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The Final Countdown: What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re going out, staying in or hosting, look to Liberty for some expert sartorial advice
By: George Elliot

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The Final Countdown: What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

The Final Countdown: What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re going out, staying in or hosting, look to Liberty for some expert sartorial advice

By: George Elliot

When deciding what to wear on New Year’s Eve, the very last party of the year, there’s no hard and fast rule to abide by. While some fancy hitting the town in their wardrobe’s best to wave goodbye to 2023, others prefer the idea of lounging their way into January, watching Jools Holland until the clock strikes midnight. Here’s what to wear on New Year’s Eve if you’re…

Going Out

Think of New Year’s Eve and memories of technicoloured fireworks crackling overhead will come straight to mind, so if you plan to go all-out on the very last night of 2023, consider them your style inspiration. We’re talking dresses, shirts and trousers that burst with colour, come decked in attention-grabbing prints and are suitably dramatic in form. Widely considered the dressiest party of the year, don’t forget to enhance your outfit with a party bag and if you fancy getting a glimpse of the real fireworks, don’t forget a chic chill-cancelling coat.

Read more: Enhance Your Style with the Best Christmas Party Dresses

Staying In

For some, nothing – not even the offer of bottomless champagne – can tempt them outside during winter, but that’s okay because welcoming in the new year from the comfort of your own home doesn't make you an automatic buzzkill. Whether you invite around a few friends for a pamper night or limit the guest list to ‘me, myself and I’, deck yourself out in Liberty sleepwear, grab that bottle of Buck’s Fizz and hunker down under your duvet. You’ll soon see why staying in can be more inviting than going out.

Read more: Drift Off into Dreamland Wearing Best Pyjamas

Hosting

If you’re playing host, yes, your ultimate objective is to throw a pretty sensational party – be that a night of cocktails or a sit down dinner – but on top of tending to your guests’ every need, your outfit also demands careful attention. Opt for one that balances elegance with practicality. That means looking to eveningwear that’ll provide all night comfort, avoiding flouncy sleeves (you don’t want any sleeve-in-the-soup moments) and having a few statement jewellery pieces to throw on when you can finally ditch the pinny and mingle.

Read more: Get to Grips with the Cocktail Dress

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