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.
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.
Wear Red for Love & Passion
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.
Green for Harmony and Hope
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
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.
Get a cute metallic clutch to go with your New Year’s Outfit.
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