There were a lot of glamorous gowns and extensive embellishments this week. Black was the favored hue, but a few pops of color did manage to find a way onto the red carpet, too. Metallic accents seemed pretty popular with stars wanting that extra touch of sparkle for the holiday season.
Freida Pinto at the Dubai Cares and Oxfam One Night to Change Lives Charity Gala
Freida's vintage red Valentino with ruffled hem was an elegant choice for the charity gala in Dubai. She styled the dramatic gown with a Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit clutch.
Carey Mulligan at the ASMALLWORLD Gala Dinner
Carey’s embellished black Valentino Fall 2012 dress had her shining bright over in Switzerland. Black Prada sandals with silver accents and a Nina Ricci clutch perfectly polished off the look.
Jordin Sparks at the VH1 Divas 2012 Event
It was a black sleeveless Nicole Miller gown with gold stud detailing for Jordin at the annual music event. She rounded out the look with Sheila Fajl jewels and Sam Edelman heels.
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Ciara at the VH1 Divas 2012 Event
Ciara dazzled in this embellished Pamella Roland black V-neck gown. She simply accessorized with a John Hardy ring.
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the VH1 Divas 2012 Event
Jenna recently revealed she was pregnant and was absolutely glowing in this light blue empire-waisted Temperley London gown. The actress completed her look with Neil Lane jewelry and Brian Atwood pumps.
Giuliana Rancic Co-Hosting the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant
She may have co-hosted the show, but Giuliana stood out among the beauty queens in this Ines Di Santo creation. Her Swarovski-embellished tulle gown included a fitted strapless bodice.
Giuliana Rancic at the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant
Giuliana hit the red carpet before the pageant in a lovely black strapless gown by Winnie Couture. Silver gems wrapped up her look.
Rose McGowan at the Humane Society of the United States To the Rescue! Gala
Showing off her new platinum blonde hair color, Rose worked the red carpet at the animal-friendly gala. She actually looked quite sophisticated in this cream and black strapless gown.
Kylie Minogue at the Ein Herz f
The singer performed over in Berlin wearing a lavish red strapless Antony Price Couture gown. A Thalassa PeepToe necklace and golden Prada T-strap platform sandals served as Kylie's accessories.
Jessica Ennis at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards
Jessica sported a red form-fitting Victoria Beckham gown with black waistband. The gold medal winner concluded her look with a black clutch and statement necklace.