WHAT TO WEAR TO VALENTINO'S BLACK AND WHITE MASQUERADE

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There’s always a strange pressure surrounding New Years Eve. It’s the kind of night we all hope will be memorable, but without proper planning it can end up being an anti-climactic evening of drinking and watching New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

But instead of staying in and listening to Ryan Seacrest talking about balls dropping, why not guarantee yourself a evening of glamour?

Looking out over Lake Ontario (and an adorable skating rink), Valentino’s Black & White Masquerade will be a dazzling evening of winter-wonderland feels. The dress code for the evening is simple: dress to impress—I’m talking to the nines.

Oh and if you like free money, I suggest making your mask a show stopper. The more creative it is, the more likely you are to receive the $250 cash prize.

There will be masks available at the door, but if you want a chance at getting your hands on that sweet, sweet dough, take some inspiration from these unique masks:

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If you’re stuck on what to wear to compliment your mask, go for anything you would describe as formal. Try your best to stick to the black and white theme, but we’ll make exceptions for truly sickening lewks. Here’s a bit of inspiration for your reference:

Live your red carpet fantasy with a long gown

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Sparkle in a glitzy mini dress, like a nineties supermodel out on the town

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If dresses aren’t your thing, you could go the jumpsuit route

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Or suit up and roll into the party with that BDE:

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Extra points if you go full tophat and tails

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Feel free to be EXTRA extra

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Say goodbye to 2018 in luxe style—you can always wear sweatpants in the new year.

By Robyn Bell

Robyn Bell