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    Updated on Feb 4, 2019. Posted on Dec 17, 2018

    40 Gorgeous Dresses That'll Be Perfect For New Year's Eve

    Because what's harder than coming up with NYE plans? Finding the perfect NYE dress.

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    1. A sequin flapper dress stolen from the closet of Daisy Buchanan herself. Pair this with some pearls and get ready to attract a man named Gatsby.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors).

    2. A scalloped off-shoulder swing dress for shoulders that can't be tamed, à la Miley Cyrus in 2010. Never forget that iconic music video that began her departure from being known just as a Disney star.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Omg. This is great! I needed a dress for a work event that could also be doubled for a wedding that is also comfy and cute — and this is it. I followed the size chart and found it to be true to size! I'm in love and will hopefully be ordering this in red, too!" —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).

    3. A cold-shoulder peplum dress everyone (and probably their mother) will be asking to borrow. Personally, I hate to share. I wouldn't blame you for making up some lame excuse and saying no.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes XL-XXXL and in five colors).

    4. A midi skater dress perfect for twirling around and around in. Get your Instagram apps ready, pals! This ensemble calls for a Boomerang.

    Torrid

    Get it from Torrid for $47.34 (originally $78.90, available in sizes 10-30).

    5. A v-neck midi dress your savings account will be eternally grateful for. A gorgeous outfit that doesn't cost more than rent? SIGN 👏 ME 👏 UP 👏.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).

    6. A strapless dress featuring subtle shimmer and a side slit that everyone will be gushing over. If you're not interested in being the center of attention, this probably isn't the ~one~ for you.

    Express

    Get it from Express for $34.95 (originally $69, available in sizes XXS-XL).

    7. A velvet wrap dress that will leave you drooling upon first glance. This is undeniable proof that love at first sight EXISTS, and I now understand the relationship between Romeo and Juliet.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in sizes XXS-XL and in six colors).

    8. A ruffled one-shoulder dress featuring a thigh-high slit for legs that feel like playing a subtle game of peek-a-boo.

    amazon.com

    Reviewers suggest going a size up in this dress!

    Promising review: "This dress is perfection. It has just the right amount of drama for you to look fabulous. Gorgeous!" —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

    9. A stretchy bodycon dress available in a gorgeous champagne color representative of your drink of choice for the evening — because ringing in 2019 whilst sipping on some bubbly sounds pretty fantastic.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 20 colors).

    10. A trumpet sleeve, ruffle hem midi dress that will have you breathing a sigh of relief. SOUND THE TRUMPETS, folks, because you've just found yourself the perfect dress!

    Amazon

    This dress is super trendy and chic while still feeling super conservative. Going to a family dinner? This gorgeous ensemble will feel just right.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes S-L and in four colors).

    11. A fishtail bandage dress ironically named after the exact opposite of what it does. This pretty little number will have you breaking hearts, not bandaging 'em up.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "To say that I LOVE this dress would be an understatement. This dress is everything. It's made from a super heavy bandage material and it fits like a glove. I did have to get the straps altered a bit (they were a little too long), but I still love this!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $43+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors).

    12. A metallic ruffle dress to trick everyone into thinking that you've suddenly become trendy. No offense, but hahahahaha.

    instagram.com / Via @bbdakota

    Get it from BB Dakota for $98.

    13. A sleeveless tea dress available in a whole banana bunch of colors (45, to be exact)! Plus, it has over 8,000 glowing reviews — EIGHT THOUSAND.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow! GET THIS DRESS! It is the best piece of clothing I have bought online. I like the length of dresses to be right above my knee, which it is with this dress. I will absolutely be purchasing it in another color!" —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in 45 colors).

    14. A knit skater dress officially changing its name to ~Sk8er Boi~ à la Avril Lavigne. And no, mom, it's not a phase.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $35.40 (originally $59, available in sizes S-L).

    15. A midi dress that cinches at the waist for a true YOWZA effect. Folks, say hello to an hourglass silhouette that will leave you winking at your reflection in the mirror.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Frankly, I love this dress! The construction is incredible; it's almost like a stretch crepe material and features a hidden red slip underneath. It hits right at the knee, the red color is rich and vibrant, and the floral print is awesome! The bodice hits me perfectly at the waist and there is enough room in the bust to accommodate my larger than usual boobs for my small frame." —GIMME TIGER

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    16. A satin midi dress so simple and elegant, you'll feel like the classiest gal in town as soon as you slip it on. Add some strappy heels and BAM! You'll be the belle of the ball.

    Tobi

    Get it from Tobi for $33 (originally $84, available in sizes S-L).

    17. A high-neck bandage dress that will fit your body like some fashion-forward, curve-hugging glove. Thank heavens this is a ~bandage~ dress because MAN, will you be breaking hearts in this thing!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    18. An off-the-shoulder cocktail dress to suffer the same fate as your favorite jeans or your softest tee. In other words, this WILL be worn all the time.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm so ecstatic about this dress! It's beautiful and the material is great. I wore it to a holiday party, and it was a hit!" —Mrs. Abrego

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in size S-3X and in seven colors).

    19. An adjustable spaghetti strap dress that would be significantly better if the straps were ~actually~ spaghetti, but that is just my humble opinion.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 33 colors).

    20. A velvet frock you'll likely wear again and again (and again). Your birthday dinner? Yep. Someone else's birthday dinner? Yep. Going out to dinner because you don't feel like cooking? Yep yep.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $35 (available in sizes 0-14).

    21. A one-shoulder dress that is also perfect for that "I BARELY EVEN KNOW THIS COUSIN" wedding you have coming up next month. Those are truly the worst, aren't they?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Nice quality for the price! I ordered the dress two days before a wedding I was attending and was able to get it in time. The material has a nice, medium weight with a good stretch in all the right places." —Karina Aguirre

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in two colors).

    22. A midi wrap dress available in a gorgeous amber color that will match your energy perfectly.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $20 (originally $50, available in sizes 12-24 and in six colors).

    23. A v-neck dress because what is NYE without an overwhelming amount of SEQUINS. *breaks into jazz hands* *slips on a pair of obnoxious 2019 glasses*

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0-14).

    24. A high-neck bandage dress that will have you crooning John Legend as soon as your receive it. "All of me, loves all of you" you'll sing whilst looking at your reflection in the mirror.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $55 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in three colors).

    25. A crewneck knee-length dress best accessorized with fancy jewels and a clutch for that ~epitome of elegance~ kind of look. Look at you go, exuding serious Meghan Markle vibes.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had ordered a dress from Nordstrom Rack that was suddenly backordered, so I took a huge chance and ordered this one last minute. It came fast and fit great! I got so many compliments on it! The lace is super comfy and the fraying on the sleeves and the bottom really make it unique." —Snorman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors).

    26. A one-shoulder pencil dress because why deviate from black this NYE? May as well be loyal to the only color you wore throughout all of 2018, anyway.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 12-28).

    27. A floral knit dress you can pair with tights and booties if you're going for a more ~casual but still smokin', obviously~ kind of ensemble.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $26.98 (originally $45, available in sizes S-L).

    28. A crushed velvet mini dress you'll want to re-wear twice in one month. Facebook pictures be damned, because this pretty thing is perfect for both your NYE party ~and~ that birthday party you have coming up.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    29. A lace bodycon dress that will become like those jeans in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. All of your friends, whether they're at soccer camp or vacationing in Greece, will be begging to borrow this beauty.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed a cocktail dress to wear to my husbands award banquet and I didn’t want to spend much. The positive reviews on this dress pulled me in, and I'm so happy I got it! This dress fits like a glove and I received so many compliments on it." —ejack82

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in two colors).

    30. A velvet skater dress guaranteed to have you jingling all the way.... to your purse so you can fetch your credit card. "Happy holidays to myself!"

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress, solid quality, and it fits like a dream. I've received multiple compliments each time I've worn it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in nine colors).

    31. A vintage-inspired swing dress that — TELL ME NOT — Aria from Pretty Little Liars would have for sure worn. Like, on a date with Ezra to Philly.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    32. A stretchy a-line dress with a gorgeous lace back that is *chef kisses fingers* perfect for watching the ball drop. From a television, of course. Because Times Square on NYE? Just don't do it.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.75 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    33. A sheath dress available in a ruby red color that Dorothy would have loved. She had a pair of shoes that would have matched perfectly...

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $85 (available in sizes S-4X and in two colorS).

    34. A stretchy sequin dress designed with soft lining AKA your skin won't have to suffer all-night itchiness in order to sparkle. Comfort over everything, am I right?

    Mango

    Get it from Mango for $79.99 (available in sizes 4-8).

    35. A knee-length cocktail dress designed with jacquard lace and mesh detailing so gorgeous, some excessive swooning will definitely be taking place throughout the night.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect in every way!! True to size and great quality. I wore it for an awards banquet and got tons of compliments!" –Jayceebabi

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99+ (available in sizes 1X-4X and in three colors).

    36. A dotted corset-inspired dress I've personally already added to my shopping cart. Excuse me whilst I go ahead and place my order...

    Revolve

    Get it from Revolve for $66 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    37. A stretchy off-the-shoulder dress that will have you obnoxiously crooning "Lady in Red" as soon as the champagne starts to hit your system.

    Aritzia

    Get it from Aritzia for $80 (originally $118, available in sizes 00-12 and in five colors).

    38. A ruffled pencil dress you'll be grateful you purchased. When you have yet another "I'm not sure why I came to this" event — THIS is what you're going to wear. No more destroying your closet to find something decent. Just pull this out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress was BOMB! I got so many compliments on it. Its looks rich, from the fabric to the cut." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (Available in sizes S-XXL and in 15 colors).

    39. A tank dress featuring some gorgeous velvet and an asymmetrical hem. Is that drool? Are you drooling? Well, this is awkward.

    Never Fully Dressed

    Get it from Never Fully Dressed for $112.

    40. A ruffle-sleeved dress that is here to turn some HEADS. I don't suggest wearing this to any live performances or concerts — this pretty little thing here is what the kids would call "show-stopping".

    Zara

    Get it from Zara for $69.90 (available in sizes XS-L).

    How I feel after finding the perfect dress to ring in 2019 with:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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