Published on December 12, 2017 — Leave a comment

Bloggers’ Picks: The 4 Best New Year’s Eve Dresses to Ring in 2018

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Ah, New Year’s. We all want that special show-stopping dress to wear to the biggest party of the year. But we don’t want to pay the hefty price tag for something we’ll likely only wear once. We are normally huge advocates of outfit repeating but it’s hard to find another occasion throughout the year that rivals the extravagance of New Year’s. Enter secondhand! Choose from thousands of awesome party dresses (that were probably only worn once!) to make the statement you want at a price you can afford. Here, we asked our favorite uber-stylish bloggers to share the New Year’s dress they scored on thredUP and find out why they’re thinking secondhand first this holiday season.

Metallic Dress, J’s Everyday Fashion

When the clock strikes midnight, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party, like every day is a celebration. Time flies when you’re sparkling.

Trina Turk Cocktail Dress (Estimated Retail Price: $378.00, thredUP Price: $74.99)
Photo Credit: J’s Everyday Fashion

Style Tip:
Anchor your sparkly look with solid pumps (navy is the new winter neutral). Match your metallic dress with glittery nail polish.

After Party Tip:
Seasonal spills happened, and when they do dab wine with soda water and oil with vinegar.

“Why not get your New Year’s dress from a rotating closet shared with several thousand of your closest girlfriends?! It’s such a genius way to save money.” – Jeanette, J’s Everyday Fashion

Red Hot Dress, Trendy Curvy

If there’s ever a time to choose attention-grabbing red, it’s New Year’s. Remember, red has a powerful effect on your confidence and self-esteem, which is just what you need when you hit the dance floor.

Anne Klein Dress (Estimated Retail Price: $71.00, thredUP price: $17.99)
Photo Credit: Trendy Curvy

Style Tip:
Gold jewelry and a bold red lip are our favorite festive extras to pair with this statement hue.

After Party Tip:
Load the washing machine with cold water and a dash of vinegar to keep your colorful clothing merry and bright.

“Luckily thredUP has great holiday options at discounted prices. You’re sure to find something to fit every occasion. – Kristine, Trendy Curvy

Essential LBD, The Domestic Life Stylist

Yes, you can wear an LBD to New Year’s. It’s all in how you style it. Pick a silhouette that flatters your shape and think of it as a blank canvas for outfit creativity.

Cynthia Steffe Dress (Estimated Retail Price: $268.00, thredUP price: $60.99)
Photo Credit: The Domestic Life Stylist

Style Tip:
Turn a black LBD into festive wear with a little silver ‘n’ gold jewelry. Do a celebratory updo to show it all off.

After Party Tip:
Gently rub a dryer sheet on your black fabric to remove any residual deodorant marks.

“Since I shopped #secondhandfirst with thredUP, I was able to score three designer dresses and 2 clutches for $250, originally $1025!” – Lisa, The Domestic Life Stylist

Statement Dress, Penny Pincher Fashion

We love this strapless emerald green number from Banana Republic. If you’ve ever wanted to try a new silhouette or a look-at-me print, tonight’s the night.

Banana Republic Cocktail Dress (Estimated Retail Price: $158.00, thredUP price: $36.99)
Photo Credit: Penny Pincher Fashion

Style Tip:
If you go with a strapless neckline, choose between earrings or a necklace, but not both.

After Party Tip:
If it’s truly a statement dress you’ll only wear once, consider selling or donating it to make room in your closet for more party gems throughout the year.

“I hate spending a fortune on evening wear that I only get to use once or twice a year.” – Kimberly, Penny Pincher Fashion

Tell us about all your New Year’s thrifty finds in the comments below!