We long await New Year’s Eve as the night we can finally break out our best party outfits. From the glitter to the sequins, there’s a lot to look forward to—but the bitter cold in late December can easily trample your plan of wearing a skimpy dress to ring in the New Year. Don’t fret, though. You don’t have to sacrifice wearing something stylish and festive just because of the weather. While we wouldn’t advise wearing a strapless or even sleeveless dress if it’s freezing out, there are plenty of chic long-sleeve New Year’s Eve dresses to choose from.
To make the outfit planning process way easier on you, we went ahead and found 16 long-sleeve dresses that don’t compromise dressing “extra” per the holiday’s long-standing (unofficial) eveningwear dress code. The answer to your cold-weather NYE prayers simply lies in one of the following sequin, satin, velvet, or metallic options. From a polished blazer dress to all the ’80s-inspired strong-shoulder numbers your heart could desire, there’s really something for every style, taste, and budget.
Keep reading to shop the chicest long-sleeve New Year’s Eve dresses and get inspired by our favorite fashion-girl party looks along the way.