Dressing for New Year's Eve is pretty easy as long as your plan involves shining as bright as the Hope diamond. That's a super valid look, but there are other ways to get decked out and still look ready to party. Of course you can (and should, if you are so inclined) buy a foundation piece that you'll be moved to wear more than once, and that you dress up with the help of accessories. Or, you know, just get something golden and sparkly and hope for the best. Ahead, 10 great picks whether your look skews bright and shiny or dark and understated.
Look sleek and polished, embellish with jewelry and cool makeup.
Night Rush Jumpsuit, $58 at Nasty Gal.
Slightly dressy but not enough to make you feel like you're about to go onstage.
River Island Urban Stitch Dress, $72.60 at ASOS.
An LBW upgraded with cut-outs and beads.
Endless Rose Cut-Out Dress, $98 at Shopbop.
Beads everywhere around me.
Virgos Lounge Onyx Skater Dress, $163.34 at ASOS.
Make waves with this pretty skater dress.
Madewell Bon Leather Dress, $498 at Madewell.
Long sleeves upgrade.
Norma Kamali Open Back Jumpsuit, $350 at Shopbop.
You'll be the golden girl with this amazing satin dress.
Topshop Satin Funnel Neck Dress, $180 at Topshop.
Fluff + deep red = surprisingly great combo.
Topshop 60s Fluff Crop Dress, $130 at Topshop.
Stripes and Flowers
Pattern mixing and festive gold are the perfect duo.
Golden Girl Organza Dress, $71 at Pixie Market.
Surprisingly understated but still festive.
Velvet Jewel Collar Dress, $49 at Koshka.