Dress code: festive. It is the mark of almost every New Years
invitation these days. But what does it
even mean? Dress codes used to be casual,
cocktail, or black tie. That was the
range. Festive? Don’t panic. It just means cocktail with a little flare—or a lot of flare, depending
on your personal style. In short, it
means dressing like it’s your birthday.
Still confused? I have a
few suggestions to inspire you:
A little white dress: It is a Brazilian custom to wear all white on New Year’s Eve to
bring in a year of good luck. I am a fan
of any custom that goes against the ridiculous “no white after labor day”
nonsense. Also, white looks really wonderful
when accessorized with lots of gold jewels and accessories.
Emergency foldable flats: You should start the night out in your favorite heels, but you
should also have a backup plan. Wearing
heels is all about practice; if you aren’t donning them on a regular basis,
chances are your feet are going to turn on you halfway through the night. Pack a pair of foldable flats just in case it happens. There is nothing less festive than
hobbling around in search of champagne.