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Eight New Year's Eve Dress + Shoe Equations, Solved

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If your mind has not yet wandered into wondering what you'll wear for New Year's Eve, we're worried about you. Barring your birthday or, say, your ex-boyfriend's wedding, this is the best excuse of the year to buy an over-the-top dress and a pair of completely impractical heels. Also, on a self-improvement note, it's a great excuse to experiment with colors and fabrications you'd normally steer clear of (hi, lasar-cut leather, it's me, I'm ready).

The mess of sequins and peplums and sheer panels can be down right overwhelming, so we've put together eight New Year's Eve dress + shoe equations in the gallery above. Click through for frocks by 3.1 Phillip Lim and Helmut Lang paired with complementary kicks from Pixie Market, Alexander Wang and much more. Happy shopping and safe partying to you!—Nicola Fumo
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