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    33 Great Dresses For New Year's Eve If Sparkles Aren't Your Thing

    It's possible to look ah-mazing on NYE without leaving a trail of glitter behind.

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    1. An off-the-shoulder ruffle sleeve dress because you don't have to have a ton of sparkles to shine. This dress brings the drama if you're looking for a showstopper to ring in the New Year. 

    A reviewer wearing the dress in red
    A reviewer wearing the dress in blue

    Promising review: "I got so many compliments on this dress, nobody could believe I purchased this dress from Amazon! The fabric is amazing, the shoulder part did not poof up as much as I wanted it to but the dress still looked amazing." —QueenNesha

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99+ (available in blue and red and sizes M–XXL).

    2. A short tulle dress if you want to go all out and wear something dramatic and fun. This dress is short, so you can dance the night away. 

    A model wearing the dress
    Windsor

    Get it from Windsor for $89.90 (available in sizes S—L).

    3. A floral scuba dress with mesh sleeves, because who said you couldn't rock a floral design for NYE? I'm not waiting for spring to ~smell the roses~ and neither should you.

    A model wearing the dress with a rose design and black mesh sleeves
    Torrid

    Promising review: "I brought this dress for my anniversary and it fit amazing. The look was elegant and I promise you won't be disappointed." —Alexis Nicole

    Get it from Torrid for $89.50 (also available in solid red and sizes 00–6X).

    4. A silky dress with cascading ruffles that comes in so many cute colors, you'll want them all.

    A model wearing the dress in green
    A model wearing the dress in blue
    Denise Vera Boutique/Etsy

    Denise Vera Boutique is a family-owned small business based in Virginia.

    Promising review: "This dress is so beautiful!! It looks just as it is pictured. I didn’t expect such good quality. I am very happy with that purchase!" —izdebska13

    Get it from Denise Vera Boutique on Etsy for $119 (available in six colors and sizes S–3XL).

    5. A mini V-neck bodycon dress that can be dressed up if you're going out for cocktails or dressed down if you're celebrating NYE at a house party.

    A reviewer wearing the dress in green
    A reviewer wearing the dress in white

    Promising reviews: "This dress is PERFECT! I normally don’t buy dresses but decided to step out of my comfort zone and I could not be any more pleased with how this dress turned out! HUGE confidence booster! I DEFINITELY recommend!!!!" —Brook Eiler

    "I love it, it looks just like the pictures and it fits really well. I can't wait to order a different color!"—Danielle

    Get it on Amazon for $29.99 (available in 14 colors and sizes S–XL).

    6. A V-neck sweater dress with a tie belt if you'll be counting down to 2023 in cold temps so you will be warm and cozy. You can wear it with or without the belt and off the shoulder. 

    A reviewer wearing the dress in pink
    A reviewer wearing the dress in white off the shoulder

    Promising review: "This dress is everything. I’ve purchased it in two colors and need more! I’ve worn it to a bridal shower and date night. It’s comfortable and yet dressy. I’ve worn mine without the belt and it looks amazing either way. This dress is a STAPLE." —Amazon Customer 

    Get it from Amazon for $52.98 (available in 19 colors/patterns and sizes S–XL).

    7. A one-shoulder backless gown because it's just so stunning, you'll want any excuse to wear it over and over again.

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    A model wearing the dress in black showing the back of the dress
    Marcella NYC/Etsy

    Marcella NYC is a small biz that partners with the global NGO CAMFED to support girls’ education globally. Some proceeds from purchases go towards school fees, books, uniforms, and menstrual products.

    Promising review: "Wow. Stunning for one. But just everything about this dress! The quality and fit is amazing. The packaging and speed of shipping was phenomenal! Top notch seller for sure. Thank you so much :)" —Laura 

    Get it from Marcella NYC on Etsy for $129 (available in black and red and sizes XS–XXXL).

    8. A puff-sleeve dress if you want a little flair. It has tulle sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Reviewers say that it also has a great stretch and fits as expected so you can be stylish and comfy.

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    A reviewer wearing the dress in a cream color

    Promising review: "Super soft, comfortable, and gorgeous!!!! I almost returned it because I didn’t wear it for the event I originally planned on wearing it to but I’m so glad I kept it. The sleeves are so beautiful and have just the right amount of drama! It has cups in place so you don’t have to wear a bra if you don’t want to. However, the cups in place won’t give you any lifting. Other than that, I’d definitely recommend you getting this dress!" —Maria

    Get it fron Amazon for $31.18+ (available in nine colors and sizes S–3XL).

    9. A bodycon dress that has pearl beaded mesh sleeves if you want something fun and unique. These sleeves add a little edge without over-the-top sparkles. And it looks super luxe but it's under $50!

    Promising review: "This is money worth spending without breaking your pockets. I love the stretchy material and that it fits into the shape of my body. The color is exactly as expected. Love this dress. Bought it for my daughter to wear at a wedding. You can't even tell the difference that it's Amazon bought." —golda dulcio

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in seven colors and sizes L–5X).

    10. A bubble-knit long-sleeve dress if you love an LBD but want one that's anything but basic. 

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    The back of the dress with a keyhole opening
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes XS–L).

    11. An off-the-shoulder V-neck dress that will pair perfectly with a statement necklace. Also, you can totally get your money's worth and stash this away to wear again and again when wedding season approaches. 

    A reviewer wearing the dress in black
    A reviewer wearing the dress in pink

    Promising review: "Loved the dress so much, I'm ordering a different color. Wore it to a wedding and got so many compliments." —nena willis

    Get it on Amazon for $40.99 (available in nine colors and sizes S–XXL).

    12. A dramatic halter satin gown if you want a floor-length dress. You can still shine without sparkles in this. And since it's a halter, you can adjust and style the top in so many different ways. Bonus: it's one of those pieces that looks like it'll require your whole entire paycheck — but won't!

    A reviewer wearing the dress in red
    A reviewer wearing the dress in blue with the straps tied in the front

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely gorgeous. I wore this for my husband's Army Ball and the color reflection was gorgeous. The material is stretchy so you can fit a size down. The upper portion of the dress you can shape it however you want it which was super nice. The dress is quite long, so be prepared to either pick up your dress while walking or getting it hemmed. All in all, this dress was absolutely beautiful." —Isabella Moo

    Get it on Amazon for $78.88+ (available in three colors and sizes XS–XL).

    13. A long-sleeved ruched mini dress to show off your legs and dance your way into the New Year without your outfit holding you back. And reviewers say it's warm — perfect for chilly weather.

    A reviewer wearing the dress in black
    A reviewer wearing the dress in red

    Promising review: "Ok, this dress exceeded my expectations. First off, it is lined with the softest fleece-like material. It's not bulky or overly thick, but ridiculously soft. Second, it fits like a glove. It fits exactly as expected. I got the wine red and it's like the color of a lighter pinot. Not overly dark. I will definitely order in another size." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.79+ (available in eight colors and sizes S–XXL).

    14. An off-the-shoulder cape dress so you can ~swoop~ into the New Year in style. And reviewers say if you're expecting, it fits perfectly over a baby bump.

    A reviewer wearing the dress in light blue
    A reviewer wearing the dress in white

    Promising review: "Super cute and super comfy. I purchased this dress for my brother-in-law's wedding and I must say, I absolutely loved it. It matched my husband’s suit perfectly. It fit like a glove but was very flexible. It was SUPER HOT (outdoor wedding) and this material was the best. No sweat spots or stains. I mean I was absolutely shocked. Just know my cousin is getting married in two weeks and I’m absolutely going to buy this dress again, just in a different color. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $33.99+ (available in 24 colors and sizes S–3XL).

    15. A one-shoulder cutout dress that is so stunning, you'll rock it many times throughout the new year. It also comes in so many fun colors!

    A reviewer wearing the dress in pink
    A reviewer wearing the dress in green

    Promising review: "This dress fit perfectly!!!! I love it!!! I'm 5'6" and I weigh 175 I ordered a large and it fit perfectly. I was worried that the dress would be made of material that was thin and see-through but this dress was very well-made. It also has a double seam stitching on the back of the dress. This gave me comfort because I didn't have to worry about the dress splitting. I got so many compliments about this dress. I'm going to order one in the rose pink color." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $52.99+ (available in 12 colors and sizes XS–XL).

    16. A long-sleeved turtleneck dress because it's timeless and can be dressed up or down. Reviewers say it's also super cute and warm, which if perfect if you're always cold (like me).

    A reviewer wearing the dress in red
    A reviewer wearing the dress in green

    Promising review: "I really like these dress! I got it for a November wedding. It has a kind of fleece on the inside so you will be warm! You can dress it up or down which I love! It's so comfortable!" —Tiffany 

    Get it on Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 15 colors and sizes S–XXL).

    17. A floral-laced dress with a ruffled hem, because no one said an LBD had to boring. 

    A model wearing a black lace dress with ruffles
    Macy's

    Reviewers say it runs big, so you might consider sizing down.

    Promising review: "I loved everything about this dress. I bought it to wear at my birthday party and received so many compliments. The detailed embroidery is extra special and the bottom ruffle, oh my. Also, very comfortable." —Pamela 

    Get it from Macy's for $188 (available in sizes 0–16).

    18. A convertible dress if you're looking to get more bang for your buck, because it can be worn countless different ways! You can arrange the straps in different variations and switch it up to look like a completely different dress every time you wear it. 

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    A reviewer wearing the dress in peach/light pink

    This dress comes with a tube top for more styling options. And one size fits sizes 0–16 and one size plus fits sizes 18–24.

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely amazing. The fabrics was nice and thick and does not look or feel cheap. I love the different styles you can make. This dress is a must-buy. The tube top that comes with it is perfect if you don't want you back exposed. Trust me you will love it!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98+ (available in 29 colors and in one size fits most in straight and plus size).

    19. A one-shoulder belted midi dress because it comes in bright, fun colors that you can rock if you're going out for cocktails or a club. 

    A reviewer wearing the dress in green
    A model wearing the dress in a mustard/yellow color

    Promising review: "This dress looks amazing! I loved the material. I loved the fit! I loved the style. I got lots of compliments. I wore it without the belt, but it was cute with or without. It was a tea party with hats and fascinators. The color was the reason I picked it, but the dress was the real statement!" —Loving Jameela Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in 11 colors and sizes L–5X).