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Overdoing it on the gingerbread cookies? So is everyone else. Overdoing it on the gifts? You don't hear us complaining. Overdoing it on the outfits? Now that's where we draw the line.

For a look that's a touch more refined than a sequined minidress (and also acceptable past December 31), this season we're going metallic. It's a happy medium for the holidays: all the shine without the uncomfortable embellishments.

See our best tips and tricks for pulling them off.

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