Want to steal the spotlight this holiday party season? Take a cue from A-listers like Katie Holmes, Hayden Panettiere, Gywneth Paltrow, and Jessica Alba, and you'll look red carpet ready in no time.
Go Velvet – à la Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes wowed in a stunning velvet Tom Ford number at last week's Sandy 12.12.12. benefit, but you don't have to spend Tom Ford-money to make heads turn. Jewel tones are always hot, hot, hot for the holidays and this emerald Vince Camuto sheath hugs all the right places like Katie’s TF. Suri would approve!
Sparkle & shine – à la Hayden Panettiere
Hayden’s red carpet style is often the perfect mix of daring-meets-darling. Try out H.P.’ s look with a sweet, silver number like this one from Material Girl. LOVE that heart-shaped cutout back!
Give ‘em the cold shoulder – à la Gywneth Paltrow
You can’t talk celeb party dresses without including Gywnnie! The GOOP style-setter tops best-dressed lists year after year…and her secret? Knowing what works for her – she’s a big fan of the one-shoulder style (see: 2012 Oscars, 2010 CFDA Awards, 2010 CMA’s…you get the point) – and works it time and time again. Take a page from her look book with your own dramatic asymmetrical neckline. Lauren Ralph Lauren’s black gown is simple (a Gywneth staple), yet still über chic and festive (check out the sparkly decal!).
Rock out – à la Jessica Alba
Mom Jessica Alba strikes the ideal balance of fierce and fashionable in this black frock with leather detailing. Steal her classy yet edgy style in Calvin Klein’s sleeveless leather-trimmed sheath. Just add a stroke of bright lipstick and voila, you're ready for your close-up!