What's Your New Year's Eve Style?

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I'm the kind of girl who will take advantage of any excuse to dress up. Family coming round for dinner? Get the high heels and the sparkly makeup out! New Year's Eve has always been one of my favourite occasions to go to town on the glam front, no matter how low key my plans might be.

However, this year is a little different. My husband and I seem to be developing a nice little tradition of moving house in January, so with that to look forward to as soon as the festivities are over, our New Year plans this year are going to be as relaxed as we can get away with, and I'll probably be wearing something I already have in my wardrobe. But that doesn't mean I can't do a little virtual shopping, right?!

I thought it would be fun to pick out a few dresses I might be interested in if I was in the market for something new, and share them with you. Because, if I'm honest, looking at dresses is something I never get tired of, and I'm guessing most of you feel the same!

The first four are full on party dresses, while the second four are more the sort of thing I might wear for a family get together.

1-4 - Party Dresses

New Year's Eve Party Dresses
1. Red Multi Strap Midi Dress from Rare - This is such a sexy dress, but there's something a little bit sophisticated about it too, which I love. The colour and the strap detailing are just stunning. I'd probably go for sleek hair and a sharp flick of black eyeliner with this.

2. Black Floor Length Evening Dress from Instyledress.co.uk - Full length and fabulous. Long gowns can often feel a little stiff, but this one is beautifully soft and girly. The undone updo of the model in the picture is perfect with it, and I'd add some strappy silver sandals and really soft, pink-toned makeup.

3. Metallic Knot Dress from Wal G at Topshop - If there's ever an occasion when you can get away with all over shimmering gold, it's a New Year's Eve party. This dress is pretty fabulous and would be so much fun to wear. I'd team it with black accessories and big bouncy hair.

4. Sequin and Feather Dress from French Connection - Talking about fun party dresses, this one is about as fun as it gets. Just imagine all those sequins sparkling in the light as you move. This one definitely doesn't need much dressing up - just some barely there heels and simple, glowy makeup.

5-8 - Smart/Casual Dresses

New Year's Eve Smart Casual Dresses

5. Devore Velvet Dress from Zara - I love the luxurious feel of velvet, and I think this dress would look fab with some sheer black tights and spike-heeled ankle boots. It's such an easy shape to wear, and quite understated, so you wouldn't feel too overdressed in it for a more relaxed New Year celebration.

6.Embroidered and Sequinned Dress from Warehouse - The embellishment on this dress is just gorgeous, yet the shape and the sleeves mean you could get away with it in quite a casual setting. I like the idea of some classic black court shoes and polished makeup with this.

7. Leopard Collar Shift Dress from Oasis - I fell in love with this while browsing the Oasis website the other day. The shape of it, the colour and and the cute little leopard print collar just stole my heart! I think it's super versatile as well - you could dress it down with tights and boots or pair it with sky high patent heels for a fancier look.

8. Mix Lace Prom Dress from Warehouse - Another versatile piece - you could make this quite dressy with silver accessories or even daytime-appropriate with a slouchy knit thrown over the top. It's navy blue, which I think makes an interesting change from black, and I love the demure take on the lace trend.

Now just imagine if all these dresses magically appeared in your wardrobe! If only virtual shopping worked that way.

Which dress is your favourite, and how would you style it? And let me know your New Year plans!

Kate x

*This post was sponsored by Instyledress.co.uk, but all opinions, as always, are my own.
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  1. Virtual shopping is all I can turn to right now, as much as I´d love to go all out and dress up. We will spend a quiet NYE, with me pregnant and the husband on call, there will be not much partying I am afraid.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Well, there is always next year! That's what I'm telling myself anyway! X

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  2. I'm not going out this year but I'm in love with the Warehouse dress! It's all about the sequins and glitter on new years in my opinion :)

    ♥ www.hanarosella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The embellishment is beautiful on that dress! x

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  3. Moving house any time of the year is stressful, but in January...dang!
    I personally love the red midi dress!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I know, I'm excited but dreading all the upheaval. The red midi dress is gorgeous! x

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  4. Wonderful picks! My NYE is going to be super relaxed this year, so I'm doing virtual shopping too lol. Otherwise, I'm all about PJ's and movie marathons this year.
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes || Style Tomes on Instagram

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    1. I love the sound of PJs and movie marathons! Sounds like a great way to see in the New Year to me! x

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  5. That gold knotted dress is absolutely gorgeous, oh my goodness! I wish I was going somewhere fancy soon so I could have an excuse to wear it! Great picks :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. Thanks Kiki. The gold one is a proper party dress isn't it? I love it! x

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  6. I love all of these dresses.. especially the red ones! Happy New Year!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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    1. There's just something about red at this time of year! And Happy New Year to you too. x

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  7. The very first dress from Rare looks stunning! I would definitely get that, it's gorgeous! x

    http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. On NYE I love to go all out on the sparkles! Sequins everywhere! However, this year I'm sticking with velvet to switch things up a bit!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. I love velvet too - anything with an interesting texture adds a little something to an outfit. x

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  9. Oh my goodness, I wish I'd known about the red collared dress a few days ago!
    Gorgeous picks for new year's.

    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I should have posted earlier! I love that dress; I think it would be such a versatile piece. x

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  10. Beautiful dresses! I'll be in my pjs - not very glam, but I'm not well at the moment so it's a night in front of the fire for me! Happy New Year! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Aw, hope you feel better soon. x

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  11. Loved the post! The dresses are really pretty! This can also be for other party occasions and I find it very helpful :)
    Have a happy new year!

    Clarissa
    http://blondeleve.blogspot.com/

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    1. Really glad you found it useful Clarissa! x

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  12. great,great post :) i hope you're having an amazing day!

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  13. I did have fun getting all dolled up for NYE, but I just wore outfits that I already had. I love your selections, especially that white dress. Happy New Year. /Madison
    Holiday Cheer For the New Year

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  14. I can imagine myself wearing the red one. Great dresses! :)

    Happy New Year! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  15. Gorgeous New Year style ideas :) I always love an excuse to get dressed up too!

    Best wishes,

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Gorgeous dresses! I went for a casual dress and I felt very comby but chic and stylish at the same time! I wish you an amazing year!

    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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  17. That last one is my faovurite
    Great post

    New on www.makeartnotlove.blogspot.com

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  18. I love every single dress that is featured here but we spent new year eve at home so I pretty much was in my home t-shirt and sweats with my hair up in a messy bun. Farrrr for glamorous! LOL!

    Reflection of Sanity | StayLean Tea Australia Giveaway

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  19. You are so lovely. Just super, super lovely. Thanks for being such a style inspiration!

    Sending positive vibes your way in the new year!
    --Lianne | LittleRedCanvas.com

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  20. ALL ABOUT GLAMOUR! I love it!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  21. Spending NYE at home is the way to go haha, I actually really enjoyed chilling with family this year. Love the Mix Lace Prom Dress from Warehouse, such a pretty design. Hope your big move goes well :) x

    Beauty with charm

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  22. I love dressing up too, any excuse! The Leopard Collar dress & the Mix Lace dress are my favourites, they'd both look great with ankle boots! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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  23. These are looks are definitely perfect for NYE! Great picks!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  24. Great post.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  25. Lovely post! This year my New Year's eve style was pyjamas due to illness - is it too early to plan next year's outfit?!
    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  26. I love the Warehouse dress, I've literally saved it in my favourites! The black gown is one of my favourites too :)

    Velvet Blush

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  27. Ah that shimmering gold dress is just dlazzing! That has to be my fire favourite for sure. Loving all of these dresses Kate, they're all so eye-catching and enchanting. I hope you and your husband have the most stress-less move possible this year, and wishing you all the happiness for 2016! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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