There's no doubt that New Year's Eve is one of biggest celebrations of the year — and considering it's also the very last celebration of the year, it's only fitting that it's always such a blowout. Of course, part of the fun is having an excuse to get dressed up. Sequins, fur, velvet, glitter, or all of the above... anything goes on December 31.
However, since the whole night is such a spectacle, the stakes can feel high when it comes to choosing the perfect party dress — and it can be tricky to recycle a dress from a New Year's Eve past. Maybe you don't want to be rocking the same mini in this year's crew photo, or maybe you just firmly believe that every year deserves its own dress.
In any case, if you're treating yourself to a new outfit, it's hard to justify dropping a bunch of cash on an ensemble you know you'll probably only wear a handful of times (or even just the once).
That's where these 10 dresses come in. At under $30 each, it doesn't matter if they only see the light (or the disco ball) one time. Kiss 2017 goodbye in one of these fabulous little numbers.
1. Necessary Clothing Glisten Up Dress
This glitzy LBD is like a starry night in dress form. The Bardot neckline feels both classic and trendy.
2. Forever 21 Multicolor Sequin Dress
A classic T-shirt dress silhouette gets a major New Year's Eve upgrade with all-over sequins. It's also available in black, but this colorful version is particularly wild (in the best way).
3. Boohoo Jenna Asymmetric Velvet Dress
To stay warm, pair this asymmetric dress with a shaggy faux fur jacket. On New Year's Eve, there's nothing faux fur doesn't go with, but it's an especially perfect pairing for velvet.
4. H&M Fitted Dress
The draped neck and spaghetti straps on this jersey dress give off major '90s vibes, while glitter thread makes the dress decidedly festive.
5. Missguided Slinky Long-Sleeve Bodycon Dress
If you're feeling saucy this New Year's Eve, this plunging red dress practically screams confidence. And if you really want to lean into a red monochrome theme, swipe on your favorite cherry red lipstick, too.
6. Boohoo Lola Shimmer Bandeau Midi Dress
Top off this shimmery bandeau dress with a leather moto jacket and a pair of bold statement earrings.
7. Uniqlo Velour Camisole Dress
This is a surprisingly versatile option — for a more casual gathering, wear this midi dress over a long-sleeve tee. For a fancier occasion, layer it up with tons of jewelry. Because on New Year's Eve, more is more.
8. Boohoo Ria High-Neck Frill Dress
Sure, the old-school rule is no white after Labor Day, but doesn't the calendar restart when the clock strikes midnight? In any case, this dress makes a strong case for winter white.
9. Forever 21 Metallic Twist-Front Dress
This metallic dress is a statement piece all on its own, so feel free to go as minimal as you like with your add-ons.
10. H&M Fitted Velvet Dress
The ideal accessory for this simple and stylish dress? A glass of champagne.