Top 10: Party Looks for New Year's Eve

Top 10: Party Looks for New Year's Eve
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 29, 2011

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Jordan Dunn, works the “off-duty” model-look to perfection, and this can be easily replicated in a cheap but chic way. An off-the-shoulder faux fur top and sparkly mini, accented by a stud belt and ankle booties are pieces any fun retailer like H&M or Topshop is bound to have. This look is flirty and fun, and perfect for the club.

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This silver Vivienne Westwood lamé bodycon and matching Brian Atwood pumps will make you the most stylish disco queen the night has ever seen. If you aren’t afraid to bare a lot of leg, then go for it! The key to this look is shine, shine, shine. Find a brilliant metallic dress — silver, gold, or bronze, and add perfectly matching pumps. Top off this look with a fab faux fur to keep this sexy style warm.

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Garcelle Beauvais’ St. John’s gown is gorgeous, and the tonal sequins creates an understated elegance with a hint of spectacular for the girl who’s just that. To get the look, find a similar stunning gown combining a solid and sequins fabric, or pair separates — a flowy blouse of your choice, with a maxi dress. And for a little DIY project, wrap up the look with satin ribbon around the waist from a local craft store.

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Model Joan Smalls’ Balmain mini is quite the vixen ensemble. If your considering a dress like this for the big night, search for one that balances out the plunging neckline with long sleeves like Smalls’, it shows just the right amount of skin but with a tasteful touch. Balance is the key to everything.

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Estelle goes for glam in a Diane Von Furstenberg sequined gown. The key to this look are the matte pallettes, which give it a softer, antiqued finish. To get this look, visit your local vintage shop, they’re always filled with sequin ensembles. Gold looks especially chic for festive occasions, so we’re loving this look.

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Take notes from Jessica White and liven up your boring bodycon. Similar to this style, find details that give it that extra wow factor — bold shoulders, hemline play, and a mix of fabrics will do the trick.

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Jordin Sparks wears a Kevan Hall dress fit for an ice princess. If you’re a curvy girl looking for a precious piece like this, make sure the dress is form-fitting at the top, then pulls away from the body at the waist for that corset or hourglass effect, this makes it more sexy and less frumpy.

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Kerry Washington’s wide-striped, flapper-style Prabal Garung mini definitely adds some spice to the night. If you’re a little firecracker ready to get the party started, this flashy sequin number is just what you need. Can’t find a colorblock sequin dress exactly like Washington’s? Then recreate the look by combining a red sequin top, black sequin mini and throwing a silver belt into the mix.

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This Roberto Cavalli blazer and mini to match is a total showgirl moment, and who better to show us how to pull it off then Beyonce. The pieces you need to do it yourself, are simply a sequin blazer and dress to match. Selecting ones with pattern or solid accents, like Beyonce’s lapel’s create a break in the layered sequins so the pieces don’t camouflage each other out. Try it in different colors and make the look your own.

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Aisha Tyler creates a complete head-to-toe monochromatic navy look that allows the sequin to shine on its own. This no-fuss, fool-proof look can be achieved by simply matching all pieces exactly, from dress to accessory.

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