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5 Ways To Rock Up To A New Year's Eve Party In Style

Whether you’re headed out or going to a house party, you’ll probably be looking to put on an outfit worthy of ringing in the New Year. After all, even if you’re celebrating behind closed doors at a friend’s place, the occasion will call for more than just your go-to tee and shorts.

Above, style ideas to start the year right.

 

If you're petite...
Avoid drowning yourself in midi and maxi dresses. Go for something with a shorter hemline instead. Pieces that have an A-line silhouette or an empire waistline are your best bet, as they will create an illusion of a smaller torso and, elongate your gams. Pro tip: Avoid pieces with puffed or textured shoulders as they’ll disrupt the overall proportion. Jacquard mini dress by Alice + Olivia, £450 (S$817), via Net-a-Porter; Strappy heels by Zara, S$89.90; Sequin top handle bag by Zara, S$45.90; Star diamante earrings by Lovisa, AUD$10.99 (S$11) If you're curvy...
With a full bottom, you can either highlight it, or opt for a silhouette that flatters it in just the right way. For the latter, a bouffant skirt that’s cinched at the waist will do the job perfectly. Pair it with a pared-back fitted top to avoid drawing attention away from your waistline. Go with block heels if you’re going to be on your feet all night. Cropped jersey top by H&M, S$17.95; Jacquard bouffant midi skirt by Sara Battaglia, £520 (S$945), via Net-a-Porter; Knotted satin bag by Mango, S$89.90; Pewter strappy heels by Charles & Keith, S$79.90; Faux pearl and rhinestone earrings by Zara, S$29.90 If you're tall and lean...
A monotone jumpsuits or sharp pantsuit will highlight your figure without going down the skimpy route. Above, a velvet two-piece that’s plush for the occasion, topped off with iridescent pumps, a tortoiseshell purse and statement earrings. Velvet blazer by Zara, S$139; Velvet trousers by Zara, S$99.90; Methacrylate bag by Mango, S$179; Iridescent pumps by Amina Muaddi, £400 (S$726), via Net-a-Porter; Wood ball earrings by Lovisa, AUD$17.99 (S$18) If you're athletic...
If you frequently hit the gym, cast the spotlight on your toned physique by opting for midi dresses that are more form-fitting. Go with something that has an off-the-shoulder neckline to show off your sculpted arms. Finish with a muted gold purse, strappy sandals, and minimal accessories. Ruffled midi dress by Topshop, S$89.90; Leather strappy heeled sandals by Zara, S$119; Satin pinned clutch by Burberry, S$1,880, via Farfetch; Leather cuff by COS, US$45 (S$62) If you're plus size...
Flowy maxi pieces are perfect — if you’re not looking to highlight those curves. But don’t be afraid to go bold in colour: opt for vibrant hues or prints to stand out. Throw on a kimono-style jacket if you’re feeling cold, and a statement necklace will bring attention to your collarbone. Colourblock silk crepe dress by Tory Burch, £805 (S$1,463), via Net-a-Porter; Sequin embroidered kaftan by Mango, S$199; Tassel heeled loafers by Charles & Keith, S$56.90; Beaded crossbody bag by Zara, S$69.90; Gold-plated and tortoiseshell palm leaf motif necklace by Lovisa, AUD$29.99 (S$29)