Style Guide: New Year’s Eve


New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, which makes now the perfect time to start planning how you’re going to ring in 2012. First things first, what to wear? Below I have put together my favorite dresses that are perfect for whatever New Year’s celebration is on your calendar…


1. Herve Leger A Line Scoop Neck Dress
2. Paper Crown Lola Dress
3. Shoshanna Metallic Lace Dress
4. RED Valentino Short Sleeve Ruffle Dress
5. Alice & Olivia Long Sleeve Goddess Dress
6. Paper Crown Bach Dress in Silver

Which look is your favorite?

XO Lauren

P.S. Still need a few last minute gifts and stocking stuffers? Click here to check out my newest gift guide!

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Categories: Holiday Specials, Style Guide
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  • Melissa Panici

    Yes! Thanks for the tips! My favorite look is #2! I want that dress!!!!!!

  • Sarah Heckle

    Loving #3!


  • Claire Coppersmith
  • Sara Sawasaki

    #3 is perfect! also the dress Lauren is wearing!!

  • Lauren Conrad

    I’m really considering #1 :-) or #6

  • Kimmy S

    These are seriously so so cute~! Thanks for narrowing down the choices. I have a friend who works at Herve so I am going to see if that sale is still going on becuase I think I need #1 too! I also love the nude Alice + Olivia!

  • Summer Gray

    Hi Lauren, Love the dress YOU have on. Can you tell me who you’re wearing in this pic? Thanks!

  • Melissa Panici

    Good pic Lauren:)

  • Cherie LaFlamme

    Love the one you’re wearing, Lauren! Sparkles are my fave!

    – Cher

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Ok, I’m dying over the Shoshanna look! I need to wear that immediately!! So what if it’s almost as much as my rent, but I need that dress!! lol The way it’s styled is OOC, no doubt!

  • Stacie Grissom

    Cute ! I love the Shoshanna dress too. I’ll probably wear a glitter shirt under my heart cutout dress. :)

  • Stephanie

    wear #6 lauren!!

  • Alba Cuci

    I love #5!

  • Jennifer Sellen

    I really want to find something like #5 but I know that #3 suits my body best… but I bought these cute booties and I don’t think they would look good with a flared dress… what do you think??

  • DancesWithHooves

    Lauren, these are great, but I still don’t know what I’m going to wear Christmas day! HELP! Please????

  • Courtney Mitzak

    this list would be so much more helpful if it included some dresses in an AFFORDABLE price range. not everyone can afford a 300$ dress for one night.

  • alex helmecke

    oh my god. that Alice & Olivia dress is so gorgeous. Too bad I can’t afford to spend another 300 dollars on a dress after the money I’ve spent this holiday :/ anyone know where I can find a really cute dress with the similar color & style? it’s the perfect party dress for xmas eve at my boyfriends.

  • Lexy Zimmerman

    i have this dress , lc lauren conrad pink/mauve sequin shift dress and i want to wear it on new years eve but i dont know what shoes to wear. any suggestions on color/type of heels i should wear. thanks

  • Marielisa Gomez

    Love these ideas! My favorites are defnitely Shoshanna’s and Alice&Olivia’s.. love them!! Merry Christmaass and a Happy New Year everyoneee 😀

  • Tiffani Stuart

    @Lexy Z; I’d totally rock that Sequin Shift dress w/some open toe leather booties! Give it a little edge! ;0) Or You could go ultra girl w/some really thin strapy metallic sandals. Nothing w/too much bulk, tho (Unless you’re going edgie w/the booties.) That’s what I’d do!

  • Marielisa Gomez

    I also found these cute ideas for New Year’s from Forever 21. 1. 2. (in purple). I LOVE these dresses, and Lauren’s ideas so much! Happy Holidayssss

  • Tiffani Stuart

    If I were picking for Lauren, I’d definitely go w/#1… I love #6, too, but it’s an obvious “”Party”” dress. New Year’s is extra special, so (w/the right hair & accessories) I think #1 has that special NYE “”Zsa Zsa Zoo

  • Tiffani Stuart

    If I were picking for Lauren, I’d definitely go w/#1… I love #6, too, but it’s an obvious “”Party”” dress. It does scream “”New Year’s””…but I think it’ll look like everyone else’s “”NYE attire…”” New Year’s is extra special, so (w/the right hair & accessories) I think #1 has that special NYE “”Zsa Zsa Zoo

  • Tiffani Stuart

  • Filipa Salgueiro

    Totally loved the looks, but could you give us some ideas for a more casual yet elegant look? Happy holidays everyone

  • Tiffani Stuart

    @Marielisa, I love that dress!!! With some long necklaces, and a statement ring or statement earrings… You’ll rock that!

    PS. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DELETE A COMMENT THAT YOU’VE POSTED? Sometimes I want to edit, but it just reposts what I said…

  • Shellz

    no 5 is hella cute!! check out my latest post:

  • Hannah Tyler

    I love #5! SO CUTE!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Love your blog, ShellzV

  • Blair Arms

    I love the Alice & Olivia dress. It’s look is perfect for those (like me) who are a little bit more curvy!

  • Megan Babin

    my favorite is pretty and simple

  • Laura Jewison

    Beautiful!! I too would love to see some casual with a little bit of sass new years looks, for like a more laid back house party :)

  • Kimberly Reed

    My av dress is number 5…but..I am going to be on a boat at midnight ringing in the New…I won’t be dressing up THAT much! LOL

  • Laura Jewison

    I did not mean to flag my last comment as innapropriate!! Sorry!!

  • Laura Jewison

    Great Post!

  • Leah G.

    Alice and Olivia dress is to DIE for!! Want!!

  • Clare Bratina

    Number 5 for sure! :)

  • marwa naghmouchi

    my fav is #2 ! simple and classy!

  • Sarah Fagan

    I’m wearing this dress:

    I got it for $20 at Marshalls :)

  • laura sacco

    I’m wearing the ballerina party dress from american eagle, with the lightest pink ballet flats with a little bow from charlotte russe. So excited!

  • Michelle Wong

    maybe you should start advice on how to find an AFFORDABLE DRESS… #3 is my fav but… 350???

  • Megan Alvarado

    #2 & DEFINITELY #5 Alice & Olivia Goddess Dress is awesome!!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    Here is my gift guide for the girl who loves glitter! Perfect for New Years Eve! :)

  • Elisee prummel

    My favorites are 2,5 and 6 they are totally me!

  • Kimberly

    I like 2 and 5.

  • Hanny R

    Probably will be wearing a black or red lace bodycon dress for NYE!

  • Ali Peterson

    #3 for sure! Sparkles are good for the soul :)

  • Ellie Logan

    love 3 and 6! my dress for new year is like 3 but black, love it:)

  • tinamarie

    yess, #2 & #5 are my favs!

  • Sarah Iles

    Love the dresses soo nice! Definitely possibilities xx

  • Tiffany Nissleu

    LOVE #1 and 3 :)

  • Sandra

    Alice & Olivia dress is def my fave!

  • Victoria Evans

    loving the simply dresses catches the eye more than sparkles, the way to true style!!!!

  • Angie

    I love #1and #2!

  • Kaylee DePonte

    I absolutely love 1 & 3! <3

  • Amanda McKinney

    Love! Here is a little new years inspiration from me to you:

  • marina Leps

    My fav is 3 & 5 <3 , i always find any mini skirt or dress perfect 2 ring in the new yr especially if it's sparkely ;o i wore a silver black seethrough slit sleeveless dress *

  • Sarah S

    I love all of them! I’m curious as to what Lauren’s wearing herself! She’s always so chic!

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I love all of these ideas! :) I blogged about my NYE and my OOTD :)

  • Morrie Hudiburg
  • Sandra Rojas Arango

    Love al of them.. so cute!!

  • Ingrid Flores

    All of does dresses are STUNNING

  • M.I Jones

    omg i love the shoes that laurens wearing!! does anyone know what brand/stlye they are? the brown ones :)

  • sr665

    I absolutely love the dress Lauren is wearing..anyone know the designer?

  • Klare Armstrong

    I love the dress you are wearing in the picture!
    It’s my birthday on New Years Eve… and this year I am turning 21!!!!
    I’m trying to find the perfect dress. I have a large chest…so it’s difficult to find a dress where I’m not spilling out of it. UGH…HELP?!?!



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