What to Wear on New Year’s Eve Based on Color Meaning

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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 of information about the Brazilian culture and more importantly about the delicious cuisine and the excellent style.  My favorite gem of knowledge was delivered recently when 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 fashionista, and we found 14 other meaningful color choices. I dug through my closet and saw all, but one color. Orange!  I love orange!  As you can see from the video, my placemats are ORANGE. It is absurd! But, I digress.

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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. Peace might be my message of choice.  After all, a little order never hurt anyone. If you don’t feel like buying your dress, rent it instead from the company Rent the Runway.

Wear White for PeaceWhite 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 for ModernismSilver Means Modernism

If being on the cutting edge or bringing modernism is important to you in the coming year, silver is your dress color of choice. It makes sense that silver would be about being modern. Tech traditionally comes first in silver. The wave of the future in my mind is always silver. Here are some fabulous silver dresses and rompers for you to choose from. I have been buying my new year’s dresses from ASOS for several years because they have 2 days shipping with free and easy returns. I call no-risk online purchasing because I order 4 dresses, wear one and send the rest back after the new year. This way you can make sure that you have one that fits without worrying about shipping costs to and from. ASOS also has awesome sizing options. For example, this romper is available in sizes from 0 to 14. 

Wear Red for Love & Passion

You can wear red to bring love and passion to your life in the upcoming year. I have read a lot about women wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve to bring love into their lives. You can choose red underwear, but I would advise against wearing them under a white dress. You can choose a red dress or a pair of red shoes to add a pop of color to your new year’s outfit. 

Wear Pink for Prosperity

There are so many different shades of pink out there. There is bound to be one that suits you. You can wear anything from neon pink to classic blush pink dress. According to Brazilian Tradition of color meaning, pink dresses will bring prosperity to you in the new year. If you are looking to be successful, flourishing, or thriving in the new year, especially in financial respects, pink is a great choice. Cheers to a pink to a pink that flatters you and brings good fortune. 

Chocolate Brown for Stability

New Year’s Eve is a rare occasion when wearing a specific color can guide the upcoming year. If you feel like you need some stability in your life in the next year, you can wear Chocolate for Stability this NYE. Chocolate brown looks awesome with gold which is supposed to bring wealth in the new year. You can spice up a chocolate brown dress with a chunky gold arm party and gold pumps or sandals. Also, most animal prints like leopard has brown in it. You can rock animal print for a leveling out and balance in the upcoming year. 

Gold for Wealth

Wear gold on New Year’s Eve to bring yourself wealth in the new year. Gold is color that you throw in with almost any New Year’s outfit. Throw on some glitter pumps with almost any color dress and you will bring wealth to you in the new year. Here, I decided to go with a gold wrap dress from H&M and nude pumps. I wore this dress on NYE in New York several years ago. It did not bring me wealth, but it brought me travels. I traveled more the year after wearing this dress than I ever have. New York, Mexico, and I even went to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah that year. Gold brought me a wealth of experiences and it could do the same for you. 

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. 


Green for Harmony and Hope

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Pale Blue for Tranquility and Wealth

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. 

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.   

Orange for Happiness

Purple for Respect

Salmon for Happiness

New Year’s Eve Accessories 

Metallic Shoes

Choose metallic shoes on NYE. They are a perfect awesome choice to wear with any of these meaningful dresses. Choose your favorite metallic color, whether it is gold, silver, pewter, or rose gold and buy an accessory in that color.

NYE Clutches

Get a cute metallic clutch to go with your New Year’s Outfit. 

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