These 25 New Year's Eve Dresses Will Make You Want to Stay Up Past Midnight

New Year's Eve—some love it, some hate it. But whatever your feelings towards the event, we guarantee you'll want to spend it in one of these party dress. So, what are the rules for New Year's Eve looks? Similar to Christmas, everything is more OTT (in a totally great way, of course) than the usual everyday party attire. Hence why we've found 25 of the fanciest of frocks to suit every style.


(Image credit: @darjabarannik )

Style Notes: A red dress with matching lipstick is a timeless look that'll never fail. Case in point: Darja in lace. 

We're personally keen to spend the last day of the year on a high, wearing the most fabulous dress we could find. And if this means all-over sequins, velvet offerings and satin slips then so be in. However, that's not always for everyone, so here's a rule most can agree on: If it's a dress that makes you feel like dancing and staying up until at least two minutes past minute to catch the fireworks, then we suggest you buy it.

From Ganni's glitter ball iteration to the Rixo dress that'll be all over Instagram before we know it. Scroll through our gallery of the fashion editor–approved New Year's Eve dresses below that you'll want to add to your baskets.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.