Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dress up, go out this New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is right around the corner. If you're lacking in plans, look no further than our guide to doing it right in Brooklyn. Even if you have plans, check it out.

As for what you're going to wear, ladies, we've also got you covered. Check out these offerings from some of the borough's best boutiques and shops. We found the perfect items in which you can ring in the New Year — dresses that are chic yet still affordable (well, there’s one splurge in there).

Abby Z Lace Wrap Dress
This lace wrap dress is sexy and comfortable at the same time, making for the perfect evening out look and feel. You’ll also feel smart – find it at vintage Boerum Hill shop Re/Dress NYC for $49, marked down from the original $249!

Re/Dress NYC [109 Boerum Pl. between Pacific and Dean streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 522-7962].

Sequined Stefani Mini Dress
All eyes will be on you in this sequined Stefani mini dress ($68). Thanks to its relaxed A-line shape, it’s an easy fit, but it won’t take much to look stunning in this shimmery showstopper by Tulle. Find it at Fred Flare in Greenpoint.

Fred Flare [131 Meserole Ave. near Leonard Street in Greenpoint, (718) 349-1257].

Rebecca Taylor Sparkle Sweetheart Dress
It didn’t take long to find this silk stunner at Cobble Hill’s Diane T., a go-to shop for party cocktail dresses. This light, peek-a-boo sequined stunner by Rebecca Taylor ($475) creates the perfect silhouette for a night out, has a sweet strapless sweetheart neckline, so you can dress it up even more with a necklace, and a banded waist for a nice fit. The pleated A-line skirt also adds flirty movement.

Diane T. [174 Court St. between Congress and Amity streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 923-5777].

Strapless Mesh Cross Over Mini Dress
You can’t go wrong with this sateen skirt combo ($42) by Fashion to Figure, a trendy, contemporary plus-size women’s apparel chain for sizes 12-26 that recently opened in Kings Plaza Shopping Mall. The strapless piece creates a classic yet edgy look that you can pair with heels and hoop earrings. And it has pockets, which is always a plus.

Fashion to Figure at the Kings Plaza Shopping Mall [5100 Kings Plaza at E. 53rd Place in Marine Park, (718) 377-7040].

My Tribe Steel Rouged Front Dress
Look effortlessly glamorous this New Year’s Eve with this steel grey rouged front dress by My Tribe ($74). Complete the chic ensemble with a tri-color multi chain necklace by Lulu ($29), and a matching grey clutch with glass crystals by Paris Designs ($44). You can get the whole look at Suzette LaValle’s new boutique in Clinton Hill.

Suzette LaValle [923 Fulton St. between Waverly and Clinton avenues in Clinton Hill, (646) 281-4029].


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