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My Mission: The Perfect NYE Dress

by Kate Franco on December 21, 2008 · 2 comments

I’ve been so uninspired by dresses this holiday season; it just seems that everything looks the same. So far I’ve gotten away without buying anything new for holiday parties (unless you count my amazing fur* coat). Now I’ve worn all my cocktail dresses, so it’s time to buy something new and really special for NYE.


After some digging, I found three worthy candidates.

  1. Jasmine Dress by Lauren Conrad, Lauren Conrad, SALE! 70% off $62.97
  2. Nicole Miller Pewter Satin Strapless Panel Dress, Bluefly, $225
  3. BCBG One-Shoulder Cocktail Dress, BCBG, SALE! 50% off $189

I had been thinking that the Nicole Miller dress reminded me of something…but I couldn’t put my finger on it until I saw this: Ms. Houseman in Dirty Dancing, anyone? Works for me, I could use some old-school glamour.

Also, has anyone else noticed the one-shoulder trend that is huge this season? I first remember wearing this look in 2002, and got really tired of it…but am so happy it’s back!

If you’re looking for inspiration too, check out Shopbop…even if it’s not in your price range.

So, which Look do you think I should go for? Vote now, comments welcome. 😉


*note that said fur is fake!