6 New Year’s Eve outfits inspired by classic films

Still looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve frock? Take your lead from one of these classic movie party outfits, and guarantee your night a happy ending. Probably.

[nextpage title=”next”] Sally – When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally New Year's Eve scene

Missguided velvet bodycon dress
In 1989, while Taylor Swift was being born, Meg Ryan was giving us unrealistic expectations about New Year’s Eve.

We may never have anyone burst into a party at midnight to declare their love for us in a special speech, but we can at least copy her slinky velvet off-the-shoulder dress with this dead-ringer from Missguided. (£14.99)
[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] Shirley MacLaine – The Apartment
The Apartment movie

Faux fur trim jacket
One of the greatest Christmas-films-that-isn’t-really-a-Christmas-film of all time, The Apartment features a sharp-talking Shirley MacLaine in some equally sharp outfits.

This fur-trimmed wonder from New Look (£59.99) has just the right level of ladylike 1960s charm, and it’ll keep you snug on the night bus home. Pair with a pearl necklace if you dare.

[nextpage title=”next”] Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Romy and Michele

Motel satin slip dress

Feather trim slip dress
You may not have invented post-its, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel everyone’s favourite 90s overachievers at your New Year’s shindig (especially if you’re actually going to a party with a load of people you were at high school with).

Think pastel metallics, marabou trim and dresses that could *almost* be a nightie. This pink slip from Motel  (£19) and this feathery number from Topshop (£55) fit the bill.

Accessorise with a flip phone.
[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] Baroness Schraeder – The Sound of Music

Baroness Schraeder in gold dress

No offence to everyone’s favourite singing nun, but Maria Von Trapp didn’t quite cut a dash in partywear the way the evil Baroness did.

Her gold lamé fierceness is just as relevant today as it was in 1930s Austria, even if you don’t have a convenient ballroom to hand. Take this metallic maxi by VLabel (£48)  for a spin this New Year and sneak some vodka in your pink lemonade.
[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] Cher and Dione – Clueless

Cher Clueless tartan coat


Missguided black velvet dress
If you’re thinking, ‘hmm, I’d like to dress like something from Clueless this New Year’, it’s not a coincidence – it’s because basically everything in the shops right now look like something from Clueless.

Take your pick from this dead ringer for Dionne’s velvet collared frock in black (£14.99), or ASOS’ distinctly Cher-a-like metallic checked number (£25)

They’re both on sale too, so no risk of buyer’s remorse.
[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones in pyjamas

M&S Fair Isle pyjamas

Let’s be real for a second here – there’s a chance you might actually be seeing in 2015 under a blanket with one hand on the remote and the other buried in a family tin of Quality Street. AND THERE’S NO SHAME IN THAT.

Take a little inspiration from one of movie history’s most noted pyjama-wearers, with this Bridget-esque fleecy set from M&S (£25) and polish off the last of the turkey curry.

Lauren Bravo

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