12 Party Dresses That Will See You Through The Rest Of 2016

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Eyelet mini dress, $198.41, by ASOS.
29 Dec 2015

Eyelet mini dress, $198.41, by ASOS.

The Mini Dress

When it comes to super short dresses, the key to making it wearable for any occasion is to keep the rest of it modest. Pick a mini dress with long sleeves or a turtleneck, and fun details that make it totally party ready.

A-line tulle dress, £79 (approx. S$122.20), by Cos.
29 Dec 2015

A-line tulle dress, £79 (approx. S$122.20), by Cos.

Rikka dress, US$371 (approx. S$522.35), by Sandro.
29 Dec 2015

Rikka dress, US$371 (approx. S$522.35), by Sandro.

Tallulah maxi dress, by Glamorous from Nasty Gal.
29 Dec 2015

Tallulah maxi dress, by Glamorous from Nasty Gal.

The Maxi

There’s a fine line between a maxi dress and a gown, so go for something more sleek and simple, that you can easily dress up with jewellery for the countdown, and dress down with sneakers for every day.

Long V-neck silk dress, £135 (approx. S$208.82), by Cos.
29 Dec 2015

Long V-neck silk dress, £135 (approx. S$208.82), by Cos.

Maxi dress, $178, by Bimba Y Lola.
29 Dec 2015

Maxi dress, $178, by Bimba Y Lola.

Shimmer high neck bodycon dress, $63.90, by Dorothy Perkins.
29 Dec 2015

Shimmer high neck bodycon dress, $63.90, by Dorothy Perkins.

The Bodycon Dress

Want to show off that body you’ve been working all year long for? Go for it! For something that’s perfect for both day and night, choose a dress that’s not too tight, short and revealing so that it’s still work-appropriate.

Metallic rib midi dress, $119, by Topshop.
29 Dec 2015

Metallic rib midi dress, $119, by Topshop.

Velvet wrap-over bodycon dress, $69.90, by Topshop.
29 Dec 2015

Velvet wrap-over bodycon dress, $69.90, by Topshop.

Metallic skirt pencil dress, $109, by Dorothy Perkins.
29 Dec 2015

Metallic skirt pencil dress, $109, by Dorothy Perkins.

The Sparkly Dress

Nothing screams ‘party’ more than a shimmery frock. For something that will work for day-time, pick one that has a slight shimmer or a metallic finish, instead of in-your-face sequins. Fabrics like leather, satin and velvet have a subtle sheen to them too, so buy a dress made with these if you want something subtler.

Sparkly velvet dress, $69.90, by Zara.
29 Dec 2015

Sparkly velvet dress, $69.90, by Zara.

Selena metallic dress, $95.70, by Nasty Gal.
29 Dec 2015

Selena metallic dress, $95.70, by Nasty Gal.

Tired of spending weeks (and lots of money!) finding the perfect year-end party dress, only to wear it that one time and never pick it up again? We feel you.

It’s time to say good-bye to wastefulness and pick a dress that will be great for midnight on 1 January and the rest of the year. Above, some chic and festive options that are still completely wearable for everyday.

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