Buy Today, Wear Tonight: Your Last-Minute New Year's Eve Outfit, Solved

You're not just a little behind if you're in the midst of finding an outfit for tonight — you're cutting it really close. So we're going to help you out: Whether you're hitting your hometown mall or heading to your city's nearest shopping district, you've got to approach your last-minute New Year's Eve shopping trip with a game plan.

Our solution? Compile a list of your favorite reliable retailers (you know, Zara, Aritzia, and Forever 21) and take a quick scroll through the "new arrivals" section of their e-commerce sites. It may seem counterintuitive, knowing that there's no way you could order something online and expect it on your doorstep in a few short hours — but the pieces found there are typically what you can expect to buy in stores...right now.

With that browsing trick in mind, we've combed through countless pages of currently available dresses and jumpsuits to save you the time you really don't have. Click through to see our picks, make note of exactly what you want, book it to the brick-and-mortar stat, and consider your New Year's Eve look solved in a flash.
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With a red lip and killer heel, your New Year's Eve outfit will be a no-brainer — all it takes is a quick trip to Zara.

Zara Shimmer Halter Neck Dress, $49.90 $29.99, available at Zara.
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You'll be looking red hot in this strappy silk number.

Free People Wavebreak Midi Dress, $148, available at Free People.
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Classic.

Harlyn Gavenia Dress, $158, available at Anthropologie.
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Be the disco ball.

Kendall & Kylie Diamond Sequin Romper, $49.95, available at Pacsun.
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Don't be afraid to show some shoulder, even if it's chilly outside.

Topshop Cold Shoulder Chiffon Skater Dress, $90, available at Topshop.
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This isn't your typical New Year's Eve print, but we like it that way.

Finders Keepers Heirloom Dress, $169, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Try something more unexpected than sequins.

H&M Patterned Dress, $59.99, available at H&M.
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It's all about the bell sleeve.

Mango Flared Sleeve Dress, $79.99, available at Mango.
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Give off some chic candy cane vibes. It's still the holiday season, right?

Ann Taylor Striped Sweater Midi Dress, $139, available at Ann Taylor.
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Who doesn't love a black jumpsuit?

Forever 21 V-neck Crisscross-back Jumpsuit, $32.90, available at Forever 21.
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In a room full of LBDs, why not go orange?

Dion Lee Cut-Out One Knit Dress, $885, available at Intermix.
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The easiest New Year's outfit there ever was.

J. Crew Collection Tuxedo Jumpsuit, $750, available at J. Crew.
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This time of year is pratically made for velvet.

American Apparel Velvet Adelyn Jumpsuit, $74, available at American Apparel.
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A ribbed knit dress looks festive without looking like you tried too hard.

French Connection Flicker Rib Metallic Midi Dress, $138, available at French Connection.
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Business in the front, party in the back.

Talula Varndell Dress, $95 $90, available at Aritzia.
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