Sequined dresses are a no-brainer when it comes to stealing the spotlight, whether it's on the red carpet or at this year's holiday cocktail party. Their festive sparkle is celebratory, while the shine is attention-grabbing. We've seen beauties like Kate Moss, Kristen Stewart, Heidi Klum and sparkle-addict Jennifer Lopez hit the scene in gowns that steal the show. So why not sparkle a little yourself this holiday season?
As with any outfit, our primary goal is to showcase our best assets, and the same thing goes for sequined dresses. After all, no one wants to look like a disco ball (or Snooki). Sally McGraw, blogger and founder of AlreadyPretty, had some advice on choosing the right sparkles for your shape: "Since sequins sparkle and shine, they attract the eye. If you're self-conscious about a particular body part -- your hips, your midsection, your arms -- consider a dress design that features sequins elsewhere. For instance, a woman who would prefer to downplay her hips could seek out a dress with a sequined bodice and sleeves but a matte, sequin-free skirt. Direct attention to the aspects of your figure that you love with strategic sequin placement."
Here, 10 tips guaranteed to have you shining bright this holiday season, plus 26 celebrities who wear sequins just right.