Here's What to Wear on NYE, According to Fashion Editors

Updated 12/20/18
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editor-approved New Year's Eve outfit

Anyone who calls themselves a "fashion girl" likely considers New Year's Eve the best holiday of the whole year to dress up for—at least, that's how we see it. Our editors can be found planning our outfits months ahead of December 31 because, well, what's not to love about all the glitter, shimmer, and glam to be had on the holiday? While, yes, the holiday does see its fair share of clichéd short sparkly dresses and your standard pumps, there's definitely a way to dress that feels both festive and true to your personal style.

To make the whole outfit planning process easier on you, we're sharing the pieces that you can expect to see in any of our editors' looks this year.

Whether you're taking Lauren's suggestion and topping off your party dress with a statement-making faux-fur coat or pulling a Kat and adorning your earlobes with a pair of party-ready crystal earrings, take a cue from one of the following editor-approved New Year's Eve outfits to ensure you look as chic as any fashion editor. I also want to highlight how Erin transformed her jeans and white tee with the addition of a luxe jewel-tone robe and fancy flats, proving that even more low-key festivities can still call for something fun and out of the ordinary.

Keep reading to get inspired by the NYE-ready pieces our editors are wearing and then shop the items.


what to wear on New Year's Eve, according to our editors

There are slip dresses, and then there are slip dresses in luxurious hammered satin. The texture catches the light more, so your overall look is much more luminous, like the above dress that Kristen simply styled with a bold lip.

Clea Silk-satin Maxi Dress
Joseph Clea Silk-Satin Maxi Dress $595
midi slip dress in high shine satin
ASOS Design Midi Slip Dress in High Shine Satin $64


what editors wear on New Year's Eve

Hanging crystals are a major holiday trend. Whether they're hanging off the hem of trousers, dangling from the strap of a heel, or dripping from a drop earring, this is the It accessory of the season and, thus, of New Year's Eve, as Kat knows well.

Supernova Gold Soleil Earrings
Mondo Mondo Supernova Gold Soleil Earrings $290
Forever 21 Rhinestone Duster Earrings $10


New Year's Eve outfits from editors

It should go without saying that any NYE party outfit would greatly benefit from a pair of black heels, but it wouldn't hurt to show you once more. Case in point: Nicole's strappy embellished pair that deserved its own Instagram.

Suede Amspee Sandals
Isabel Marant Suede Amspee Sandals $875
Moriah Mesh Mules
Schutz Moriah Mesh Mules $220


what to wear on New Year's Eve

Lauren knows that cold weather is no excuse not to show up to the New Year's Eve party in a full look. So you opted for a shorter dress? Throw on a statement-making coat like her faux-fur leopard style to ensure your look is both chic and warm.

Molly Faux Fur Jacket
Anine Bing Molly Faux Fur Jacket $499
Faux Fur Coat
H&M Faux Fur Coat $99 $60


New Year's Eve dresses

NYE really puts on the pressure to come up with a next-level look. But if you're all out of ideas, remember that the little black dress will never fail you. Simply look for interesting details to make yours stand out, like a bustier bodice (à la Michelle's here), side slit, or lace panel.

Lila Midi Dress
Bec & Bridge Lila Midi Dress $220
Lace panel dress
Violeta by Mango Lace Panel Dress $80


editor NYE outfits

Not all plans for December 31 involve a party dress and heels. If your celebration is on the casual end of the spectrum, take a note from Erin, who so expertly styled her jeans and a tee with a satin robe coat for added style.

The Crystal Cove Jacket
AYR The Crystal Cove Jacket $425
Plus Size Velvet Overcoat
Who What Wear Velvet Overcoat $65

Also available in more sizes.


New Year's Eve outfits

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a pants kind of girl through and through. So, you can bet that on New Year's Eve, I'll be breaking out my fanciest trousers (and marrying them to an equally festive crop top) to ring in the New Year.

Area Frieda Crystal-Embellished Pants in Black
Area Frieda Crystal-Embellished Pants in Black $1050
Marie Belted Satin Wide-leg Pants
Nanushka Marie Belted Satin Wide-Leg Pants $575

This story originally appeared on our sister site Who What Wear.

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