Updated December 2019
I am so lucky to have a ton of impressive Brazilians working with me at the office. Over the past year, I have picked up little nuggets about the Brazilian culture and more importantly about the delicious cuisine and the excellent style. My favorite gem of knowledge was What to Wear on New Year’s Eve Based on Color Meaning. One of Brazilians that is equally style-obsessed told me about the Brazilian tradition of wearing white on New Year’s Eve to symbolize bringing peace in the new year.
There are other colors that are worn to bring love, wealth, and all sorts of good things. Brazilians mostly stick to white for peace, yellow for success, and red for love. I did some research with the help of my Brazilian fashionistas, and we found 14 other meaningful color choices.
What to Wear on New Year’s Eve Based on Color Meaning
Pick out a color that suits your style and what you are looking for in the new year. Peace, love, or happiness?! All of them sound great! Where do I sign up?
I am currently on the fence between yellow and red, but after making the video, I am digging the white dress. When do you get to wear a white party dress? If you don’t feel like buying your dress, rent it instead from the company Rent the Runway.
White for Peace
White is the most popular color choice for New Year’s Eve in Brazil. If you search google images of Brazil New Years Eve, you will find a plethora of photo showing hundreds (maybe even thousands) of people on the beach in white on New Year’s Eve. In the Southern Hemisphere, New Year’s Eve is in the summer so it totally makes sense that they would wear white for peace on New Year’s Ever.
I hope someday to be in Brazil on New Year’s Eve. Forget freezing in Times Square, let’s go to the beach! It blows me away that the Brazilians choose white. It seems to me that it is the most selfless choice out of the meaningful colors.
Silver Means Modernism on New Year’s Eve
Check out this silver and black romper that is similar and available now.
Wear Red for Love & Passion in the New Year
Wear Pink for Prosperity
Chocolate Brown for Stability
Gold for Wealth
Nude for Class
Classy and nude don’t really sound like they go together, but they do! If it makes you feel better, you can call the dress cream or beige. Wearing a nude dress on New Year’s Eve will bring you class in the upcoming year.
Harmony and Hope with Green
Green color symbolizes harmony and hope. Bright green symbolizes good health. Choosing a green party dress during the holiday season will take you from holiday parties to the new year with the same dress. Here is a beautiful green satin dress that will look fantastic as a New Year’s Eve Outfit.
Yellow for Prosperity
Yellow is the perfect color for you if want to stand out this New Year’s Eve. You will definitely get noticed if you wear yellow. I believe that there is a yellow for everyone. There are so many shades that if try out a few against your skin, you will definitely find one that works for you.
My yellow is the rich mustardy color. It is not because of my hair color either, it is more my skin tone because I was able to wear it even when I had dark brown and black hair.
Here are some yellow party dresses from ASOS with 2 day shipping & free returns.
Dark Blue for Intimacy
Navy is an awesome color choice for New Year’s Eve because it means intimacy. If you would like intimacy in the new year, navy is the best color for you. Also, pale blue symbolizes tranquility and wealth during the upcoming year. Here are some navy party dresses to check out.
Purple for Respect in the New Year
The New Year color purple will bring your respect in the upcoming year. Check out our favorite purple dresses here.
Orange for Happiness
Coral, orange, and salmon all bring happiness in the new year. This is a summery group of colors that might be hard to find in wintery fabric. Corals and oranges look great with gold and navy. Navy is the lucky color for intimacy and gold is for wealth so it is never bad to add a gold clutch.
What meaningful color are you wearing on New Year’e Eve?