Whether it's a hot date with your man, a dinner with a group of friends, or an annual charity gala, every woman wants to make sure she looks her best when heading out for the night. Stunning actresses and singers know how to create envy-enducing evening looks as inspiration for the perfect outfit. Find out what makes their glam outfits work on and off the red carpet.
You don't have to strut your stuff in a skintight, strapless mini to look sexy, as singer Colbie Caillat proves here. Instead, opt for a cozy, understated, and yes, hot number like this one to look subtly smoking for your night out.
Detailed lace, as seen here on Australian singer Delta Goodrem, adds a touch of tasteful sex appeal that's just what you need on a date night. With this romantic and sensual ensemble, your man -- and every other man in the room -- will have trouble keeping his eyes off you.
What do you get when you add a sky-high hemline and an eyeful of glitzy embellishment? A complete bombshell look, like the one Taylor Swift is rocking here. Although the look is downright sexy, the long sleeves make it evening-wear appropriate.
Move over little black dress -- here comes the long white gown! This crisp color looks great on women of all skin tones. Brazilian actress Tais Araujo stuns in this white number, perfect for a black tie affair like the Cannes Film Festival.
Add a little -- or a lot -- of va-va-voom to your look when you take on the night in a fire red evening gown. The color is perfect for when you want to make a statement without going overboard, like actress Anna Camp does with this simple yet sexy dress.
Ancient history has never been so interesting! Go for a Greek-inspired look with a draped, flowing dress, like the one Miss USA Nana Meriwether is showing off here. Keep makeup and accessories minimal to give a dress like this all the attention it deserves.
A two-piece outfit like Christina Ricci's proves you don't have to rock a glitzy gown to have a great evening look. Perfect for a casual dinner with friends, an ensemble like this will make you look cute, cool and classy.
Look romantic and feminine when you're wearing a stunning, soft and sensual gown like Mila Kunis' red carpet stunner. To really make it pop, add a smoky eye in a softer shade, like deep purple, and pair it with a nude lip.
To get a polished yet playful look for a sophisticated night out, opt for a long gown in an interesting pattern, like the fading green to black number Diane Kruger is wearing here. To keep it from looking too busy, tone down the accessories; opt for a solid, neutral handbag and simple jewelry.
Reveal just the right amount of skin when you're wearing a cutout dress, like the one Hayden Panettiere has on here. The peek-a-boo of skin makes this dress hot enough for a night out, but still maintains enough mystery to make it work for a formal event.