After almost a year break from our usually overwhelming calendar filled with social events, the opportunity to reunite with family and friends IRL rather than through Zoom and bid farewell to the year that was is something we have been craving more than ever. That being said, the end of 2020 will certainly be celebrated with a bang. But what is a celebration without the perfect party dress to match? If there's anything this year has taught us, it's that life can be unpredictable, so with that in mind, we're going all out with our selection of New Year's Eve dresses.
While in other years, we've commended ourselves for being avid followers of a dress code, 2020 has shown us that in life, there really are no rules. We're taking this mindset right into 2021, beginning with the outfit we'll be ringing the new year in with. Following a year spent mainly in our tracksuits and loungewear, there's never been a better time to embrace sequins, silks and oversized bows. Regardless of whether you have elaborate dinner plans, are wanting to boogie the night away or simply want to eat fish and chips by the ocean, ring in the new year with a dress that screams 'extra.' Take inspiration from our guide to the best festive makeup looks for the finishing touches, because, why not?
If our edit of the best New Year's Eve dresses has put you in the festive shopping spirt, look to our selection of the best Christmas Day dresses for every occasion – from black tie formalities, to garden party events.