New Year New Purpose: Re-wearing your Bridesmaid Dress

Hello fashionista friends,

Now that the holidays have passed the only thing left to do is celebrate the New Year! To get in the party spirit we’re showing off some fabulously trendy bridesmaids dresses that could easily double as your New Year’s Eve party dress. These hip easily repurposed looks will let you bring in the new year in style without breaking the bank. If you don’t have any of these sleek silhouettes stashed away amongst the bridesmaid dress collection in your closet–that’s ok! You can still use these sassy styles to inspire your upcoming New Year’s Eve look.

Option 1: Glittering Golds


Photo Credit: right–Villa Photography, left–Amanda Crean Photography

If you had the pleasure of wearing one of these glittering gowns you’re in luck! Sparkles and shine are a staple on New Year’s Eve. The winter season makes wearing a floor length dress completely reasonable. However, depending on the fanciness of your planned outing you can always get your long dress hemmed into a more cocktail-party approved style. If your dress is already short you just have to to slip it on for another fabulous night of celebrating.

Option 2: Party with a little Poof


Photo Credit: right–Viva Luxury, left–Lulus

Perhaps the best thing about this unique two piece bridesmaids style is how easily repurposed it is! A tulle skirt can look super sweet and girly on the day of the wedding, but when paired with a sleek black top and statement necklace the look transforms into one worthy of a holiday evening. Since this trend is still up and coming, we can bet not very many of you have it stashed away in your closet. Nonetheless, this New Year’s look is totally replicable and a tulle skirt is easy to find in stores or online.

Option 4: Old Hollywood Glam


Photo Credit: Kelly Maughan

We think each of these vintage dresses would make a stunning look this New Year’s Eve. Shades of silver, cream, and charcoal are all flattering and festive. Not to mention– the beaded details on these 20s inspired dresses will have you shining all night long. We especially like the low back of the glittering sheath on the right. Even without the sparkling fabric, a shape like this is a statement on its own.

Option 5: Sassy Slits


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Nothing says evening party quite like a black dress. Rather than turn to the classic little black dress, why not re-try one of your lengthier silhouettes from a past wedding? A deep tone like black makes the sassy slits on these black dresses a showstopper. If this look isn’t something you already have, look for a dress with modern asymmetry like that of these sophisticated bridesmaids gowns while shopping.

Option 6: Jazzy Jewel Tones

On the contrary to wearing a LBD again this New Year why not mix it up with a deep jewel toned look like these lovely dresses from Jim Hjelm Occasions. Each of the options pictured would look nice long or shortened depending on the attire of your planned event. Most importantly all of these gowns’ figure flattering shape will look just as fabulous during the ball-drop as they did on the dance floor at your best friends wedding.

These days bridesmaid dresses are so stylish you’ll want to re-wear them. New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to pull out your particular favorite. Whether you’re going out on the town with your girls or attending a swanky soiree with your better-half, we hope your New Year’s celebrations are fabulous, fun, and complimented with your best look yet!


Photo Credit: Kelly Maughan


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