Dressing for the red carpet--whether it's for a film premiere, an awards show, or a prestigious fashion event--is no simple matter. Between selecting the perfect dress and accessorizing with the right jewelry, there are a lot of important elements that go into creating a memorable and noteworthy look. That said, we asked the always stylish Lily Collins, who is currently out promoting her highly-anticipated film, Mirror Mirror, which hits theaters today, to share a few of her red carpet essentials. From a fairytale gown to a fresh fragrance, flip through today's slideshow to see what pieces are on this rising star's must-have list!
"This couture dress would definitely need to be saved for a very special red carpet moment. The capped sleeves and pop of colored embroidery give it a very regal feel, and the full bottom creates a fairytale finish. I'd probably pair it with white gold accessories, but again, less is more as it's so detailed."
"I've recently started wearing a lot more rose gold because it goes well with my paler skin tone, and this ring is so beautiful and edgy. The mix of the rose gold and a skull make it elegant, but very rock 'n' roll."
"I love this necklace because it has that tribal feel that I've recently really gotten into. I could either wear it to bring some drama to a simple dress or dare to pair it with a plain white t-shirt and jeans!"
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"I've always been an admirer of Christian Louboutin's designs because I see his shoes as art. These are so fun and quirky, yet sophisticated, and their vintage patchwork pattern mixed with such a sexy heel is so unique."
"The bright tribal design on these is so unique and would be perfect to wear with a simple dress to make the entire look stand out."
"This dress has all of the elements to create that whimsical and edgy feel I admire and absolutely love in McQueen designs. It doesn't need help standing out, so I'd wear my hair up to keep it simple and add either a classic black or bright-colored heel to bring out the lace and color detail in the dress."
"I love how dramatic yet refined this look is. The pop of unexpected color on top in comparison to the skirt is so fresh. I would definitely wear a belt to define the waist and a fun pump or even an open-toe sandal depending on where I was going."