January 1st marks the start of a period of hibernation for the fashion world. The fun, festive Christmas jumpers are packed up, along with the hordes of sequin party dresses and dazzling sky-high heels while we turn to knitwear in neutral tones and big, warm boots sure to keep us comfy through the cold, miserable month.
This means there should be absolutely no excuse for not donning your gladrags and waving goodbye to the sparkly season in style on New Year's Eve.
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But the fashion team at HELLO! Online realises that your purses might still be wincing from the excesses of all that Christmas shopping, so we've hunted down our top ten sure-fire headturners from the high-street that are sure to have you looking gorgeous and appropriately celebratory when the clock strikes 12.
With its crystal embellished colour and standout, colour block detail, this gorgeous dress from Darling (pictured above) is a suitably sparkly option to help you ring in the New Year.
And Reiss' champagne-hued dress (below, right) is very party appropriate. Plus, its draped style will help hide any unsightly post-Christmas belly bulges. Also handy for hiding the effects of a week of drinking and eating is Topshop's pale pink prom dress (below, right). With its with its grey lining and chiffon detailing, is sure to have your friends oohing and aahing away.
Coast's gold sequin dress (above, centre), featuring a black draped layer of chiffon, screams New Year's Eve. It's sexy, flirty and will look great paired with a glass of champagne.
If you have a fancy festive affair to attend and are looking for a more dramatic option, look no further than this stunning sequin one shoulder maxi dress in gold by Miss Selfridge. All eyes will be on in with this fabulous number.
And French Connection's draped maxidress strikes the perfect balance between sexy and demure.
Click on the photo to see HELLO! Online's pick of the top ten New Year's Eve party dresses.