21 New Year's Eve Party Outfits That Won't Make You Look Like a Sparkler

As tempting as it is to pull out your disco ball dress for the ball drop/champagne toast/rooftop shindig you'll be attending this New Year's Eve, sometimes true elegance is in the finer details of an ensemble. As the fashion police constantly inform us, there is a fine line between a few tastefully scattered sequins and country music star territory. This New Year's Eve, try subtle shimmer or a bold color as opposed to all-out sparkle, and the effect will be all the more dazzling. Just because you're watching fireworks this New Year's Eve doesn't mean you have to look like one.

Little Red Dress

Shoshanna Ronnie Dress, $255, Shoshanna

Black Lace Dress

Velvet Strapless Stretch Lace Dress, $169, Shopbop

High-Low Hem Dress

Haute Hippie Belted Hi-Lo Dress, $148, Bergdorf Goodman

Peekaboo Lace Back Dress

Warehouse Lace Back Soft Dress, $123, ASOS

Pink Party Dress

Cameo x Revolve Mountain Dew Dress, $189, Revolve Clothing

Cutout Sheath Dress

Aidan by Aidan Mattox Embellished Cutaway Sheath, $165, Nordstrom

Lace Inset Dress

Robert Rodriguez Lace Inset Dress, $228, Neiman Marcus

Black and White Dress

Parker Cora Dress, $253, Parker NY

Leather-Trimmed Dress

Ali Ro Leather Trimmed Jacquard Dress, $298, Saks Fifth Avenue

Open-Back Dress

Nasty Gal Belize Dress, $58, Nasty Gal

Bow Tie Dress

Ted Baker Nitcha Bow Collar Dress, $275, Piper Lime

Bon Con

French Connection Spotlights Knit Dress, $168, French Connection

Red Strapless Dress

Kate Spade Saturday Strapless Panel Dress in Neoprene, $160, Saturday

Beaded Black Dress

Alice + Olivia Russel Embellished Dress, $272, The Outnet

Embroidered Black Dress

Urban Renewal Glitz Shift Dress, $89, Urban Outfitters

Embroidered Lace Dress

Dolce Vita Verie Embroidered Lace Dress, $198, Dolce Vita

Sheer Panel Dress

Mango Lace Applique Flowy Dress, $80, Mango

Champagne-Colored Dress

Naven Champagne Sparkle Cutout Dress, $195, Naven

Shimmering Blue Dress

Lovers + Friends Perfect Ending Dress, $160, Lovers and Friends

Strappy Red Dress

Yasminka Corset A-Line Dress, $268, BCBG

Black Sheath Dress

BB Dakota Branson Dress, $105, BB Dakota