Oman style: New Year’s Eve wardrobe ideas
December 27, 2017 | 6:47 PM
by Antara Bose

So, you’re fretting over what to wear for New Year’s Eve, are you? So did we! And then we drew up this fabulous list of 10 fashionable attires you can flaunt. (Note: We’ve kept in mind what’s trending in 2018.)

Vegan velvet jumpsuit

We’ve got a valid justification for each part. Vegan because they are ethical, more durable and just as fashionable as their silk-blend counterparts; velvet because it’s the perfect comfortable fabric of the season and celebs all across are flaunting their velvets in a variety of winter apparel; and jumpsuits because they have made it to the fashion list of 2018. Following a more tomboyish trend for jumpsuits for the next year, if your idea of New Year’s Eve is more laid back than on the dance floor, this one is for you. Go for a lighter colour instead of the black or deep blues.

Over-the-knee statement boots with your LBD

In love with your new little black dress but don’t know how to make it look different? Forget belts, the smartest way to jazz up your look according to A-list celebs is to simply strut out in over-the-knee statement boots. Well-embellished, glittering boots are a season’s favourite. They even work excellently to keep the cold out. Phew! For once we don’t have to compromise on comfort for the sake of fashion.

Gold or silver chainmail dress

If you are wearing one of these, you can be certain of getting a second glance every time. Since a chainmail dress is all glitz and glamour, keep the accessories subtle. Figure-hugging chainmail dresses are evergreen, alluring, and if you don’t mind ‘shining bright like a diamond’, it’s perfect for a night out at the club.

Strappy lavender long dress

Quite self-explanatory, isn’t it? If you’re wondering ‘why lavender and not maroon’, it’s because lavender is the chosen colour of 2018. If you were a fan of millennial pink from 2017 (assuming you did actually get the shade right), the soft lavender should be a welcome change for this year. It’s subtle, dreamy and feminine. Pair this otherwise minimalistic strappy dress with a pair of crystal earrings, high heels, and your best smile.

Layered tassels

Feel like twirling around a little more on New Year’s Eve? The perfect dress for you is a layered tasseled dress that will totally enhance your every move (and make you look utterly glamorous, as well). If you like some detailing, get one with a little beadwork or other embellishments around the neckline.

Chunky shoulder-grazing earrings with an off-shoulder top

Gigantic earrings are set to be a fashion must-have for the next year and what better time to bring out the most flamboyant version of these accessories than New Year’s Eve itself. Skip the necklace for this look and go for a dress or top with statement sleeves but one that will leave your shoulders bare for your exquisite earrings. If you feel a pair is too heavy to carry, by all means, wear just one and go for something simpler in the other ear. Yes, mismatched earrings are on par with the chunky trend.

Sequined frock

2018 is destined to be quite dazzling with all the inclination to the shimmer and shine. If you love to follow trends, start with a sequined frock for your New Year’s Eve. Wear a pretty frock if you intend on a lot of dancing or go for a floor-sweeping gown if your event requires you to simply sit pretty.

Sparkly silver top and white trousers

Yes, we are beyond the ‘no whites in winters’ cliché. Whites for winters are just as soothing as they are for summers. Throw in a little sparkle and you’ve got yourself a pretty attire to show off on New Year’s Eve. The combo is especially favourable for those who don’t fancy the idea of short dresses on a winter night. Makes perfect sense.

Fringed jackets

Forget boring jackets that hide your lovely dress, the new fringed jackets are an item to showcase in itself. It works quite the opposite. Wear your regular top beneath and throw on a fancy fringed jacket on top. You can have the fringes just at the back or all along your sleeves for some added oomph. It’ll keep you warm while ensuring that you’re in trend too.

Peek-a-boo polka dotted dress

For the bold fashionistas, we bring the best of the two major fashion trends of 2018 - the evergreen polka dots coupled with the sheer fabric. Polka dots have replaced stripes according to the 2018 forecast. Layer a basic dress under a sheer cover in polka dots for a perfectly chic look. Wear it long or short according to your comfort or occasion.

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Antara Bose is a model turned fashion and beauty consultant. A popular blogger, anchor, and voice over artist, she maintains a deep connection with the local fashion and travel industry and is passionate about discovering and celebrating aspiring talent as well as promoting animal rights. For fashion updates with a side of humour and sarcasm follow Antara on instagram @antarabose and on Facebook (Antara Bose)

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