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We found you the best dresses for New Year’s Eve

TRELISE COOPER | Waltz on the Weekend dress. Image courtesy of Trelise Cooper.

TRELISE COOPER | Waltz on the Weekend dress. Image courtesy of Trelise Cooper.

It’s your last outfit of the year; make it something special

If you’re still looking for the perfect New Year’s dress, don’t panic. We’ve found you 16 styles that tick all the right boxes. They’re chic, they’re eye-catching, and they promise to keep you looking fabulous well into next year. Because when you’re stepping out in your last outfit of 2017, it’s important to look your best.

Keep reading to shop the dresses that promise to welcome 2018 in style…

VALENTINO | S/S High Neck Lace Dress

Welcome the New Year in Victoria era elegance with this high-neck lace dress by Valentino. Embodying the brand’s signature polish, this angle-length style boasts a fit and flare silhouette, featuring wide short sleeves and a stunning over-lace finish. Our favourite detail: the keyhole back with ribbon detailing, the perfect finishing touch for this luxury style.

SEE BY CHLOÉ | S/S Self Spot Ivory Dress

Step out in sophisticated style in this classic from See By Chloé. Reminiscent of everything we love about The Great Gatsby fashion, this effortlessly elegant cocktail dress boasts embroidered spot detailing, a frill neckline and back ruching – finished with a keyhole back fastening.

TRELISE COOPER | Waltz on the Weekend dress

Opt for a pretty, playful look with this Waltz on the Weekend Dress from Treslie Cooper, offering the perfect marriage of dreamy pastels and hand-beaded establishments. Feminine and elegant, this style features short sleeves, an all-over pattern and soft sheer overlay. Finished with a scalloped hem, this style makes a subtle yet unforgettable statement.

KITX | World Difference Dress

Rock this season’s white trend in the World Difference Dress from KITX. Crafted from a shined fabric and featuring a flirtatious V-neck line, this stunning piece is defined by its cold-arm construction and belted front. Wear with a bold pair of strappy heels for a look that commands the room, and the dance floor.

ROMANCE WAS BORN | Solar Moon Frill Dress

The perfect balance of flamboyance and femininity, this Solar Moon Frill Dress by Romance was Born will make sure you make an entrance, no matter where you end up on New Year’s Eve. Featuring multi-panelling, a modest calf length and elegant fitted waist, this style is defined by its sheer, double layer frilled sleeves – for a little extra ooh la la. 

CHRISTOPHER ESBER | Balfour Magyar Column Dress

If you’re not one for excessive embellishment, opt for effortless elegance instead. This Balfour Magyar Column Dress by Christopher Esber impresses with its crisp, minimal tailoring, featuring a t-shirt dress style and floaty maxi length. Add a classic clutch and statement heel and you’re ready for the count down.

AJE | Raphaela Dress

Add a little glamour to your look this New Year’s with this Raphaela Dress from Aje. Featuring long sleeves and an ultra-feminine mini peplum silhouette, this style is finished with delicate beaded embellishments.

TOME | Stretch Crepe V Neck Dress

We can’t get enough of this dress’s billowing silhouette; the ideal design for a balmy New Year’s night. This Tome style is defined by its plunging V-neck line, keyhole back and dramatic maxi length. Offering a detachable self-tie waist belt, this dress offers the perfect balance of lounge and luxury. 

ELLERY | Boorzhwah Lace Paneled Slip Dress

The little black dress meets the pop of colour in this number by Ellery. A stunning option for a particularly special night out, this lace-panelled style features a classic slinky slip silhouette, designed specifically to lightly brush the body. Accessorise with a classic heel and clutch, and let your dress do the talking.

ERDEM | Nigella Dress

Be the center of attention in this Nigella Dress by Erdem, the kind of piece that will have all eyes on you for all the right reasons. Crafted from an ultra-feminine lace with frill trims, this dress features a button up front and elegant buttoned sleeves, finished with a striking asymmetric hemline.

GINGER & SMART | Shutter Fitted Dress

Flattering, slimming and designed to make a statement, this Shutter Fitted Dress from Ginger & Smart impresses with its feminine, architectural silhouette. Made from a sheer technical fabric with raises parallel lines, this style is finished with a subtle fluted hem, designed to balance the ornate frill that wraps around the neck.

ALICE MCCALL | Look at me Gown

This Look at Me gown by Alice McCall does just as the name suggests, commanding the room with its unique embroidery detailing. Constructed from sheer organza, this style offers a new take on a classic silhouette, featuring a round neckline and long sleeves, trimmed with an elegant Elizabethan ruffle. Pair with sky-high heels for a look that will welcome the New Year with serious panache.

DION LEE | Whitewash Utility Mini Dress

The kind of dress you’ll wear well into the New Year, this Whitewash Utility Mini from Dion Lee embodies a subtle sophistication. Featuring a wrap front style with grosgrain contrast, this style impresses with its nuanced details, including cross-over back panels, zip closure and textured Japanese fabric.

REBECCA VALLANCE | Monte Carlo Mini Dress

Defined by its rich, vibrant hue, this Monte Carlo mini dress from Rebecca Vallance delights with its delicate ruffle straps and flirty flounce hem. Made from the brand’s signature crepe-bonded fabric, this style has been designed to balance both playfulness and sophistication.


The kind of piece that needs no introduction, this Yuliya Dress from Rachel Gilbert is effortlessly chic. Boasting a hand-embellished design and featuring a classic boat neckline, this style is best accessorised with classic heels and a retro red lip.


Make an unforgettable – and very photographable – statement in this seriously sleek dress from Diane Von Furstenberg. Designed with short sleeves, a round neckline and an all over sequinned design, this is the kind of piece that attracts a lot of attention and a lot of compliments; understandably so. 

ELLE ZEITOUNE | Jorje dress

This off-the-shoulder dress by Elle Zeitoune offers the perfect balance of comfort and class. The chic lace style features a feminine scalloped hemline and flirtatiously-fitted silhouette, the ideal choice to wear with a pair of sky-high heels for an evening affair.   

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