10 New Year’s Eve Outfits To Safely Celebrate The End of 2020

All the sparkles and shimmer you need for your Zoom or socially distanced celebrations.

The idea of bidding farewell to this year and welcoming a new one has never seemed so exciting. No matter what you call it—dumpster fire, train wreck, a catastrophe on repeat—2020 has been the worst, and we’re ready to leave it behind. However, since we’re still living in a pandemic, it’s no time to loosen up on safety precautions. So, even though it’s not going to look quite the same this year, we’re still planning to celebrate the end of 2020, which means we need a sparkly New Year’s Eve outfit

Whether you have plans to stay home with your friends or family, go to a masked and socially distanced celebration, or log onto a Zoom party, a festive outfit can make all the difference in how you feel. After a year of spending most of our time in sweats and baggy clothes, you might not be in the mood to go all out with heels and restrictive clothing, but you can still rock a puff sleeve top or a loose-fitting sparkly dress to get in the spirit. Below, shop our picks for cut New Year’s Eve outfit ideas, no matter how you’re celebrating.

1. Comfy glam

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HM Sequined Dress

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This dress is basically like a comfy nightgown, but with a New Year’s Eve twist. In other words, it’s the perfect NYE outfit.

2. Silky slip

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xxxiticat Women's Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Satin Dress

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This satin cocktail dress is on-trend yet timeless. Even if you don’t get to wear it to a big event this year, you’ll certainly get multiple uses out of this classic gown once life gets back to normal.

3. For indoor cartwheels

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Andromeda Waistless Velvet Jumpsuit

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Among everything else, 2020 is the year of comfy jumpsuits. This one just happens to be velvet, luxe, and perfect for any type of celebration.

4. Pretty in pink

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Forever 21 Self-Tie Metallic Crop Top

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This is the perfect top for making a statement from the waist up, aka, the only section you need to worry about during a Zoom party. Finish off the look with some comfy sweats and slippers and you’re good to go.

5. So darling

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Zara Bow Trim Textured Knit Sweater

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Going for a cozier look that’s still fit for an occasion? This sweater hits the #cottagecore mark perfectly. Hey Siri, play “Evermore” on repeat.

6. Not your grandma’s pearls

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And Other Stories Pearl Dot Puff Sleeve Sweater

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The pearl trend is one thing we hope continues into 2021 and beyond, because it’s the perfect way to add a little glam to any look. This cutesy embellished sweater is the perfect party pick, and it’s cozy, too.

7. Shine bright like a diamond

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Lulus Star Shine Gold Pleated Midi Skirt

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A metallic midi skirt is a great versatile piece to have in your closet. You can pair it with a basic T-shirt or a loose-fitting sweater for a more laid-back look or add a lacy top and a blazer to dress it up all the way. Trust us, you’ll find so many ways to style it long after NYE.

8. Party pants

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Lulus You've Got the Sparkle Black Sequin Wide-Leg Pants

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Want a twist on the traditional NYE dress or skirt? Sparkly pants are the way to go—nobody can steal your shine when you’re wearing these.

9. Matchy-matchy

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Isra Two Piece Es

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Matching sets have been one of our favorite trends of 2020, and this satin two-piece set from Reformation is like a luxury twist on pajamas—we love everything about it.

10. Safe style

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Baublebar For Your Mini Adjustable Face Mask

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Of course, in 2020, no outfit is complete without a face mask. Pull this sequin face mask from Baublebar on to instantly look festive. Plus, you’ll be protecting yourself and others while ringing in the New Year. 

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