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It's the end of the year, which means it's party time! To properly prepare for your New Year's Eve bash, you don't just need a great 'do and fantastic makeup. To shine tonight, you'll need a killer outfit — preferably one that sparkles!

Secret Life of the American Teenager's resident fashionista, Francia Raisa, showed how it's done with this glam, glittering sequin minidress. While sequins can be difficult to pull off, this is the season to try 'em out! Here are some tips and wardrobe suggestions to copy Francia's dazzling look:

1. The smaller the sequin, the better. Large sequins can look very pageanty. And you don't want to look like a Toddlers and Tiaras girl when the ball drops, do you?

2. Hold back on the accessories. Here's a good rule of thumb: The more sequins you're wearing, the fewer the accessories. Francia kept it low-key with a neutral belt and shoes, and very little jewelry.

3. Or just wear sequins on accessories. If you're too shy to rock a larger sequin piece, like a dress or pants, stick to small touches, like shoes or a headband.

4. Pair sequins with matte materials for contrast. A sequin top with a pair of skinny jeans is a great way to look casual, yet festive. 


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