How to dress for New Year’s Eve is always a challenge for creativity, a game with strong impressions and carefulness to avoid style mistakes. New Year has a special significance, symbolism and importance. This is why it is considered a crown of all holidays, regardless of the fact that its arrival in different cultures is celebrated in a special way, characteristic for that culture. It is always a matter of creating a celebration atmosphere converted in a diverse culture-defined form – ritual, festival, classical celebration.
For the New Year, if we limit ourselves to the standards of the Western world, we want to look different, to express our consciousness on the occasion with our appearance. New Year does not imply a specific dress code. In the broadest sense of the word, it means a dressing that matches a festive, celebration atmosphere. How this will be implemented depends on the individual.
In order for the New Year’s outfit to be what it is, an important parameter is the place of celebration. One does not dress the same for a celebration in the city square or an evening party. In a crowded club or home party. However, certain guidelines exist.
Celebrations are always associated with elegance. We all know what that term means, but it is difficult to convert it into a specific definition. Elegance includes sophistication, decency, grace and fineness. One of the most accurate definitions was given by Audrey Hepburn when she stated that “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”, while the most beautiful women of the world considered this terms to be inseparable from attitude and character. “The real elegance for me is the expression of an independent mind,” said Isabella Rossellini, while Oscar de la Renta gave the following advice to women: “Walk like you have 3 men walking behind you.”
A small black dress complemented by balanced details, lace, open back, high heels – are never the wrong choice for a occasion like the New Year and have nothing to do with the whims of trends. Just like a dark suit for men. If we follow the trends for the current season, the game surely includes dresses with animal prints, plenty of glittering details, sequin, distinguished crystal jewellery. And without surprise, because this kind of “glittering” applies to men as well. So, jackets with a glossy base, moderate dose of rivets, silver and golden tones as an element (even a whole) in the structure of the shirt, jacket, and footwear. Because the glamour is “read” this way this season.
A celebration deprived of a prefix of an elegant, let us say – outdoor, concert, private party or in the club, includes elements of convenience, comfort, functionality, which does not mean strict adherence to these requirements. Evening dress is not a good choice because it deviates from the atmosphere, but comfortable clothes with tricky details are. Such surroundings provide more freedom in choosing, and the trends are in line with it. Playing with neon tones, oversized dressing items, a strong makeup are enough to emphasize and express what a “textbook” calls “dress for the occasion.” In the case of gentlemen, the elements of the western style, which has a huge comeback, represent a full hit. In other words – the shirt does not have to be followed by the jacket, but a strong leather jacket is in the spirit of the ever-interesting Wild West.
Whatever you choose, there will be no mistakes if you stick to the basic principle in fashion, but also in life in general – Always be you!