The 70s Look Everyone Wants To Wear On New Year's Eve, According To Pinterest

The social media website has released its annual trend report for 2016 and has found that everyone is searching for one specific look this season

Bell sleeves trend 2016 | ELLE UK

Forget birthdays, weddings and christenings.

If there's one outfit that is sure to bring the most intense feeling of fashion stress during the year it's the New Year's Eve party outfit.

Of course, it goes without saying that New Year's Eve is always a let down. At the gong of midnight, you're either so desperately trying to Whatsapp everyone in your phonebook to wish them a 'Happy New Year' that you end up missing a rendition of 'Auld Lang Syne' or are so p*ssed you end up hugging a bottle of Captain Morgan's instead of your best mate.


However, the one salvation we have on the last night of the year is the chance to wear the perfect party outfit.

Sequins, velvet, lace, low-cut – anything goes.

But, according to Pinterest's annual trend report, if you're hoping to find the quintessential New Year's Eve dress this season, the most searched for style is the bell sleeve.

The 70s bell sleeve – rocked by the likes of Farrah Fawcett and Jane Fonda – and look is trending up 300 per cent on Pinterest as one of the most-pinned fashion options for the party season.

To be fair, it's not all that shocking that sleeves are the style du jour this year given the popularity of over-sized sleeves seen in the runway shows of Delpozo, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Marques Almeida, Ellery and – ELLE's favorite brand of the season – Jacquemus.

As a result, here is how to style your bell-sleeve looks during party season:



Strategically placed at the narrowest part of your waist, the sleeves of this Margot crepe dress accentuate the figure while the peachy tones will add colour and warmth to your evening outfit. Team with brightly-coloured accesories for ultimate New Years Eve fun. Roksanda, £995


Opt for understated glamour with this black bell-sleeved number. With the contrast of soft organza and thick polyamide, this dress is ideal for a laid-back vibe when paired with leather ankle boots and large gold earrings. Zara£29.99



This short Neruda satin and organza-trimmed velvet mini dress is the quintessential dress for New Years Eve. Pairing large sleeves with our festive favourite fabric, velvet, the outfit would go perfectly with gold heels and oversized, statement jewellery. Roksanda£763


Add glitz and festive hues with this teal-coloured Errands lurex bell sleeve knitted dress. Wack on some silver heels and take a shiny clutch bag to contrast with the dark coloured dress and sparkle. 



Team this ruffled wool-crepe gown with low heels and a small clutch bag so that all focus is on the sleeves. Slick back hair or opt for an up-do style to show off the over-sized elements of the dress. Merchant Archive£985


This wrap-effect pleated silk-crepe maxi dress is the perfect dress for an understated yet on-trend 70s-inspired look. Team with a bright-coloured bag (we suggest fuchsia or emerald green) and over-sized earrings. CO£791



Experiment with a tailored, coloured suit this New Years Eve and wear a high-neck white sleeved shirt with exaggerated bell sleeves for an added twist. Keep accessories minimal but shoes colourful. 

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