Celebrity Inspired Cocktail Dresses For NYEDecember 19th, 2012
Celebrity Inspired Cocktail Dresses For NYE
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
New Year’s Eve is the perfect night to get all dressed up. Regardless of where you’re headed, it always feels like everyone opts for a higher heel, a shorter hemline and a little more sparkle for the fun occasion. If you’re still searching for the perfect party dress, I suggest drawing inspiration from some of your favorite stars. From lots of sequins to ombre and lace, there are so many different trends to embrace. While during the holiday season you have to be conscious about dressing appropriate in front of your family and colleagues, NYE is all about standing out and letting your personal sense of style shine through, so have some fun and don’t be afraid to try a new red carpet trend!
For me New Years Eve is all about sparkle — and you can never shine too bright! While the trend is a quintessential holiday staple, it’s also been popular on the red carpet, with everyone from Celine Dion to Katy Perry showing off the trend. If you are weary of trying out the look, I recommend sticking to a classic silhouette in a neutral color. Remember to keep the accessories to a minimum so the focus stays on the frock.
From Reese Witherspoon to Kristen Stewart, we’re seeing the feminine trend on a slew of stars of all ages. Personally, I really like the look because you will definitely find an opportunity to rewear a lace dress. From long-sleeved dresses to fit-and-flare silhouettes, the lace options are endless. For NYE, I suggest going all out in either a strapless or one-shoulder dress.
So many stylish A-listers have embraced showing skin on the red carpet. While it could be considered a tricky trend, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a tasteful way to show off — and there’s no better time to try it out than on New Year’s Eve! Take a cue from stars like Emily Blunt, Isla Fisher and Anne Hathaway and try out the look in a sexy yet chic way. I love the way the neckline on this dress allows you to show off the trendy look while the classic, ruched silhouette keeps it classy. If you opt for side cutouts, a fit-and-flare silhouette is best to balance out the sexy vibe.
NYE is all about standing out, and if you want to experiment with a new look, I recommend wearing an ombre cocktail dress. On the red carpet we’ve seen stars like Ashley Greene and Christina Aguilera show off the style. Not only was this blue hue so hot for fall, but it looks so glamorous.
Regardless of what you decide to wear on New Year’s Eve, be sure to find a dress that you feel comfortable in — that way your confidence will shine right through!