They need look no further than the stylish stars who have been leading the way with a red-carpet trend worthy of the glitziest of soirees.
This festive season looks set to sparkle.
Take the midnight blue dress with full peplum skirt worn by Diane Kruger, a celebrity known for her covetable wardrobe.
She dazzled as she attended a gala in New York this week, letting her frock do the talking by teaming it with a simple but chic up 'do and black strappy sandals.
Fellow film beauty Eva Mendes was another glittering goddess when she attended a screening of her latest film, The Bad Lieutenant.
The Calvin Klein model chose an eye-catching multi-coloured sequinned gown for maximum impact at the premiere, again opting for uncomplicated accessories with a black clutch and matching platforms.
Across the Atlantic, British royal Princess Beatrice also showed herself bang-on-trend with the latest look.
She was snapped this week with her boyfriend Dave Clark at an event wearing a shimmering sleeveless gold sequinned dress that's just perfect for the holiday season.