Dress to attract good luck for the New Year

What to Wear to Attract Good Luck?

One of the things I always prepare in advance for New Year ’s Eve is what I am going to wear. I am a firm believer that whatever you wear and do during New Year’s Eve and the first few hours of the New Year are going to influence the rest of the year. So, I always make a point about wearing new clothes with the belief that wearing brand new items of clothing will encourage more new clothing to follow.

The tradition of wearing new clothes for New Year’s Eve extends throughout several continents and while people in most European and Asian countries wear red clothing to attract good luck. South American people seem to favour yellow as a good luck colour, except for Brazil where most people wear white clothing to bring good luck and peace for the year that follows. Other people prefer to wear green clothes, the colour of money to attract wealth for the coming year.

Money dress

Katie Derham poses in a 50,000 dress made of money From Metro.co.uk
Katie Derham poses in a 50,000 dress made of money From Metro.co.uk

How to attract good luck ? Wear Gold


Personally I am going for a gold dress this year. Gold is associated with the sun and lucky for just about everyone. So, I'll be wearing a sexy little number in gold to frame my dark hair. If people wear yellow because of its strong association with gold, what can be better than wearing gold itself? I have not found the exact colour match for the shoes so I might go for emerald green stilettos and emerald jewellery to match up.

Gold dresses to attract gold and fortune

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full length, boned, strapless dress is made in eye-catching metallic lycra which wraps around the dress and is rouched at the side seam to add depth and texture.Jennifer Lopez in Gold MarchesaAmy Adams wearing Oscar de la Renta black strapless tulle ballgown for the 2009 Golden Globe demi rockin a gold dress at kids choice awardsHeather Graham for Vegas Magazines Sixth Anniversary wearing a gorgeous one-shouldered gold Herv Lger Spring 2009 dress. Next, Elle McPherson wearing the same dress in London
full length, boned, strapless dress is made in eye-catching metallic lycra which wraps around the dress and is rouched at the side seam to add depth and texture.
full length, boned, strapless dress is made in eye-catching metallic lycra which wraps around the dress and is rouched at the side seam to add depth and texture.
Jennifer Lopez in Gold Marchesa
Jennifer Lopez in Gold Marchesa
Amy Adams wearing Oscar de la Renta black strapless tulle ballgown for the 2009 Golden Globe
Amy Adams wearing Oscar de la Renta black strapless tulle ballgown for the 2009 Golden Globe
demi rockin a gold dress at kids choice awards
demi rockin a gold dress at kids choice awards
Heather Graham for Vegas Magazines Sixth Anniversary wearing a gorgeous one-shouldered gold Herv Lger Spring 2009 dress. Next, Elle McPherson wearing the same dress in London
Heather Graham for Vegas Magazines Sixth Anniversary wearing a gorgeous one-shouldered gold Herv Lger Spring 2009 dress. Next, Elle McPherson wearing the same dress in London

Dress Made From Credit Cards

Wearing Yellow for Good Luck


South American countries have a tradition for wearing yellow underwear on New Year’s Eve. Yellow is associated with enlightenment and intellect, it stimulates the brain. Yellow is a colour which exudes optimism and decisiveness. The Mexicans wear yellow underwear to attract money and good economical vibrations. Yellow is their colour of choice because it is most closely associated with gold.


The underwear tradition can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when it was forbidden to wear bright colours. The people believed wearing yellow would bring them good fortune, so they wore the colour underneath their clothes. Tradition says you must throw your old underwear at the stroke of midnight on New Year's and put on a yellow pair. To be lucky, they must be new. Want some extra luck? Wear them inside out.

Women in red

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Eva LongoriaHeidi Klum in a John Galliano dress
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
Heidi Klum in a John Galliano dress
Heidi Klum in a John Galliano dress

Wearing red clothes to attract good luck


Colour is vibration, and we all respond to it on many levels consciously or unconsciously. Wear red underwear and clothing on New Year’s Eve to bring luck associated to love. Red is a stimulant and dominant colour. Red is associated with warmth, prosperity and stimulation.

It’s better if your red garments are brand new and were given to you as a gift. This is the tradition in Spain and Italy. Asian countries also associate red to good luck and in China brides wear red wedding dresses instead of white wedding gowns.

green dress with money boa

From uniquecostumes.net
From uniquecostumes.net
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Wearing Green for Good Luck

In Ireland, green is considered the luckiest of colors. It is also a lucky color for those born under the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn. Green signifies a positive change, good health, vigor, vitality, peace, and serenity. Green is also symbolic of ones strive to gain recognition and establish ones independence. Money and wealth are often associated with this color. That is why some people like to wear Green for New Year's Eve.

Green is worn to attract economic luck because green symbolizes growth, fertility and harmony. Green is a refreshing and restful colour. It is often associated with hope and optimism, freedom and balance. People who wear green clothes to attract good luck, often compliment their clothing adding coins and paper bills of any amount into their pockets to attract money. The larger the bills amount, the better.

Whatever colour you decide to wear for attracting money, love or just juck, make sure that you have plenty of fun!


What will you wear on New Year's Eve

This year I'll be wearing:

  • Red underwear
  • Yellow underwear
  • A green outfit
  • A gold dress
  • None of the above
  • I don't care!
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Comments 25 comments

bloodnlatex 6 years ago

Hmmm....Gold huh? Sounds great! Wish I was there to see it. Great hub. I never knew what you wore for New Years had so much impact on the rest of the year. I know that washing your clothes on New Years is supposed to mean that someone is gonna die. So wear whatever you want, just don't wash it until the 2nd!


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Anath 6 years ago Author

Really bloodnlatex or are you just taking the Micky out of me? I am with a friend here who tells me that the first woman that you meet after midnight needs to stroke your "Little man". I think HE is taking the Micky don't you?


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Another great hub Anath; Hey if this doesn't bring you luck, nothing will... LOL! I simply love the dresses. The last picture of the lady in green is similar to what I've imagined my avatar would look like. I just have gotten with friend that is an artist to create it yet...Thanks for sharing I'm bumping it up for you! :)


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Anath 6 years ago Author

That would be a really hot avatar Money Glitch! Good luck for the New Year :)


bloodnlatex 6 years ago

Well Anath, I'm not sure who's taking what, but it sounds like someone's taking something. I just know that if you were the first one I met after midnight, There would be a lot more going on than a little stroking!


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Anath 6 years ago Author

sounds like good luck already bloodnlatex ;-)


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I love that gold Marchesa dress Jennifer Lopez is wearing in the first photo... I want it!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

I'd go for the red or the green :). We have another dress code here for the New Year - polka-dotted clothes :D. The belief is that this will attract money for the coming new year.


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada

Emievil is right, its polka dots in our country but I don't like that design in a dress, besides that, it might attract coins only, LOL. I'll go for green or gold but Oh my, I don't have it yet. Need to include that in my shopping list or shall we say wish list (wink).


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Anath 6 years ago Author

That's a lovely dress Princessa...

Hi girls, it is really interesting to know that, imagine polka dots bringing good luck! It reminds me of a gold dress with a polka dot design in darker gold that I saw a couple of days ago. That might be the perfect dress for New Year's eve. Have a great new year emievil and mama sez, lots of good luck and plenty of love to you!


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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

Great hub!All the color you mentioned are the good colors for Chinese too! I don't know if I will find something in those but sure would be good to wear. Thanks!


shinujohn2008 6 years ago

very nice hub


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Amberheart 6 years ago from Everywhere GREAT!

Love you hub can't wait to use this for the new year. thanks


Maternity Clothes 6 years ago

wow..gold

make me crazy :p


millenium_writer 6 years ago

This writing piece is a winner. It is really a universal thing to dress up on New Year's Day and I was amazed because I really thought of wearing gold last New Year's Eve and it made sense now. Great piece!


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gloriachristian80 6 years ago from Kaduna, Nigeria

NO matter how one dresses, it is quiet difficult to attract onlookers except the inner dressing andf beauty


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christianbooks 6 years ago

Interesting. Colors always reflects a lot of representation -- power , good lucks, etc -- I have asked a Chinese friend before and indeed they favor the color red in almost all celebrations. I even learned that when they have family reunions almost everyone is wearing red clothes. But on my opinion , whatever color you wear the only way to attract good luck for the New Year or for any other time is the way you would see life -- be optimistic , nothing beats the power of the mind .


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Anath 6 years ago Author

Happy new year and thank you for all your comments. I do agree christianbooks and gloriachristian, inner beauty, inner confidence and the power of mind are the most powerful "good luck charms". But, dressing in certain ways can boost that confidence and make you feel more in control. Even if it is only a state of mind!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!


Good Luck Charms 6 years ago

Those dress are lovely.

I am green with envy


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Anath 6 years ago Author

No need to go green with envy Good Luck Charms, just wear your own green dress and be envied ;-)


KLeichester 5 years ago

Some would believe. But I guess to each his own. A nice post btw. Thanks!


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Anath 5 years ago Author

Nothing tried, nothing gained ;-) and at least this one is fun to try KLeichester. Have a happy new year!


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salt 5 years ago from australia

thanks, it might be last years, but its good! Thanks


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Maybe I'll try to wear gold, red, AND green this New Years. Thanks!


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Just_Rodney 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Anath, was it not Jean Harlow that posed in a very tight and clingy gold dress?

I remember that pinup that was hidden from sight on the inside door of my top cupboard in my bedroom. It could also have been Gina Lolabridgido, or Marilyn Munro or then again Bridget Bardo.

The blonde in the slinky Gold evening dress.

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