22 New Year’s Eve Outfits to Wear Even If You’re Just Home Alone Drinking Straight from a Bottle of Champagne

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There are multiple ways to ring in the new year—drinking Champagne with friends, binge-watching your favorite holiday movie, standing out in Times Square with the masses—but no matter how you plan to celebrate, the occasion definitely calls for a festive new ‘fit. So, whether you’re a classic sparkly minidress kind of gal or prefer something a bit more subtle (or even cashmere sweats), these 22 pieces are sure to inspire some seriously chic New Year’s Eve outfit ideas to start 2023 off right.

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lulus sparkle mesh cop top new years eve outfit ideas 2022

1. Lulus Sparkle Mesh Crop Top

Instead of overt sequins, why not try something with a subtler shine? This mesh top looks great layered over a black bralette or cami, and has just enough sparkle to feel festive without being too over the top. Pair it with some high-waist pants or a skirt to ensure you don’t freeze on your way to the party.

Size range: XS to XL

amanda uprichard dress new years eve outfit ideas 2022

2. Amanda Uprichard Dream Dress

A single glittering strap adds some holiday cheer to this otherwise simple LBD. There is also a rubber strip along the top of the bodice to prevent slipping. As for sizing, the material has little to no stretch, so if you’re between sizes you might be more comfortable in the larger.

Size range: XS to XL

river island sequin dress new years eve outfit ideas 2022
River Island

3. River Island Silver Sequin Shift Dress

You can never go wrong with a silver sequin minidress to celebrate the new year. This one features a draped cowl back (that’s still bra-friendly) and flared sleeves for a little extra drama.

Size range: 2 to 14

english facotry sequin skirt new years eve outfit ideas 2022

4. English Factory Sequin Skirt

Yes, this skirt also comes in silver and black, but we’re head-over-heels for this lilac hue as a way to stand out from the crowd. Wear it with other colorful pieces for a truly attention-grabbing ‘fit, or stick with shades of white or gray to allow your skirt to steal the spotlight.

Size range: XS to XL

reformation knit dress new years eve outfit ideas 2022

5. Reformation Kinsey Knit Dress

It’s rare to find something that feels both comfy and sexy, but this Reformation midi somehow pulls it off. The navy knit has a little bit of sparkle woven in and is wonderfully soft, while the adjustable lace-up detail down the back (it also wraps around to the front to nip you in at the waist) lets you show some skin in a less traditional manner.

Size range: XS to XL

lulus sequin pants new years eve outfit ideas 2022

6. Lulus Sequin Wide-Leg Pants

Much like a sequin mini, sequin pants are another classic pick. We love that these have a pull-on waist, making them far more comfortable once you’ve had a few glasses of bubbly. They also come in black, but we think the silver is a bit more fun, and will look even more luxe paired with a gray cashmere knit.

Size range: XS to XL

eloquii sequin jumpsuit new years eve outfit ideas 2022

7. Eloquii Sequin Tailored Jumpsuit

This head-turning jumpsuit has a zipper and button fly at the front, but also has a decent amount of stretch to the material. And the belt is removable should you decide you’d rather swap it out for a contrasting style or forgo one altogether.

Size range: 14 to 28

rachel antonoff sweats new years eve outfit ideas 2022
Rachel Antonoff

8. Rachel Antonoff Helen Crewneck and Meadow Jogger

What might at first appear to be your average French toile print is in fact a Gilmore Girls-inspired design complete with images of the Stars Hollow gazebo, Roy and Paris in their Chilton uniforms and Luke pouring Lorelei a cup of coffee at the diner—basically the perfect thing to wear as you binge-watch your favorite TV show for the umpteenth time this holiday season.

anthropologie tulle top new years eve outfit ideas 2022

9. Sunday in Brooklyn One-Shoulder Top

You can pair this one-shoulder top, which also comes in dark green, with anything and everything, from silver dress pants to jeans to a hot pink miniskirt. The back has a ruched panel, allowing the bodice to better conform to your curves, but should otherwise run pretty true to size.

Size range: XXS to 3X, also Petite

jakke faux fur coat new years eve outfit ideas 2022

10. Jakke Multicolor Faux-Fur Coat

If you’re going to be standing out all night in the cold waiting for the ball to drop, you might as well do it in style. This faux-fur number is sure to stand out amongst the sea of black puffers, and is also incredibly warm. Plus, the long length means your legs will be every bit as toasty as your torso.

Size range: XS to XL

jcrew sequin dress new years eve outfit ideas 2022

11. J.Crew Winter Garden Dress

What’s red and glittery and fabulous all over? You in this sequin frock by J.Crew that’s sure to become a holiday staple for years to come. (P.S. It also comes in a pale silver if that’s more your style.)

Size range: 00 to 24

hutch tulle skirt new years eve outfit ideas 2022

12. Hutch Pleated Tulle Skirt

Embrace your inner ballerina with this pale pink tulle skirt. Reviews suggest it runs a little big—the waistband is elastic rather than zippered, giving you a bit of some wiggle room—so you may want to go down one if you’re between sizes.

Size range: XS to XL

sleeper party pajamas new years eve outfit ideas 2022

13. Sleeper Party Pajamas

Perfect for a Champagne sleepover, this “party pajamas” set comes in seven fun colors, all of which feature detachable feather trim on the cuffs and hems so you can either go full Eloise at the Plaza, or tone it down a bit. The detachable feathers also allow you to wash the PJs themselves with your regular laundry rather than hand washing or dry cleaning.

Size range: XS to XL

eloquii pink dress new years eve outfit ideas 2022

14. Eloquii Satin Maxi Dress

Dress up this Barbie pink beauty with some sparkly sandals and matching drop earrings, or keep things a bit more casual with some nude flats or leather boots. The waist tie is also adjustable, however the fabric has little to no stretch, so be sure to take that into account when ordering.

Size range: 14 to 28

naadam cashmere set new years eve outfit ideas 2022

15. Naadam Essential Cashmere Hoodie and Jogger Sweatpants

For the gal who knows that comfort reigns supreme, a matching cashmere set is definitely the coziest and chicest way to ring in the new year. You’ll then get lots of use out of both pieces from January 1 all the way through to spring (and maybe even after that too).

abercrombie and fitch faux leather pants new years eve outfit ideas 2022
Abercrombie & Fitch

16. Abercrombie & Fitch Patent Faux-Leather ‘90s Pants

Choose from 11 different colors with these chic faux-leather pants, as well as four different inseam lengths—extra short, short, regular and long. Then have fun dressing them up with a sexy cami and heels or down with a comfy knit and loafers, depending on your party’s dress code.

Size range: 23 to 37, also Extra Short, Short and Long

lilly pulitzer gold top new years eve outfit ideas 2022
Lilly Pulitzer

17. Lilly Pulitzer Trixie One-Shoulder Ruffle Top

This flouncy off-the-shoulder top is wonderfully flattering and the material is super lightweight. It has a pull-on design, so there are no tricky zippers to work at the back or pinch you on the side.

Size range: XXS to XL

reformation dress new years eve outfit ideas 2022

18. Reformation Frasier Dress

This sexy midi is bra-friendly and can be worn to just about any cocktail event on your calendar, no matter the season. There is a bit of stretch to the material, but not much, so consider that when deciding what size to order.

Size range: 14 to 24

en saison feather top new years eve outfit ideas 2022

19. En Saison Millie Feather Top

When everyone else is going for glitter, why not opt for texture instead? This feathered crop top is all kinds of fun and works with both casual denim and dressy black trousers.

Size range: XS to L

farm rio set new years eve outfit ideas 2022
Farm Rio

20. Farm Rio Black Scarf Shirt and Toucans Lenzing Ecovero Pants

The sequin-inspired print on this shirt and pants actually depicts flying toucans, but is giving us fireworks vibes perfect for December 31. And the eco-friendly material is beautifully lightweight and moves and feels like silk for bonus comfort.

lulus blue velvet minidress new years eve outfit ideas 2022

21. Lulus Blue Velvet Long-Sleeve Minidress

This deep blue mini is bra-friendly and oh-so chic. Wear it with black tights and heeled booties to really show off your stems, and don’t forget to add some silver sparkle up top by way or earrings or a headband.

Size range: XS to XL

eileen fisher velvet pants new years eve outfit ideas 2022
Eileen Fisher

22. Eileen Fisher Velvet Wide-Leg Pants

For the woman who already RSVP’d to the party but who actually wishes she could just stay home and hang out on the couch, try some wide-leg velvet pants with a pull-on waist like these stunners by Eileen Fisher. They’re super comfy, but still feel dressy and can double as lounge pants for the rest of winter.

Size range: XXS to 3X

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