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If you didn’t get the hint from my New Year’s Eve eye makeup post, NYE is all about the glitz and the glam, in my opinion. If you’re on the same line of thought, but not sure how to rock the glitter this NYE, here are three ways to glam it up, from subtle shimmer, to over-the-top sparkle:

Subtle Shimmer

Clutch, flats, dress, bangle, tights

You don’t need to pile on the glitter to be a show-stopper this NYE. A well-fitting black dress is a good investment you can wear again and again. Pair it with some patterned tights for a little extra interest and texture. Classic ballet flats keep the look cute and comfortable enough for you to dance the night away. Top it off with some sequined accessories to give you a pop of glitter for a fun NYE look.

Dash of Dazzle

Clutch, heels, top, skirt, earrings, eye shadow

If you want to take your outfit to the next level, why not try an all-sequined piece, like this mini skirt? Not only is it on-trend, but sequins reflect light in a way that is almost universally flattering. Be sure to try these pieces on in the store, cheaper versions can sometimes be itchy and uncomfortable if not lined properly. Pair this daring piece with a flirty top and sexy heels for a fearlessly feminine ensemble. Don’t forget your shimmery clutch, or your eye-catching earrings and glittery shadow to draw attention to that gorgeous face of yours.

 Total Twinkle

Clutch, tights, dress, eyelashes, heels

Be the star of the party wherever you go this NYE with a show-stopping, full-sequin dress like this one. It’s ultra-shimmery, and sexy without being slutty, especially with the cap sleeves and modest neckline. With glitter like that, you don’t need to show a lot of skin. Ditch the glitzy accessories, so you don’t look like you stepped off of a burlesque stage, but keep the look glam with matching sky-high heels and ultra-plush false lashes.

What Do You Think?

What are you wearing for New Year’s Eve? Does you outfit resemble any of my picks? How much glitter is the right amount for you? Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. avatar Lilly says:

    Holy shzniit, this is so cool thank you.

  2. avatar Irina says:

    I have always wanted a super glittery dress like that!although this NYE I will just be using accessories to add glitter to my outfit :)

  3. avatar Lauren Pelley says:

    Um, love. Considered buying a sparkly dress for NYE but I opted for lace instead – with a shimmering clutch, of course!

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