The holidays may be over but the shopping? Not so much.
With just a few days to go before New Year’s Eve, I’m gearing up to hit the shops (yet again!) to find the perfect party dress. Of course, there’s one teeny, tiny problem: I have no idea what I’m looking for. From the sea of sparkly gowns to the many basic black ensembles, the number of options are dizzying at best. To top it off, this time I’m looking for a “party dress.” Though it seems like it should be an easy enough find — especially when you see how effortlessly Barbra Streisand and Katy Perry pulled off their party dress looks at previous People’s Choice Awards — in reality, it can be quite daunting.
Luckily, when I sat down with Tim Gunn to talk fashion at the People’s Choice Awards, he gave me some great do’s and don’ts. Number one? Your party dress should not be dowdy.
“It should be fun and full of spirit,” says Gunn. In other words, though you don’t have to don a glittery frock like Katy Perry did at the 2011 show, you also can’t show up in something utterly drab. Watch the video below for more advice on how to find the right dress to ring in the new year:
Of course, I couldn’t resist asking Tim Gunn for a few more tips — namely, how I should get ready for my first ever People’s Choice Awards red carpet. Tim had already suggested I work on my skin and teeth (which I did!). His next bit of beauty wisdom? Accentuate my lashes and find a great bold lip color to highlight my smile.
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