5 Unexpected New Year’s Eve Dresses

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Still searching for the perfect dress to rock on New Year’s Eve? Let Natalie Kingham, fashion buyer behind chic e-com site Matches Fashion, inspire you to make a statement this year with her five favorite frocks of the season. From a chic patent leather sheath to an uber-glam column gown, these over-the-top options blow the basic black dress out of the water.

Natalie Kingham

Head Of Fashion For MatchesFashion.com. Photos: Courtesy

Embroidered Crepe Gown

$4,665

Adam Lippes

“You can never go wrong with a simple and elegant column gown. Covering up can be sexier than anything.”

Forget-Me-Not Dress

$1,336

Preen

“I love an uber-feminine dress. Wear it with fierce metallic heels and a box clutch to balance out the girl-factor.”

Patent Leather Dress

$2,137

Richard Nicoll

“For an understated alternative to festive sparkle, go with a high-shine leather option in an unexpected color.”

Blossom Dress

$4,231

Vivienne Westwood

“A dress in a bold print with an interesting hemline is perfect to dance the night away in!”

Floral Strapless Dress

$5,448

Oscar de la Renta

“When only full-on glamour will do, go for a cocktail dress or gown with dramatic volume, print or color.”

Vala Eames Jumpsuit

$1,596

Erdem

Bonus Option! “An evening jumpsuit is a great alternative to a cocktail dress – it’s my dinner party outfit of choice as it’s comfortable but also chic.”