New Year's Eve and the holiday parties leading
up to it can be wonderful opportunities for
gorgeous black-tie worthy dresses and gowns.
Some women choose holiday cruises, charity
events, or traditional gala balls to ring in the
New Year. Truly upscale, luxury designer dresses
are more readily available at this time of year,
especially for smaller plus-size women in the
size 12 to 16 extended
Colors and fabrics at this time of year tend to
be rich and vibrant or sleekly chic, silhouettes
sophisticated, and festive sparkle and shine
abundant. It has become more acceptable to
shorter cocktail and tea length dresses,
although ball gowns and full length dresses are
also still frequently worn.
Partially because of the temperatures at this
time of year, it's not unusual for women to
dresses and gowns with
sleeves. Some styles are more
youthful, while others are more mature and
similar to the types of
dresses worn by the
Younger women are most likely to wear bare,
strapless, and body conscious styles similar to
styles worn for college
formals, proms and homecoming.
Meanwhile, the most glamorous styles are
influenced by the high profile, star studded
events broadcast on television every year.
metallics and beading are especially prevalent
for New Year's Eve celebrations.