Every fashion girl highly anticipates holiday party season, and New Year’s Eve, in particular, is the night to go all out and wear your chicest look. To help you navigate the options, we’re calling out the coolest colors to wear for NYE. In fact, five colors in particular—purple, bronze, emerald, silver, and rose gold—will be major this year. For a strong classic look, stick with the traditional bronze and silver dresses (particularly silk, velvet, and sequinned dresses styled with minimalistic accessories are the winning formula to try out). From retailers high and low, we’ve rounded up all of the dresses that should be on your radar. Go on to shop our top picks and see the best colors to wear for New Year’s this season.
It is said that purple is the color of royalty, and we’re sure that dresses in this noble hue will make you the Queen of New Year’s Eve. Close enough to black to give an air of sleek sophistication while unique enough to stand out this holiday season, purple is taking the crown.
Style this dress with velvet heels.
Minidresses are a major NYE trend.
A sequinned dress will always be in style.
Shimmering and bright, your gold dress is sure to outshine the spotlight. Gold could be considered the official color of New Year’s Eve, with your party’s decor sure to complement your brilliant look.
Style this silk dress with block heels and a velvet bag.
If you’re feeling truly in the holiday spirit, green is your go-to choice for the season’s festivities. Pair this natural-hue with black heels and a gold clutch for a look that’s sure to draw compliments all New Year’s Eve long.
Style this dress with simple black accessories.
Satin pieces photograph especially well.
We’re calling out emerald as a must-have shade for NYE.
Just add tights and heels.
You and the New Year’s Eve ball drop will be a match made in holiday heaven in these silver, shimmering numbers. The brighter, the better is the rule when it comes to this hue. It’s begging to be taken out for a night on the town.
The ruching on this piece makes it the belle of the ball.
Wear a red lip with this silver dress.
Sequins are a failsafe for NYE.
Make a statement this NYE.
For gold with an added touch, try its feminine counterpart: rose gold. When paired with silver heels and accessories, you can have the best of both worlds with this holiday look.
Metallics are having a moment this season.
Style this sequinned dress with gold jewelry.
No accessories needed with this statement dress.