Stars in Holiday Dresses

Emmy Rossum, Jay Godfrey, Goddess, Holiday Dresses
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Stars in Holiday Dresses

01 of 20

Strapless

Anne Hathaway, Oscar de la Renta, Strapless, Holiday Dresses
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Smart stylistas are showing some shoulder in strapless dresses. Anne Hathaway added minimal accessories to her Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress-and let her creamy complexion steal the show.

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02 of 20

Strapless

Carla Gugino, Bradley Bayou, Strapless, Holiday Dresses
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Entourage

lovely Carla Gugino displayed her toned arms and shoulders in a glowing brocade design from Bradley Bayou.

03 of 20

Strapless

Elizabeth Banks, Stella McCartney, Strapless, Holiday Dresses
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Role Models

star Elizabeth Banks accented her collarbones in a strapless Stella McCartney bubble dress. The addition of stud earrings added sparkle without detracting from her lovely lines.

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04 of 20

Strapless

Katie Lee Joel, Yigal Azrouel, Strapless, Holiday Dresses
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Katie Lee Joel added sparkle to her bare neckline with a tiered necklace, while showing off her shape in a jade and black dress from Yigal Azrouel.

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05 of 20

One-Shoulder

Charlize Theron, Dior by John Galliano, One-Shoulder, Holiday Dresses
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Shoulders are flying solo in single-sleeve designs. Charlize Theron discreetly showed some skin in a satin dress from Dior by John Galliano.

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06 of 20

One-Shoulder

Hilary Swank, Givenchy, One-Shoulder, Holiday Dresses
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Hilary Swank

played peekaboo in a layered satin cocktail frock from Givenchy. The intricate asymmetrical design revealed a single bronzed shoulder.

07 of 20

One-Shoulder

Claire Danes, Lanvin, One-Shoulder, Holiday Dresses
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Claire Danes

looked dangerously demure in a pleated navy dress from Lanvin. The collarbone-revealing design accented her subtle tan.

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08 of 20

One-Shoulder

Kelly Ripa, Erin Fetherston, One-Shoulder, Holiday Dresses
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Kelly Ripa

took center stage in a youthful design from Erin Fetherston. The single strap got extra wow from a rosette detail.

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09 of 20

Day-to-Night

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Derek Lam, Day-to-Night, Holiday Dresses
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Stretch your wardrobe dollars with dresses that can do double duty for day and after-dark. For a visit to Late Show, Julia Louis-Dreyfus chose a streamlined metallic lace Derek Lam sheath that would look equally chic under a tailored blazer.

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10 of 20

Day-to-Night

Rihanna, Monique Lhuillier, Day-to-Night, Holiday Dresses
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A peplum dress from Monique Lhuillier is as much ladies-who-lunch as it is cocktail-ready. Rihanna added sass to the strapless number with a leopard-print belt and a print clutch.

11 of 20

Day-to-Night

Jennifer Hudson, Donna Karan, Day-to-Night, Holiday Dresses
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Jennifer Hudson

showed off her shape in a trim Donna Karan skirt suit. Swap out the lace camisole with a cashmere shell for an A.M.-appropriate ensemble.

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12 of 20

Day-to-Night

Lucy Liu, Giambattista Valli, Day-to-Night, Holiday Dresses
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With its sophisticated print and embellished neckline, Lucy Liu's Giambattista Valli dress looks flawless with bejeweled Blahniks. But a simple swap to patent mary janes would make the design day-ready.

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13 of 20

Silver

Maria Menounos, Malandrino, Silver, Holiday Dresses
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Stars know how to shine in shades of silver. Maria Menounos set off her golden tan with a celestial single-shoulder design from Malandrino.

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14 of 20

Silver

Kate Bosworth, Chanel, Texture, Stars in Spring Trends
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Kate Bosworth

looked out of this world in a pleated ensemble from Chanel. Strappy pewter heels added to the space-age effect.

15 of 20

Silver

Thandie Newton, Marchesa, The Look, Draped Details
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Lovely and luminous, Thandie Newton gave her skin glow with a Marchesa dress draped in a silvery organza overlay. An under-layer of black lace gave the design further depth.

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16 of 20

Silver

Kerry Washington, Peter Som, Silver, Holiday Dresses
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The actress was in her own style orbit in a shimmery dress from Peter Som. Kerry Washington kept the look earthbound with a statement necklace and pumps in basic black.

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17 of 20

Goddess

Lindsay Price, BCBG Max Azria, Goddess, Holiday Dresses
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Mount Olympus is so two millennia ago-today's goddesses frequent the Hollywood Hills in their draped designs. Lipstick Jungle star Lindsay Price wrapped her curves toga-style in a deep plum minidress from BCBG Max Azria.

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18 of 20

Goddess

Katharine McPhee, Goddess, Holiday Dresses
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Katharine McPhee

was a green goddess in a curve-flaunting design. The American Idol star added richness to the jade dress with gold accents.

19 of 20

Goddess

Michelle Williams, Goddess, Holiday Dresses
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Earth angel Michelle Williams was divine in a satin strapless dress with a dropped waist. The Wendy & Lucy lead accessorized with a Chanel clutch and a delicate cuff bracelet.

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20 of 20

Goddess

Emmy Rossum, Jay Godfrey, Goddess, Holiday Dresses
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Emmy Rossum

was rosy in a red single-shoulder Jay Godfrey dress. The multitalented star gave the design extra holiday appeal with metallic accessories.

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