Whilst everyone gets so excited and worked up over the Christmas celebrations, we sometimes forget about that other stressful event lurking just behind Christmas. Yes, it’s New Year’s Eve. The look on some people’s faces when you ask them if they have any NYE plans yet – the sheer horror that creeps across their expression.
New Year’s Eve doesn’t need to be a stress; it’s a time for celebrating all the good things that have happened during the year, and if it’s not been so terrific for some, then also a good opportunity to close the door and reel in those New Year resolutions. Most importantly, it’s the best time of year to get dressed up and let your hair down!
If your stuck in a bit of a venue rut for your 31st December evening, then take some inspiration from the below ideas. The best part is that it’s the mother of all excuses to experiement with extravagant dresses, or even a touch of fancy dress.
Book a spectacular restaurant with entertainment.
There is nothing worse than rallying up all the taxi’s companies on NYE to escort you from restaurant to bar to club, so opt for a lovely eatery you have spent all year saying you want to visit, and check out the entertainment it may put on for the night. As you’ll avoid walking around all night, opt for a floor length gown and killer heels like this style – the Forever Unique Harrie Dress and Missguided shoes, in elegant black and gold:
Escape the crowds and celebrate indoors with loved ones by choosing a boutique hotel set outside from the city. Some beautiful independent hotels have their own indoor spa’s and hot tubs with a 5* service so you can feel pampered and looked after as you bring in the new year. For this quieter option, you don’t even need a party dress, perhaps something more like this cosy dressing gown which comes in an array of colours from Marks and Spencer’s is more apparent!
Bring out your humorous side and arrange your own fancy dress party, or accept an invitation to someone else who is hosting one. Some of the themes can really bring out your creative side, such as films, characters, music stars, era’s, or something unique such as ‘what did you want to be when you grew up?’. If you’re a lady who wants to have a bit of fancy dress fun, but still look pretty and classy, then there’s no better than a Great Gatsby 1920’s theme for pulling off striking elegance. Take a look at some of these art deco inspired designs which will ensure a combination of vintage glam and timeless elegance:
This is a stunning art deco design from Not on the Highstreet, as is this design below from Little Black Dress.
Finish off your flapper style fashion with a cute faux fur and feather jacket draped over your party dress, such as this nude colour style below again from Forever Unique.
Now there is no excuse to dread the annual New Years Eve plans!