Runway Inspiration for Festive New Years’ Outfits

New Year's Eve is one of the few moments where you can shamelessly indulge your inner glitter-fiend. Check out these razzle-dazzle runway looks for a bit of shimmery inspiration.

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New Year's Eve is one of the few moments where you can shamelessly indulge your inner glitter lover. Deep purple sequins were all over Phillip Lim's fall runways, and we think this top be an ultimate way to ring in 2011.
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Get a little global this New Year's Eve with an eclectic sequin cocktail dress like this Asian-influenced one off Chanel's runway. We love the embroidered roses and deep sapphire silks.
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Balmain can always be counted on to cook up a few over-the-top sequin dresses. This shimmery stunner sets the gold standard for the quintessential holiday party mini.
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Deep jewel tones are always festive during the holidays. This show-stopper by Gucci features tiny silk fringe and a beaded bodice.
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Proving silver lame no longer needs to be relegated to tacky territory, but Diane Von Furstenberg gave the fabric new life in this gorgeous off-the-shoulder cocktail dress.
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This Ralph Lauren dress proves one can embrace glitter and look ladylike at the same time, courtesy of a lovely, A-line silhouette.
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Lace is another fabulous, on-trend choice for a party to ring in 2011. This Valentino frock, for example, manages to bring lace and shimmer together in one gold-embroidered tea dress.
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For those opting for a metallic look, considering embracing a dress with draping to both accentuate the shine and add a chic spin. This steely blue metallic dress by Altuzarra shows off the designer's signature techniques.
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As with any sequin ensemble, a good rule of thumb is to keep the rest of the outfit rather pared down. This sultry sequin stunner off Roberto Cavalli's runway is plenty festive, and a simple hairstyle and a bare neck keep the look fresh.
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Add an embroidered spin to a sequin look: Naeem Khan learned expert embroidery techniques in India, which he puts to use in all his eveningwear collections. We think this silvery sequin cocktail dress demonstrates a new, transcendent brand of sparkly cocktail dress.
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