Fashion Embellished By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 27, 2009 @ 10:32PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Embellished 01 of 07 Why We Love It MCV Photo More fractured than the usual black-tie sparkle, the hammered or broken sequins and scattered or patterned beadwork reflects a funky, rather than formal, glamour. Still, metallic shine has a much greater impact than outright color. Note there are no gowns and that all this audacious gleam sports a slip-on ease. How to Wear ItAvoid playing dress up. Instead, pretend it's no big deal, as if you didn't even know the clothes reflected and refracted light. Don't even amp up the makeup. A red lip shatters the effect. Photos: left, Peter Som; right, Stella McCartney 02 of 07 Ted Rossi Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk and leather with swarovski pearls and crystals cuff, Ted Rossi, $195; Call 212-683-1726. 03 of 07 Sheri Bodell Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk crepe dress, Sheri Bodell, $462; visit sheribodell.com for stores. 04 of 07 Miu Miu Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather with glitter and crystals flats, Miu Miu, $650; Call 888-977-1900. 05 of 07 32 Flavors Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Rayon t-shirt, 32 Flavors, $148; call 800-423-6335. 06 of 07 Twelve by Twelve Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Knit blend with sequins sweater jacket, Twelve by Twelve, $44; visit forever21.com for stores. 07 of 07 Poleci Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Embroidered dress, Poleci, $660; Call 212-229-2424.