Celebrate New Year in style: three must have evening dresses to ring in 2012

It’s time to put your Christmas shopping on hold and sort our your New Year’s Eve outfit. If you don’t have time to fight your way through the throng of busy shoppers on the high street who are rapidly running out of Christmas cheer, you can simple hunt down dresses online. Thankfully, with easy to follow sizing guides, loads of pictures from various angles and user reviews, finding dresses online is now a lot easier than it was just a few years ago.

The Perla Sequin Dress from Coast
The Perla Sequin Dress from Coast

Finding the right dress is actually the easy part, but finding the right dress at the right price is a little more challenging. However, Coast seems to have got you covered this party season, especially with the help of its recently launched pre-Christmas sale. Coast has a wide range of evening dresses online for every size and style and they are one of the UK’s most popular choices for smart, sophisticated evening wear that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.


So to give you some inspiration and some idea of just what Coast has to offer, we have pulled out three of our favourite evening dresses to ring in 2012 from the Coast website.

The Ama Dress

This simple monochrome style shift dress pays homage to the 1960s. Its loose fit and drop waist, combined with slick and chic black and white monochromatic colour palette make it a versatile choice. The relaxed, non-clingy fit means it loose understated and cool, whilst the on-point colouring, rich fabric and almost bow-shaped pattern on the back add sexiness and sassiness. Work the monochrome look even further with black tights and heels.

Roisin Bandeau Dress

This bright, bold dress will definitely get you noticed, and for all the right reasons too. The lady in red is always one to draw the eye and with this dress’ ruching, cinched black-belted waist and fitted, almost bodycon shape, will impress any onlookers. This dress has a real eighties feel to it, so pair it with a black leather clutch, 10 denier polka dot tights and some killed heels in black.

Teaoni Lace Dress

Lace is a hot seasonal trend and so is the teal colour of this dress. This elegant, classic fitting, knee-length shift dress has a glamorous lace overlay, split in the skirt, rounded neckline and transparent, three-quarter length lace sleeves. It would look perfectly in place at both a cocktail party or a night out with the girls