Who waited until the very last minute to find an outfit for New Year's Eve? Hands all in.

Bid adieu to 2011 and welcome the new year- in proper attire. These pieces are available at local stores and boutiques, but act fast, because you're not the only girl in the city without a dress.

And remember: "It's not the dress, it's the girl in the dress."

Rock 'n' roll in this Balmain-inspired, faux wrap dress from French Connection. It's perfect for ladies who love their legs, because it shows just the right amount of skin. For an ultra-sleek and sexy sheen to your limbs, we suggest Michael Kors leg shine. Shimmer- and shimmy the night away.

French Connection Quarry Falls Faux Wrap Dress, $268 at select Bloomingdales locations and Bloomingdales.com. Michael Kors Leg Shine, $32 at Sephora, 1714 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19103.

If you're wearing a basic LBD (little black dress) on New Year's Eve, add a stylish and surprising element to your ensemble by accessorizing. We suggest these awesome, multi-textured heels from Zara. Did we mention that the retailer is currently holding its semi-annual sale? You're welcome.

Zara Patchwork Court Shoe, $49.99 at Zara, 1715 Walnut Street, Phila., PA 19103.


This unique leather/chiffon pleated dress from Drew Ginsberg's growing Dylan Alexa line will definitely turn heads. It's festive, cute, flirty, yet mysterious, and we know the handsome man in the corner will cheers to that.

Dylan Alexa Leather/Chiffon Pleated Dress, $94 at Denim Habit, Suburban Square or Marlton, NJ.

It's form-fitting, comfortable and practical, which is why a banded skirt or dress is an excellent investment for New Year's Eve and beyond. Consider this contemporary-chic option from Pleasure Doing Business. We also like this Ombre banded skirt from BCBG Max Azria. Note: The brand's banded power skirts are available in an array of cuts and colors to match respective tastes.

Pleasure Doing Business Sweetheart Corset, $132 on Revolveclothing.com. BCBG Max Azria Power Bandage Skirts, $138 at BCBG, 1601 Walnut Street, Phila., PA 19103.

Bold and modern. Elegant and glamorous. Moving forward in 2012 never looked so good with this crystal pavé-embellished purse. The best part about the bag? The chain can be removed if you want to use it as a clutch.

Allegro Silver Bag, $1,300 at Swarovski located at The Pier Shops at Caesars.