New Year’s Eve is the best excuse we get all year to get gussied up. Whether you’re headed to a bar, party, or ball, you can dress to the nines. For such a celebratory evening, why would anyone want to sport cruelly obtained clothing or accessories? Since so many retailers have opted for high-quality vegan materials, it’s never been a more opportune time to find the perfect cruelty-free New Year’s Eve outfit. Wool-free jacket? Check. Leather-free stilettos? Yep. It’s so easy, and we’ll show you how!
Velvet is a gorgeous material that doesn’t need cruelly obtained silk to feel soft and smooth. This Zara dress strikes just the right balance between formal and casual. We suggest pairing it with chandelier earrings and a brightly colored shoe.
This ModCloth clutch features a chain-link shoulder strap, and its glittering exterior and jeweled snap closure are both formal and fun. We suggest wearing it with a dark-colored dress, jumpsuit, or pantsuit to balance dark and light tones.
Shoe styles are so adventurous these days, so why not pair a fancy dress or sleek jumpsuit with Topshop’s standout leather-free platform boots? Plus, sequins are a New Year’s Eve staple.
Gold is a very flattering color, and since it’s not as common as black or red, for example, you will stand out in this dress, available through Urban Outfitters.
These faux fur–lined gloves from H&M will keep you warm and classy on your way to the New Year’s Eve celebration.
Need a pop of color to offset a dark dress or jumpsuit? ASOS’ pink velvet mules are completely leather-free and the remedy to pretty much any fashion dilemma.
No need for silk when this adorable sequin clutch is waiting for you at Anthropologie.
Turn heads by matching this jumpsuit with a cruelty-free red lipstick. Accessories such as a sequin clutch and show-stopping stiletto heels are in order, too.
The best part about this faux pearl choker (besides the fact that it didn’t require the disturbance of any oyster beds) is the adorable black ribbon that ties in the back. Since the price is right, you should probably head over to the Forever 21 site.
A fur jacket would only ruin everyone’s good mood on the big night. In contrast, this velvet number from Zara is cruelty-free.
11. Tatiana Heels
These are the show-stopping stilettos we mentioned in number eight. Zappos also carries a metallic silver pair.
Want to learn more about how to wear vegan? Check out our “How to Wear Vegan” feature.
Also, take a stand for animals by taking the fur-free pledge today.