Violeta by Mango
Reversible Sequins Dress, $139.99 at Mango
This strappy number deserves rose gold sandals.
Lene Long Sleeve Pleated Velvet Shift Dress, $109 at Youtheary Khmer
Play up the texture with golden embossed pumps.
Fringe Strapless Dress in Black and White, $199.90 at Eloquii
Planning on dancing the night away? This fringed pick is the way to go with black and white heels.
Design Curve Mini Shift Dress in Heavily Embellished Fringed Sequin, $119 at ASOS
The purple hue and touches of fringe will have you shining brighter than the ball drop.
Plus Size Embellished Sheath Dress, $144 at Macy’s
That embellished slit is everything so complement it with black pumps with gold accents.
Design Curve Sequin and Velvet Cami Wrap Midi Dress, $103 at ASOS
Can’t make up your mind between sequins and velvet? Split the difference. Finish the look-at-me look with navy or black ankle-strap sandals.
Wonder Sequin Slip Dress in Silver/Black, $150 at Universal Standard
Rock this solo or over a turtleneck. Black ankle boots will keep all eyes on the dress, the way it should be.
Design Curve Velvet Twist Kimono Sleeve Midi Bodycon Dress, $60 at ASOS
Highlight the ochre hue with gold accessories.
Glitter Lines Dress, $129 at City Chic
Slip on some gold cuffs and black sandals to really make this dress shine.
ASOS Design x LaQuan Smith
Curve Bodycon Dress in Glitter Stripe, $103 at ASOS
Black patent leather pumps will keep the shine going.
Violeta by Mango
Lace Panel Dress, $69.99 at Mango
Cap things off with red hot satin pumps.
Selma Dress, $338 at 11 Honoré
Polish it off with drop earrings and silver sandals.
Mock Neck Dress With Asym Skirt, $129.90 at Eloquii
Some dainty danglers and black pumps are all you need to ring in 2019.
Contrast Knit Mermaid Dress, $450 at 11 Honoré
Don’t weigh down this piece with jewelry. But a glitzy barrette or bobby pin is totally acceptable.
Puff Sleeve Blazer Dress, $149.90 at Eloquii
If you still crave some sparkle, wrap things up with ombre glitter pumps.
RACHEL Rachel Roy
Karine Sequin Sheath Dress, $134.25 at Nordstrom
Lean in to the shimmer with embellished sandals.
Violeta by Mango
Appliqués Puffed Sleeves Dress, $79.99 at Mango
Make sure you rock a sleek updo to flaunt those shoulder appliqués.
Jason Wu x Eloquii
Sweetheart Sheath Dress, $110.95 at Eloquii
Add a statement necklace to draw more attention to the sweetheart neckline.
Universal Standard for J.Crew
Sequin Shift Dress, $228 at Nordstrom
Shiny silver pumps are your best bet.
Black & White Dotted Skater Sweater Dress, $68.90 at Torrid
Electric blue pumps will kick things up a notch.
Betsy & Adam
Plus Size Embellished Shift Dress in Wine Rose, $279 at Macy’s
Opaque tights and black pumps make this dress a winner.
New Year’s Eve — one of the most overhyped holidays of the year — is just around the corner. In other words, it’s dress shopping time. (Just because your friends won’t get it together and figure out what the hell you all are doing until the very last minute doesn’t mean you can’t have your outfit ready to go.)
Generally speaking, more is more when it comes to New Year’s Eve dressing. You want something glamorous, but not garish. Sleek, but not too simple. Something that you’ll probably only find yourself wearing once or twice a year, but whatever. It’s New Year’s Eve. Live it up.
Given that there are currently about 1,000 sparkly midis and velvet shifts floating around cyberspace and we know you’re busy last-minute holiday gift shopping/mediating a 20-texts-deep New Year’s Eve group chat, we went ahead and did the scouting for you. Click through the slideshow above for 21 perfect New Year’s Eve dresses, all designed with plus-size women in mind. From cool sequin slip dresses to a Balmain-esque tuxedo number to a fringe-heavy strapless dress, there’s something for every shape, aesthetic and budget. (Oh to live in a world where every piece of clothing came in inclusive sizing and size-specific shopping roundups were a thing of the past. Maybe we’ll get there in 2019.)