The famous song asks “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” but wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, make sure you look sharp as you welcome in 2019. After scouring the internet for trend info, here are Fabricana’s top 4 trend picks to keep you looking up-to-date for the big event.
Velvet has been a strong trend for daywear for the past couple of seasons and it seems to be just as strong for evening wear. The shading on velvet provides all the drama you’ll need, just make sure to stick to a simple silhouette. The top recommended shade? Emerald! This rich jewel tone looks good on various skin tones and pairs well with black, metallic, and other jewel tones such as amethyst or sapphire (maybe avoid pairing emerald with garnet, unless you’re not yet ready to give up the Christmas vibe!)
If the drama of velvet isn’t your thing, maybe you’re looking for a little sparkle. Sequins, a perennial staple for New Year’s Eve, may be just the thing. Look for a sequined fabric with a nice drape, maybe a supple knit, soft tulle, or crinkle knit. Consider keeping the silhouette breezy, not skin tight, to enhance the movement of the fabric and allow the sequins to catch the light.
One fabric that may be less expected for New Year’s Eve is brocade. There are some gorgeous brocades on the market right now. Avoid the ballgown: opt instead for playful yet sophisticated separates such as a brocade blazer paired with black cami and black tuxedo pants, or brocade trousers paired with a sexy high-neck black halter and heels. Brocades are even showing up in men’s wear. The bold gentleman will take the look head-to-two, or for the “fainter of heart” consider a brocade blazer OR brocade tapered pants.
Like velvet, tartans have been enjoying a revival for daytime looks. For an evening women’s wear look, consider a classic pencil skirt paired with a simple silk blouse, or an eyecatching tartan cocktail dress. This trend really shines for men’s wear. You’ll find bold red tartan or classic navy/green/black Blackwatch suits being sported on New Year’s Eve. Consider a black shirt to elevate this evening look. If your event doesn’t call for a suit, opt for the tartan blazer OR trousers. Other festive colours for trousers include the yellow/black/red combination, or plaids where rich, royal blue takes centre stage.