Best red carpet dresses of 2012
Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie attend the 1st annual Baby2Baby gala at Book Bindery on November 3, 2012 in Culver City, California. Photo: Jason LaVeris
As it's coming into Christmas party season, we thought we'd take a look back at some of this year's best red carpet dresses for a little inspiration.
While you may not emulate the dresses entirely (hot tip: you're going to look a little overdone if you wear one of the frocks from the Costume Institute Gala to your office drinks), the colours, styles, shapes and accessories may give you a little inspiration for the party season.
Click through the image gallery above to see who sparkled on the red carpet this year.