An intricately beaded dress is not for the wallflower. It makes a statement; it says, "I'm here." And being memorable is great...if the dress is great. Otherwise, you're standing out for all the wrong reasons. On top of that, the perfect beaded dress can be ruined by over-the-top shoe and makeup choices.

Now that we've frightened you, here's the good news: it can be done. Flip through the above slideshow to see which celebs got it right and who missed the mark.


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