3 Celebrity-Inspired Ways To Style Your Red Holiday Dress, Because They're Anything But Basic

'Tis the season of bustling holiday cocktail parties, big family dinners, and the classic red dress. Nothing feels more festive than a traditional LRD, and they're perfect whether you're getting down with your girls on Christmas Eve or mingling with your grandparents on the 25th. The LRD is nearly as versatile as the LBD in my opinion, especially this time of year.

It can get confusing, though. As Vince Vaughn exasperatedly proclaims in his Joseph costume backstage at the nativity scene in Four Christmases, "There are so many ways to play this thing." And indeed, there are. You can go sexy or classy, modern or traditional. And don't even get me started on accessories: gold or silver jewelry? Neutral or colorful shoes? Plus, there's the makeup dilemma: fun and festive or sweet and understated? Decisions, decisions.

These tough calls are the perfect opportunity to take a look at how your favorite celebs work the LRD. And hey, there's usually a stylist behind their ensembles, so you're basically getting expert advice. Here are three celebrities who owned their red dresses in 2014 and how to copy their look. Because you, too, can (and will) work the LRD like a star this Christmas.

Kate Bosworth

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Kate Bosworth worked one of this year's biggest LRD trends at the Toronto International Film Festival — all red everything. Red shoes, red lips, and sleek hair give her Hugo Boss look a confident edge.

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Anna Kendrick

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Anna Kendrick killed it in a velvet Oscar de la Renta dress at a photo call for Into The Woods, proving that it's totally possible to work two contrasting shades of red when you use different textures.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim K. let her sexy dress shine by keeping it simple with nude pumps and natural makeup.

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