What to wear New Year’s Eve

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Adapt your New Year’s Eve look to your plans

What to wear on New Year’s Eve depends foremost on your plans, where you live, and what kind of transportation you plan to use. To get the idea, wearing a strapless long evening gown with a little faux fur stole and strappy 4 inch (10 cm) heels in a blizzard in New York guarantees you to start the New Year with a cold even when it is only five blogs to the opera. Take a cab!
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New Year’s Eve looks for on the town

The photo below gives a suggestion for New Year’s Eve looks for walking from one bar to the next when you live some where down south. Take a coat and it also works for nasty rainy weather, with a down coat or shearling you are good also at below freezing temperatures when you have a big bag that holds your dance shoes.

#fashionover40 New Year's Eve outfit for celebrating in a Western bar
London Jean boyfriend jeans with sequin striped tunic shirt, Moda International bomber leather jacket, and high toe-studded heels (all own)
New Year's Eve Going out on the town look
Variation of the outfit shown above. Tucker for Target faux fur bomber jacket, London Jean BF, statement studded heels, and striped sequin tunic (all own)

New Year’s Eve at a Sports Bar looks

The next photo gives inspiration for spending the evening celebrating in a sports bar. The long sleeves, buttoned shirt and tights are not overly exposing skin to the cold and the views, and the posh golden shorts are festive, but go well with the more relaxed sport theme of the location.

#fashionover50 woman in golden shorts and shirt for a festive evening at a sports bar
Gold shorts with GNW tights, Great Northwest button-down shirt, Steve Madden Mary Janes (all own)

New Year’s Eve dinner at a winter resort

Many winter resorts have dinning rooms with an open fire. You never know where the hostess will seat you for dinner. Close to the fire it may be comfortable or even too hot. Far away, it may be too chilly for a cocktail dress. To stay on the safe side and not freeze or have to fight with a stole while eating, wear a lace top under your lace cocktail dress as is shown in the photo below.

cocktail lace dress with lace top underneath for December 31
Black lace low-high hem dress with lace layering top worn underneath for a New Year’s Eve dinner party at a winter resort

NYE Dance party at a Tropical resort

A black floral asymmetric hem dress is sultry and cannot be mistaken as your beach dress. Put on some silver or leopard high heels and you are ready for an Argentine Tango with the “macho” of your choice ;).

fashionista in floral dress for a NYE party at a Tropical resort
Floral dress with asymmetric hem over lace slip with leopard print T-strap Neo Tango heels (all own)

Here are cool suggestions and inspirations for various New Year’s Eve occasions. Tweet this!

What are you planning to do on the last day of the year? Are you throwing a party or go out? Have you made some resolutions? What are they?

Celebrate safely. Happy New Year!

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Photos: G. Kramm

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