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13 Fabulous and Fun Outfit Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Whether you plan to dance the night away at a party or are cozying up on the couch, there are tons of New Year’s Eve outfit ideas!

It’s time again to bid farewell to the past year and enter a new chapter as we enter the year ahead. While I usually struggle to make it to midnight, I love the many styles and options for New Year’s Eve outfits. 

Whether you plan to dance the night away at a party or are looking forward to cozying up on the couch for a laid-back, typical evening, there are tons of New Year’s Eve outfit options available (and I’m a believer that you can slay even from the couch!) 

If you choose to order any of the options below, double-check shipping times before purchasing! There’s nothing worse than getting excited about a new outfit and it not arriving in time. And when in doubt, have a backup option ready, just in case.

Ready to ring in the new year in style? Here are some fabulous outfit ideas for NYE: 

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For a New Year’s Eve party with your pals

If you’re a gal who loves sequins, this Taking a Shine Black Sequin Tiered Mini Shift Dress from Lulu’s is your perfect match! Snag a pair of little black heels for a full, classy look to go with this little black dress. It’s great option for the ball drop at an NYE party! Add a pair of tights underneath to keep you warm and it’s the perfect outfit for a special occasion!

P.S. Is it just us or is this sequin mini dress giving Great Gatsby vibes?!

new years outfit ideas

VICI has an entire NYE Shop, so you can search for any style. The Oscar Velvet Halter Neck Jumpsuit is a fun option if you want to dress up for the evening but aren’t into dresses or prefer a jumpsuit option. The color of this jumpsuit is beautiful! It’s one of those festive looks that’s easy to wear but perfect for the dance floor! Plus you can reuse it for a date night or party outfit later in the year. It’s a favorite look of ours and it’s nice for the cold weather too!

new years outfit ideas

If you’re heading to a party and live somewhere cold, check out this Joyful Journey Multi Color Shimmer Long Sleeve Maxi Dress from Pink Lily. It has an open-back detail and will look adorable with your hair up or down. Be aware that the product detail says the fabric isn’t stretchy! 

new years outfit ideas

There’s nothing wrong with a classic cocktail dress; this GUBERRY Womens Wrap V Neck Long Sleeve Velvet Bodycon Ruched Cocktail Party Dress on Amazon is a hot option for your night out. It’s shown in wine color below, but it comes in a handful of other colors, including black, blue, and emerald green. It also has decent reviews with 4.3 stars and over 9,000 ratings.

And one more option for my sequin lovers (who doesn’t love sequins for NYE?): the Dancing Diva Black and Silver Sequin One-Shoulder Bodysuit from Lulu’s. I am obsessed with this look! Pair it with your favorite pair of black jeans, statement earrings, and short, open-toed heels. 

new years outfit ideas

For a cozy night on the couch 

There is absolutely no shame in cozying up in a nice pair of pajamas and watching movies or catching up with your besties on NYE. Splurge and treat yourself with the Long Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set from Cozy Earth. It comes in many colors and was awarded Oprah’s Favorite Things 2019. It’s a one of the most luxe New Year’s Eve outfit ideas if you have the budget!

new years outfit ideas

Personally, I’m a big fan of the Pajama Set by Nuuds! This set is cooling and comfortable and would make for a great NYE cozy evening companion.

new years outfit ideas

Check out the By Anthropologie Flannel Pajama Pants if you prefer a fun print to elevate your pajama style. The pink pants below are just one of many designs available. You can complete the look with your favorite plain t-shirt or the By Anthropologie Flannel Button Down Top that matches your print of choice. 

new years outfit ideas

Most of my pajamas are the Stars Above brand from Target (IYKYK), and the Women’s Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Notch Collar Top and Shorts Pajama Set is a cozy and cute option for hot sleepers who prefer shorts. 

new years outfit ideas

For somewhere in between pajamas and full dress-up attire 

This Long Story Short White Tinsel Cheers Sweater from Pink Lily is a major vibe you can dress up or down depending on your plans for the evening. It has a relaxed fit and some stretch to it. 

new years outfit ideas

Rock this Happy New Year! Shirt from HouseofPavan on Etsy with jeans, leggings, midi skirts, sweatpants, or pajama pants. It has an oversized, vintage look, and it’s available in just about every color you could imagine.

new years outfit ideas

As for me, I’ll be wearing this Slams Laptop Sweatshirt from Girl Tribe Co. with my favorite pair of jeans before I break out the sweatpants. It’s cozy and trendy and accurately captures my mood over the last few weeks. 

new years outfit ideas

And finally—piggyback on the era trend of 2023 with this In My 2024 Era Sweatshirt by BestFamilyShirtt on Etsy. It’s bright, bold, and fun and will look great in your NYE photos. 

new years outfit ideas

Whatever your new year’s eve plans this year, we hope you have the best time! You might feel a lot of pressure as we approach the new year but remember that however you choose to celebrate (or not!) is more than okay!

About the Author

Alyssa Towns (Swantkoski)

Alyssa graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Early in her career, her interests shifted, and she works in communications and change management. She lives in Denver with her husband, and they love going on adventures together. She lives for summers in Colorado and enjoys hiking and stand up paddleboarding. She also enjoys collecting plants and stationery sets, reading self-help books, and is obsessed with the Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel. No matter where her career path leads her, writing, and sharing her experiences to help others will always be a part of her plans.