Ah, New Year's. A time for us all to decide which party to go to and which friends to party with. Should we head to NYC to watch the ball drop? Should we go skiing up in the mountains? House party with some close friends? The decisions are endless, as are the decisions on what to wear. Everybody wants to look glam, damnit, and it can be hard to know just how to pull off that special look. Well, we are here to help. Here are some options to make your decision-making a little more easy.
Make-Up: First and foremost, the right makeup on New Year's Eve is so important. No one wants their eyeliner to run or their lipstick to fade as the night goes on. Make sure you start with a primer to keep that make-up lasting into the wee hours of the night. We like Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer ($29) so give those cheeks an extra glow. If you're going for a bold lip, there's nothing better for NYE than Susan Posnick's Coloressentials line ($19). The lipsticks come in fun, bright colors and is super moisturizing and shiny, plus it's very compact so can fit into the smallest clutch for touch-ups. Make those eyes pop with Lashfully's Lash Appeal Kit ($38). The kit contains two sets of eyelashes with adhesive and tweezers and will provide the most natural and lusciously long lashes for you to don. With the most essential make-up musts out of the way, it's time to move onto what to wear.
New Year's Eve is the one night a year every girl can shed their shy skin and party like a rock star until the sun comes up. This year, this task has been made simple with H&M's "By Night" collection.
By Night is made up of 20 glamrock-ready pieces overflowing with flirty ruffles, animal print, sequins, studs, beaded embelleshments, lace and faux-leather.
So put on your night vision and head to H&M because the only thing this collection doesn't come with is a cocktail.
Enter 2010 in Golden Globe-winning, hit AMC show Mad Men style, or pay homage to former First Lady and trendsetter Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and be the life of the party in this dramatic, asymmetrically draped mini dress in geranium. With a neckline that enhances the body-conscious sheath silhouette, this dress (priced at $345) will transition from party to party (and if you’re lucky year to year). Like Jackie O, it will never go out of style.
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Color up your New Year with a silk-chiffon bubble dress by Shoshanna. Available at Saks Fifth Ave and priced at $320, this magenta colored dress is sure to make heads turn. Pair it with tights, a leather jacket and chunky jewelry to create a rock star look like no other. Or wear it with a cardigan and pearls on a date or to your office Christmas party. With this sweetheart bodice and a built-in bustier you'll be dancing the night away or counting down to the New Year while looking effortlessly glamorous.
Be the belle of the ball on New Year's Eve wearing this black silk dress by Thurley. Brought to you by net-a-porter.com, this accessible dress is easily dressed up or down. Wear it with booties, toss on a blazer, and you've got yourself a stunning casual look for the party. Or, throw on some heels and a statement cuff for more elegant style. Either way, you'll want to show off the fine detailing, intricate lace, and flowing, layered skirt on this gorgeous piece.
As our Joonbug Trend List suggests, party dresses with cut-outs are the new black - and coincidentally our hottest picks are all black. Looking for a New York New Year's Eve Party to attend? And, most importantly, something to wear? Take on this party dress trend and we guarantee you a New Year's Eve Party kiss at the stroke of midnight. Inspired by Alexander Wang's fall 2009 bevy - yes the collection with the $400 biker shorts - we came up with three separate looks for you to enjoy, some in the high prices, while some in the low. With looks from Wang, Sass & Bide, Topshop and more, we guarantee you an enchanting New Year's night.
This net-a-porter.com exclusive from RM by Roland Mouret is the manifestation of my wildest, most sublime fashion fantasy. The stretch gazar is outstanding in a luxe deep navy, and the asymmetric panels that extend across send the dress (and its wearer) into another dimension. Although the thigh-skimming hem most obviously communicates sex appeal, I think the real sensuality is in the details. A high boat neck hides the collar bones, and the long sleeves are cut slightly short, subtly revealing the wrists and a bit of forearm. Finally, the back features a top-to-bottom exposed silver zipper that has me picking my jaw up from off the floor. It's undeniably sexy and sophisticated, a perfect combination to kick off 2010 New York New Years.