Kick-Off 2020 In Style With These 18 NYE Dresses

You’ve read the 2019 recaps, made your reservations (and/or bought your club crawl tickets), and planned your resolutions — now all you have to do before New Year’s Eve is figure out what to wear. Dressing for the ball drop used to be simple: Throw on your one sequin dress, pack your metallic clutch, and toss on a pair of slinky black heels. But since this New Year’s Eve isn’t just ringing in a new year, but a new decade, why not use the night as an excuse to give your go-to party look a bit of a refresh? 

All that’s left to do now is find a dress that’s perfect for you. But since dress shopping probably isn’t on your already-overbooked agenda, we went ahead and did some digging for you. Loyal to sequins? We’ve got those covered. Sticking with black? We’ve found those too. Feathers, rhinestones, velvet, and more — no matter which NYE sartorial trope you’re planning on kicking off 2020 in, we’re betting that it’s somewhere in the slideshow ahead. 


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Zara Sequined Velvet Dress, $89.90 Buy
Sleeper “Voulez Vous Dancer?” Dress, $290.00 Buy
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Torrid Tuxedo Blazer, $68.90 Buy
Torrid Bombshell Skinny Jean, $79.50 Buy
Khaite Leona Velvet Mini Dress, $2200.00 Buy
Ganni Jacquard Mini Wrap Dress, $250.00 $150.00 Buy
For Love & Lemons Cherie Babydoll Dress, $297.00 Buy
Area Stretch Lamé Shirred Mini Dress, $750.00 Buy
& Other Stories Sequin Mini Wrap Dress, $179.00 Buy
Avavav Puff V-Neck Dress, $260.00 Buy
H&M Plus Plus-Size Velour Dress, $34.99 Buy
Baum Und Pferdgarten Aidy Satin Puff Long Sleeve Mini Dress, $249.00 Buy
Violeta By Mango Plus-Size Sequins Fringed Dress, $149.99 Buy
Reformation Peri Dress, $148.00 Buy
Motel Cypress Side-Slit Midi Dress, $75.00 Buy
H&M Mesh Dress, $39.99 Buy
Babaton Ruched Mock Neck Mini Dress, $198.00 Buy
Georgia Alice Eva Gown, $593.46 Buy
ASOS DESIGN Curve Wrap Kimono Dress, $60.00 Buy
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