Don’t want to wear a dress this party season? See our pick of alternative outfits here, because there’s no better time to experiment than on New Year’s Eve.

Although we’re resigned to the fact that New Year’s Eve is likely to be an anti-climax, that doesn’t stop us enjoying getting dressed up for the biggest night of the year. So start 2015 as you mean to go on in a show-stopping New Year’s Eve outfit.

All-in-one

Don’t make the mistake of thinking playsuits should be left at the beach. Look to an elegantly cut playsuit with a touch of sparkle for a chic cocktail switch-up. Finish with a bold lip colour and subtle gold shimmer to the eyelids for the ultimate party look.

new years eve outfit

Shop the Edit: left to right – Miss Selfridge sequin top playsuitMAC minetalize eye shadowPrinciples by Ben de Lisi jet stone tassel drop necklaceFaith suede high heels and MAC lipstick

Jump to it 

Say hello to your new go-to staple for the party season, the jumpsuit. Despite a common misconception amongst women that a jumpsuit simply won’t suit them, we can assure you that they are universally flattering on all shapes and sizes. Sophisticated detailing such as an oversized bow and a tailored leg feel most modern now – simply add embellished accessories and a statement lip colour.

new years eve outfit jumpsuit

Shop the Edit: left to right – Coast kandis jumpsuitLancome L’absolu RougeMAC Opulash Optimum Black mascaraDebut black studded clutch bag and Carvela by Kurt Geiger high heeled courts

Suits you

Be inspired by the boys this New Year’s Eve because nothing says sartorial elegance quite like a slick suit. But we’re not talking a run-of-the-mill monochrome suit – add a party twist with a bold print or luxurious texture. We love this green jacquard jacket and trouser combo paired with metallic stilettos and high-shine clutch bag for a powerful style statement.

new years eve outfit

Shop the Edit: left to right – Dune stiletto court shoeStar by Julien Macdonald green jacquard jacketMiss Selfridge gold clutch bag and Star by Julien Macdonald green jacquard trousers

Find more New Year’s Eve outfit inspiration here.

All jumpsuits & playsuits

All suits & co-ords

(Top image courtesy of Miss Selfridge and Coast)