Sparkle in sequins like Zoe Saldana

Sparkle in sequins like Zoe Saldana

For the première of her latest film, The Words, Zoe Saldana looked effortlessly chic in her sequin dress, red lipstick and a low ponytail. This look will take you straight from prom to after party and is perfect for cooler evenings. Zoe’s Ellie Saab dress is pretty see-through however, so why not opt for this heavily embellished bronze sequin dress, £150 from Topshop? This frock will also be great for all the Christmas parties throughout the festive season – result!

Now that you have your cocktail dress sorted out, it’s time to think about your shoes. We found these fab gold snakeskin print shoes from Dorothy Perkins, £45. Funky and fresh, they will go fantastically with your prom dress – and the heel isn’t so high that you won’t be able to dance all night long, which is what prom is all about after all.

Zoe stuck to the classic red nail for her big night, and we think it goes wonderfully with the bronze and gold tones of her ensemble. Match your toe nails to your finger nails with this bright red nail polish, £1.95, by 2true. Apply a clear base coat to prevent staining, then after two layers of red polish, paint a clear polish on top to protect it. Keep nails short and round to avoid looking like Cruella de Ville.

We also like the way that Zoe matched her lips to her nails – again, a classic red lipstick is perfect for big occasions, as you know it won’t date and will still look good in the photos five years on. Apply Mac’s Sheen Supreme Lipstick, £13.50 from House of Fraser. Remember to check for ‘bleeding’ before you leave the house and make sure it hasn’t stained your teeth. Pop your lippie in your bag so you can top up throughout the night.