These 7 Sparkly New Year's Eve Dresses Are Sequins Done Right

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New Year's
Robbie Caponetto

New Year's Eve is our very favorite excuse to do everything to the nines. From splurging on champagne to rocking the sparkly dress of our dreams, we have no shame in going all out. After all, there are few other nights of the year when you can get away with quite as much over-the-top glamour as New Year's Eve. And y'all know that as Southerners, we tend to make habits of being just a wee bit extravagant in everything we do. That being said, we have a good sense for when things are too much, too little, or just right—and these sequin dresses hit the sweet spot between classic and glamorous. We'll never underestimate the power of a well-placed sequin, especially when we know that misusing sequins can go oh so wrong so very quickly. These classic silhouettes provide a perfect canvas for the details of your New Year's outfit to truly shine.

Gold Long-Sleeved Mini Dress

Gold Long-Sleeved Mini Dress
Nordstrom

This classic silhouette is ideal for a winter party—show a little leg with a shorter cut while keeping stylishly warm by opting for long sleeves.

Buy It: $218; nordstrom.com

Draped Back Sequin Gown

Draped Back Sequin Gown
Lulu's

Turn heads in all the right ways by bearing a subtle amount of skin in this draped back all-over sequin gown.

Buy It: $78; lulus.com

Embellished V-Neck Mini Dress

Embellished V-Neck Mini Dress
ASOS

This embellished party dress marks femininity at its finest.

Buy It: $198; asos.com

Embellished Boat Neck Mini Dress

Embellished Boat Neck Mini Dress
Revolve

Dance the night away in this flowy mini dress that's as comfortable as it is chic.

Buy It: $210; revolve.com

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Sequin Mesh Blouson Dress

Sequin Mesh Blouson Dress
Nordstrom

This relaxed silhouette is oh-so-flattering, and delicate beaded details add interest to the fabric without going overboard.

Buy It: $198; nordstrom.com

Rose Gold Sequin Blouson Gown

Rose Gold Sequin Blouson Gown
Nordstrom

We're on board for anything in rose gold, and this stunning floor-sweeping gown is no exception.

Buy It: $330; nordstrom.com

Sequined Shift Dress

Sequined Shift Dress
Macy's

We can always count on a shift dress to fit and flatter. Embellished details take this trusted classic to the next level.

Buy It: $125.30; macys.com

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