Originally published on brightestyoungthings.com
BYT NYE is RIGHT HERE. Now that you’ve perused our What to Wear guide, let’s focus on what not to wear. I’m here to help you avoid fashion faux pas on the most important party night of the year – andfeel free to see what you should wear, too.1. The Shiny HeadwearScreen Shot 2013-12-16 at 2.23.41 PM


Statement hair accessories (headbands, barrettes, etc.) are acceptable within reason but don’t push it with a lamé turban. In fact, don’t ever wear this. You’re only hurting yourself.

2. The Overly Sexy Sequin Dress



I see girls do this every year and it doesn’t get any cuter. Wearing a hooker dress just makes you look kind of cheap and sad. Sorry.

3. The Bargain Bin Disaster



I hate when I see clothes that look visibly cheap. I’m not saying you need to empty your bank account for an NYE dress but at least try to look classy. There are plenty of stores where you can get a much more upscale look for a steal. My advice would be to avoid amiclubwear.com.

4. The Maxi Dress

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Avoid at all costs unless you’re going to a black tie event. In my opinion, anyone who wears a maxi dress after 8pm should be jailed for 5-10 years.

5.  The Ugly Sweater

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Yes, there is such a thing as an ugly New Year’s Eve sweater. All I can say is, don’t do it.

6. The Jumpsuit


This might be biased, jumpsuits have gone in and out since like the beginning of time and I honestly can’t keep track anymore but I hate them. So much. Remember ladies, a waist is a terrible thing to waste! So if you must, please belt it.

7. The Ed Hardy T-shirt (or Ed Hardy anything for that matter)

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How are we still having this conversation?

8. The Tacky Leather Dress

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Now, I love leather as much as the next person (probably more) but there’s definitely a right and wrong way to do a leather dress. This is the wrong way.

9. The Day Dress

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On New Year’s Eve, it’s important not to be underdressed. Put some effort in and go for something a little more upscale.

10. The Ugly Jacket

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This is just ugly. I trust you not to wear this anywhere but don’t go without a coat either. I know you want to show off your fab outfit but is it really worth getting pneumonia?


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