Style 24-7: New Year's Eve Dressing

Twenty metallic celeb looks you'll wanna rock when the ball drops.

Celia L. Smith Dec, 25, 2012

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Halle Berry

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This liquid metallic gown feels more "disco diva" than red carpet, and the slinky, draped fabric leaves room to move and groove.

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Talk about going for the gold! Model Jourdan Dunn modernizes lamé in a sleek strapless cocktail dress paired with classic black pointed pumps for a look that outshines everyone.

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One way to outshine the competition, whether you're the former Miss Universe or not, is in this gold chain-mail and champagne striped gown.

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No need to check the mirror with this fab CD Green style. LaLa's look is sexy and glitzy without using traditional sequins and sparkles, but instead mirrored mosaics to shine.

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Selita Ebanks

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We're drooling over Goapele's mini metallic, sequin paillettes. The curve-hugging fit plus sparkles makes this a definite ball-dropping dress.

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Cut-out details were key this season and Chanel Iman's brocade Michael Kors style was a flirty one, but still left a little to the imagination.

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Rihanna's jumpsuit serves both fashion and function. This lustrous Lanvin look is one way to stay warm and fly in frigid New Year's Eve weather.

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We're into sparkle overload done right, and Kerry Washington's sequins, draped-front Vivienne Westwood gown, complete with gold Christian Louboutin's and a Fred Leighton clutch is a glamorous New Year's Eve look we can vouch for.

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Want to turn up an already vivacious style? Make it a mercury-hued, long sleeved stunner; the color and curve-hugging silhouette exaggerates and highlights the frame.

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Are you the girl who likes to twirl and needs more movement with her look? Then Zendaya Coleman's long lamé pleated skirt is the perfect solution.

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When in-your-face sparkles seem like too much, subtle beaded details will get the job done –– just take it from model Jasmine Tookes.

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Metallics are having their moment in bodycon, cocktail and shift silhouettes but here, Sessilee Lopez sports a sleek column gown in mesh fabric for a more statuesque statement.

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If there's one thing we learned from Brandy's style this year, it's go hard or go home. And the singer's pleated, high-low Ekaterina Kukhareva dress combines many trends in one for a marvelous style mash-up we're sure turned heads.

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If you're toned like Allyson Felix, then an asymetrical mini dress is the ideal style for you. This bronze beauty works double time with a little shoulder and leg-baring action.

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Did we forget that the mod-era was known for it's shimmery styles? Garcelle Beauvais reminds us in this groovy mod moment. The actress' silver sequin, leather trimmed mini dress and sleek bob is the perfect way to update that era.

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If metallics seem a little over-the-top for your taste, try a more subdued look like Sharon Leal's toned down shimmery bronze, one-shoulder style that still serves sexy.

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If you're not into the full-on shining moment, pick one piece and go with it. In this case, MJB's golden blazer over an LBD does the trick.

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Jessica White's belted tunic dress gives seasonal sparkles a fresher feel, especially with a hiked up hemline and nude Louboutin pumps.


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