What to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Party — Sequin Dress For the Win

This year I am going full sequins. I’ve worn a sequined top before, and a bottom. But, I have never worn a dress that is entirely sequin. To go full sequin one needs to either be performing a concert or going to a NYE party. And this year I’m going to a NYE party (!) So I thought not only will I rock all sequin, but I’ll also share the what to wear to a New Year’s Eve Party — sequin dress for the win (in case you’re also deciding on what kind of girl you’re going to be in the New Year).

Why a Sequin Dress is the Perfect Dress for New Year’s Eve

In regular life, I’m definitely not a girl who wears a long of gold sequin mini dresses, but for New Year’s it sets the perfect tone for a night of celebrating. The best part, is you don’t have to pay a lot for the perfect sequin dress, you can find a sequin dress from Forever 21 or H&M at a reasonable  price point. But the sequin makes the dress look fancy and luxurious and perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.

What to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Party — Sequin Dress for the Win

what to wear on NYE

What to wear New Year's Eve

Best New Year’s Eve Dresses On a Budget

Finding Sequin Dresses on a Budget

I didn’t want to spend  a lot because I likely won’t wear this dress again. So I found one that’s under $100! Totally doable for a one-time thing. Mine was a Nordstrom rack find from a few months back, but so you don’t have to go hunting through racks, I thought I’d share some of my favorite dresses.

Pro Tip: What to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Party — Sequin Dress for the Win

I would recommend a sequin dress with sleeves. Sometimes the sequins can feel a bit uncomfortable, but even this one with capped sleeves helps keep my arms from chafing. Otherwise a trick is to put on a lot of lotion on your arms so that they glide easily over the sequins.

For that reason, I also found a few dresses that are shimmery. A shimmery dress is also a great choice for New Year’s Eve.

For the past several years we have been going to Mexico to celebrate New Year’s. It’s a few hour drive from Southern California across the border to Baja, and the hotel we stay at usually creates a black tie celebration. I wrote a bit about that trip in this post if you have the opportunity to visit, I would absolutely recommend it. 

Here are a few dresses that are perfect for New Year’s Eve





  • Reply Lindsey January 2, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    I love all of these ideas especially the green wrap dress!

  • Reply Kate December 23, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    So many pretty options! That gold dress looks amazing on you- definitely a great choice!

  • Reply Hannah | Lovely Little Lives December 23, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    I love the sparkly gold one!

  • Reply Lyndsey December 22, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    that gold looks perfect on you! love!

  • Reply Rebecca Wenzel December 21, 2017 at 7:07 PM

    I love those fancy dresses! Just wish I had a reason to wear one! #momlife

  • Reply [email protected] December 21, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Love them all, but the black one is my favorite!!! It would work for so many different occasions.

  • Reply Meg December 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    My new years will be spent at home with an infant, so no fancy clothes for me, but I love that little black dress!

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