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Sheer, Shimmer, and Skin: The Week's 10 Best Dressed

Nov 17 2013 - 8:00am

Something was in the air this week — maybe it was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show [1] or the upcoming holidays, but there was sparkle and skin as far as the eye could see.

Miranda Kerr [2] stepped out for Michael Kors in a sophisticated black-and-white combination of the two. Meanwhile, others kept to one element; Julianne Moore glistened in Tom Ford's covered-up sheath, and Rooney Mara was at her most dramatic in a crisp, sheer Balenciaga dress. Click through to see the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.

Holy shimmer! Julianne Moore accompanied Tom Ford in his smoldering cocktail dress at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund fete and proved once and for all that redheads can wear red!

Miranda Kerr [3] joined Michael Kors in Tokyo in the most dramatic of gowns. Skin? Check. Crystals? Check. Best of the week? Check.

Jennifer Lawrence [4] is no stranger to Dior Haute Couture, but her column gown at the UK Catching Fire premiere was full of surprises — least of all its innovative, skin-baring shape (which could only be appreciated from the back [5]!).

Zoe Saldana [6] gave a lesson in subtle shimmer in a custom Calvin Klein Collection plaid chain dress at the LA premiere of Out of the Furnace.

At Vogue's Fendi Buggies bash, Solange Knowles wore the label's bright illusion shift, which was bolstered by undeniably chic accessories, including translucent sandals.

Sequins don't have to be sexy. In the case of Blake Lively [7]'s Oscar de la Renta floral gown at the A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's, they were feminine and pretty.

Rooney Mara gave sheer a shot while on the red carpet for Her in an alluring white Balenciaga design.

Taking sheer in a much more ladylike direction, Allison Williams feted the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners while wearing nominee Nonoo's black-and-white separates.

At the Berlin Catching Fire premiere, Elizabeth Banks caught our eye in Elie Saab's showstopping sweetheart gown, which featured metallic silver beading.

Naomie Harris's dramatic Valentino gown at the NYC premiere of Mandela teamed more of those sheer elements with a tribal motif so striking, you almost forgot that she was showing skin.

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