Be the Belle of the Ball this New Year's Eve

The countdown to New Year’s Eve 2019 is on. In less than three weeks the big ball will drop and the clock will tick towards the New Year.

So, what’s a girl to wear to greet the New Year?

The myriad of options can be very confusing! Here are five options that take make it easy to choose something that fits your style, physique and budget no matter whether you’re looking for something elegant for a swank soiree at an upscale hotel or to make a splash at the hottest nightclub in the city!

Option #1: Add sparkle with sequins.

Who can resist a dash of sparkle when ringing in the New Year? Like Sarah Jessica Parker, pictured here wearing a Cinderella-like dazzling gown, you’ll be the belle of the ball in an outfit that features sequins, beads and sparkle!

You'll be sure to sparkle like a heavenly body in one of these...

Black and gold sequin mini dress, Zara, $79.00.

Micheal Costello X Revolve Kai Dress in ruby red with bead and sequin embellishment, Revolve, (approx. CAD$369.61).

Saloni Aidan Midi Ruffle Midi Hem Dress in bronze, Nordstrom, approx. CAD$1115.84.

Option #2: Strut your stuff in a jumpsuit!

Like actor, Jada Pinkett-Smith, pictured below, you can be bold or demure in a jumpsuit. The perfect alternative to a dress, jumpsuits project a streamlined silhouette and air of polish. Fit is everything with these one-piece ensembles otherwise you can end up looking sloppy. If needed, take it to a tailor. Alterations needn’t be costly, many family run drycleaners offer alterations at a lower cost compared to the big chains.

There are so many's hard to choose just one!

Metallic Knit Halter Jumpsuit, part of the Roxy Earle X Le Chateau collection, Le Chateau, $139.95.

Marion black lace embellished jumpsuit, REISS, $410.00.

Brandy wide leg romper, Revolve, approximately CAD$122.32.

Option #3: Long gowns are perfect for more formal affairs.

No longer the domain of weddings and celebrity red carpet moments, gowns are a perfect choice for parties at upscale venues like hotels, banquet halls and private clubs. Bring on the Hollywood glamour in a floor length number like Amal Clooney, my style muse, pictured below.

So many pretty frocks to choose from...

KAIRA floral burnout maxi-dress in black and gold, REISS, $695.00.

Sequin bodice jersey gown, Laura (available in plus size), $169.99.

Fusion Studded Gown, Marciano, $258.00

Option #4: Tis’ the season for Red.

Are you bold, sensual, vibrant, romantic, fiery, passionate…there’s a red for that!

The holiday season is blossoming in an array of reds including crimson, ruby, vermillion, cherry…and the list goes on! One of the universally most flattering shades, there’s one for every taste. Pick your favourite hue and wear it with confidence like Shay Mitchell, pictured below at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball.

Get ready to turn heads and hearts...

Micheal Costello X Revolve Kati red and black floral lace dress, Revolve, approximately CAD$343.02.

Meldon bandage dress, Marciano, $228.00.

Ellen strapless gown in burgendy, Dress the Population, Nordstrom, approximately CAD$370.54.

Option #5: Look mahhvelous in metallics!

Metallics are having a hay day! Gold, champagne, silver, bronze, pewter and rose gold are fabulously versatile and can be easily worn by themselves or mixed with other colours. The secret is to keep everything else simple like Alexa Chung pictured below. Go for the glow this New Year’s eve!

Shine like the star that you are in these sumptuous styles...

Draped silver mini dress, Top Shop at The Bay, $56.00.

Jeane champagne metallic midi dress, Rachel Zoe at Saks Fifth Avenue, $690.00.

Positano strappy gold cocktail dress, REISS, $425.00.

Whatever you choose to wear this New Year's Eve, wear it with confidence, a smile and a little bit of sass! You want them to notice you, not just your dress daahling!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a FABULOUS New Year from City Sophisticate!

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