Shein asked me to make a list of adorable fashion forward New Year’s Eve outfits from their online store that look awesome on women over 40. We all don’t like to wear the same dress in the same setting or the same crowd twice. Thus, a new dress for New Year’s Eve should be affordable and not break the bank, especially, when we just had to spent a fortune on Christmas gifts for the entire (growing) family.
Of course, as I discuss in my style book How to Dress for Success in Midlife, what to wear depends on what your plans are, where you go, what transportation you will use, who will be your company, and of course, what is in the weather forecast. For brevity, I restrict the discussion here to provide styling suggestions for six different New Year’s Eve entertainments with affordable items from Shein that mature women can wear and don ageless style.
New Year’s Eve dinner party invitation at a friend’s house
Style this navy surplice front velvet wrap dress with a silver pendant necklace, pearl earrings, a patent leather white mini bag and silver pumps for polished look.
Outfits for a New Year’s Eve dinner at a ski resort
This black V neck knit pleated tie-waist dress is easy to pack, and comfy. Add a statement Swarovski crystal necklace or gold costume jewelry that fills the entire cleavage, pearl studs, a patent leather black clutch and black satin pumps for a posh look. You can also wear a lace camisole underneath for less cleavage. In this case, go for a short classic pearl necklace and crystal studs.
Outfit for a New Year’s Eve party at a tropical resort
This navy floral print button front maxi dress stays out of the territory of a beach cover-up. Style it with with fancy sandals and a clutch that pick up colors of the print for an unexpected modern look. Accessorize with long dangling earrings or short earrings plus a long necklace adored with charms all along the necklace. The dress can do double duty for strolling the malls and going out for dinner at a beach location.
Looks for New Year’s Eve in a sports-bar
Style this burgundy varsity print slit back zipper sweatshirt dress with silver or gold sneakers as an acknowledgement of the occasion. Sport and glamour do not go together unless it is gymnastics, figure skating or dancing. Thus, keep jewelry to a minimum, just studs. In cold climate regions, wear leggings instead of tights to stay with the sport vibe. Baseball cap is optional, but don’t turn it around. It is not cute on a forty something.
What to wear to visit the theater or opera
Style this pink embroidered lace overlay off-the-shoulder dress with flesh patent leather pumps, a matte beige clutch and big pearl earrings for an elegant look. If you are more daring go for burgundy patent leather pumps, a matte red clutch and long red crystal chandeliers. In cold weather regions, adding sheer black pantyhose and patent leather pumps, a satin clutch and big pearl studs is a great posh option.
What to wear at a New Year’s Eve dance event
When you are a dancer, your favorite body features are probably your legs and straight shoulders. This dark green off-the-shoulder high-low skater dress features them well and covers the upper arms. Wear black sheer pantyhose and black satin dance shoes to slim and elongate your legs. Accessorize with medium length green crystal chandeliers and pin a brooch on the far left or right side of the dress just below the cleavage. Only wear a choker when your neck is long and has barely any wrinkles. If you do wear a choker, swap the chandeliers for studs. The dress is also available in black, but when you want to show off your style and stand out off the crowd, green is the better choice.
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Photos from Shein (2016)
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