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New Year's Eve Dresses for Every Occasion

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Got plans for New Year's Eve? Of course you do. Ring in 2013 in the perfect dress, no matter if your night involves a black tie ball, romantic date, fun party, neighborhood open house or intimate evening at home.

1. Black Tie Ball

issa dress

For the ultimate in sophistication at your black tie New Year's Eve celebration, choose a dress that is unexpectedly sexy. With its long sleeves, floor-length fit and vibrant lavender color, this dress seems demure, until you notice the anything-but sexy keyhole slit from the waist to the neckline. The 100 percent silk jersey of this ISSA Slit Front Maxi Dress feels amazing against your skin.

Styling Tip: If you don't want to go completely braless, invest in a pair of self-adhesive cups for added support. Spanx can also help the jersey dress skim over your hips.

The ISSA Slit Front Maxi Dress is available in sizes two through 12 and also comes in black.

2. Club/Cocktail Party

club dress

For a night out of dancing at the club or a cocktail party, you'll want a body con dress, that isn't so revealing you are afraid to dance in it for fear of a wardrobe malfunction. This Born to Run Dress hits both notes. With the sexy side crochet paneling and form fitting cut, you can show off your hard-earned figure. Meanwhile, the black color and completely covered front and back mean you can sit, dance and have fun without constantly pulling and tugging at your dress.

Styling Tip:Pair with chunky black shoes for the ultimate cool girl vibe.

The Born to Run Dress is available in extra small through large.

3. Neighborhood Open House

banana dress

When your celebrating in the neighborhood, opt for a dress that is equal part comfortable and elegant. This Banana Republic BR Monogram Accordion Pleat dress fits the bill. The teal color and sleeveless fit are sophisticated, while the knee-length skirt allows you to get down on the ground and play with the kids or lounge on a stack of pillows if seating is limited.

Styling Tip: Accentuate the already fitted waist with a skinny belt in metallic gold or silver.

The Banana Republic BR Monogram Accordion Pleat dress is available in sizes 00 through 16 and also comes in black. It is fully-lined and 100 percent polyester.

4. Romantic Dinner

one-shoulder

It doesn't get more romantic that this Trina Turk Ruby Organza Dress. The one-shoulder style shows off pretty decolletage while the cinched waistline lets your curves take center stage. Not to mention the red color is simply smoking hot—he won't know what hit him!

Styling Tip: Skip the necklace and load up on the arm candy. A pile of slim gold bangles will accent the dress in a way he won't be able to resist.

The Trina Turk Ruby Organza Dress is available in sizes zero through 10.

5. Cozy Night In

sweater dress

Just because you're staying in, that's no excuse not to get a little dressed up. This Embellished Necklace Tunic from TopShop is just the thing for cuddling on the sofa with the family. It's a comfy, loose fitting dress, made of sweathshirt material that's jazzed up with a gold beaded neckline. Best of all, it's machine-washable so if you spill som spinache-artichoke dip on it, no biggie.

Styling Tip: To make the dress work appropriate after the holiday, slip on a black blazer.

TopShop Embellished Necklace Tunic is available in sizes two through 12.

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