24 Stunning New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

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This post will show you some cute new year’s eve outfits for every dress code.

Photo of a model wearing a little black dress and chunky heels for New Year's Eve

NYE is here! This is one of my favorite holidays because it’s all about celebrating a fresh new start and getting excited for what’s to come in the new year.

However you choose to celebrate the new year, I have picked out some super cute and festive outfits that are sure to make a statement.

For New Year’s, it’s all about the sparkles, sequins, and rhinestones. Black, gold, and silver are also popular colors to wear, as well as anything shiny!

Below you will find 24 super cute, trendy, and sparkly outfit ideas for New Year’s Eve!

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Tips on What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve outfits: Woman wearing a sequin dress for New Year's Eve

First, let’s get to a few very general tips on dressing for new year’s eve.

Regardless of whether you’re hitting the hottest club (those were the days) or just staying home to watch the ball drop on TV, infuse some sparkle into your New Year’s Eve outfit with these tips and suggestions:

  • When wearing a sequin or sparkly garment, keep your jewelry on the smaller, more minimal side. Unless you’re going for a more-is-more look, understated jewelry will balance your look.
  • Sequins are popular, but try experimenting with other fabrics that shine for a more unique look. For instance, in one of the casual outfits below, we use a velvet matching set and a shiny knit hat for a touch of glam sans-sequins.
  • Try one bright pop of color. In another one of the looks below, we pair a bright green dress with a bunch of neutral accessories. If you love color, this is a great way to stand out in your NYE outfit.
  • Take beauty risks. Changing up your usual makeup routine is a must for special nights out on the town. Try false eyelashes for an instant dose of glamor or put on a bold red lip color. It’s especially fun to try out looks you wouldn’t normally — that’s the beauty of a fresh, new start!

Now onto the New Year’s Eve outfits! Here is some outfit inspiration for all your NYE plans:

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24 Cute New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

1. Sequin Party Dress

This first outfit is centered around this amazing sequin mini dress from Zara. Zara has so much great clothing out right now for all of your party needs. They’re always one of my favorite stores to check out if I am in need of the perfect outfit.

This black dress has a straight neckline with spaghetti straps and is covered in sequins. It looks great with a pair of simple black heels, black booties, or white booties!

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2. Gold Sequin Bodysuit

This NYE outfit styles this gold sequin bodysuit from Lulus. Lulus also has some great party clothes out right now on their website, and their prices are always affordable.

This bodysuit is covered in gold sequins, has a low neckline, and has a dramatic cowl back. I love how it’s styled with this nude patent mini skirt and some white cowgirl boots. It would also look great with some leather pants, or black denim mom jeans.

3. Green Sequin Crop Top

This next outfit is a little more casual than the last few, but definitely still special. This top from Hello Molly is amazing! It’s not a traditional NYE color, but I love it and love the way it looks.

It’s this green sequin crop top with a subtle scoop neckline and a corset-style cut. The style is so of-the-moment and will look amazing either worn alone or under a blazer.

Pair with some oversized wide leg jeans or trousers and black booties to make the top the statement piece. I would also add a black mini shoulder bag and some silver hoops, to keep the jewelry simple.

4. Rainbow Glitter Blazer

This blazer from Nasty Gal is gorgeous and screams New Year’s Eve. It has all-over sequin embellishments and an adorable oversized fit. And it even has matching pants available if you want to go all out! The rainbow sequins are a must-have and a show-stopper for sure.

I would style this with a cute top underneath and some light wash or black denim, or even a leather mini skirt. For shoes, try some black or white heeled booties, or some knee-high boots if you are wearing a skirt.

5. Pink Sequin Pants

Flared pants have been super trendy lately, and these are the perfect take on them for NYE. These high-waisted sequin flare pants are from Nasty Gal and are in this bright pink color; another non-traditional color for NYE, but I love the way it pops!

These pants have a flared silhouette, elasticized waist, and sequin detailing throughout. They would look super cute styled with a black crop top, oversized blazer, and some strappy black heels.

6. Cutout Jumpsuit

If you are not into all the sparkles and sequins, a statement black outfit is perfect for you. This black jumpsuit from Lulus is super flattering and chic. It’s one-shoulder, with long balloon sleeves and a relaxed bodice. It also has an asymmetrical cutout at the waist with cinching and drawstring detail. The pants are also high-waisted!

If you are wanting to dress this jumpsuit up even more, you could add some sparkly heels or boots and some statement earrings.

7. Casual New Year’s Eve Outfit

Casual New Year's Eve outfit with white pants, glitter crop top, fuzzy jacket, patent Doc Martens, layered jewelry


Crop tops and leggings are so freshman year 2018. The new casual has some new must haves. First, combat boots, because if they can handle combat, they might just handle New Year’s Eve celebrations. Second, straight white jeans, which are cute and classy, while still giving the edgy look you want.

Pair these basics with a sequin top to keep with the festive spirit, like this cute lace light blue one. Match the look with silver jewelry that brings out the sparkles in your top.

Don’t forget a comfy coat if you’re planning on being outside in the winter.

8. Sparkly Romper and Boots

This next outfit is this super cute romper, perfect for a night out! Rompers are super comfortable and cute for NYE. This one has wide bell sleeves, a low neckline, and some gathered detailing. It’s covered in silver sparkle accents and twinkling black fabric.

The front tie is also adjustable for the perfect fit. this romper would pair great with some knee-high boots and dainty jewelry. To dress it up, even more, pair it with some black heels!

9. Sequin Bustier

This outfit styles this super sparkly sequin bustier from Windsor. The bustier features a rose gold sequin patterning. It has a sweetheart neckline, built-in underwire, and a hook-and-eye back closure.

This bustier is perfectly paired with some leather flared pants or a velvet mini skirt. For shoes, I would add some classic black heeled booties that have a pointed toe. Finish off with some large silver hoops and a black mini purse, and your look is all complete!

10. Long-Sleeve Sequin Top

This next top is long sleeve, so if you’re someone who prefers more coverage, this shirt is great! It’s this super sparkly sequin crop top from Windsor in black and silver. It has long puff sleeves, a ruched sweetheart neckline with padding, and a fitted crop hem.

Pair with some faux leather pants and platform black heels for the perfect look. If you’re trying to make it a little more casual, a pair of light-wash mom jeans and white square-toe booties would also look great with this top.

11. Little Black Dress

This little black dress New Year’s Eve outfit is from Princess Polly, one of my all-time favorite brands to shop from. They always have sales going on, and their clothing is pretty affordable, to begin with. They have such cute party clothes out on their website right now, and so many different dresses to choose from.

This dress is one of my favorites they sell. This is the Reeva mini dress in black. It is super flattering with its pinched detailing down the sides and straight neckline. It comes in this shimmering material, perfect for NYE.

This dress has a bodycon fit and is fully lined, so it is still super comfortable. Add some booties or heels to finish off the look. For more warmth, layer on top a faux black leather jacket, an oversized black blazer, or a fuzzy cropped sherpa jacket. All three of these options would look amazing with this dress!

12. Cozy New Year’s Eve Outfit

New years eve outfits: Casual look for staying at home with velvet sweatpants and crop top, gold rings, fuzzy slippers, beanie hat


While we’ve all been wearing our money’s worth of our sweatpants over the past couple years. It doesn’t mean they can’t look cute, though! This shimmering sweatpants and crop top set will make any casual event super festive and exciting.

Pair the sweats with equally comfy and glittery winter accessories, like this rose gold beanie and these gold slippers. You’ll feel so comfy and have so much fun, you’ll wonder why you ever dressed any other way for a party.

Rock the monochrome trend with your whole outfit by following one color tone like this shimmery gold to rose to chocolate look. Finish this NYE outfit off with some rings for an effortless cool vibe.

13. Sequin Shorts

This next outfit styles these full-sequin shorts from Zara! I love the look of sequin shorts for NYE and these are super cute. They are high-waisted and super flattering.

Pair with a silky black tank top, some sheer black tights, and some chunky heeled booties for the perfect look!

14. Rose Gold Mini Skirt

For outfit number twelve, I styled this rose gold sequin mini skirt from Asos. I love the look of rose gold and pink for New Year’s Eve, and this skirt is adorable! It is embellished with sequins, high waisted, with a wrap front and a figure-hugging cut.

Pair with a white corset or bustier, and some white booties to finish off the outfit. This white lace bodysuit they paired with the skirt looks amazing and adds some feminity to the edginess of the skirt.

15. Black Bodycon Dress

A simple black bodycon dress is the perfect staple piece to wear for NYE. You can style it so many different ways, and they are always super flattering on all body types. This one from Pretty Little Thing features a black rib material with a bust detail and high neckline.

To style this staple piece, add an oversized faux leather jacket, some sparkly pointed-toe booties, and lots of dainty gold jewelry. I would also layer on some necklaces and add some gold hoops.

16. Velvet Top and Jeans

This outfit brings some velvet into play; another super popular fabric to wear for NYE.

This velvet bodysuit is from Abercrombie and is super girly and flirty. It has dramatic puff sleeves, a square neckline, seaming details, and added stretch so it is still super comfortable to wear all night.

Style it with some light wash jeans, heeled booties, and a bright-colored purse to add a pop of color. For jewelry, I would add some sparkly statement earrings to pair with the velvet.

17. Casual Chic NYE Outfit

Casual chic is the only way I go anywhere, to Walmart or to meet the Queen. Casual chic is never wrong. Why? Because you’re never overdressed nor underdressed.

For this casual chic New Year’s eve outfit, first, you need a little shimmer. This princess-inspired pink sequin top is the perfect item for NYE. Also, it’s very on trend for the year, with puffy sleeves and a bustier neckline. Pair it with even more glitter, namely these low-key shimmery pants. 

Finish off your look with these ’70s meets western-inspired boots that are still trending hard this year.

18. Vegan Leather Blazer Dress

The next outfit idea is one of my favorites! It is this amazing vegan leather blazer dress from Abercrombie.

Blazer dresses have been super on-trend lately and are perfect to dress up for New Year’s Eve. This one is slim-fitting, has a classic collar neckline, and a single-button closure detail on the skirt. The vegan leather is super soft, so it won’t be stiff or uncomfortable all night while you’re wearing it.

Add some gold or black heels, a sparkly gold purse, and gold hoops and you are good to go. You could also pair this look with some knee-high black boots, or pointed white booties to make it a little more casual or if you are not a fan of wearing heels all night.

19. Brown Leather Pants and Boots

Mixing brown and black is a popular trend right now, and one that is super cute to try out for New Year’s Eve. These brown vegan leather pants from Akira are high rise and flared, so they are super flattering and stylish.
These would look amazing styled with a black sparkly cropped top, an oversized black blazer, and some black heeled booties. Finish off the look with a rinestone bag and some oversized earrings.

20. Rhinestone Ankle Boots

Okay, this isn’t an outfit idea per se, but you could do so much with these amazing booties!

If you’re looking to make your shoes the statement piece of your outfit, these boots are perfect for you! These chunky silver booties have sparkles everywhere and a comfortable chunky heel to make them easy to wear all night.

These would look super cute styled with a little black dress and an oversized leather jacket. Make your shoes the center of attention!

21. Sparkly Two-Piece Dress

This next outfit is more dressy and fancy, for everyone going to nice parties or you just love to dress up!

This matching sequin crop top and skirt set is from Forever 21 and is stunning. It is a knit set that comes with a cropped cami that is covered in sequin embellishments. The cami has a flattering cowl neck and adjustable straps that criss-cross in the back. The matching midi skirt features a high-rise waist, knotted side, and a flattering leg slit.

This is seriously the perfect outfit for NYE and it’s super easy to style because it’s a matching set! This would look cute paired with some black heeled-booties that have a patent, shiny finish.

22. 2000s Silver Rhinestone Top

This 2000s inspired outfit styles a cowl neck rhinestone top. These tops are super trendy because they are really flattering and look so great on. This one has sparkly chain straps, a cropped hem, and a high-polish finish to make you sparkle all night.

I would pair it with some black or light wash mom jeans, or some black faux leather leggings. Add some chunky heeled black booties and you’re all set!

23. Chic NYE Outfit

Chic New Year's eve outfit for 2020: Green glitter sequin dress, white patterned tights, black ankle boots, embellished purse, glitter earrings


This dress almost makes me want to be overdressed for my at-home NYE celebrations. If you’re having a fancy social distanced event or party in your bubble, this is the way to go. 

With a sequin turquoise dress like this, you don’t want any coat getting in the way of you shining through the night, so keep yourself warm everywhere else. Some white tights will keep you cozy and will add an extra stylish vibe to your look. 

Finish off your look with western inspired accessories to remember the year in the best way possible. I love this contoured bag and the cowboy boots.

24. Black Sequin Romper

The last outfit is a sparkly sequin romper from Fashion Nova. I love wearing rompers for special occasions because it’s a super cute outfit all in one! No need to stress up finding a top and bottoms. This romper is long sleeve with a tie waist, pockets, and sequins. It also comes in emerald, bronze, red, and orange.

Pair with some white heeled booties, a white mini shoulder bag, and some sheer black tights underneath for warmth and layering!

What does your New Year’s eve outfit look like this year?

Whether your plans are casual, or chic, or casual chic, one of these outfits will get you there looking great. Even if you’re going to a super chill cozy NYE event, don’t forget to wear clothes that make you feel like celebrating.

Also, please remember to stay safe. Follow the rules wherever you are, so we have more reasons to celebrate. We’re almost there, and let’s be real, this is the longest countdown to NYE ever. 

Which is your favorite outfit? What dress code is your NYE event? Be honest, how many sequin items do you have in your outfit?

Looking for a more casual new years eve outfit? Here are some of our favorite outfit ideas from our archives that might also inspire you this coming new year. – 

28 thoughts on “24 Stunning New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas”

  1. Does anyone think that a metallic purple ruffle top with black skinny dress pants and laced front high heals would be formal enough for a big party? I will also wear a basic purple bracelet. I have red wavy hair so will not do much there maybe a small braid in front on one side….will this be okay you think? havn’t been to a new years party since….15 years. HELP!!!!

  2. My New Years Eve plans aren’t set yet but I will probably wear black skinny jeans with a strapless black top I own. It’s satin on top and has a thick band of sequins underneath the bust. Under the best is a layer of tulle on top of the satin. Tulle is VERY me (I blame the years of ballet training!). I got it from Express about two years ago and have yet to wear it. I’m thinking NYE might as well be the day since black and sequins are very NYE apparel. I have a hot pair of silver pumps from Steve Madden but would that look stupid – black on black with silver pumps? Or I could wear regular dark wash jeans with the top and black pumps that have a subtle texture and sparkle. Ahh decisions, decisions…

  3. wow, good choices for NYE outfits ideas! 🙂
    my plan to to wear is glam tan short dress (from forever 21) with boyfriend blazer (from gap) along with black tights and rocker boots to give a bit more girlish with little rock vibe. 😉
    for that day, i’m going to out to celebrate with my close friends in milwaukee, wisc. and the boy I actually like is going to show up… as you can see why I’m wearing dress. haha.

  4. 🙁
    I just don’t know what to wear as I will start NYE with a dinner with the girls at a friend’s house which will be very very warm and cozy, and afterwards we will party in a barn. (Yes, I’m really from the country – my friends have farms with cows and we go to school by tractor – just kidding, we only do it sometimes 😛 )
    At this barn it will be unbelievabely cold, so I have to wear skinny jeans, boots, a party top and thousands of layers….. -.-
    I wish we would stay at a friend’s house…..
    Prospero ano y felicidad a todos! 🙂

  5. I never imagined sequined tights could be so cute! Maybe not on me (5’2″), but if any of you can pull it off – do!

  6. I totally agree with wearing an outfit that stands out! Mostly everyone else will be wearing black or glittery/shiny stuff, so a deep, royal color would definitely draw more eyes….which is always good when the countdown begins and it’s time to find a certain hottie!

  7. I love the classic LBD idea, I always went a lot more overboard with sequins and feathers on NYE but dressing it down in a girly LBD sounds really good this year! Pairing a short LBD with a pair of high rocker boots is also a great idea, especially here where it will be snowing.

  8. i have a short tiger dress from bebe and im wearing it with either black patent pumps or some rocker booties. Which shoes would you go with? Is it totally inappropriate to not wear black tights? honestly! I hate tights and I think they look weird on me but it is NYE and if i should have them on someone please tell me!!

  9. i am going to atlanta to watch the peach drop (hey, that’s just how we do!) but i’m not sure if i should dress up or just go dressy casual… i’ll be outside for a couple of hours, and it’s cold and rainy, but i’d hate to go looking too shabby (esp since i’m going with a bunch of guys!). suggestions????

    and to julie- i think that sounds cute, especially if you added some great earings! it all depends on whether or not it would bother you to be wearing pants while surrounded by people who may mostly be in skirts or dresses, though. be brave! 🙂

  10. i love the 2nd, 3rd and 5th ideas.
    for NYE i was going to wear this short, A-line, kelly green dress. it has emerald green satin on the neck and straps. i was going to wear it with black or silver pumps. Maybe i should ad black opaque tights!
    i like the top in the 2nd idea….i have a similar one in neon green(i could go 4 that 2)
    i must be the only chick without an LBD…….all my dresses are solid coloured.
    btw i LOVE the sequined tights!!!!!!(i want)


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