1 Night, 3 Outfits: What To Wear New Year's Eve



Christmas is officially over our favorite time of year (and, sadly, time off from work) is coming to an end. While you've got all year to play with your new presents, you're probably somewhat less excited about all the worn-to-death holiday dresses hanging in your closet. We're right there with you. If we have to throw on that velvet bodycon frock one more time, we're going to lose it. But hold on, the season's most important sartorial occasion is right on the horizon — and you've got to be ready with a killer ensemble.

While you could sift through all your closet rejects, why not ring in 2013 with a bangin' new outfit? We spent the holidays scouring the racks and putting together the most head-turning getups this side of Times Square, so you can focus on finding a midnight kiss. Even better, we've got duds for every kind of fête — from a boozy house party with your best friends, to a chic, resto tasting dinner, to a bash at swankiest hotel in town. Click through to try these NYE fashions on for size.

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Hotel Soirée

For a full-on fancy affair, feel free to go a little overboard in the glam department. We're loving the Great Gatsby feel of this gold frock, and the dark lipstick will do wonders for you when it's time to pucker up for that midnight kiss.

Nine West Justine Pumps, $39.99, available at Nine West; Vincent Longo Baby Balm Lipstick, $23, available at Beauty.com; Temperley London Web Sequined Tulle Dress, $1,047.50, available at Net-A-Porter; Club Monaco Rochelle Cross-Body Bag, $198.50, available at Club Monaco; DANNIJO Karlie Earrings, $345, available at DANNIJO.
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House Party

Residential ragers parties usually mean three things: dancing, dancing, and dancing. Go for a bit of funk with sequined shorts, and don some comfy booties to keep your dogs from barkin'.

Cole Haan Cassidy Booties, $268, available at Nordstrom; Zara Basic Tights, $16.90, available at Zara; Madewell Lace Primrose Top, $98, available at Madewell; Danielle Nicole Kate Fold-Over Clutch, $39.99, available at Piperlime; Zadig & Voltaire Silver Allover Sequined Primo Shorts, $460, available at Stylebop; R.J. Graziano Montana Bangle Set, $45.50, available Last Call by Neiman Marcus.
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Prix-Fixe Fête
Go for a more classic, tailored ensemble to ring in the new year while wining and dining. Add sparkle and shine with statement baubles, and some higher-than-high heels.

Topshop Pastel Floral Jacquard Trousers, $90, available at Topshop; Steve Madden Buzzer Platform Sandal, $45, available at Amazon; Acne Jae Parachute Frill Technical T-Shirt, $182, available at My Wardrobe; Alexander Wang Small Emile Satchel, $995, available at Shopbop; Bauble Bar Ice Stella Collar, $32, available at Bauble Bar.