Lauren Conrad's style guide: New Year's Eve

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3... 2... 1... Happy New Year!!!

There are only a few days left until the ball drops on 2013 so to get your New Year started on a stylish note, I thought I’d put together this Style Guide to help you pick out the perfect dazzler to don on New Year’s Eve. Here are a few of my favorite dresses for the occasion:

Little Black Dress


Paper Crown Jasper Dress

If you don’t want to go out and spend a small fortune on a sparkly, spangled dress, I suggest pulling out your favorite little black dress from your closet and dressing it up for the occasion. Recharge your LBD by pairing it with glittery accessories like a glitzy statement necklace, shimmery heels and maybe even a bejeweled clutch. Finish of your look with sleek waves and a red lip for a polished yet festive feel (that won’t be mistaken for a disco ball).

Red Dress


Paper Crown Ruby Dress

New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity to wear a bold, red dress. Red is a statement-making shade that is perfect if you’re looking to standout at your pre-2013 soirée. Wear your LRD with neutral heels, a few pieces of your favorite flair, and bold winged liner for a retro-inspired vibe.

Something Sparkly


Paper Crown Amber Dress

When I imagine a New Year’s Eve look, the first thing that comes to mind is a fabulously shimmery little frock. There isn’t a more appropriate time of year to wear a little sparkler, so if you can swing it, I say why not. I particularly love the Amber dress from my Paper Crown line. The modest neckline tempers the short hemline and glittery finish. (Plus, this dress can be worn beyond December 31st when paired with a tailored blazer and tights.) To make this sparkly number work, I suggest pairing it with a lot of liner and lashes, pale pink lips, and a chic topknot or tousled waves.

What are you planning to wear this New Year’s Eve?

XO, Lauren

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.