You Want Something Very 2020

Stine Goya Metallic Floral-Jacquard Mini Dress

Doesn’t get more on-trend than a voluminous baby-doll dress.
Available in sizes XS-XL.

If You Still Love the ’80s

Rotate Birger Christensen Snake-Jacquard Mini Dress

Head into a new decade by referencing an old one.
Available in sizes 0-10.

If You Want Your Outfit to Move With You

Raey Long-Fringe Midi Pencil Skirt

On a night when everyone is wearing sequins, go with fringe.
Available in sizes 0-10.

If You Want Something Sweet

Reformation Lacey Midi Dress

A green dress with a square neckline and puffy sleeves is something you can wear to endless other occasions.
Available in sizes XS-XL.

If You Want to Go High-Concept

Paper London Rose Top

This is as far as you can get from the idea of a black turtleneck while still being a black turtleneck.
Available in sizes 4-10.

If You’re Unafraid of Spills

Orseund Iris Boxy Crepe Wrap Mini Dress

This icy blazer dress is a killer outfit to wear to a glamorous New Year’s Eve party.
Available in sizes XS-L.

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17 New Year’s Eve Outfits That Aren’t Sparkly