Looking great generally means you're feeling great, so to make sure you bring the New Year in in true style, follow our tips for a fail-safe guide to perfecting your New Year's Eve party look.

Great makeup

If there’s anything that cements your style status other than a fabulous dress, it’s floorless make-up. A classic LBD allows you to be more playful with your make-up look, a bold lip, a soft pink glow to your cheeks and flick of eyeliner will add a hint of Hepburn for a chic look. Smokey eyes are an easy way to add instant glamour to any outfit and if you’re opting for a natural look, have a go at contouring to get model cheekbones. Take a look at our blog by make-up artist Richard Harvey for professional tips on achieving a proficient finish. 2.KATE-FEARNLEY-FUZZY_026

The Perfect Dress

This season we’ve been blown away by the trends designers have sent down the catwalk. From a continuing desire for embellishment and texture and a host of luxurious velvet and lace materials, the Autumn/Winter collections have been lavish to say the least. A classic LBD like The Multi-Way, £89, is always a winner and with this dress you can wear it anyway you like to get the most appropriate look. The Forever unique Ivy Tulip Dress, £220, features a beautifully handmade embellished collar and in red it’s bang-on this season’s favourite colour. From Dolce and Gabbana to Alexander McQueen, lace was de rigeur for their party inspired styles; the Tempest Becki Dress in Cream, £125, is a sophisticated option for a cocktail party and with pretty lace detailing and a well-placed peplum you will look and feel great. new years dresses Tempest Becki Dress in Cream, 125Forever unique Ivy Tulip Dress, £220The Multi-Way, £89

Flawless Tan

A golden glow can do wonders for polishing off your look and there's nothing worse than realising you look like an extra from the Twilight movie when you reminisce over your photos. Our best tip is to fake it with a great product; we love the st tropez instant tan

Polished Nails

Tapping away on your phone, unwrapping all those Christmas presents and general day-to-day wear and tear takes a toll on your nails, so make sure to give them a quick file and a slick of fresh varnish to get a pristine finish. Little Black Dress is also offering a £10 off voucher to spend at Nails Inc with every purchase, so you can get your nails done on us. Nails inc

Stylish Accessories

Accessories can make or break an outfit; if you’ve got an all over sequined or busy-printed dress opt for an understated heel and keep accessories to a minimum to avoid your outfit looking too busy. On the other hand a simple dress can be styled numerous ways depending on the occasion; opt for statement accessories for a more playful vibe and classic, simple jewellery for a more mature and timeless look. Three different ways to wear your LBD: