Lindsey Sirera
December 29, 2016 1:50 pm

We probably don’t have to remind you, but just in case… the countdown to find the perfect New Year’s Eve dress is on. Yep, that clock is ticking, and with just a few short days until we say sayonara to 2016 for good, it’s officially dress shopping crunch time.

For those of you who’d rather not shine bright like a diamond this NYE, there are still plenty of fancy and festive frocks for the anti-glitter girl. Not to say that there’s anything wrong with sequins, but we can probably all agree that they’re not exactly the comfiest of dresses out there. While 2016 may have been a less-than-sparkly year all around, it did provide us with some stellar fashion trends that make for the perfect alternative to the classic glittery dress. We’re talking luxe crushed velvets, slinky satins, too-cool cold shoulders and fringe-trims galore.

So anti-glitter girls, rejoice: These non-sparkly options are the solution to your New Year’s Eve dress conundrum. Plus, you can wear ’em year-round!

1. Reformation Adams Dress in Garnet


Buy it here for $128.

2. Susan Monaco Off Shoulder Dress, $206


Buy it here for $206.

3. Endless Summer Harper Dress

Endless Summer

Buy it here for $198.

4. ASOS Love Triangle Eyelash Lace Midi Dress


Buy it here for $68.

5. Bardot Mercury Slip Dress


Buy it here for $79.

6. Free People Black Ibiza Dress

Free People

Buy it here for $168.

7. Topshop One Shoulder Bow Dress


Buy it here for $130.

8. Lovers + Friends Romance Me Red Lace Dress


Buy it here for $68.

9. BB Dakota Evezen Fringe Dress


Buy it here for $75.

10. Missguided V-Front Bardot Midi Dress


Buy it here for $51.

11. Kay Unger Tiered Banded Stretch Satin Dress

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Kay Unger

Buy it here for $250.