How To Wear Color Like A Star

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Sprinkled within the fashion hits and misses of last night’s Golden Globe Awards were several gorgeous women embracing colors as vibrant as the carpet they strutted down. If we are to use awards shows as a case study on how to wear bold hues, we should now be fully versed on how to rock fire-engine red, bright violet, canary yellow and bubblegum pink, thanks to a few statement-making celebs. Channel these stars when you’re getting ready for your next formal event—we guarantee you’ll stand out from the inevitable sea of LBDs.

Allison Williams In Armani Prive

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Ribbed Body-Con Midi Dress

Topshop

How To Wear Fire-Engine Red

Follow Allison's lead and style a red dress with classic accessories, as opposed to anything too sexy or edgy. Go for smooth '20s-inspired hair, simple diamond jewelry and a barely there strappy heel.

Lupita Nyong'o In Giambattista Valli

Salina Cutout Back Gown

Rachel Zoe Collection

How To Wear Violet

We love the way Lupita let her violet dress make the statement, keeping her jewelry simple so as not to take away from the bold frock. Go for a bejeweled clutch to add a dose of glam, and then keep the rest of the look minimal to allow the gown and bright shade to shine.

Naomi Watts In Gucci

Yellow Lace Cocktail Dress

H&M

How To Wear Canary Yellow

When done well, the combination of canary yellow and a bold red lip is simply stunning. But when letting colors take center stage like this, remember to go colorless with the accessories. Take a cue from Naomi who rocked a gorgeous diamond Bulgari necklace with her bright Gucci number.

Gwyneth Paltrow In Michael Kors

Crepe Mini Dress

Victoria Beckham

How To Wear Bubblegum Pink

Gwyneth's look proves that bubblegum pink needn't be reserved for children and, well, bubblegum. Make this shade mod and edgy by pairing it with a black bootie and sleek white manicure.