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It’s tiiime. The ultra-sparkly holiday is coming up, and we know how real the temptation is to buy a stunning sequin dress with feathers, glitter, rhinestones and all of the bells and whistles to “wear again for other occasions.” It becomes a game of trying to convince yourself you’ll have fifty New Year’s Eve-level events scheduled in the upcoming year.
But don’t worry, we’re here to have a conversation. Let’s be realistic, ladies! Yes, you want to wear something extra-festive and fun for the celebration, but no, you don’t want to shell out too much money for something you’ll wear for one night under the disco ball and stash in your closet immediately after.
With that in mind, we took it upon ourselves to find 22 multi-use dresses, tops, shoes and pants to rock on New Year’s Eve and beyond. Read on for the scoop!
Our absolute favorite: This silky black dress will make you feel like you’re at a Gatsby-themed bash. The mock neck makes it the perfect dress to wear for cold-weather gatherings, while the lightweight material gives it that all-year-round versatility. Plus, solid black is easy to decorate with over-the-top New Year’s Eve jewelry!
Our absolute favorite: We’re obsessed with the asymmetry of this ultra-modern shimmery top. You can (and will want to!) wear it to pretty much any event — from a birthday dinner and show downtown, to a baby shower or work party. It’s professional, fashionable, sleek and totally timeless!
Our absolute favorite: These shoes are an excuse to go get that winter pedicure. Worn with a black dress? They have just the right amount of shine to make them festive… but not too festive. And they happen to be on sale! If you love the design but want a different material, check out the black velvet pick!
Our absolute favorite: You won’t believe these black leather pants are actually leggings! New Year’s Eve outfits can be uncomfortable — tight, itchy, constricting — but not in this case! These leggings are stretchy and shaping with a high-rise fit. Plus, black leather pants are in style any month of the year!