Unlike festive shades of red and green associated with the holiday season, New Year’s Eve is synonymous with sparkling shades of silver, likely at least partially because of our obsession with the Times Square Ball. And yes, shimmering shades like these are definitely on the forecast for the big night. So to select your best party dress, looking for silver pieces will guarantee that showstopping finish.
“Look for a silver garment that’s made from tiny metallic tiles, or is clustered with sequins,” author and style expert Constance Dunn explains to me via email. “Keep shoes and accessories elegant, and be sure to keep your legs bare or wear sheer black hosiery,” she adds.
To perfectly compliment your silver dress, it’s best to keep your beauty game on point. Being that such pieces attract a lot of attention, Dunn says it’s wise to keep your look pretty and polished. Or, you know, you can go all out and pair a silver dress with sparkly red lips and dramatic smoky eyes. It's the start of a new year! You might as well bring it in with a big, sequined bang.
For New Year’s Eve style that doesn’t disappoint, here are 10 different silver dresses fit for the occasion.
1. Metallic Flare Dress
Fashion To Figure Horizons Metallic Flare Dress, $48.90, fullbeauty.com
If you prefer something that’s not full-on silver, this metallic flare dress allows you to rock the bedazzling trend in a slightly more subtle way.
2. Silver Embroidered Gown
Rahul Mishra The Merino Embroidered Gown, $985, portemode.com
This elegant embroidered gown has just the right touch of silver, perfect for any sophisticated look. Dress it up even further with a sparkling clutch and earrings.
3. Platinum Sequin Dress
SAYLOR Emily Sequin Dress, $297, revolveclothing.com
Steal the show with this platinum piece, embroidered with silk and sequin accents. Pair with faux fur and champagne colored heels for unbeatable style.
4. Lace & Sequin Dress
Fun One Like You Dress in Silver, $169.99, modcloth.com
Looking for something simple and classy? This timeless piece perfectly balances sequins and lace with ease.
5. Silver Bodycon Dress
Cap Flutter SLV Bodycon Knitted Dress, $72, wowcoutureusa.com
Not in a metallic kind of mood? This sexy and sultry bodycon still allows you to wear that gorgeous silver color. But if you want a smidge of glitz, feel free to dress this piece up with bedazzled shoes.
6. Silver Strapless Maxi Dress
Mercury Silver Strapless Fishtail Maxi Dress, $325.32, foreverunique.co.uk
For a glamorous night to remember, this strapless silver dress gives off major drama and intrigue instantly.
7. Sequin Wrap Dress
Julia Sequin Wrap Front Dress, $60, boohoo.com
For a black-silver alternative, this wrap dress keeps you looking chic and elegant.
8. V-Back Sequined Dress
V-Back Sequined Dress, $29.90, forever21.com
Perfect for style lovers everywhere, this backless dress will definitely leave your onlookers breathless.
9. Glitzy Party Dress
Say Cheers Glitzy Party Dress, $49.50, gojane.com
If sequins aren’t your really thing, this glitzy metallic-threaded party dress will still on sass and sparkle.
10. Dark Silver Dress
Bar III Metallic Fit-And-Flare Dress, $89.50, macys.com
This metallic shift dress can be paired with bright accessories and black tights for gorgeous New Year’s style.
Cheers to ringing in 2016 with a dress as smooth as your champagne!Images: Kohel Kanno/Flickr (1)