Out With the Old
Everyday Runway’s Melissa Berry will have you looking chic for your NYE countdown with easy-to-wear silhouettes that keep the cancer warrior in mind.

I’ve always loved getting dressed up for New Year’s Eve. Whether I’m hosting a house party or going to a swanky restaurant for an end-of-the-year countdown, I think it’s a wonderful excuse to wear something sparkly—even if it’s not your norm.

On a recent shopping spree for my New Year’s Eve outfit, I was a little disappointed to find that many of the dresses I liked were super short, and many of the necklines made me feel just a bit too exposed. Whether you’ve decided to reconstruct or go flat, post-mastectomy holiday fashion shopping can be very tricky but not impossible!

I’ve rounded up a few simple pieces that are easy to wear, offer up lots of sparkle and may be incorporated into your existing wardrobe for seasons to come. 

Let’s take a closer look:

Into the Blue

This Blue Shimmer Halter Top by Zara is a major show-stopper and a no-brainer pick at only $39! The high neck offers up great coverage over the bust line, and the open back is an unexpected, sexy surprise. The beaded straps add just the right amount of sparkle. 

Pair it with these gorgeous black high waisted velvet pants also from Zara ($69) or even a great pair of black jeans, and you’re ready to go!

Back in Black 

Leave it to ASOS to deliver this incredibly chic duo to us just in time for the holiday season. These Luxe Black Sequin Suit Pants ($107) can be worn with the matching blazer (sold separately, $107) for a head-to-toe festive look. The blazer provides full coverage and is a very elegant look whether you’re flat or reconstructed.

Decadent pieces like this are really great wardrobe builders, so you don’t have to worry about never wearing them again. The sequined pants may be paired with a black or gray cashmere turtleneck for date night, and the blazer can be worn with a pair of jeans for a girls’ night out! As you can see, the possibilities are endless—so don’t hesitate to treat yourself to some fun fashion once in a while.

Little Black Dress

I have a closet full of little black dresses, but I say there’s always room for one more! This pleated sequin mini dress from Banana Republic ($160) is embellished with beautiful sequins and catches the light in all the right places. Halter necks are great for showcasing the shoulders while drawing the eyes upward. This graceful neckline coupled with an A-line silhouette makes it easy to wear and a timeless classic for years to come! For only $160, this is a great investment piece. 

Casual Chic

New Year’s Eve glamour doesn’t get easier than this: If you’re not quite ready for a halter top or revealing neckline, then this one’s for you! This sequined cashmere sweater by C By Bloomingdale’s is $198 and is another great example of an investment piece. Style it with a great pair of tuxedo pants, jeans or leather pants for a glittery yet understated look. 

Bottom line? You can be sparkly and sexy without baring it all. Even if you’ve never been much of a glitter girl, why not try something new and add just one piece of sparkle to your wardrobe that may be worn again and again?



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