12 unexpected New Year’s Eve dresses (because you’ve already worn glitter and black a million times)

Sure, you could rock the usual sparkly, go-to New Year’s Eve dress, but since we’re saying sayonara to a terrible year that surprised us over and over again (and not in a good way!) why not try a New Year’s dress that’s a little more unexpected?

While dresses with bell sleeves are among the most popular styles of the year (according to Pinterest), and we admit that we’re obsessed with anything that glitters, the dresses we’ve rounded up here are totally off the beaten path — but still perfect for a celebratory wintertime bash. We hope you love them as much as we do!

ModCloth “Take Up Space A-Line Dress”


Get it here for $89.99.

John Zack Petite “Allover Velvet Mini Tuxedo Dress”


Get it here for $47.50.

Zara “Red Frilly Dress”


Get it here for $29.99.

ASOS CURVE “Plisse Dress With High Neck”


Get it here for $40.50.

ModCloth “Cheer in Review Midi Dress in Midnight Plumage”


Get it here for $58.99.

Lulu’s “Light in the Sky Black and Gold Print Maxi Dress”


Get it here for $62.

Lavish Alice Plus “Split Back Cape Dress”


Get it here for $72.50.

Reformation “Helen Dress”


Get it here for $119.

ASOS TALL “Lace Crop Top Midi Bardot Pencil Dress”


Get it here for $74.

Club L “Placement Sequin Midi Dress”


Get it here for $45.

Club L Plus “Midi Dress With Removable Scarf”


Get it here for $18.

Ruche “Slow Dance Satin Maxi Dress”


Get it here for $68.

Let’s kick off 2017 by doing things a bit differently!