Whether you can’t wait to break out your sequins and glitter or feel a bit apprehensive about the whole sparkle thing, there’s a way for you to get glowing this holiday season and stay true to your style. Here to prove it are modern fashion mavens from Amal Clooney to Selena Gomez, each of whom rocks her own interpretation of festive attire. Ahead, 7 distinctly different ways to shine bright at your next fete.
Go For Culottes
Culottes have had a big year for good reason—they look fabulous and flattering for a range of occasions. Make like Amal Clooney and select a pair rendered in a metallic fabric, then coordinate with a matching top, tonal pumps and a luxe, fuzzy topper for a modern Bianca Jagger vibe.
Add An Elegant Cape
For traipsing to and from parties, you'll inevitably need something to keep you warm. Take a page from Kate Hudson's playbook and opt for a sleek cloak, which tones down head-to-toe sparkle while adding a dose of refined elegance.
Switch Up Your Footwear
Rather than rocking your go-to black pumps, edge up your festive frock with peep-toe booties or a similarly unexpected silhouette. The simple swap prevents the look from skewing too saccharine, as evidenced here by Selena Gomez.
Up The Ante On A Sparkly Dress
Add interest to a beaded minidress à la Cara Delevingne by selecting a silhouette with unique design nuances, such as an unexpected slit or keyhole, that'll make people do a double take.
Swap For A Skirt Set
A trendy play on the traditional cocktail dress, a two-piece set like Jacquetta Wheeler's offers the option to bare just a hint of midriff for added allure.
Trust In The Neckline
If you're not down for looking like a disco ball, a subtle way to sparkle is via an embellished top. The piece takes the place of a statement necklace (one less outfit component to consider!) while jazzing up basic skinnies and booties like Kate Moss'.
Wrap Yourself In Shimmer
A metallic wrap jacket like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's feels festive enough for an evening soiree without being predictable. Leather leggings offer a rich contrast in texture and make your outfit look that much more expensive.