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12 New Year's Eve Outfits to Ring in 2016

The best New Year's Eve outfits are ones that don't hold back on glamour or sparkle. This holiday is the best excuse to dress up all year and the perfect reason to splurge on a party dress. We gathered outfit inspiration for the occasion from the most stylish bloggers so you can avoid the nothing-to-wear conundrum entirely. Whether you're gearing up for a big date with your significant other, hosting an intimate party, or something in between, these 12 looks are ready to ring in 2016 with style!

Iridescent

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Movable embellishments including oversized sequins are perfect for a night of dancing. We love this twirl-worthy number on Samantha of Could I Have That. Finish the look with pumps if you're in a warm climate or tights and ankle boots if you're where it's cool.

Photo: Could I Have That

One Sequin Piece

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You'll never go wrong with sequins on New Years Eve, but that doesn't mean you have to go all-out. Rachel of Pink Peonies has the low-down on sophisticated ways to sparkle. One modest statement piece like a silver pencil skirt is balanced with simple black or white accessories, like a top and leg-lengthening pointed pumps. Have a casual holiday event in the meantime? Tone down a sequin pencil skirt with a chunky sweater and flats.

Photo: Pink Peonies

Sheer-Paneled Dress

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The best New Year's Eve outfits take drama up a notch. When a little black dress just won't do, step up the look with fun embellishments or sexy sheer panels. Aimee of Song of Style opted for both, and the result is party-perfect!

Photo: Song of Style

Jacquard Dress

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Want to stand out at that New Year's Eve party? The right outfit is the way to do it. This is the perfect excuse to splurge on that jaw-dropping dress you've had your eye on all season, one that you'll for sure be able to wear again! Look for a beautiful jacquard frock like Merritt's of The Style Scribe to wear with statement earrings and a bold lip. It's easy to remix it to wear to a winter wedding or an office party, too!

Photo: The Style Scribe

Jump Suit

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Say you've exhausted all your party dresses early in the season. Think outside the realm of typical New Year's Eve outfits, and opt for a jump suit instead! The one-piece style is totally relevant, which means myriad options to choose from. Whether it's a sleek black version or a statement-making backless jump suit like this one on Pam of The Girl From Panama, complete the look with pointed pumps or flats for the most flattering effect.

Photo: The Girl From Panema

Little White Dress

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Trading your LBD for a little white dress is a simple switch that has a huge effect on your outfit. And in the winter months, when most people's go-to color is black, a pretty white dress is especially eye-catching. This lace dress on Doina of The Golden Diamonds is the perfect choice. Make it NYE-appropriate with a black clutch and shoes and dark lipstick.

Photo: The Golden Diamonds

Sequin Blazer

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Planning a low-key dinner or a night in? Don't completely ditch the sparkle! Try dressing up your favorite denim as Arielle of Something Navy did for a New Year's Eve outfit that's equal parts glam and casual. A sequin top or blazer adds just enough sparkle to distressed jeans. Keep accessories minimal for an effortless ensemble.

Photo: Something Navy

Golden

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Nothing says New Year's Eve celebration like a sheet of solid sequins. In sparkling gold, Kristina of Kayture shows us how to bring the glamour up a few notches with your New Year's Eve outfit. The trick to keeping this look from getting too busy is to wear choice accessories: Minimal, tonal jewelry looks best with silver or gold! We love the pops of red on her lips and heels, too.

Photo: Kayture

LBD

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Not big on embellishments? New Year's Eve outfits don't have to sparkle to make a statement. A sexy little black dress like Sazan's is a fail-safe choice and a smart investment if you're always looking at a packed social calendar. (We don't need to tell you the myriad ways to accessorize this little number.) Keep it classic with a skinny belt and pumps, or throw on a statement necklace and a chic faux-fur coat!

Photo: Sazan

Coated Jeans

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For last-minute plans or low-key celebrations, an all-black New Year's Eve outfit is your best bet. Nothing looks so chic so fast! Tip: Stay away from faded black jeans, because they look too casual. Try coated jeans or leather leggings and on-trend mules. Top it off with a statement coat as Kendall of Styled Snapshots did, and you're good to go!

Photo: Styled Snapshots

Sequin Leggings

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We don't blame you for ditching the mini dress in favor of a warmer outfit this New Year's Eve. We think Emily of The Sweetest Thing found the perfect one! Sequin leggings are undeniably glamorous, and we love how she took the look one step further with a shaggy faux-fur coat. For a dressed-down take on this outfit, try pairing sequin leggings with an oversized sweater and loafers.

Photo: The Sweetest Thing

Tulle

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Make a flirty statement in a voluminous tulle skirt. Not only does the shape do wonders for your silhouette, but it also instantly ups the glamour for New Year's Eve outfits! Jessi of The Darling Detail looks so chic in her black-and-white attire. Re-creating her look is simple: It's likely all you'll need to buy is the tulle skirt! We recommend choosing a white or a black skirt for the most sophisticated look.

Photo: The Darling Detail

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