What better way to welcome the New Year than in a fabulously fashionable set? Whether you’re ending 2022 intimately with family and friends or celebrating with a night out on the town, designers have more than enough for 2023 holiday parties.
Example: a range of sparkling looks ranging from a classic column dress with silver sequin embellishments, a Wes Gordon by Carolina Herrera or a floral sequin maxi dress from LoveShackFancy, to glamorous cocktail shakers à la LaQuan Smith’s sexy red sequin mini and purple tulle Valentino Illusione dress with sequin embroidery and feathered wrists.
Likewise, the power of feel-good fantasy continues in playful volumes (see Collina Strada’s bulbous metallic Butterfly Princess gown), playful prints (such as Jean Paul Gaultier), sensual cutouts (as seen in images by Monse, Raisavanessa and Magda Butrym) and plenty of optimistic shades.
A festive party look isn’t complete without a few bold, dazzling accessories, and New Year’s is the time to bet on glitter, shimmer, and glitter. Take off the star and moon tiara from Jennifer Behr, the firework-inspired diamond necklace from Gismondi 1752 or the sequin zebra print gloves from Anna Sui for daring looks for the biggest party night of the year.
For men, New Year’s Eve calls for a special celebration that often involves a certain type of dress code.
It’s hard to beat a classic, especially on New Year’s Eve, as the ever-reliable black tie remains a men’s go-to option for its iconic elegance – like the cream tuxedo jacket with contrast lapels in white by Ami Alexandre Mattiussi.
But “black tie” no longer literally means black (tie) tie, as men explore alternative ways to incorporate a bit of creative style into the mix. Whether one opts for a velvet blazer worn with a silk off-the-shoulder shirt, a classic black slim fit tuxedo with a pink sequin shirt from Acne Studios, or even an all-black ensemble with multicolored butterflies from Louis Vuitton, they are all good bets, to grace the look of a festive evening.
Many brands also count on the extra style to make your look stand out from the rest.
A creative black tie allows for personalization, and men tend to go for details that they embellish with accents such as inventive jewelry (Silver Cuban Fendi chain); sequins, as seen in the all-gold look from Valentino; bold colors and lace accents on shirts and pants from Alexander McQueen, providing men with an alternative way to welcome the New Year by breaking the boundaries of style.