What to Wear to a NYE Party Regardless of the Dress Code
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What to Wear to a NYE Party Regardless of the Dress Code

Choosing what to wear to a NYE party is a test as old as time. The right outfit can turn you into the life of the party, and the wrong outfit can have you wishing you’d gone to bed early.  

So what’s the secret to the perfect New Year’s Eve party look? Feeling comfortable while looking fashionable and festive. These fool-proof New Year’s Eve outfits work for everything from fancy holiday parties to casual get-togethers with friends to a cozy night in with the fam.

What to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Party

Jeans and a Sparkly Top

Not sure of the dress code at the holiday soiree you’re attending? After spending last holiday season in our sweatpants, most get-togethers are going to be relatively casual. When in doubt, jeans and a sparkly top will never lead you astray. A sophisticated gold or silver blouse can be dressed up with dark wash jeans, heels, and nice jewelry or dressed down with distressed boyfriend jeans and white sneakers.

If you’re anything like the Southern Tide staff, you enjoyed plenty of holiday eating. After a few weeks of cakes, cookies, and holiday cheer, your pants probably aren’t fitting the way they used to. Good thing, our Resort Skinny Jeans are cut with a little stretch for added comfort. The flattering silhouette is incredibly versatile, making it a no-brainer for last-minute NYE party outfits.


Sequins instantly add a bit of pizzazz to any NYE party look. The festive sparkles instantly bring a holiday feel to your outfit. Not to mention, they’ll catch the light just right as you bust a move on the dancefloor or ring in the new year with sparklers and champagne. For fancier events, go all-out in a sequin dress or toss a sequin blazer on over a simple dress. If you’re headed to something more casual, try pairing a sequin jacket or sequin-embellished blouse with jeans.

A Festive Dress

Not looking to spend money on something you’ll only wear once or twice a year? Stick with a classic dress you’ll rewear time and time again throughout the coming year. A great dress is comfortable, flattering, and confidence-boosting. You should feel like a million bucks every time you put it on!

Our best-selling Nadia Dress makes the perfect casual dress any time of year. Layer it under a festive jacket now, pair with some cute ankle booties for the spring, and fun sandals in the summer. The versatile dress is made from luxuriously soft cotton fabric that is perfect for every season.

Matching Loungewear Set

Staying in on New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice a great NYE party outfit. Throwing a pajama party— even if it’s just the family— lets everyone stay comfortable while still getting in the holiday spirit! And it’s the perfect opportunity to show off everyone’s brand new Christmas pajamas.  

Our Skipjack loungewear is ideal for curling up on the couch to watch the ball drop. All our Southern Tide graphic tees and pajama pants are cut from super-soft cotton and covered in fun prints and adorable nautical graphics. They’re so cozy you won’t ever want to take them off!

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