Officially the biggest party of the year, the hunt for the perfect dress is always a mammoth task. So to help you on your way to having the most stylish New Year's Eve ever, we've put together five classic looks to inspire you in your shopping.

The modern LBD

You can never go wrong with a little black dress and this sparkly version puts a contemporary spin on the classic we love; with all-over sequin embellishment and mini beaded tassel skirt, this Aftershock dress is simply made for partying. Pair with these Swarovski embellished heels and the Deco-inspired Zandra Rhodes clutch to throw your lipstick in. Aftershock London Danolka Dress in Black, £73Aftershock London Debbie Peep Toe Heel, £74Zandra Rhodes Pandora 01 Bag in Black, £79

The chic LRD

For a sophisticated soiree or cocktail party, the little red dress is always a stand-out option. This Ronen Chen dress creates a slimming silhouette with faux-wrap, flattering draping and long-sleeves to cover the arms. Add these Mifani court shoes in a suede finish for a modern touch, along with pretty drop earrings - the perfect combination of elegant and edgy. Ronen Chen Hayden Dress in Red, £119, (also available in navy and mauve), Mifani Content Suede Block Heel in Black, £83.95Johnny Loves Rosie Erin Elizabeth Jewelled Circle Drop Earrings, £24

The sparkler

Step into the festive season in style with a sequin dress, perfect for the year's biggest party! Ideal for fans of festive glamour looking for a dress that embodies everything about the opulent holiday season, this sparkling dress is the perfect eye-catching option. Diamante strappy heels and a simple black clutch will finish off this look without it looking too over-the-top. The Silver Sequin Dress, £75Moda in Pelle Rizora Shoe in Silver, £89.95, £49.95Zandra Rhodes Godiva bag in Black, £59

The show-stopper

Nothing says glamour like a dazzling gown and if you're heading to a ball it's almost de rigeur that it's long. This stunning gown by Kate Fearnley ticks all the boxes; flattering peplum, check. Mesh arms, check. And gorgeous sequin bodice, check. Featuring cut-out back detailing to flash some flesh, this figure-hugging dress will certainly get you noticed. Pair with these Swarovski-soled heels and classic black clutch and you're ready to wow. Kate Fearnley Tamara Dress in Black, £175Moda in Pelle Jezzle Shoe in Black, £109.95, £54.95Johnny Loves Rosie Erin Elizabeth Spray Drop Earrings, £24, Aftershock London Layla Hard Case Clutch, £99

The Asymmetric

Asymmetric dresses are a big trend among designers for their contemporary appeal and sophisticated style. This dress by Forever Unique is completed with a beautifully tailored wrap finish and asymmetric hem in a dazzling scarlet hue. Wear nude heels to add length to your legs and pair with simple stud earrings and a sparkly gold clutch to finish off a debonair look. Forever Unique Kayden Dress in Red, £165Moda in Pelle Instinct Shoe in Nude, £69.96, £39.95Moda in Pelle Rizzlebag Clutch in Gold, £89.95, £59.95Johnny Loves Rosie Erin Elizabeth Jewelled Pear Studs, £20