Dazzling New Year's Eve Wedding Guest Dresses to Celebrate in Style

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Julie Ryan Evans - The Knot Contributor.
by Julie Ryan Evans
Julie Ryan Evans - The Knot Contributor.
Julie Ryan Evans
The Knot Contributor
  • Julie writes wedding content for The Knot, covering a wide range of topics.
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  • Julie has a master’s degree in nonfiction writing from The Johns Hopkins University.
Updated Sep 27, 2021
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New Year's Eve is always an event, but a New Year's Eve wedding starts the year on an extra-celebratory note. And, since special occasion nuptials call for an equally special dress code. If you're looking for a New Year's Eve wedding guest dress, we've got you covered.

Not sure where to begin? When choosing a New Year's Eve wedding guest dress, don't be afraid to pull out all of the stops and go totally glam (think: sequins, beading, metallics and high-shine fabrics). While on any other day you wouldn't want to upstage the couple, a New Year's Eve Wedding is all about merriment—and festive fits to match. Whether the ceremony is a casual get together or a black tie affair that calls for formal attire, this is the time to put on your most celebratory garb while raising a glass to a new year—and newlyweds.

Sequined, shimmering or more understated, we've rounded fabulous outfit inspiration for NYE wedding guests of all dress codes and styles. Shop our editor-approved picks below.

Hutch Alden Dress

anthropologie bhldn sage green new years eve wedding guest dress with floral print tie waist flowy skirt spaghetti straps and v-neckline

A gorgeous shade of moss green, this dress is sexy and sophisticated. Featuring spaghetti straps and an open back, it flows down into a long skirt for an overall elegant look.

ASOS DESIGN Sequin Cupped Long Sleeve Ruched Mini Dress in Floral Print

asos white short new years eve wedding guest dress with multicolored floral print sweetheart neckline and long puffy sleeves

If you're feeling the cottagecore trend, look no further for your New Year's Eve wedding attire. A floral print and sparkly sequins come together gorgeously in this long-sleeve mini dress. The ruched tie-front bow is a sweet touch.

Cowl Neck Slip Dress With High Slit

fleur du mal blue satin new years eve wedding guest slip dress with spaghetti straps and slit

Channel your inner '90s supermodel in this slinky slip dress. The rich color will photograph beautifully, while the slit shows just the right amount of leg.

Aqua Lace Mini Dress

bloomingdale's black short new years eve wedding guest dress with lace and long sleeves

You can't go wrong with lace where wedding guest attire is concerned. This stunning long-sleeve mini dress gives the classic fabric some sex appeal. It's fabulous as an LBD, but it also comes in a gorgeous slate-blue color if you want to lighten things up.

Ganni Silver Gathered Metallic Jacquard Mini Dress

net a porter metallic short new years eve wedding guest dress with v-neckline ruching and long sleeves

Go bold with this gorgeous metallic mini dress that's sure to impress. It's got special occasion written all over it, thanks to its silver jacquard fabric and structured silhouette.

J. Crew One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress

j crew cream and beige new years eve wedding guest dress with cheetah print and one shoulder sleeve with ruffle

Go wild with this one-shoulder ruffle dress in an Italian ikat leopard print. The best part? This versatile number can be dressed up with metallic heels or dressed down with sneakers.

BHLDN Dylan Satin Charmeuse Maxi Dress in Black

bhldn black satin new years eve wedding guest dress with one shoulder sleeve and slit

Bring on the glam with this one-shoulder satin dress. It comes in an array of gorgeous colors, from basic black to spicy cinnamon.

Dress the Population Alicia Mixed Media Midi Dress

nordstrom black new years eve wedding guest midi dress with v-neckline thick straps and flowy skirt

Keep it classic and classy with this black midi dress. The chiffon skirt is perfect for twirling the night away on a NYE wedding dance floor. Bonus: It also comes in red, pink and blue if you want to go with a different hue.

PatBO Sparkly Draped Mini Dress

saks fifth avenue blue and silver new years eve wedding guest dress with sparkles v-neckline long sleeves and drape

Calling all mermaids. Stand out in a sea of black dresses in this shimmery sea foam dress with a flattering V-neck and draped skirt.

Kate Spade Ponte Sleeveless Jumpsuit

kate spade new york black new years eve wedding guest jumpsuit with bow tie waist thick straps v-neckline and straight leg pants

There's no reason you can't wear a party jumpsuit instead of a party dress. This one has a pretty, plunging neckline and a great self-tie belt at the waist that make it a standout choice. Another plus? You'll definitely wear this fit again.

LoveShackFancy Tam Maxi Knit Gown

love shack fancy pink and white knitted new years eve wedding guest maxi dress with long sleeves and slit

This maxi dress is stunning both coming and going. Made of gorgeous cotton knit in a pretty pink pattern, it's a got a slim, bodycon fit. And, the high slit makes it easy to get down on the dance floor.

Polo Ralph Lauren Sequin Mesh Polo Dress

saks fifth avenue silver new years eve wedding guest dress with collar buttons short sleeves and sequins

It's sporty, sequined and stunning. This short-sleeve sequin dress puts a glam spin on the traditional polo shirt, making it an unexpected choice for casual NYE nuptials.

Susana Monaco Side Circle Long Sleeve Dress

revolve grey short new years eve wedding guest dress with long sleeves ruched waist and cutout

This dress is a great combination of understated and sexy. The more modest feel of the long sleeves and high neckline are offset by a ruched ring cutout detail at the midriff. Pair this streamlined number with hoops and strappy heels.

Aidan by Aidan Mattox Charmeuse Cutout-Back Gown

saks fifth avenue navy new years eve wedding guest dress with short sleeves scoop neck and pleated layered flowy skirt

We love the simple style of this long dress for a New Year's Eve wedding. The T-shirt inspired top creates a cool contrast with the more formal tiered skirt.

Saylor Suzie Dress

saylor nyc red short new years eve wedding guest dress with floral lace and long sleeves

Boho wedding guests, this one's for you. Stretchy floral lace gives this bodycon, floor-length dress a more laid-back vibe.

Bailey 44 River Dress

revolve red new years eve wedding guest bodycon midi dress with one shoulder sleeve with keyhole cutout

This bodycon dress is ravishing in red brick. It's standout sexy, but made of stretchy Spandex, so it's comfortable too.

Eliza J Sequin Balloon Sleeve Cocktail Dress

nordstrom metallic new years eve wedding guest short dress with v-neckline puffy mid length sleeves and sequins

Stun in sequins with this gorgeous mauve cocktail dress. The balloon sleeves and deep V-neckline make for an ultra-flattering silhouette.

Bronx and Banco Midnight Silver Sequin Gown

neiman marcus silver new years eve wedding guest dress with spaghetti straps flowy skirt and sequins

This stunning gown is perfect for a black tie wedding. Embellished with sequins and featuring an A-line skirt, it's totally twirl-worthy.

Amanda Uprichard Raelynn Dress

revolve bright pink new years eve wedding guest short dress with halter neckline and slit

Pretty in pink, this flirty little dress brings the fun. The halter neck is a great excuse to show off your shoulders—and a pair of statement earrings.

Theia Claire Puff-Sleeve Jacquard Dress

neiman marcus navy new years eve wedding guest short dress with floral pattern ruffle trimmed skirt puffy tulle short sleeves and ruched waist

If short dresses are your thing, this one is a showstopper. A flounced skirt, ruched waist, fit-and-flare style and gorgeous navy color all come together for a classic-yet-edgy look perfect for a NYE wedding.

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