Best of the Week: Celebs Show Subtle Holiday Spirit on the Red Carpet

It’s the only time of year when a woman could get away with stepping onto the red carpet in a dress made of the same fabric as a throw blanket or a homemade sweater. This is why we love the fashion at Christmas time. In any other month, we’d have to chastise Michelle Williams for going over the top in a dress of bows, sparkles and pleats. But since it’s December, we say she looks adorable.

Stylish celebs such as Eva Mendes and Carey Mulligan looked both glamorous and festive in elegant dresses of gold and red, while Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale showed us that a girl can be sexy and practical in cozy fabrics. As you’re getting dolled up for a holiday party, a hot date or even a day at the office, remember that if you’re ever going to get away with over-dressing, now is the time. Don’t be too shy to break out that va-va-voom red sheath or to pair your sparkly skirt with even sparklier accessories. ‘Tis the season to turn heads, so get out there and shine like Rudolph’s nose.

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