As we find ourselves bringing in yet another new year, some young women fall into the I-want-to-be-younger desired party look of Spanx and sparkles. Some of us shed our resentments and regrets, while others shed any fashion sense we may have contained. Glorifying the new year, whether it be a family get-together, a dinner for two, or a room packed full of strangers, you must remember the one rule of this late night celebration: stay classy, not tacky. This helpful guide will show you how to stay elegant at any New Year’s event, and give you options to choose the best look for ending your year with a bang.
Are you naughty… or nice? (sexy party theme)
Sexy parties like these usually mean it’s time to hit Victoria’s Secret. But just because this raunchy theme insinuates you’re supposed to wear clothing you can fit in your pocket, it doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to show up in next to nothing. If you choose to be naughty, stick to something that doesn’t show your stomach. One-piece lingerie or rompers are good options. Choose darker, more risque colors like red, black, and animal print. Spice it up with knee high boots and some fiery red lipstick and you’re sure to get on the naughty list. If you’re among the nice ones, don’t limit yourself to a full body suit. Being nice also translates into nice ‘n’ sexy. Stay angelic and try rocking babydoll dresses in white or baby pink. Some lovely heels in the same color pallet will go nicely, along with a hair piece like a flower or stylish headband. It doesn’t matter if you’re naughty, nice, or not quite sure, high-class sexiness is always on Santa’s list.
If you’re planning on hitting a pinata to celebrate the start of 2012, then you’re in for the fun Mexican celebration of a fiesta. Stay culturally accurate and try colorful, long skirts and ruffled shirts. Throw on some fun wedges and an enormous sombrero and you’re ready to party. Other choices like ponchos and festive dresses will also keep you glamorous and dressed for the occasion. Be sure to dress comfortably because salsa dancing plus pinata hitting will be sure to tire your fiesta mojo.
The carnival of Mardi Gras is one of the most enjoyable celebrations around. Capture the essence of this fun festival by sticking to the traditional colors of green, purple, and gold. Hide your identity with a mask that has lots of color, feathers and sequins. Anything that sparkles is a must on Mardi Gras! Try a look like a black feathered dress, a shiny purple jacket, and sparkly gold pumps to create an unbeatable ensemble. Try finding fun and flirty pieces like a gold tank with a long purple skirt. Match up any outfit with lots of accessories: feathered earrings, colorful bracelets, dazzling hats, and of course, tons and tons of beaded necklaces. Make your Mardi Gras New Year one you will never forget. When your mask is covering your face, let the rest of you do the talking.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
This magical party theme pretty much speaks for itself. Anything white or light blue would do perfectly at this frosty celebration. If you’re feeling posh, try something like a white sheath dress paired with snow white stilettos and a light blue clutch. A sexy white suit is also a good choice if you’re looking to be daring but sophisticated. These looks will be sure to have all eyes on you. Then there are the more toned-down options like a white lacy shirt, baby blue jeans, and maybe a nice flower in your hair to add a little pop. Whichever winter wear you choose, stay luxurious and dainty and you’ll be sure to have a great night… with a side of frostbite!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Classically chic is the only option for this old Hollywood party. Stick with the original look of black cocktail dresses and black stilettos. Accessories are very important and should also stay very vintage. Elbow-high silk gloves in white or black along with pearl necklaces and earring are a must. You will most definitely look like a million bucks at this lavish affair. Sometimes simple and timely styles are all you need to look drop-dead priceless.