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10 Stylish Outfits to Wear at the Party to Greet New Year 2022

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What is the best festive stylish outfit to wear to celebrate this New Year’s Eve 2022, whether you’re celebrating at home or outdoors (in a socially distanced manner, of course)? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has expert tips on what to wear and how to dress – stylish outfits perfect to greet 2022 at the New Year’s Eve (NYE) party this year.

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Whether you’re already broadcasting your amazing New Year’s Eve plans to anyone who will listen, or being dragged to a party by your well-meaning friends, the fact remains – you have to look the part.

Expert tips on what to wear and how to dress – stylish outfits perfect to greet 2022 at the New Year’s Eve (NYE) party this year.

Shiny, sparkling and stunning is the dress code for the night.

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It’s one of the biggest nights of the year; your chance to go all out, if you choose. We have the other 364 days of the year to go back to our all-black ensembles and athleisure. Resistance is futile, dear reader – it’s far better to just embrace it.

Expert tips on what to wear and how to dress in stylish outfits perfect to greet 2022 at the New Year's Eve (NYE) party this year.

Expert tips on what to wear and how to dress in stylish outfits perfect to greet 2022 at the New Year’s Eve (NYE) party this year.

what to wear to the New Year party to greet 2022

But we know it can be pretty stressful to have all that pressure to find the perfect outfit. So we’ve curated a few different ideas, depending on the New Year’s Eve festivities you have in mind.

From a black tie gala to a friendly house party or just simply staying in and trying to stay awake long enough to watch the ball drop, here’s how to dress for any kind of party to welcome the new year. Whatever you’re doing, we know you’ll look fabulous doing it.

1. victor glemaud lbd

Ideal for those who want a New Year’s Eve dress that’s simple and elegant, this Victor Glemaud Knitted Off-shoulder Dress ($499) is a worthy pick.

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What to wear New Year’s Eve 2022. Courtesy Photo.

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2. saylor feather trimmed sweater dress

If your NYE plans involve a home-cooked meal and watching the ball drop on tv? Consider this luxe Evielou Feather-Trimmed Sweater Dress ($275) from Saylor. The lambswool ensures you stay warm and comfy while the side slit and a deep V-neck, plus a feather trim adds an element of fun.

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3. porridge lace up velvet blouse

Velvet is perfect for a girls night out or date night NYE. This Peplum Lace-Up Velvet Blouse ($140) from Porridge ticks all the boxes for a sexy look with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, puff sleeves and a lace up back.

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4. rotate sequin wrap dress

Sequins for New Year’s Eve isn’t a radically new idea and that’s okay – we need a little sparkle this season. Shine all night long in this glittery Samantha Wrap Dress ($360) from Danish label ROTATE Birger Christensen.

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5. loeffler randall platform sandals

If you’re planning to wear heels, opt for a pair of platforms like these Loeffler Randall Natalia Pleated Platform Sandals ($450). The combination of a block heel and platform will reduce your chances of any potential foot pain out on the dance floor.

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The best outfits for New Year’s Eve 2022. Courtesy Photo.

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6. baume & mercier hampton watch

Make sure no one misses the countdown with this tasteful Hampton 10629 Stainless Steel & Leather Wrap Strap Watch ($1,650) from Baume & Mercier.

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7. the attico pink dress

Stand out from the sea of little black dresses and sequins in this vibrant pink jersey Jules Dress ($1,636) from The Attico with sculptural padded shoulders and understated sexy hooked back clasps.

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8. sleeper party pajamas

Ringing in the new year in bed? Sounds like our kind of night. Put on a pair of pajamas that makes you feel fabulous like this feathery Two-Piece Party Double Pajama Set ($320) from Sleeper.

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9. matisse boots

Contrary to practically every NYE photo you’ve seen on your social media, strappy heels are not mandatory on Dec. 31. Keep your toes warm in a pair of cute boots like these Matisse Aries Contrast-Stitched Boots ($215). Not only will they give you the height you desire, but they’ll let you wear warm wool socks too.

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10. aquazzura earrings

Don’t neglect your jewelry options. If you decide to be more low-key with your ‘fit, make a statement with your earrings. Our pick are these Spicy Margarita Goldtone, Resin & Swarovski Crystal Clip-On Earrings ($595) from Aquazzura.

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11. maje wool fur trim coat

Heading outside to watch the ball drop or catch some fireworks? Stay toasty with this sumptuous Double-Face Wool Fur-Trim Coat ($745) from Maje.

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12. extreme cashmere longline cardigan

For everyone who has been there and done that, staying in can sometimes be the best way to spend New Year’s Eve. After all the holiday craziness, chilling out is totally allowed – perhaps even encouraged! Get ready to get cozy in this No.186 Marina stretch-cashmere longline cardigan ($695) from Extreme Cashmere.

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13. judith leiber martini clutch

Toast the new year with this delightful Martini Glass Crystal-embellished Clutch ($5,795) from Judith Leiber.

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14. hutch wide leg pants

Our favorite way to spend New Year’s Eve is at the home of good friends. For NYE outfits that are more “come as you are,” go for relaxed luxury. For example, by pairing these boho Geo Wide-Leg Pants ($160) from Hutch with a halter top, crisp white button down or even an oversized cashmere sweater.

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15. mac duggal botanical beaded gown

Going formal? Be the belle of the ball in this enchanting  Avra Dress ($698) from Mac Duggal, featuring intricate botanical beadwork. That’s how to dress when the party to greet the new year is full-on formal attire.

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The best NYE outfits for the party on New Year Eve to greet 2022. Courtesy Photo.

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best outfits to wear to the New Year party to greet 2022

That’s it – 15 ways to greet the new year in chic style. Happy shopping! And whatever your plans, from everyone here at Dandelion Chandelier, we’re wishing you a happy and stylish new year!

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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