Looking to shine like a star at an upcoming formal event? Then you should probably consult the sultaness of sparkle, the guru of glitter herself - Taylor Swift. Miss Swift has been known to sport more than a few shimmery dresses, and she always looks fabulous. Her look at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards recently was, not surprisingly, no exception. Swift continued her string of fashion hits with a gorgeous strapless gown that can teach all of us a thing or two about pulling off the glitter-glam look.
Taylor looked absolutely flawless in a floor-length dress glimmering in gold and silver. The column-style gown was cinched at her waist, highlighting her trim figure before falling elegantly to her feet. Taylor wore her curls in a soft, wavy style and pinned them to the side so they cascaded down over one shoulder, leaving the other bare for a touch of sexiness. Like Taylor herself, the look was the perfect marriage of innocence and elegance.
If you want to wear a glittering dress but want to avoid looking like a 5-year-old's art project, the trick is to combine a sophisticated style with a shimmery fabric. No ruffles, tulle or frills here, unless you want to look like a Disney princess. Stick to classic silhouettes, and you're sure to be the bijoux-ed belle of the ball.