15 Fantasy New Year’s Eve Looks

You might not have an heiress' budget for a New Year's Eve dress, but that doesn't mean you can't take inspiration from some seriously luxe looks on the runway.

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You might not have an heiress's budget, but that doesn't mean you can't take inspiration for your New Year's Eve outfit from some luxe looks on the runway. From Chanel's Haute Couture Fall 2011 collection comes the perfect ice queen look, complete with feathers of course. (Look for less expensive options with marabou details.)
Christopher Kane showed a pink metallic gown paired with neon green sandals in his Resort 2012 collection. Emulate his styling by pairing something neon with something metallic this New Year's Eve.
Dolce & Gabbana showed this sequin dress for Fall 2011, and nothing says New Year's quite like sequins. Opt for a sparkly dress this year with a pattern like stars or stripes to get the look.
This Erdem velvet gown from the designer's Fall 2011 show is a fashionista's dream New Year's Eve look. Get the sumptuous look by incorporating velvet into your party attire.
Salvatore Ferragamo's silver double breasted tuxedo from the label's Resort 2012 collection is a modern New Year's Eve option. Don't be afraid to try something with a masculine edge, like a tuxedo jacket, to get the look.
One of the most coveted looks in Givenchy's Spring 2012 collection is this sequin chiffon suit. Go for an architectural dress, with some serious sex appeal, this New Year's Eve.
Jason Wu mixed satin and lace in his Fall 2011 show. Emulate the look by finding a lace tee-shirt and pair it with a colorful jewel-tone skirt.
This Grecian gown from Lanvin's Resort 2012 collection would be a standout on any New Year's Eve party circuit. Don't shy away from trying a long dress for your fete, especially one with the season's requisite thigh-high slits.
Marchesa's 1920s-inspired dress from the label's Spring 2012 collection telegraphs "party," and any dress with a Jazz Age feel (especially one with fringe!) would be a fabulous option for a dancing New Year's soiree.
This dress from Rodarte's Spring 2012 collection was inspired by painter Vincent Van Gogh. To get the look, comb the stores for dresses with painterly prints.
Cute and feminine, this dress from Stella McCartney's Resort 2012 collection, has a quirky Grace Kelly vibe. Try a sheath dress and whimsical accessories to get the look.
Bohemian and luxurious, this gown from Valentino's Fall 2011 Haute Couture collection references the 1970s in the most glamorous way. Comb vintage stores for a knitwear gown with some metallic threads to get the look.
Giambattista Valli sent out the most perfect red party dress in his debut Haute Couture collection for Fall 2011. Nothing will have you standing out at a party this New Year's Eve quite like a dress in China red -- especially one with a chiffon skirt.
This chiffon jumpsuit from Yves Saint Laurent's Fall 2011 collection is the perfect New Year's Eve cool-girl look. Dress in severe black, with slicked back hair, to channel your inner "it" girl this New Year's Eve.
Who doesn't want to wear an over-the-top taffeta skirt, like this one from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2012 collection, on New Year's Eve? Not the easiest look to get for less, but a girl can dream (and comb the markdown racks for a similarly festive skirt from the holiday collections).
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