What to Wear New Years Eve 2012
New Year Eve 2012 is just around the corner. Oh my! 2011 took a long time to finish, eh … but what’s taking even longer is probably the time it takes to decide on what to wear on this New Year Eve. I mean it’s no ordinary New Year Eve, it is 2012! The big year for human kind! Isn’t it?!
Alright let’s not waste our time in discussing the philosophy of life and let’s move on to the most important topic of the night – fashion and what to wear for New Year Eve 2012, the biggest party night of the year!?
What Colors to Wear?
Colors play a prominent part in dressing for any occasion. For New Years Eve where there’s already too much black (from the dark and gloomy days of fashion) and white (reflections from the winter snow). Try opting for some vibrant colors to bring life to the party. Red, of course, being the first choice as red brings out the passion and boldness in you. But if you are not a fan of the red dress, then try something in navy, or a deep aqua, or perhaps an evening dress in a deep serious purple, all are good options too. They’re all colorful enough to get you a second look and make you the life of the party. Go for luxurious fabrics in your dress, velvets, silks and satins. After all, your goal for the night is to be gorgeous. It’s all about the glitz and glamour, of course!
Which Style of Dress to Choose?
Where short dresses bring the sexy back, long maxis or evening gowns bring the sensuous in fashion back. They are hot and elite, bold and beautiful – a perfect combination to welcome in 2012 in the grandest of ways! Or, if you are keen enough to try out something new and interesting this New Years Eve, stylish and well fitted, long skirts are options to consider as well. They’ll create the mirage of a gown but in their own creative manner. Give it a thought…
Stilettos – How High is High Enough?
I firmly believe that picking out shoes takes longer than picking out the dress for New Years eve. So let me try to help this time. Since your dress may be long, it’s needless to say that your high heels should be towering. Usually the higher the stilettos, the better your legs look, but keep in mind that this is a New Year Eve party and chances are big that you might be on your toes for longer than you’d imagined. Keep your stilettos high of course, but only to the level of tolerance. Do not think of wearing 6-inch stilettos if you are tripping your way out to the venue solo.
Accessories – the Big Confusion?
Ooooh, speaking from experience. Even if the dress, hairstyle, and shoes are decided and are seemingly perfect for the occasion of New Years Eve, fashion accessories take longer to choose and sometimes still don’t work with the outfit. Okay, so you’re choosing vibrant colors to be noticed and to remain the center of attention and you’re going for an evening gown for the classically sensuous look. So what about your accessories? Keep it simple. Try for simple, diamond studded dangling earrings to highlight your neckline in a beautiful way. If your party dress is a simple but classy design, try a large beaded earring. Fashion dictates that even though it’s the holiday season, you don’t need to be a Christmas tree and ‘decorate’ yourself with shiny baubles; let this New Years Eve be all about sassy and classy, a careful blending of what is glamourous with just a touch of the glitz.
Hmm… But What about a Clutch?
Never leave home without your wallet – this is my motto! And since we are dressed to impress, a handheld clutch is the way to go. The rule of thumb is that you choose the same color for your clutch and shoes, which will be a contrast to the party dress you wear. Follow this rule and you can’t go wrong. Black shoes, black purse is great for any color of party dress you choose. If you aim to make a bold and dramatic statement, check out this antique beaded purse from Amazon, available in different shades to compliment your party dress. Gorgeous!
What Kind of Makeup is Best for the Night?
If you don’t know how to do your makeup, go and get taught. Get a makeup lesson or hire a makeup artist to do your face. A makeup expert will help you choose the colors that are right for you, your skin tone, your hair color, your eyes. Red lipsticks are great for evening wear, but find the red that suits your skin tone. Gold and bronzed eye shadows are made for the night! Or opt for the latest trend of smoky eyes to accompany a dark red lipstick, say, the Ultimate Matte Red Lipstick and completely paraben free – by Vasanti Cosmetics. Use a foundation makeup in a paler shade than you would normally wear for the day time. And the secret of top makeup artists everywhere: blend, blend, blend. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a lot of makeup, even if you are. Your makeup for New Years Eve plays the supporting role to your total look for the evening. Sexy and classy.
Hairstyles New Years Eve 2012?
Where everything is classy about your looks for the night, why leave your hair style to chance? The last day of every year is one of the busiest days in hair salons everywhere. If you’re good at it and don’t need to visit the hair salon, what about a chignon with a pouf? No harm in following the trend for a change. What about lose, soft curls? Throw in some glitter to the mix which is perfectly okay for the most festive night of the year, but stay subtle. Beat the frizz, condition, moisturize and add a natural shine to your hair with Moroccan Oil, used before styling. But if you are like me and do not prefer tied back hair, then all I would say – let loose and just have fun!
Enjoy your party in your best party dress and Happy New Year 2012!