My favorite thing about New Year's Eve? The festive frocks, of course! How many occasions can you really wear sequins with wild abandon? Ahh, NYE is the best. Whether you are hitting one of the big parties in New York City or Sydney, or opting for an intimate gathering of friends at home, why not get your sparkle on for NYE?
My favorite sequined stunner is this super fun BCBGMAXAZRIA Chara Sequined Evening Dress. The way the demure, yet sparkly, sequin front contrasts with the translucent back is gorgeous and makes this dress seem way more expensive than it really is. This is the perfect dress for that ritzy hotel NYE party.
→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Chara Sequined Evening Dress, $220.80 (was $368.00), at bcbg.com.
Your NYE plans a little more downtown? Pull on this Diane von Furstenberg Maryse Sequined Wool Sweater with skinny black pants, or a black mini skirt and thick black tights for a super trendy look that still sparkles like crazy.
→ Buy the Diane von Furstenberg Maryse Sequined Wool Sweater, $325.00, at neimanmarcus.com.
Already have your LBD all lined up for NYE? Add some sparkle last minute with these Caparros Zarielle Sequin Sandals. The single line of sequins will inject a little sparkle into your ensemble and, with three metallic colors to choose from, they will match just about any dress you have.
→ Buy the Caparros Zarielle Sequin Sandals, $79.00, at zappos.com.; shipping and returns are free.
For sequins with smidge of sex appeal, I'm all about this Sheer Sequin Tank from Miss Me. Pair it with slim trousers or jeans to take advantage of the transparent, floaty layers.
→ Buy the Miss Me Sheer Sequin Tank, $45.00 (was $68.00), at missme.com.
This Buckle BKE Sequin Clutch will add a sequin punch with just enough room for your night out necessities for less than the cost of a premium martini at the swanky new club in town.
→ Buy the Buckle BKE Sequin Clutch, $16.97 (was $24.95), at buckle.com.
The ultimate sequin trend-on-the-cheap find has got to be this vintage-look Sequin Floral Headwrap from Forever 21, everyone's favorite store for inexpensive trends and accessories. New Year's Eve is pretty much the only night of the year an adult woman can get away with wearing this sparkly headgear, so you might as well enjoy it.
→ Buy the Forever 21 Sequin Floral Headwrap, $5.80, at forever21.com.
This post originally appeared on December 14, 2006. It has since been updated.