3 Women’s Looks for New Year’s Eve

From a hotel gala to cocktails with your girls, we've got your looks covered.

Anything goes on New Year’s Eve, but no matter where you’re going, you’ll want to dress the part. Whether you’re knocking back cocktails with your girlfriends, headed to a chic get-together, or hitting the town at a hot New Year’s gala, you’ll be dressed for success in any one of these looks.

Cocktails With Girlfriends

If you’re out for a fun night with your girlfriends, stay casual and comfortable in this festive getup.

Drape front metallic cami ($52) at Topshop, imitation leather pants ($34.95) at H&M, Joe’s Ali ankle strap pump ($144.95) at Nordstrom, Loren Hope Sarra earrings ($88) at Tuckernuck, Urban Decay shadow box ($34) at Ulta, leather clutch with diamantes ($59.90) at Zara.

Logan Circle House Party

If you’re at a chic social event or house party, grab the attention of the other guests with a shimmery dress, a great pair of heels, and a festive red lip.

Two-tone sequin bodycon dress ($130) at Topshop, high-heel leather booties ($89.90) at Zara, Trish McEvoy High Volume mascara ($31) at Bluemercury, NARS semi-matte lipstick ($26) at Bluemercury, Whiting & Davis chrome lattice clutch ($15 rental) at Rent the Runway, Hunted II cuff ($165) at Eilisain Jewelry.

Gala at the Fairmont

If you’re ushering the New Year in at a swanky hotel, dress the part in something you’ll only wear once. Rent your gala gown, pair it with some fabulous accessories, and get ready to rock it like it’s 2015.

Theia graphic gold gown ($150 rental) at Rent the Runway, Halston Herritage clutch ($295) at Bloomingdale’s, Chamack by Priya Kakkar crystal studded zig-zag bangles ($85) at Neiman Marcus, Manolo Blahnik Ollico ankle-cuff d’Orsay pump ($785) at Nordstrom, Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum ($60) at Nordstrom.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.