15 New Year's Eve Dresses for Every Budget and Party

Goodbye 2016, hellooo new dress.

Design by Betsy Farrell

Because it feels only fitting to strut into 2018 wearing a fresh party look (out with the old, in with the new), shop our picks for the slinkiest, shiniest, and most velvety dresses to help you ring in the new year without the New Year's Eve blues.

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Glittery Sweater Dress

A shiny sweater dress for homebodies that don't feel like shedding layers for some New Year's Eve party—*with a twist*. The sleeves come with a slit so you won't even have to roll them up to show off new Christmas jewelry.

Glitter Knit Dress, $84; stories.com.

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Sequins on Sequins

This dress is basically the closest you can come to being one big sequin, and we're not mad about it.

French Connection Snow Sequins Bodycon Dress, $268; shopspring.com.

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Satin Slip

A slinky '90s slip dress you can wear from now (wrapped up under a cashmere cardigan) until the depths of summer.

DKNY Satin Slip Dress, $200; net-a-porter.com.

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Pleated Crimson

Feel like a Greek Goddess even in the dead of winter.

Pleated Dress, $120; mango.com.

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Champagne Velvet

A cozy, crushed velvet dress the color of a sparkling glass of bubbly. Too perfect.

Crossover Velvet Dress, $50; zara.com.

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A sophisticated merlot dress (with a keyhole back!) to remind you that it's always Happy Hour somewhere.

High-Neck Shift Dress, $350; reiss.com.

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Glitter Bomb

A shiny disco ball in dress form (ask your guests to bring their sunglasses on the RSVP) with a "now or never" one-shoulder silhouette (as in, "If not in 2017, then when?").

One-Shoulder Dress, $80; hm.com.

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Sophisticated Satin

The chic-est of boudoir dresses that you can wear to cocktail weddings and black-tie events all season. Style it with a furry chubby jacket if you're looking for a fittingly glamorous coverup.

Long Satin Dress, $70; hm.com.

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Feathery Fringe

Dressing up like a tinsel-y ornament after Christmas has never been so fun.

Dress with Applique Strips, $135; cosstores.com.

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Sheer Fancy

Between the emerald color and the high neck, there's so much to love about this sheer ladylike number.

Plisse Star Mesh Skater Dress, $80; us.topshop.com.

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Disco Queen

A disco-ready dress covered in golden discs that's designed to create an entrance (and bring the party).

Disc Sequin Midi Dress, $280; topshop.com.

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Golden Sheath

A strappy sheath that won't feel too heavy when you're getting down on a crowded dance floor.

Long Sequined Dress, $70; zara.com.

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Ooooh Shiny

A form-fitting metallic number that looks one part futuristic (how 2017 of you) and two parts fabulous.

Halston Heritage Lamé Midi Dress, $325; net-a-porter.com.

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Because there's never a better time to break out the feathers than New Year's Eve (especially if you don't have to pick up the ones you've shed all night long).

Irina Feather Dress, $660; whistles.com.

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Sultry Wrap

A low-neck velvet dress that's best worn with a come-hither stare.

Gemma Dress, $278; thereformation.com.

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