Celebrity Style: Party Dresses

Celebrity Cocktail Dress Style
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 23, 2010

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Dramatic details, like this curved ruffle detail on Ashanti’s dress, make perfect conversation pieces at holiday parties.

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Perfect is the only way to describe a dress that delicately drapes as Tina Knowles’ does. Opt for a bold red like this one and be the center piece of any party you attend.

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Gold lame is a perfect fabric choice. It warms your skin and adds sparkle to any party dress, especially knee length sheathes like Joy Bryant’s.

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Go there with a bold, bright, hue like Solange in this electric yellow number.

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Ruffles and a peek of shoulder flatter any body type from girls who are busty to curvy to slim like Brandy.

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Interesting necklines like the one on Queen Latifah’s complement shoulders, bust – and flawless makeup.

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Sequins and a sultry shape will transform you into a siren like Raven Simone in this sparkling number.

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Basic black will be anything but if you pair it with festive stockings and a bright shoe like Kimora Lee Simmons.

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Dresses made from soft moveable jersey fabric flatter will make you feel super comfortable – and look super sexy all night.

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Fun prints like the one on Gabrielle Union’s dress add a festive vibe to any dress.

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Keep it clean and chic with a dress in a warm winter white like Halle Berry.

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Ciara’s long sleeve body-con mini will wow all the boys at your New Year’s Eve shindig.

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Want to try something a little more fashion forward? Opt for an assymetrical cocktail dress like Chanel Iman’s.

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Both ladies look fabulous, but it’s really Chili’s metallic tube dress that sets our heart on fire!

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Melanie Fiona and Keishia Cole look flawless. Take style notes and opt for draping dresses or ruffled bottoms to compliment a full figure.

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Silver sparkles brightly on any tone, something Vivica Fox knows very well.

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Meagan Good’s feminine lace mini LBD is the right mix of sweet and flirty.

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Skin tight is still right with a body like Taraji Henson’s.

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Jennifer Hudson looks svelte and stunning in this burgundy wrap dress.

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Ebony and Ivory never looked as good as it does on Mary J. Blige and Beyonce.

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Garcelle Beauvais looks stunning in winter white. Notice the understated accessories and strappy heels.

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We love the bold graphics on Melanie Fiona’s dress.

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Holly Robinson Peete is a one-shouldered wonder in this black dress with patterned detail.

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We love the asymmetrical shoulder and chic knee length on this dress.

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Jennifer Lopez keeps it tonal with dress, shoes and accessories that are all in the same color family.

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This ruched metallic number with a plunging neckline flatters and fits Sherri Shepard perfectly!

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Anika Noni Rose keeps things simple and chic in this this midi-black dress.

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Keri Hilson proves that one shoulder and a fun print is a perfect combination in one dress.


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