What Can I Wear With a Metallic Dress This Holiday Season?

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Metallic dresses are always a holiday-favorite. There’s something about their laminated surface, their bright sparkle, and their glossy sheen that put the wearer in a festive mood. You can wear a metallic dress, skip the accessories, and still feel completely gussied up.

And because it is December, it’s time to round up our favorite metallic dresses worn by celebrities this year. If you need inspiration on how to dress up for the holiday season, try the following or check out these dresses worn by Céline Dion and Ciara:

1. Taylor Swift in Julien Macdonald

Her exes might not be too keen on seeing her again, but this 23-year-old country singer was a sight to behold at the 2013 AMAs.

Taylor Swift was a big winner not only in the music scene but also in the fashion scene because of the above gold Julien Macdonald dress that she paired with strappy Jimmy Choo sandals.

Taylor Swift in a gold Julien Macdonald dress at the 2013 American Music AwardsTaylor Swift in a gold Julien Macdonald dress at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013, in Los Angeles, California

2. Rita Ora in Dona Karan Atelier

With Rita Ora’s frequent crossover to the fashion world, she could very well be mistaken as a model.

She had everyone staring at her gold Dona Karan Atelier frock at the Angel Ball 2013 hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, completely outshining the real models in attendance.

Rita Ora in a metallic Dona Karan dress at Gabrielle's Gala at Old Billingsgate MarketRita Ora in a metallic Dona Karan dress at Gabrielle’s Gala at Old Billingsgate Market on May 7, 2014, in London, England

3. Kate Mara in Dolce & Gabbana

Premiere nights are always brimming with fashionable ladies, and the New York premiere of House of Cards was no exception.

But Kate Mara managed to snag attention in her silver flower-bedecked dress from Dolce & Gabbana.

Kate MaraKate Mara's silver flower-bedecked dress at the premiere of House of CardsKate Mara’s silver flower-bedecked dress at the premiere of House of Cards held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 1, 2013

4. Marion Cotillard in Dior

Thirty-eight-year-old actress Marion Cotillard took on a dress silhouette that can easily look unflattering to lesser mortals: a silver Dior dress.

She displayed enough fashion sense by keeping the styling starkly simple and letting the silver dress do the talking.

Marion Cotillard at ELLE's 20th Annual Women in Hollywood CelebrationMarion Cotillard at ELLE’s 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, on October 22, 2013

5. Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt has always been a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. She looked every inch the style-driven character she portrayed in The Devil Wears Prada in her golden Michael Kors dress with cutout details at the waist.

Emily Blunt's gold dress at the 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsEmily Blunt’s gold dress at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, on January 13, 2013

6. Jana Kramer in Badgley Mischka

Former One Tree Hill star Jana Kramer attended the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in a jaw-dropping Badgley Mischka gown. The singer also skipped out on the statement accessories, choosing only to wear a simple pair of earrings and a ring.

Jana Kramer at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM)Jana Kramer at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 7, 2013

The thing about metallic dresses is that they require a lot of courage to wear. Metallic dresses aren’t one for subterfuge, but we highly recommend it if you want to stand out or make a statement.

Here are some gold and silver frocks to snap from Shopbop and Nordstrom:

Donna Karan New York Strapless Twist Evening Dress, $2,995

A shimmering, sequined mesh dress crafted in a sexy strapless silhouetteA shimmering, sequined mesh dress crafted in a sexy strapless silhouette

Vionnet Sleeveless Dress, $2,435

A striking dress is constructed in brilliant metal-mesh and cool, slinky jerseyA striking dress is constructed in brilliant metal-mesh and cool, slinky jersey

Wes Gordon Silk Sheath Dress, $3,850

Shimmering gold-tone paillettes bring a luxurious, baroque element to a daring sheath dressShimmering gold-tone paillettes bring a luxurious, baroque element to a daring sheath dress

Milly Sleeve Cocktail Dress, $340

Two-tone sequins wash over the delicate mesh on a glamorous dressTwo-tone sequins wash over the delicate mesh on a glamorous dress

Line & Dot Mirror Sequin Halter Dress, $128

Allover sequins bring glamorous flash to a sleeveless silver grey mini dressAllover sequins bring glamorous flash to a sleeveless silver-grey mini dress

Kaufman Franco Fish Scales V Dress, $3,295

Artfully distressed sequins in varying sizes bring a luxe, armored look to this silver smoke shimmering cocktail dressArtfully distressed sequins in varying sizes bring a luxe, armored look to this silver smoke shimmering cocktail dress

There’s no better time to wear metallic dresses than this month. So, go ahead and let your inner sparkle seep through!

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN / Nikki Nelson / Mr. Blue / FayesVision / Nikki Nelson/
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