The Best Party Dresses for New Year's 2012
By Ted Rollins
, last updated January 11, 2012
For a big night like New Year's Eve, you always need to do a bit of advance planning. One crucial step for a great night is picking out a party dress, which can draw in lots of positive attention. While the type of party dress you get for New Year's Eve is up to you, designers have your back and can provide you with nearly anything your heart desires. Read on to find out about some of the hottest New Year's Eve party dress styles for 2012.
A discount store that's run by Neiman Marcus, CUSP sells quite a few party dresses that will work well for the first night of 2012.
The Rebecca Taylor Beaded Feather Party Dress, which sells for $495, is a great pick. The dress is made of a peacock beaded satin with a strapless neckline in a sweetheart shape, feathers adorning the bodice and an A-line skirt that falls to the middle of the thigh. The dress also has cute smocked paneling that frames the back zip to make movement comfortable and elegant.
CUSP also sells the Alice + Olive Heidi Full Skirt Party Dress, which goes for $495 as well. This tan and black skirt has an ultra shirred bodice, a shiny belt and a full length skirt. The dress is made of a lightly colored antique jersey combined with a black tulle overlay pattern, and has a sleeveless body and a sheer back panel on the upper back. The dress is made mostly of nylon, aside from the black silk overlay.
If you want a more colorful dress for New Year's Eve 2012, consider the Mara Hoffman Blue Geometric Print Silk Strapless Party Dress, which retails for $390 but sells for just $273 at Bluefly, a high end online discount clothing site. The blue, yellow, green and peach colored dress has a lightweight printed silk body with an allover geometric pattern, a V front and back, a strapless body and pleating at the bodice with flexible interior boning.
If you'd rather spend your New Year's Eve budget on booze and party supplies than on a dress, you might want to visit Target, which sells the $40 Merona Collection Ebony Strapless Party Dress. This all black dress has a 100% polyester body, falls above the knee and has an open neckline. The strapless Merona dress has a seductive open back as well, in addition to its pleated waist and finished lower hem.
Lastly, for a standout look for the end of the year, try the Alex and Eve Ruffle Party Dress, which you can buy at Dillard's for $180. This bright pink dress has a full satin body that's layered with rows of ruffles. The dress also has thin pink spaghetti straps, a removable rhinestone studded belt and a bodice with a bit of spandex, making for a comfortable and body hugging look you're sure to love.