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As I'm sure you all know, the party season is well and truly upon us with Christmas catch-ups and festive frolics keeping us busy into the New Year.
If you're anything like me you will suddenly find you have absolutely nothing to wear and find yourself descending into a blind panic as December 31st draws ever closer.
With the Christmas Sales approaching there are bound to be some hidden gems still there if you rummage hard enough but if, like me, the thought of rifling through six months worth of clothes in the hope that you will find your size eventually fills you with dread then here are a few New Year's Eve Outfits I have put together that, though reasonably affordable, probably won't be languishing in the bargain bin come Boxing Day!
I will also do a follow-up post soon showcasing how you can wear these outfits time and time again. Think of them as an investment.... :)
Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays stepped out in this gorgeous Zara frock this week. For me, this dress ticks all the current fashion boxes: the pleated skirt is a nod to the ladylike trend; the Little Red Dress is the dress to be seen in at the moment and the longer sleeves and shorter skirt give the outfit balance.
Frankie teemed her dress with a thin waist-cinching black belt, stunning black suede shoe-boots and a box-y clutch. The Saturdays singer also opted for bare legs... brrr... bet she was cold!
I would also opt to wear a belt to cinch this dress in at the waist and love this simple Topshop belt.
This leopard print belt with bow detail, also by Topshop would also work well with this outfit.
Add a pair of peep-toe platform booties from New Look and wear with a pair of black opaque tights (Primark, anyone?) or if you're feeling brave/warm, bare legs. The concealed platform offer added comfort to your feet keeping you on the dance floor all night long and also comes in handy if you've got to walk home from wherever you are -- why are there never any cabs on NYE?!
Add a gorgeous clutch bag like this one from Accessorize and you're good to go!
This gorgeous Warehouse (also available on ASOS priced at £60) maxi nails three trends: maxi dress; mesh panel and asymmetric. You can't go wrong. If you thought a maxi was just for summer, think again.
The beauty of a maxi dress is that you can get away with any shoes but just because you can wear any shoes, doesn't mean you shouldn't wear fabulous shoes! These platform peep-toe heels with diamante detail fromDorothy Perkins will feel as fabulous under a maxi as they would look with your trusty LBD.
Let your accessories do the talking with these gorgeous earrings from Topshop. Sweep your hair into an elegant updo and let your statement chandeliers dazzle.
This classy black jumpsuit from River Island will look just as fierce on NYE as it will on a Summer night out.
Statement heels such as these leopard print platforms, also from River Island keep the flared trousers more fashion forward than Saturday Night Fever, unless of course you want to get your Travolta on... in which case, I salute you!
If you're feeling brave, this feather cape from Topshop adds a fashion edge. If not, this fluffy-feathery cape is a cheaper, less out-there alternative.
You cannot beat a classic LBD for a party, and this Miss Selfridge bodycon dress with beading and cutout detail along the neckline is a classic with a twist.
Bright heels like these gorgeous pink ones from River Island brighten up an LBD and look gorgeous during summer or winter.